Creative Team

Laura Bray
I’m a professional craft designer, writer, and illustrator. I inspire creative women to live a life of balance & simplicity by sharing my modern twist on traditional home arts. I live in Southern California with my physicist husband, our ten-year-old daughter and a hamster named Harmony Snickett.

Sue Eldred
I am a DIY, papercrafting, picture-taking, creative kind of gal (and kind of an organizing nut). I love to find good junk to re-purpose into great treasures. I'm also a mid-western, married mother with three great kids - plus two adorable grandsons, who are the objects of my affection and the subjects in a lot of my scrapbooking.  My style is eclectic, from clean and simple to shabby and vintage, and at times I like to get completely messy. I get a great deal of satisfaction out of creating for myself and for others.

Michelle Frae Cummings
I am a mixed-media artist, instructor, and a freelance writer. As a child, I was always crafty - my mother sewed and painted in oils, while my grandmother made beautiful ceramics. I've painted sets for local playhouses, created costumes, designed storefront windows, and taught at local scrapbook stores. My passion is color - painting, sewing, or even planting it in my garden - it’s how I express my dreams and inspirations.

Lisa Fulmer
As a mixed media artist and a designer for the craft industry, I love (and hoard) paint, glitter, glue, paper, fabric, fibers, buttons, name it! I've written two craft project books, Craft Your Stash and Stylish Craft Foam Projects. I'm a regular contributor to several popular craft magazines and community sites, including Bella Crafts, CraftFoxes, and FaveCrafts. My other hat is that of a marketing consultant - I enjoy supporting creative solopreneurs in their quest to build a more successful business.

Marilyn GossettI'm a wife, mom, pet-lover and a woman with a lifelong passion for creating art and crafting! I've been a designer, author, and consultant in the craft industry for many years and I've authored over 40 craft books. I enjoy working with many mediums and I'm privileged to be on a team of such talented designers.

Nadine Carlier
I have been crafting for about 19 years now with scrapbooking, handmade cards, mixed media and altered art projects being my favorite things to create although I have done and love all things crafty. I would say my style would best be described as eclectic with a mixed media twist. Almost all my craft projects have some kind of mist or paint on them. I love getting messy and trying new techniques. Creating videos sharing how I create my projects is also a new found love of mine, subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on all my videos.

Julie McGuffee
Originally from England, I have been professionally involved in the arts and crafts industry for over 20 years as a TV host and presenter, award-winning designer, product developer, consultant and author of over 50 craft books. I love crafts!

Terry Ricioli
Born into a creative family, I was surrounded by relatives building furniture, sewing curtains, crocheting bedspreads or tying flies! I connected with the craft industry through a creative writing class and have never looked back. The journey has led to designing, teaching, writing, creating for manufacturers, as well as publication in books, magazines and on the web. I’ve designed everything from jewelry to needlepoint to kids’ crafts.

Anita Scroggins
As a paper artist, I get to do what I love most every day - play with paper, glue, ribbons, buttons, and all things crafty. As a designer and spokesperson in the craft industry, I get to hang out with the most fabulous people ever - and they all speak the same crafty language! I have been published in print magazines and online, featured on local and national television, had my projects displayed at numerous trade shows, and have been able to travel to some amazing places to teach my art. I currently work with several manufacturers and design and teach at a local scrapbooking store.

Beth Watson
I have been designing and crafting since childhood - my creativity blossomed at age 12 with the gift of my first painting set. I'm a creative design professional, specializing in mixed media, three-dimensional crafts, and home décor. As a Designer Member of CHA, my work has been published in numerous craft magazines and books, as well as being featured online and at trade shows. I enjoy bringing a unique twist to my designs by using traditional materials in unconventional ways. I am currently on several design teams and teach at my local scrapbook store. 
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