Thursday, January 26, 2012




Heather Conklin - I have been an artist and creator my entire life, and spent much of my childhood drawing, painting and making jewelry. After marrying my college sweetheart, I sought for a way to preserve the memories of that day. A friend introduced me to scrapbooking, and an obsession was born. A few years later, with the birth of our daughter, I started making cards. Now that I have two daughters, a sweet schnauzer, and a loving husband, I love preserving the memories of our family. I am also a high school visual arts teacher, and have even shared with my students my love for paper-crafting. A lot of how I view crafting comes from my arts background, and what I learned through my many arts courses. I enjoy making tutorials, mini-albums, and sharing my creations with other people. http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

Kay Fatula-
 My name is Karla but I'm better known as Kay - a nickname I received in college & it simply stuck. I've loved arts/crafts my whole life. I've been drawing since the time I picked up my first crayon. In 2007 that I discovered scrapbooking & haven't looked back since. Scrapbooking provides a means for me to release my artsy side & to document my life in order to pass down to future generations. Along the way, I also discovered the art of stamping - I tend to stamp my own backgrounds & create my own designs. I also enjoy doing the occasional altered art. I reside in Northern NJ just 30 minutes away from New York City. I'm fluent in both English & Spanish. By day, I'm a senior level Quality Analyst working for a Fortune 100 global company, so most of my crafting happens late at night. I'm also a certified Zumba instructor; you can find me at the gym almost every evening shaking the night away! I'm married to a great guy that puts up with & supports my scrapbook & crafting addiction! I have one son & a small fur-baby by the name of Toby - both my boys are my little rays of sunshine. I am grateful for the opportunity to design for such a fantastic company. I'm looking forward to working with Authentique & to hopefully provide innovative inspiration to some of you along this new creative journey! http://www.embrace-serendipity.blogspot.com/

Jess Kinderstampo- I'm a mom, foodie, mixed media fanatic and just an overall lover of all things handmade. If you can't find me crafting I'm probably in the kitchen trying to whip up a new recipe or bake a new cookie.  My family is my everything and I incorporate them into everything I do. www.instagram/kinderstampo

Kathy Clement - My name is Kathy Clement, and I am a paper addict!  While in a confessional mood, I might as well admit to a passion for ink, paint, stamps, dies and all things crafty. Although I’ve had no formal art training, I’ve been fascinated by color and design for as long as I can remember.  My favorite toys when I was a girl were my doodle pad and Crayola crayons.  I was always busy making little books or cards for my family, and now that I’m “grown up” I still love to do those very things, only now I get to share them with you via my blog, kathybydesign.com.
 
I live in beautiful North Carolina, USA, with Dale, my darling husband of 40+ years.  We had the privilege of raising 5 fun and fabulous children. Now we have the immense pleasure of being grandparents to three precious girls whom we call “The Littles.”.  Most days you’ll find me in my sunny little studio making cards, dabbling in mixed media, designing mini albums and enjoying all the many adventures that the fabulous world of creativity affords.  I also love to bake, spend time with “the Littles”, cook big meals for our family, walk on the beach, go junkin’ and read.

Daniela Costa - Hello my name is Daniela Costa and I live in Northern California with my Husband and Son, I also have a daughter away at College.  I have been Scrapbooking for about 15 years.  I love to inspire others, and have been an educator for 10 years.  I teach all over Northern California at local scrapbook stores.  I love to teach mixed media and mini album classes. My style is Vintage with a flair of modern which is a perfect match for the gorgeous Authentique papers and embellishments.  I didn't find my "artistic" side until adulthood and have embraced it ever since.  I get the most joy out of seeing others step outside their comfort zone and try new products and techniques and learning that they are creative too!  You can learn more about me and my work in my Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Theartlife/, my Instagram danielasartstudio or my blog, http://www.theartlifebydanielacosta.blogspot.com/

GUEST DESIGNER(S):

My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in beautiful, southern California, near San Diego. I am a Bible-believing Christian, a wife of 30 years, the mom of three kids, and the owner of two cats. We were a homeschooling family for 18 years, but starting this fall my last student started college. Now, two of the children are currently in college and the oldest child is post college, which means I am "retired."
 
I am a paper craft addict and hoarder! I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, making mini albums, altering things, up-cycling, Copic coloring, organizing my stash, and so on! I am happiest when I am in my studio making something out of paper! Or, I can spend time just sitting in the studio playing with my "inventory." Now that I am no longer homeschooling, I have so much more time to create...and shop. 
 
I have been on many design teams since starting down that road in 2008. It has been such a blast to have a chance to work with so many companies and to meet so many new people. For a full resume, check the tab on my blog. 
 
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1 comment:

  1. Nice to meet you all. This is pretty a good idea for introducing the whole team this way. I think I need to suggest this to my trust essay writing team - I bet it would be really fresh and exciting. Thanks for posting.

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