The Design Team

Co-Owner/Co-Creator/
Sketch Designer & Inspiration Photos

Welcome to Fusion!! I began paper crafting in 2009 and have had the chance to meet some lovely people here in blogland. My husband Corey and I are happily married and have one big fur-baby we call "Rolley the Rocket Dog". I love to travel, watch movies and eat sushi...when I am not busy making cards that is!! I was absolutely thrilled to work with Jackie behind the scenes and create this concept together. I am proud to be a part of this card making adventure and I cannot wait to see what you all create! Happy stamping!

FUSION Design Team for 2016/2017 
(in alphabetical order)


(Designer & Social Media Coordinator)

I've been crafting ever since I discovered how to attach glitter to paper! You'll frequently find me with ink all over my hands because I LOVE working with messy products - especially Ranger Distress products. I am the owner of Damsel of Distressed Cards in Grand Forks, ND and teach card making and mixed media art classes. I also design stamps for STAMPlorations. My card designs are very eclectic and my favorite way to create is by layering and incorporating mixed media.



I’m 33 years old and I started with the crafts in February 2012 and I became increasingly addicted to it, that’s my biggest hobby. Furthermore, I still love to read books and meet with friends. I live in a house with my grandma in Germany (Bayern). I'm so exciting to be a part of this DT. 



Carol Mayne 

Hello, I’m Carol (aka *~c*), waving from my small town at the edge of the scenic Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. My card-making journey began when I decided to make and send Happy *Month Old* cards to my niece, who was 2 ½ at the time. She’s now 6, my nephew is 4 - and yes, the monthly card ‘tradition’ continues. The ‘epic messes’ of my first attempts sent me searching the internet for ideas and WOW! Did I find them! The discoveries revealed sparked a passion, and here I am, thoroughly immersed in playing with paper, stamps, dies and ink. Of course, the friendships made through this warm, encouraging community are treasured immensely. I’m truly honoured and delighted to be joining the Fusion team. THANK YOU for this dream-come-true opportunity!



Hi, I'm Jeanne Jachna. I'm a married, stay at home mom of two young adults, and one very large Akita. I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago.  I like to read, garden and cook but I have been completely captivated by card making and paper crafts.  I love to mix and match different pattern papers and can’t resist bright colors. My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself.  I’m delighted to join the Fusion Design Team and share my colorful creations with you.


(Designer & Winner Coordinator)

Hi, I'm Karren from Christchurch, New Zealand.  I've been stamping for over 14 years and got started when my mother invited me to make some Christmas cards with her one year.  I thought it was fun but wasn't bitten by the bug.  Then a couple of years later, when I was on maternity leave with my youngest, I got bored and borrowed some of her supplies.  From there my interest grew - from one tiny wee box of stamps to a whole room dedicated to stamping!  Working full-time leaves limited time to stamp, but I always try and spend a few hours on a Saturday in my craft room creating.  I'm so looking forward to another term on Fusion and working with these wonderful designers.






Hello from upstate New York in the USA!  I live in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and taught elementary school for over 30 years.  After I retired I found that I missed a creative outlet so I began stamping.  I loved doing bulletin boards in my classroom and I look at each card as a mini bulletin board to complete.  The biggest surprise about stamping has been the amazing.....and oh so talented....people I have met in this online community. I was delighted when Lesley asked me to join the Fusion Team and I am excited to start this next chapter in my crafting journey!


 
Lyndal Higgins

Hi Lyndal here from Melbourne, Australia. I had been scrapbooking for a few years when in late 2011 my daughter and her friend thought they’d like to have a stall at their school fair, so I offered to make a few cards – and I was hooked! I LOVE this creative outlet and the on-line community that surrounds it. I LOVE combining challenges too, so I feel right at home with FUSION, I hope you will too!




Michelle Leone

Hello! I am SO incredibly excited and honored to be joining the Fusion Team!
Just a bit about myself....I am a married (yikes - 30 years!) mom to three amazing young adults (ages 25, 23, and 21), and live in the Rochester, NY/Finger Lakes area. I love estate sales, public markets, food, wine, cooking/baking, my three kitties and anything Mackenzie-Childs. 
Although I have tried my hand at many, MANY crafty things, stamping has remained as my favorite creative outlet!  
Some of my card making 'favorites' : CAS cards with lots of white space (and maybe a little something "extra"), a plethora of dies and happy colors!




Hello, all!  I am from Melbourne, Australia, where I spend most of my time teaching science, but try to find as much time as I can to make cards. I've been crafty for as long as I can remember, but only really got serious about cardmaking when I started my blog in 2011, and discovered online challenges shortly after that. I love challenging myself, and I enjoy seeing what other crafters come up with.  I am excited to be continuing with Fusion - I love this international community of crafters!



Michelle Williams

Hi, I'm Michelle from Brisbane, Australia. I started stamping in 2008 and loved it! I started enjoying it even more when I joined the blogging community at the end of 2010 and made so many wonderful crafty friends around the world! I'm a CAS stamper, often preferring one-layer cards. I just love the challenge of simplicity (not so simple at times!). I work full-time and have a hubby and two girls who keep me busy at home. Crafting is my way of relaxing. I love being a member of the Fusion DT. The team are wonderful, the inspiration photos and sketches are always fabulous, and I love seeing how everyone is inspired with each new challenge.


2015/2016 Team



 
Lyndal Higgins

Hi Lyndal here from Melbourne, Australia. I had been scrapbooking for a few years when in late 2011 my daughter and her friend thought they’d like to have a stall at their school fair, so I offered to make a few cards – and I was hooked! I LOVE this creative outlet and the on-line community that surrounds it. I LOVE combining challenges too, so I feel right at home with FUSION, I hope you will too!



Katie Brooks

Hiya!  I'm from Seattle & have had a love for arts/crafts all of my life, something passed to me by my parents (dad draws and does photography & mom makes amazing quilts).  I've tried so many things, but making cards is my fave as I can easily share it with those I love!  I really enjoy playing challenges, it's a fun way to be inspired and see through the eyes of others.  I am THRILLED to be part of Fusion!


I’m 30 years old and I started with the crafts in February 2012 and I became increasingly addicted to it, that’s my biggest hobby. Furthermore, I still love to read books and meet with friends. I live in a house with my grandma in Germany (Bayern). I'm so exciting to be a part of this DT.


Hey fellow challenge enthusiasts!  I'm Julia and I live just north of Boston, MA in the USA.  My mother was an elementary school teacher and my father was a commercial artist so between the two, my sister and I did lots of artsy crafty things starting at a very young age - and it continues into adulthood.  I discovered card stamping about 8 years ago and it has become my passion - both on cards and other objects like boxes, bags and tags!  I am just thrilled to be on the Fusion Design Team and I'm setting myself the goal of combining both the inspiration photo and the sketch as often as possible.

Kimberly Wiener

Hello! I am so excited to be on the Fusion Design Team. I love living in Washington State where my husband and I are very happily raising a wonderful boy that we are totally crazy about.  I love color, paper, being bold, and thinking outside of the box and I look forward to being inspired by you and sharing my passion with you.  These challenges are going to be exciting - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Michelle Lupton

Hello, all!  I am from Melbourne, Australia, where I spend most of my time teaching science, but try to find as much time as I can to make cards. I've been crafty for as long as I can remember, but only really got serious about cardmaking when I started my blog in 2011, and discovered online challenges shortly after that. I love challenging myself, and I enjoy seeing what other crafters come up with.  I am over the moon to be a part of Fusion - I love this international community of crafters! 
Michelle Williams

Greetings from Brisbane, Australia! I'm so excited to be here at Fusion! I love making cards, and I love sharing them. Card making is how I take some time out from the world, giving me much needed mental relaxation while I consider colour, texture, and design. I share my life with my husband, my two girls, a dog, a budgie, and a fish. Sometime soon I may add some chickens to the menagerie!
Stephanie Severin

Sending you crafty greetings from Iowa where I spend my evenings and weekends in my studio playing with stamps, inks and paper ... creating is my respite.  I also love sushi, driving with my windows down, used book stores, pedicures, planning trips, lip balm and Caffeine-Free Diet Dr. Pepper.  I am so excited to be designing with this talented group of creative souls ... and can't wait to have some Fusion Challenge Fun!


Lynn Mangan

Hello there!  I'm so thrilled to be on the Fusion Design Team. I'm from Loveland, Ohio (just north of Cincnnati).  I'm a mom to four boys, Ryan, Jonathon, Collin and Marcel. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Pat. I work full time and I absolutely love creating cards.  Creating is the best relaxation!  I've been blogging since July 2009 and love this wonderful community of crafters!



Hi, I'm Jeanne Jachna. I'm a married, stay at home mom of two young adults, and one very large Akita. I live in Northwest Indiana near Chicago.  I like to read, garden and cook but I have been completely captivated by card making and paper crafts.  I love to mix and match different pattern papers and can’t resist bright colors. My time crafting is a sweet escape and a fun way to express myself.  I’m delighted to join the Fusion Design Team and share my colorful creations with you.


Hi! Some of you may know me as Three Trees, but my friends and family just call me Deanne.  I have been paper crafting ever since I can remember.  I made my first scrapbook when I was five (and still have it today!) and haven’t stopped since.
I live right smack-dab in the middle of Canada (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to be exact), so to keep warm and cozy indoors I started scrapbooking.  Then I realized that I would rather share my hobby with others and started card creating.  I am so excited to be a part of the Fusion team as I have been playing along for quite a while now!

"Hi there! I'm Sandie and I am passionate about making cards. I started crafting a few years ago and once I started I couldn't stop! My style is Clean and Simple. I am happiest when I have created a card with just stamps and inks and lots of white space! When I am not crafting, I like to walk, grow my own vegetable, and watch movies. I live in London and I love to explore all that it has to offer!
Brandi Hall

Hello...I'm Brandi and I live in upstate New York with my husband, son and two Westies. I've always loved art in some form (watercolors, painting, etc.) but making cards has always been my favorite. My other interest include golfing, reading and hanging out with my friends and family. I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing team and hope to inspire some of you.
Shannon Jaramillo

Hello! I'm Shannon Jaramillo (har-a-me-yo) from sunny Southern California. I have a love for all things paper! I started scrapbooking in 2001 and picked up card making in 2010 and have never looked back! As I have grown as a card maker, I have discovered that I tend toward clean and simple, clean and layered, and/or clean and elegant. Clean seems to be the main theme for me! I am delighted to join this team of talented card designers and look forward creating with you!




Hi, my name is Karren Johnson and I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with Pete, my fiancĂ© of 22 years (yes, 22 years!) and our two boys, Matthew, 16 and William, 11.  I work full-time as a Regional Finance Manager for CourierPost -  the best courier company in NZ.
My mother introduced me to rubber stamping in about 1999.  She has been stamping for years and I decided to see what the attraction was, so I took a day off work and spent the day with her making Christmas cards.  It was fun, but I wasn’t immediately hooked.  However, when I was on maternity leave in 2002 with my youngest, I got bored so borrowed a few of Mum’s supplies.  And you can guess the rest...  In 2012, I started a blog and quickly got addicted to the challenge blogs!



2014 Winter/Spring "Zen-ologists"



Hi, It's Amy! I live in Washington State. I'm the proud mother of two lovely kids and am engaged to "thee most spectacular guy" who supports my crafting obsession. I work full-time for a design firm in Seattle, have been blogging since 2007. I absolutely love being part of this crafting community!!

I’m 30 years old and I started with the crafts in February 2012 and I became increasingly addicted to it, that’s my biggest hobby. Furthermore, I still love to read books and meet with friends. I live in a house with my boyfriend and my grandma in Germany (Bayern) and I love to cook Italian for them. I'm so exciting to be a part of this DT.

 
Deepti Malik
Hi friends!! I am from Cleveland, USA. I have always been inclined towards Arts be it sketching or painting. However... paper crafting is a newly acquired passion. I started with card making from January 2013 and I have been hooked. My card making style is CAS and what makes me unique... I guess is the fact that I include my own hand drawn elements in my cards. I firmly believe that besides being a creative outlet paper crafts enables you to make plenty of friends from all around the world. 
FUSION challenge for me is a fusion of creative ideas and hence an excellent enabler for your creative growth.

 
Hey fellow challenge enthusiasts!  I'm Julia and I live just north of Boston, MA in the USA.  My mother was an elementary school teacher and my father was a commercial artist so between the two, my sister and I did lots of artsy crafty things starting at a very young age - and it continues into adulthood.  I discovered card stamping about 8 years ago and it has become my passion - both on cards and other objects like boxes, bags and tags!  I am just thrilled to be on the Fusion Design Team and I'm setting myself the goal of combining both the inspiration photo and the sketch as often as possible!  

 
Katie Brooks
Hiya!  I'm from Seattle & have had a love for arts/crafts all of my life, something passed to me by my parents (dad draws and does photography & mom makes amazing quilts). I've tried so many things, but making cards is my fave as I can easily share it with those I love! I really enjoy playing challenges, it's a fun way to be inspired and see through the eyes of others.  I am THRILLED to be part of Fusion!


 
Hi! I'm Kelly, and like many of us, crafting has always been a large part of my life. I have such fond memories of time spent with my Grandma at her kitchen table learning every type of craft imaginable. I also have a passion for paper, collecting 19th century valentines, postcards, scrapbooks, and whatever inspires me. I'm excited to return to the Fusion Design Team, and am happy to have stretched myself last year by using the sketch challenges. I hope you'll try something new as well! 


Kimberly Wiener
Hello! I am so excited to be on the Fusion Design Team. I love living in Washington State where my husband and I are very happily raising a wonderful boy that we are totally crazy about.  I love color, paper, being bold, and thinking outside of the box.  I look forward to being inspired by you and sharing my passion with you.  
These challenges are going to be exciting - I can't wait to see what you come up with!


 
Lyndal Higgins
Hi Lyndal here from Melbourne, Australia. I had been scrapbooking for a few years when in late 2011 my daughter and her friend thought they’d like to have a stall at their school fair, so I offered to make a few cards – and I was hooked! I LOVE this creative outlet and the on-line community that surrounds it. I LOVE combining challenges too, so I feel right at home with FUSION, I hope you will too!  


Lynn Mangan 
Hello there!  I'm so thrilled to be on the Fusion Design Team. I'm from Loveland, Ohio (just north of Cincnnati).  I'm a mom to four boys, Ryan, Jonathon, Collin and Marcel. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Pat. I work full time and I absolutely love creating cards.  Creating is the best relaxation!  I've been blogging since July 2009 and love this wonderful community of crafters!



Michelle Williams
Greetings from Brisbane, Australia! I'm so excited to be here at Fusion! I love making cards, and I love sharing them. Card making is how I take some time out from the world, giving me much needed mental relaxation while I consider colour, texture, and design. I share my life with my husband, my two girls, a dog, a budgie, and a fish. Sometime soon I may add some chickens to the menagerie!


Michelle Lupton
Hello, all!  I am from Melbourne, Australia, where I spend most of my time teaching science, but try to find as much time as I can to make cards. I've been crafty for as long as I can remember, but only really got serious about cardmaking when I started my blog in 2011, and discovered online challenges shortly after that. I love challenging myself, and I enjoy seeing what other crafters come up with.  I am over the moon to be a part of Fusion - I love this international community of crafters!

Stephanie Severin 
Sending you crafty greetings from Iowa where I spend my evenings and weekends in my studio playing with stamps, inks and paper ... creating is my respite.  I also love sushi, driving with my windows down, used book stores, pedicures, planning trips, lip balm and Caffeine-Free Diet Dr. Pepper.  I am so excited to be designing with this talented group of creative souls ... and can't wait to have some Fusion Challenge Fun!

Past Members


 Fusion Challenge Manager 





Hi there! I have been living in Sunny S. California for 4 years with my husband, two kids and our dog. I have been crafting pretty much all my life and love it so much. Some of my other hobbies/interest besides crafting is gardening, baking, re-purposing things, reading, etc. My day job is working in my local scrapbooking store and teaching classes on the side. I am so excited to be a part of Fusion and this amazing group of ladies, while sharing our passion with you, to inspire your creative side!


 Hello! I'm Sindhu from India. I started card making an year and a half ago and I'm kind of addicted to it now! After a stressful day at work, making cards is what I look forward to every evening. I'm so excited to be a part of Fusion Design Team, but at the same time, looking at my super talented teammates here, I feel humbled! I can't wait to share my creations here! Let's all have fun!


 
Cathy Weber
Hi there...I'm Cathy Weber and I live in Southern California with my husband of 34 years. It wasn't until my three children grew up and were on their own that I was surprised to discover that there was a "crafty" side of me.   I quickly became hooked on all things paper, stamps and dies.  I love to make cards, some scrapbook pages and small home decor projects.  I always loved to play along with sketch or inspiration photo challenges and I am so excited to join the Fusion Design Team which allows me to do a little bit of both!  



Hello, everyone!    Geri here, a true small town girl, from Brazil, Indiana.  And I'm a true blue crafter.  You name it...if it's crafty, I'll try it!  I do adore card making, though, and couldn't be happier than sharing my love for it right here at FUSION!  Other things that keep me hoppin' are my 3 kids, the music and kids' departments at church, my kids' schools, a local nursing home where I craft with some of the residents, and our backyard...I love gettin' my hands dirty and trompin' around in the fish pond;)  Looking forward to a great year of awesome challenges here at FUSION! 


Co-Creator

I’m a wife, mother and grandmother to a wonderful family that I treasure. Currently I'm a freelance graphic designer, I love my work but also have a passion for all things related to stamping and card making. My favorite style of card making is clean and simple, I also dabble in other styles as well. I co-created the Fusion Card Challenge with Lesley to be a place where cardmakers could be inspired and experiment with their cardmaking. I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this team of amazing designers!





Hi! I'm Kay Miller. I have been stamping for 17 years now, ever since I wandered into a little stamping store in Anacortes, Washington while I was visiting my Grandfather. I ended up spending every bit of my traveling money on stamps and got in trouble with my Grandfather for staying way too long in the stamp store. I am married to a wonderful guy who puts up with my obsessive hobby and we have two great kiddos that I home school. We live in the country in the middle of nowhere with lots of dogs, cats, horses and miscellaneous wild things. I am SO very thrilled to be part of the Fusion Design Team. I have only this year started blogging and posting my cards online and I have never had so much fun!



Hi! I am a mid-life girl living with my husband and 3 young children in a quiet little neighborhood, surrounded by farmland. I've been making basic cards here and there since 2003, but more seriously since 2008, and blogging about it since 2011. Before card making, my crafty endeavors included such things as cross-stitching, knitting, scrapbooking, and other types of paper crafts. I am excited about the Fusion Challenge and looking forward to lots of creative fun here!



Hi, my name is Deanna Dean. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Oregon and still call it home. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have one daughter and soon we will be adding a son-in-law to the family. I've been crafting as long as I can remember. My mom and I were always making something. I started scrapbooking several years ago and that led to card making and I've never looked back. I'm so excited to be part of the Fusion Design Team.



How exciting to be part of the Fusion Design Team!  I am thrilled with the opportunity to design with the talented gals here at Fusion!  My husband, Greg, and I live on a small farm in the Midwest with our three children...Noah (13), Ben (11), and Hannah (8).  As a busy wife and mom, and full time teacher, I look forward to my therapeutic paper-crafting time!  As many of you already know, I love a great sketch, color or theme challenge...Fusion gives me all three! 


Hi, It's Amy! I live in Washington State. I'm the proud mother of two lovely kids and am engaged to "thee most spectacular guy" who supports my crafting obsession. I work full-time for a design firm in Seattle, have been blogging since 2007. I absolutely love being part of this crafting community!!


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