a2z Scrapbooking Supplies

A Hero Arts Retailer

a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Design Team

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Chark – Design Team Coordinator

Hi! I’m Charlene Kochensparger (Chark).  I’ve always loved drawing, crafting and the smell of new crayons. I’m a cardmaker, scrapbooker and a dabbler in other crafts.

I’m also a freelance writer and my first publication is a story in Military Life: Stories and Poems for Children.  I also write for the online mag Books Make a Difference.   A class with Jennifer McGuire made me a convert to Hero Arts stamps–love them! I blog about books and crafts at Glitter in my Kitchen. I am so excited to be a part of this talented team–here’s hoping I can keep up!

Chark blog Glitter In My Kitchen and pins on Pinterest.
She loves reading, writing, crafting and The Wizard of Oz.

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Cindy – Assistant Design Team Coordinator

Hello, I am Cindy, born in Hong Kong currently living in Montreal, Canada. I am a mother of two teenage boys (16 and 18). I am programmer analyst working from home, and am looking forward to retiring. Then I would have more time to spend on my rubber stamping hobby!! J I enjoyed drawing in my teenage years, and dabbled in a little bit of water colors in my adult life. But while looking for a gift I’ve discovered rubber stamping and I am now addicted!! Hero Arts stamps were among the first few stamps I acquired and I have always enjoyed their products and their web page/blog! It was for their challenge that I hopped onto the web, and then blog land. I have been making cards for a few years now, although I think I am still looking for my style, I must admit I enjoy making “clean and layer” cards. Other than stamping, I enjoy cooking and when the weather is nice, I tend my garden. I look forward to working with the wonderful DT here at a2z Scrapbooking.

You can also find me on my blog: Escape to Stamping

Kymona Tracey

Kymona Tracey – Challenge Coordinator

Hello, I’m Kymona Tracey. Who am I, you ask? I am a women who never slows down and loves it. Yes… I am the energizer bunny’s sister! I just keep going and going (which is something that I am working on, if you follow my weekly wishes on my blog). I am a single mother of two wonderful children who are 8 years apart. My 16 year old son is a true self-made jock who plays every sport you can think of ! My 7 year old daughter is a real life princess who loves anything crafty and girly and absolutely hates anything related to sports. Talk about yin and yang! …but I love it!! Besides running from one activity to another with them, I work full time at a hospital (public health background), facilitate a reading group at work, teach high school students on the weekends and have a huge love of learning new things. I’ve taken classes in photography, web design, knitting, scrapbooking and card-making. I love them all, however, my true passion is card-making.
I was introduced to card making back in 2004 and haven’t turned back since. I started out as a hobbyist just making cards for family and friends. People were always ecstatic when they received a card from me. What they did not know was that it made me feel just as special to make a card for them. This passion pushed me into teaching card-making classes at work with a couple of coworkers who wanted to learn how to make projects for their families. In September 2013, I made a big leap and created my blog, Kreative Kymona. Besides being a mom, I think that this has been one of my most rewarding accomplishments. Just being able to share with my world community makes life so rewarding!
You can also find me on my blog: Kreative Kymona

Kristina

Kristina – Technical Director
I’m 29 years old {forever}. Born, raised, and still live in the moderately small town of Commerce Township, Michigan. By trade, I’m a real estate agent currently working as the marketing & closing coordinator for a top producing agent. I’m a dog mommy to my beautiful Cocker Spaniel Bella, who enjoys playing in my paper scraps all over the craft room floor. In addition to crafts, I would have to say my other passions are cooking and music. Oh and Nail Polish!! My crafting style tends to lean towards the “clean and simple”, the opposite of what my craft room looks, but I also like to venture into new techniques whenever possible. Scrapbooking is my true passion, but I recently delved into the world of card making and quite enjoy it….You can visit me at my blog anytime!
Live, Love, Laugh, Scrap
Donna

Donna

Hi—I am a craftaholic and card loving maniac.  But first and foremost I am a wife, mother and mema.  My husband is a retired colonel from the U.S. Army, who served 30 years of service.  He is truly an amazing husband, father, and papa who is dedicated to his family and supports me in all of my endeavors.  I have a son, a daughter and three beautiful grandchildren, who are the loves of my life.

My travels have been vast as I was fortunate to live abroad and in multiple states around the Country.  The most interesting thing about traveling is seeing all the beauty that surrounds the World which has shaped my life and eye for creativity.

I have always loved crafting and I inherited that trait honestly because my mother was a home economics major in college. Growing up I always wanted to be in fashion shows, because she would make me new clothes.  She is truly a talented and inspirational artist.  She makes quilts and wearable art clothing, so this is why I give all the credit to her.

Moving forward, I love Scrapbooking–traditional and digital.  I love, love, love making cards, altered art, and photography.  I always strive to integrate my joys that I captured or created in my designs to share with others through blogging.  I just wish there were more hours in the day.  Please feel free to stop by my blog and check out my creations.

You can also find me on my blog: Creative Lady

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Hi ! Welcome to our blog! I am so excited to be launching this blog. I have been scrapbooking since 2012. I had a heart attack shortly after 9-11 and wanted my kids to know my story. Now I scrap just because it is therapuetic:)

I  am addicted to paper. I can just sit and look at it for hours. I really love the girly ones, but with two boys I rarely have an opportunity to use it.

I have been with a2z Scrapbooking since it started in 2007.  The company was started to raise money for Celiac and Behcets Awareness. We are all volunteers. I really enjoy working there. I love being able to meet customers from all over the world.

You can also find me on my blog: Visions of Paper.

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Hi, Dawn here, I live in Auckland, New Zealand and have been making cards for about 8 years now… I work full time so spend my evenings making cards and catching up with my favourite blogs and websites.  I am in my late 50’s married to a wonderfully patient man and have two children…. Both living away from home, one in Perth Australia and one out West Auckland.. I have been crafty for many many years, having made Teddy bears, done heaps of cross stitch, fabric painting, knitting amongst other things. I enjoy blogging where I share my crafting and my life.. I ADORE Hero Arts goodies so I am thrilled to be here to pass on my love of all things Hero Arts!
You can also find me on my blog: Dawn’s World
Martha Lucia Gomez DT

Hi, I’m Martha Lucia Gómez, I am from Colombia, but now I live in Miami, USA. My first language is Spanish, which is why when you visit my blog, you will see it is written in Spanish; but don’t worry, I have a translate button. I studied Social Communications and Journalism, but I’ve loved crafts ever since I was a kid. Once upon a time, I used to work with metal jewelry, but one day I discovered stamps, ink, paper and die cuts, and I was hooked; now it is my passion. I continue working in my profession, but at the same time I work on my blog and in various Design Teams; I can definitely conclude that working with paper crafts is the best therapy.

I live with my husband and our two daughters and I divide my time between my family, my work in a Public Relations Company and my passion: stamping and crafting. I love to create cards, 3D´s and alter different projects.  I am looking forward to working on this Design Team and sharing my passion with all of you.

You can also find me on my blog: Stampartpapel

 

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Hi, I’m Angie Cimbalo and so happy to be here!  After 34 years, I retired from public school music teaching 3 years ago and since then, have had much more time for crafting, yay!  I am married to my best friend and we have 4 adult children.  We live in Texas with our sweet senior English Springer Spaniel and we also have 5 beautiful grandchildren in Texas and New Mexico.

My paper crafting addiction actually happened accidentally.  I had stopped by the music store in town, owned by a friend of mine, to pick up used violin strings and other used broken parts of instruments for my jewelry making hobby and the sheet music dealer there told me an elderly gentleman had just dropped off a big box of vintage sheet music and he was going to throw it in the trash!  I told him, “No, I’ll take it!”  I wanted it for crafting so I took it home, got online to get ideas and that’s where I discovered card making and other paper crafting fun!  And I couldn’t believe how helpful, kind and encouraging that the paper crafting community was!

I still make jewelry and other crafts but card making is the one craft I enjoy the most.  It gives me such joy to make and share cards with family and friends!   I’m really looking forward to the future and so happy to be here with the a2z Scrapbooking Design Team!

You can find me on my blog: Cimbacreativefun

Illina
Hi, I am Ilina Crouse. I am from Macedonia, but have been in the US for over 11 years. I am an Electrical and Proposal Engineer, a wife of 11 years to my wonderful husband, Sean, and a mommy of 3 little ones (Anna – 4yr,Milena – 2yr and Jason – 11 months). I am also an avid paper crafter. I love Clean and Simple designs and try to create every day, as my little escape from the everyday craziness. I love creating cards and 3-d items. I love Hero Arts products and I am looking forward to being a part of the a2z Scrapbooking Design team and sharing my creations with you.
You can also find me on my blog: Creativity Within
Helen
Helen Gullett

I am from Indonesia and right now live in Ohio with an amazing husband and 2 beautiful daughters. I am a stay home mom with our youngest daughter when the oldest one goes at school. And also I do some volunteer works from home as translator for some mission organization and women ministries. My husband and I serve at our local church.

I started my paper crafting journey when I was at school. And after getting married and having our first daughter, I started scrapbooking in 2008. In 2010, I discovered my love for card-making when I made our daughter’s birthday cards. I fall in love with Bible Journaling in late 2014, and in early 2016, I am learning more about Mixed Media and wood-burning. One of my favorite moments when I can create projects with my daughters and friends. This passion for crafting and papercrafting just keep growing as I learn, explore and share with others. So very thankful for every single time when we can create and share the joy, encouragement and love through our handmade projects.

I share my life, journey and projects on my blog at Living My Given Life. Thank You!

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