Monday, September 10, 2012

Announcing the KellyCraft Design Team

 We are pleased to announce our first ever KellyCraft Design Team:

Ann Butler is a mixed media artist, designer, author and instructor for the creative industries. She works with a variety of mediums and loves testing new products.  Her designs appear in multi-authored books, magazines, booklets, manufacturer tradeshow booths and websites. 

Teaching others to craft is one of Ann's favorite things to do which is why she has been teaching workshops locally and nationally for the past 20 years.  She is currently teaching online classes at Creative Workshops and appears regularly on Cool2Craft Web TVAnn has a featured column in Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine called "Back to Basics" and also writes a craft column for a local newspaper.

While Ann designs for several manufacturers she is also a craft industry consultant specializing in Social Media, Marketing and Blogging needs.  She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) and serves as the current CHA Chair of the Designer Council.

Andrea Currie:
Andrea Currie is a craft industry industry personality, designer, inventor and "Champion" on TLC's new hit show Craft Wars. Whether she's designing innovative new craft products or demonstrating clever projects and tutorials, she always bring an intoxicating mix of artful moxie and pure glee to her work.

Andrea and her husband Cliff founded, a kicky creative blog where they chronicle their “he said, she said” adventures in crafting, cooking, home improvement and product development. When they aren't covered in glitter or sawdust they are playing with their dog Gracie and drawing up plans for their sustainable dream home.

Candice Windham:
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Candice Windham is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist, working in watercolor, acrylics, colored pencil, fabric, mixed media and paper and altered arts.
She studied design at the University of Memphis and retired from her graphic design work at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division to open Candice Windham Design Studio, providing design, layout and illustration for brochures, fliers, annual reports, CD covers and other printed materials, as well as display design for various trade shows. She is also curator and designer of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Historical Museum
Candice is the author of Scrapbooking for Home Décor from of Fox/Chapel Publishing. Her work has appeared in a variety of paper arts and crafts magazines, including Make it Mine, Stamper’s Sampler and Today’s Creative Home Arts. Her work also appeared in Make It In Minutes: MiniBooks, Make It in Minutes Party Favors and Hostess Gifts, Make It in Minutes Wreaths and Make It in Minutes Last Minute Gifts, a book series from Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co. She is an instructor in rubber stamping, scrapbooking, mixed media acrylic collage and altered arts.
In addition to receiving numerous design awards from the Public Relations Society of America - Memphis Chapter, the American Water Works Association and the International Association of Business Communicators, her fine art has been accepted and won awards in local, regional, national and international juried exhibitions. Candice is past-president of the Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL), a group of more than 350 fine artists.
She was the recipient of theCraft and Hobby Association’s Designer Press Kit Award in Orlando, 2009.
Candice and her husband Larry have a son, Michael, and reside in Brighton, Tennessee along with pups Pete and Sam.

Cindi Bisson:
Cindi Bisson specializes in creative design with a focus on unique combinations of mixed-media; She enjoys working with paper, clay, resin, fabric, paint, metal, and more. Her wearable art, home-decor, paper crafts and upcycled projects have been featured in books and magazines, at events and trade shows, and online in craft TV programs. Cindi’s crafting series “Behind These Eyes with Cindi Bisson” can be seen regularly on   Cindi is an active blogger and is a CHA designer member. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Linked-In. An experienced media spokesperson, educator, project and product designer and more, Cindi’s style is diverse and ever evolving. If you are looking for an artist who “dares to be different” - you’ll find her BEHIND THESE EYES™ -

Lisa Rojas

Lisa Rojas has been a rubber stamp artist and instructor since 1995.  Lisa began designing for publication in 2000, with her work appearing on the web, national advertisements, and in various craft and home decorating magazines including, Scrap and Stamp Arts, Crafts n’ Things, PaperWorks, CardMaker, The Rubber Stamper, Stamp It!, Craft Home & Style and Aleene’s Craft Club. She also has designs published in seven multi-designer books. She has over 150 of her designs published to date. Lisa works with many manufacturers, using their products in her work. Lisa is also an active member of the Craft and HobbyAssociation and serves on the board of the Designer Section.  Stampin Queen Creations - Give the Queen a Call!

We are so excited to have these talented designers join us on our team....we know they are going to create some awesome projects and have creative uses to share with you for the "Get-It-Straight" Laser Square!

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