There once was a girl named Jennifer who loved to craft and sew. One day she realized that her love for creating needed to be shared with other to help inspire them to explore their creative side. As a stay at home working mom she has the joy of sharing her talents with others through working as a writer for several publications like Sew News, Sew it All and Crafts n’ things as well as working with great companies like May Arts, Elna, Riley Blake, Accuquilt and many more.
I’m a graphic designer by trade and mama of two energetic boys who spends weekdays at work and late evenings crafting. I’m drawn to clean and simple style, yet like to dabble in shabby and chic, elegant and fun and cute too! I really enjoy card making, stamp illustrating and interior design. Anything that will stretch my boundaries, challenge me and make me a better designer is what I strive for! Oh, and I LOVE working with May Arts Ribbon.
My name is Karen Hanson, and I am a crafter from Calgary, Alberta (about 3 hours north of Montana along the beautiful Rocky Mountains). First and foremost, I am a mom of two adorable little girls and wife to an equally cute (and creative,) hubby! I originally started my blogging about my crafty adventures as a way of keeping myself “honest” about creating! I had received a Cricut as a Mother’s Day gift, and wanted to make sure that I actually used it. I was hoping my online scrapping friends could help encourage me to “keep on crafting, just keep crafting!” Things grew from there, as did my scrapping and crafting. I now love creating everything from cards, to scrapbooking layouts to home decor projects, and even throw in a bit of sewing now and again. I have been a huge fan of May Arts ribbon since I first discovered the product through a joint challenge with DCWV. I cannot tell you how excited I am to share ideas, tips and tricks and even a few lessons I learn along the way as part of this great design team!
My name is Lori Williams and I’m a happy fun loving southern girl from Western North Carolina, USA. My sister and I got into scrapbooking with the birth of my first born and I’m happy to say we have come a long way since those early days. I’m blessed that my sister lives next door as we share, encourage and enable each other in everything we do.
My background is in Metals/Production Crafts but I’ve always worked with various forms of mediums. My style is one that is clean yet very detailed and I love to create handmade flowers. Who doesn’t love ribbon, it’s great for adorning anything and everything and blends with any medium, so I’d love to work with the May Arts design team and push myself and followers to use ribbon in your everyday life. It’s so much more than just a bow on a card.
I have two adorable little boys, Cole and Will, that have stolen my heart, along with our Wheaten Terrier, Finley. There is never a dull moment in our household, that’s for sure. My oldest son Will is disable so I really enjoy being able to share my creations with the world even though I may be home with my kids. I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with family and believe it or not…. pushing myself in Crossfit. My goal in life is to be better today than I was yesterday and to make sure I pay it forward.
My name is Mallika Kejriwal. I am from India and I just moved to Chicago from sunny California. I have loved colors, threads, ribbons and such since the age of 5 – I remember making pretty clothes for my dolls as a little girl.
As I grew up, I engrossed myself in studies and forgot about my creative side. It was during my junior year of engineering (I am a computer science graduate), that I started making cards using newspapers, old scraps of paper etc. I stumbled upon a card making blog and was simply amazed by the amount of glamor that could be associated with a piece of paper. I started my own blog – Aola Handmade Cards – after undergrad and have not looked back since.
I love teaching and inspiring . Crafting is now not just a passion for me, it’s also an addiction! I hope to inspire you all with wonderful ideas and projects.
I have always been a crafty person but really got addicted to scrapbooking after the birth of our son Gabriel in 2002.
I live on the east coast of Canada, in Dieppe, New Brunswick, with my husband of 14 years and my two sweet boys, Gabriel (12) and Felix (10).
I work part-time as a nurse in the outpatients clinics. I also love to play in the garden, go on hikes with the boys and I’m the #1 fan of my boys at hockey in the Winter time.
I am so pleased to have been chosen as a new member of the May Arts Ribbon design team. It’s going to be a fun and creative year!