Hi there CSI readers! I am so very excited and happy to introduce our new (and some fab returning) Contributor Team from now-the end of June!
Our first NEW Contributor is Amanda Corbet!
Hello, I am Amanda Corbet and I am the crafter behind Krafting Kreations. I live in a small town north of Kansas City, Kansas with my husband Bill and our two cats and two dogs. At my day job I am the Design Supervisor at a custom heating element manufacturing company. When I’m at home I split my time between attempting to keep the house in some form of order and crafting.
I have loved all forms of crafting ever since I was a little girl. I also like to skip and hop between different mediums to work with. I enjoy card making, paper crafting in general, jewelry making, some sewing, crochet, stained glass, fused glass, decorative painting, and home décor DIY projects.
I started stamping back in 2003 when my sister took me to a Stampin’ Up! make and take. Then I was hooked. I joined as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in 2009 and have happily been stamping away and growing my hoard collection ever since. Since I have gained such a large collection of crafting supplies, figuring out how to keep it organized in a way that works for me has been a full time job in itself.
Krafting Kreations started back in 2009 and is my little spot of the interweb where I share what I’ve been working on as well as instructions for how you can make something similar. It truly is a diary of all my crafting adventures!
I look forward to sharing my organizing projects with you and challenging you to get your spaces organized so you can be more productive!
Next, we have a returning Contributor: Cicily Lesher!
In the craft world I’m known as the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper, but at home I’m mommy to 3 little ones and wife to my husband of 19 years! I live in horse-crazy Kentucky and love the country life. I’m a scrapbooker, artist, photographer, gardener and all around DIYer. I love shopping and organizing my craft supplies almost as much as the crafting itself. My blog has been up for 3 years now and I’ve been on various design teams, done guest designer spots and organized multiple blog hops. Lately I’ve had multiple layouts published on SG’s Create magazine. I’ve been a CSI contributor for almost 2 years and I love sharing my own craft organization ideas as well as yours!
Also returning is Hazel Hamman!
I’m Hazel and I live in Stellenbosch, the most beautiful town in South Africa. I have a husband and two 26-year-old boys. 2014 was a GREAT year at Hamman HQ as our family expanded and we now have a daughter (in-law) as well!!
In my spare time (do housewives have any?) I sew, make albums, paint, craft, cook, bake and read. My husband and I have our own business so I have to “work” as well. Actually, I’m a winemaker and my family owns a small winery on the West Coast. Therefore, we spend a lot of time at the beach house where I keep myself busy by sitting on the “stoep”, drinking wine and thinking up new ideas.
I blog to motivate myself to do more and to record my achievements. My little word is “ENJOY” (because I’m so serious) and therefore I have decided to relax more in 2015. Come on, join me and check out my blog “Play as u Go”.
Our next “newbie” to the team is Jessica Frost-Ballas!
Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m really excited to be joining the Craft Storage Ideas Contributor Team! I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my husband, two feisty senior shelties, a no-nonsense bunny, and a stubborn tortoiseshell kitten. I am a professional musician teaching harp and piano lessons and freelancing for weddings and other events throughout the northern Virginia area. When it comes to crafting, I am primarily a stamper and a cardmaker although I like to play around with scrapbooking, quilling, and the occasional fabric craft. I write about my adventures in crafting, home décor and DIY, and recipes here on my blog!
Awhile back I read that astrological Virgos tend to be neurotically organized in most aspects of their life but that there’s usually one area that is a disorganized mess. My car is that one thing that just can’t seem to stay neat but thankfully, my craft room is my organization wonderland! My husband and I built our first home last summer and I was finally able to design and create my dream craft room. I enjoy coming up with new ideas for storage that fit me and my personality and I’m always trying to improve upon my last idea. I look forward to sharing my ideas and tips with you over the next few months!
Then we have, another new Contributor, Kim Skinner!
My name is Kim Skinner and I have been crafting my entire life! My crafting interests are eclectic since I like to do just about every kind of crafting. I started out doing sewing and embroidery as a child, which led me to cross-stitching for many years. I started scrapbooking when my kids were young. Then “it” happened. My sister got me interested in rubber stamping and paper crafts of all kinds. I have been an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and paper crafting blogger since 2012. I am a 2014 Stampin’ Up! Rising Star award recipient and I have been a Design Team Member for the Paper Craft Crew for the last two years.
I am a high school science teacher who was named the 2002 WalMart Teacher of the Year, the 2006 National Honor Society Teacher of the Year and the 2007-2008 RHS Secondary Teacher of the Year.
I have been happily married for the last 30 years to my college sweetheart. We have two amazing kids in college. (Not really kids anymore!)
I enjoy spending time on my blog where I love to share my ideas and projects with other people. You can also find me on YouTube, Pinterest and Facebook!
Well, I’m next, since I decided to go in first name alphabetical order. 😉
I’m Noelle, and I wear many different hats. First and foremost I am a mom to 3 active boys (they are 14, 12, and 7) and I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, for almost 19 years now. I have a been involved in theater most of my life, including getting a bachelor’s degree in Theater Directing, and teach acting classes to kids part-time. In my “free time” I enjoy training for and competing in sprint triathlons-swimming is my favorite and I am in the water a LOT. I also enjoy doing DIY home improvement projects, and organizing around my house, you can sometimes find some of my projects on my craft blog, I sneak them in whenever possible. 😉
Finally is my life as a craft blogger. I began scrapbooking in 1997, and making cards and stamping in 2001. I am experienced in many paper crafting mediums and have instructed several classes on stamping techniques and card design through the years. I began my blog paper & ICE in 2010 as a way to share my creations and hoped to inspire others in their own creativity! Since beginning blogging, I have been lucky enough to serve on several Design Teams. I am currently a designer for The Cat’s Pajamas Art Stamps. In 2014, I had the huge honor of being part of the CardMaker Magazine blog team, as well as being published 3x in their magazine. I was one of the first Contributors for Craft Storage Ideas and when founder Rebecca Boyer decided to move on from the site, I opted to take it on with my sister Shelley. We are approaching our 1 yr anniversary as editors here! 🙂
Next is returning Contributor, Sharon Curtis!
Hi there, I’m Sharon and I’ve been papercrafting seriously for about 12 years now. It started with my sister’s wedding invitations and snowballed from that into an obsession! Although I’ve dabbled in all sorts of papercrafting, I’ve settled on card making as my ‘thing’. I’m part of the Daring Cardmakers challenge blog DT, and I also design regularly for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine. I live in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in the UK with my boyfriend Andy who lets me get away with taking over the place with craft supplies as long as he can play golf as much as he likes I’m just about to start building my dream craft space in our garden, since I can’t actually fit all my supplies into our spare room! You can read my blog right here.
My little Sis, Shelley Walsh, is my co-editor (a.k.a. my life-long partner in crime. 😉 Just ask our mom. )
Hi there! I’m Shelley and I live in northern California with my husband, our two dogs, and a very bossy cat. I grew up in Colorado where I graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a degree in graphic design. I’ve been painting, drawing, crafting, and designing as long as I can remember and have always dabbled in just about everything creative. I’m a huge animal lover and much of my art revolves around wildlife or animals. I’m so excited to be working with Craft Storage Ideas where I get to use my design prowess and learn more about organizing my chaotic studio. I run a small Etsy shop with my best friend where I sell mainly hand painted housewares. You can usually find me painting or writing or sculpting or crafting or drawing in my studio, or out playing with my dogs in the California sunshine!
And our last (but not least!) returning Contributor, Suzanne Webster-Lowrie!
Hello, my name is Suzanne Webster-Lowrie, but my friends like to call me “Scrapbooking Sue.” I live in sunny, Southern California with my husband of 21 years (high school sweethearts!) and two wonderful children. I am a Registered Nurse, Educator, and an avid scrapbooker, stamper, card maker, and paper crafter.
Although I have been painting, stenciling, and decorating for as long as I can remember, I began scrapbooking in 1998, after my first child was born. My mother-in-law gave me a simple scrapbooking kit with beautiful printed papers and stickers, and after my very first page, I was hooked! Since my scrapbooking style has changed over the years, and my desire to create additional types of paper art has blossomed, I have moved from a crafting “space” to my very own craft room / studio! Keeping my ever-growing stash of crafting supplies neat, organized, and properly labeled has turned into a hobby of its own.
In 2003, I joined a direct sales company that focuses on scrapbooking and stamping. Although I have been with them on and off over the past eleven years, I enjoying making and sharing the projects that I have created on my blog. Since I love to get involved in social media, you will also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube as Scrapbooking Sue. Come by, say “Hi,” and let me know that you found me through Craft Storage Ideas (CSI).
After being a fan of CSI for a long time, I am very excited to be back for a second term on the CSI Contributor Team! I look forward to sharing with you over the coming months, and meeting you both here, and at my blog!
Thanks for stopping in to meet our team! We are so pumped to bring you fabulous content over these next 6 months! We will begin a special month long feature on Wednesday, so be sure to stop back in.