Meet The Bloggers

Stephenie Hamen – Design Team Coordinator

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Stephenie Hamen is dedicated to creating a prettier, happier, and more beautiful world, at least in her little corner of the prairie, in Sun Prairie, WI.

She was holding crayons and a hammer when she came out of the womb and hasn’t stopped since. By three she had her own workbench in her dad’s wood shop and was going thru reams of newsprint with wild abandon. She is a mixed media artist, paper crafter, avid home cook and recipe writer, as well as a mother of 2 boys, Owen and Jacob, and wife to Matt. Stephenie started out as a teacher and loves to take that passion for education to teach others about creating and living an artful life.  Visit her at www.thevintageprairie.com

Heidi Blankenship

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Heidi Blankenship lives in Minnesota with her husband Eric and two sons, Dusty and Evan. She loves to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but leans towards the vintage, artsy style. She has been creating for 20+ years and has taught many classes over the years. She has been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. She is currently designing for JustRite® Papercaft Blog Team, ButterBeeScraps Artistic Treasures, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Pink Ink Stamp Company and Casa de Jewels Design Team. She loves creating cards, altered arts, jewelry, mixed media, home décor, and scrapbooking. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting and gardening.

Heidi has been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalogs/idea books and newsletters, as well as various manufacturer product packaging and sales ads. Her design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create & Craft TV in the UK. To see all of my design work please visit my blog Embellished Dreams.

“I am so honored and excited to be joining Tonic Studios Ambassador Team and I can’t wait to start sharing projects and inspiration with you!”

Karen Hasheck

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Karen lives in chilly north central Wisconsin. She discovered stamping and card making in the spring of 1999 and has been totally addicted to this awesome hobby ever since. She is recently retired and am having so much fun sharing card making ideas on her blog almost every day at karenskreativekards.blogspot.com and in classes she teaches in her home. She is a frequently published author of articles about stamping techniques in Scrap and Stamp Arts and on line stamping magazines, and has had hundreds of her cards published. She is the owner of a charitable blog called Send a Smile 4 Kids where they collect and distribute handmade cards for children inpatient in 17 children’s hospitals. “I am thrilled to be named a Tonic Gold US Blog Ambassador!”

Debbie Seyer

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Debbie Seyer lives outside St. Louis Missouri. She is a mom to three beautiful daughters and married to her hubby for 24 years. Her paper crafting journey started when her whole family went to Disney World in 1996. She started scrapbooking and finally found a hobby where she could actually complete her projects. In 2003, a friend invited her to a rubber stamping home workshop and she fell in love with cardmaking. . She is has been published multiple times in paper crafting and scrapbooking magazines. “I love working on Design Teams and have been very blessed to be on some really great teams. Besides paper crafting, I help with funeral luncheons at our church, am the taxi driver to a variety of places for my youngest daughter and the chief care package sender to my older 2 girls while they are away at college.” Debbie can be found at her blog DebbieSeyer.com

Marisa Job

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My name is Marisa, I live in Los Angeles, California with my husband Richard of 35 years. We have two daughters, two beautiful grandchildren and one more on the way.I graduated from college with an Art degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising and worked in this industry designing children’s clothing for a few years.

 I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years, since I purchased my first rubber stamp and became immediately hooked.  I have a passion for rubber stamping, die cutting, card making and scrapbooking.My love for paper crafting has led me to freelance design cutting dies and rubber stamps for Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations. I also design wedding invitations and party favor boxes for all occasions.

When I am not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, sewing, reading and cooking.I am delighted to be on the Tonic Studios USA Design Team and I am looking forward to creating projects with their wonderful products to share with you. Hugs!!

Blog:   www.marisadesigns.blogspot.com

Sheri Holt

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Sheri Holt lives in Oklahoma with her husband where they’ve raised 4 sons to adulthood. She started crafting about 6 years ago when she bought her first die cutting machine and soon discovered a love for stamping and card making. You might have seen her work featured at JustRite® Papercaft or The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. By day she works as a computer programming consultant but enjoys spending much of her free time in her dedicated craft room. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing in a classic rock band with her husband and taking cruises and vacations as much as possible.

“I am beyond thrilled to be on the Tonic Studios USA Design Team and can’t wait to share my projects made with Tonic Studios Products with you!” – Sheri

To see all of her design work, please visit her blog My Sheri Cards.

Erin Yamabe

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Erin Yamabe lives in the beautiful Bay Area with her husband and two daughters, Emi and Mari.  She has been crafting in some form ever since she can remember being in girl scouts with her Mom, her leader!  When she isn’t in the classroom, or volunteering at church, she and her girls can be found in their art studio creating away!  She has been blessed to work with and for several wonderful companies in the industry.  While she misses traveling and teaching her classes, she thoroughly enjoys bringing art into her 1st and 2nd graders worlds!

Smitha Katti

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Color is artist Smitha Katti’s life and making things is her joy. With a math and engineering background and her head filled with creative ideas, Smitha is constantly doodling and jotting down thoughts on whatever scraps of paper are handy. As a Gemini, she loves to balance several projects at once. She makes video tutorials and writes for her blog Smiling Colors (www.smilingcolors.com). Her work has been published in magazines like Somerset Memories and Creating Keepsakes.

Smitha lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daughters and enjoys painting, baking and knitting. Follow her DIY and craft projects on Instagram @theshinynest.

 

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