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!”

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

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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