Creative Team

We are pleased to have the following talented designers part of our 2015-2016 KellyCraft™ Creative Team:

Cindi Bisson - Creative Team Leader:

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 where she is also Co-Host and Associate Producer of When Creativity Knocks.  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
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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 the Craft 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.

Kristin Kelly:

Hi! I'm Kristin Kelly. I am a wife to a wonderful husband, and a mother to two amazing children. I am a Physical Therapist with my own practice by trade, but I love to scrapbook, and do so whenever I get the chance! And even though those chances can be hard to come by at times, I have a passion for scrapbooking and truly enjoy the opportunity to tell a story with a layout.
My name is LaJeania Hicks and I am from Texas. I have been married to my wonderful husband,
James, for 22 years. We are both Special Education teachers at our local elementary school. We have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with many amazing special needs children and truly feel that this is God’s plan for our life. We also have four amazing children: Nicholas, who is 21 years old and is a student at Houston Community College, Ryan, is 20 and is a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and is currently stationed in Washington DC, Jefferson is 17 and will be a high school senior this year, and our daughter Kendall is 6 years old and will be in first grade. As I am sure you can tell, we are very busy, but we are love our crazy, hectic life and wouldn’t change a thing! Our children and our students give us many picture taking opportunities and I have the pleasure of preserving those memories through scrapbook pages. Almost 17 years ago, shortly after Jefferson was born, I was invited to a home gathering and asked to bring a few pictures. Well, by the time that Saturday afternoon was over, I was hooked! I knew that this would become my new hobby, but I did not realize what a big role it would play in my life. About 6 years ago, I was introduced to the Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Company and became an independent consultant. I currently teach scrapbooking and cardmaking classes monthly to an amazingly talented group of ladies. Scrapbooking not only allows me an outlet for my creativity, it has also given me the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people. I am excited to be a part of this design team!

Debbie Sherman:

Hi!  I'm Debbie Sherman from the Cowboy State, big beautiful Wyoming!  I'm ecstatic to be part of the KellyCraft Design Team! When I'm not scrap booking I am a wife, mother, grandmother of 7, auntie, momma to 3 Labrador Retrievers, road designer, photographer,  friend. I have been crafting since I was a little girl.  I started out sewing and making jewelry around the age of 7 and have been creating ever since.  I still bead and sew but now it's mostly on my paper projects.  I love photography and sometimes get that "great shot" that all photographers live for!  I am fortunate enough to have a press pass and am able to occasionally shoot big events. The city I live in has a yearly old west celebration called the"Daddy of 'em all" and I'm fortunate enough to attend the big rodeo's, Native American Dances and several other events in town. With my press pass I have front row seating for these events which allows for some awesome photos. With all the photos I take it gives me the perfect reason to scrap them! I'll be sharing some of those with all of you! I'm so excited to be part of this team and hope to inspire and be inspired along the way.

Kristina Beagle:

I'm 29 years old. 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 multimillion dollar 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. My crafting style tends to lean towards the "clean and simple", the opposite of what my craft room looks like ha-ha. 

Martha Lucia Gómez:
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 and paper, 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 on 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. See you soon!

Steph Ackerman

My name is Steph Ackerman and I live in New York with my husband, our son, and one very
photogenic pup.    I have been creating in some form for as long as I can remember.   I love the creative process, am very versatile and love to create an assortment of projects from canvas wall hangings, to tags and  cards to mixed media projects and more.    My day is not complete if I haven’t spent some time in my craft room.  I have a dedicated studio where I play and create.  I  also teach a wide variety  of paper crafting and tool related classes in my studio and my local craft stores and I encourage my students to play with their products and tools.   I believe that only by playing can you unlock your potential and the potential of the products you are working with.   You have no idea what you can create if you don’t take time to play and explore.

I am a CHA Designer Member, have the pleasure of being on a number of design teams and have had my work  published in a number of magazines.  I am thrilled to be a part of the KellyCraft™ Creative Team.

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 & Multi-Mat™, and our Duck Commander® and Jimbo Lojik™ stamps!

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