Introducing our 2015 Guest Bloggers and Creative Team

by | February 15th, 2015 | Comments Off on Introducing our 2015 Guest Bloggers and Creative Team

We’re so excited to welcome in our new 2015-2016 Creative Team and Special Projects Bloggers! Plus, for the first time ever, we’re working with Guest Bloggers throughout the year. We are so excited to announce our first ever Guest Blogger Team. After poring over many applications, we were blown away by the talented designers who applied and their inspiring projects! We are so excited to be working with this diverse group of bloggers and designers over the next year. Check out the team members below and visit their blogs using the links under each of their names. We can’t wait to start sharing their inspiring creations with you!



Sabrina Alery

Sabrina and her family live in a small town in central Iowa. A stay at home mom to 4 wild ones, Sabrina says the children keep her on her toes and are a constant source of inspiration. Her favorite things include: stamping, sewing, bright colors, ballet, thrift shops, belly laughs, cooking and baking, binge watching TV on Netflix, DIY projects, gardening, and getting things in the mail.

See more of Sabrina’s work at: The Honor Roll


Suzanne Austin

Suzanne is a stay-at-home-mom to 3 beautiful kiddos and married to her hubby for over 17 years. Entering her 4th term with the Clearsnap team, Suzanne is emphatic about scrapbooking and her mixed media style makers her stunning layouts really stand out from the crowd.

See more of Suzanne’s work at: What’s In a Lousyananut


Meihsia Liu

Meihsia Liu lives in Texas with her husband and two children. Papercrafting since 2011, Meihsia is entering her 3rd term here on the Clearsnap team. Meihsia loves card making, scrapbooking, art journaling and creating mixed media and altered art. She enjoys experimenting with new techniques and sharing creativity with others. Meihsia loves to create with various art mediums in various styles, which comes through in the colorful, mixed media pieces she creates.

See more of Meihsia’s work at: Simply Paper Crafts


Dana Tatar

Dana Tatar is a I am a stay-at-home mom who likes to play with paper and scissors. Dana was a biochemist before she decided to stay home full-time with her daughters. Dana really enjoys playing with wet media; mixing things together, heating and drying things out, and trying to find creative uses for products. Dana has had many hobbies over the years, but scrapbooking is the one that really gives her satisfaction. She loves to mix products from different collections on her layouts and frequently finds inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. Fussy cutting and flowers can be seen on the majority of her scrapbook layouts. Dana would say that her dominant scrappy styles are clean and simple and shabby, but she likes to mix things up a bit, depending on the paper or photos she wants to use. When she’s not scrapping, Dana enjoys cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with her family.

See more of Dana’s work at: They Call Me Tatar Salad


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Tami Sanders

Tami Sanders will be creating our monthly card sketch as well as an inspiration card for us each month! An instructor, designer, blogger, and crafter, Tami’s diverse style and knack for creating beautiful home decor and papercraft projects makes her projects appealing to everyone. Tami has worked with Clearsnap for nearly a decade as a designer for our classes, catalog samples, and designs for product packaging and print advertising. We’re honored to continue working with her through our blog as well as behind-the-scenes with our corporate offices.

See more of Tami’s work at: Tami Sanders


Steph Ackerman

Steph Ackerman will continue creating blog posts and projects for our many special projects on and off the blog. Steph is a master at creating papercrafts for any occasion, from football themed party decor to thoughtful gifts to beautiful scrapbook pages. Steph has been married to Gary for 34 years and we has a 19 year old about whom she scrapbooks the most. Steph has been creating in some form since she was a child and absolutely loves it. As her boys say, Steph is addicted to crafting and wouldn’t have it any other way. Steph has been a member of multiple design teams, entering her 4th term here at Clearsnap, as well as had her work published over 100 times in magazines.

See more of Steph’s work at: Stephanie Scraps


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Monica Edwards

Monica is a mother of two and a crafter at heart. She enjoys inspiring others through her work and meeting new crafters because that is how she grows in her own work. Monica has served on multiple design teams and has had her work published in national print publications.

See more of Monica’s work at: Simply Monica


Jennifer Loftfield

Jennifer Loftfield is mom to the best little boy ever, married to her best friend, and vastly outnumbered in the house! Jennifer currently designs for Mountain Plains Crafters, a2z Scrapbooking, and So Suzy Stamps. She loves sharing her creations (and how she made them) with others, both in-person at local scrapbooking crops and online. Jennifer enjoys playing with different creative techniques, both old and new.

See more of Jennifer’s work at: Caffeinated Papercuts 2015-Clearsnap-GUEST-Beth-Pingry

Beth Pingry

Beth lives near Chicago, IL. She’s married to her college sweetheart, and they have two sons. She can’t remember when she didn’t have a camera nearby, and has always kept scrapbooks, even before it was cool! She loves mixed media, but tends to make more cards due to time constraints. Never enough time to craft! Usually she crafts at night while watching TV. Beth has taught scrapbooking and card making classes at independent retail stores and at both consumer and trade shows. She’s been published in magazines, on TV, and on product packaging. In her spare time Beth enjoys running half marathons, decorating and traveling.

See more of Beth’s work here: Cookies for Breakfast2015-Clearsnap-GUEST-Holly-King

Holly King

Holly King has designed for a handful of scrapbooking kit clubs, an online store, and brick & mortar store. Most recently, she purchased for as well as taught classes and make & takes at the recently closed Memories Live On in Cupertino, CA. Holly has managed a kit club along with working for other kit clubs. Currently, she is keeping crafters from in her local area together through organizing crops regularly.

See more of Holly’s work at: Experience Life Wisely


Lisa Marie Jimenez

Lisa Marie is a self taught jewelry designer, with over 24 years experience in jewelry making. From 1994 to 2004, Lisa Marie designed her own jewelry line which was sold in fashion and gift boutiques throughout the United States, with showings at the San Francisco and Los Angeles International Gift Shows.  Currently, Lisa Marie authors the column, “The Brassaholic”, for Digital Beading Magazine. Lisa Marie’s designs have been featured on the front cover of two issues of Beading Magazine Australia, with many additional features in international and US Beading and Jewelry magazines. Additiionally, her jewelry designs grace the covers of four romance novels by author Diana Lee Johnson. Lisa Marie’s goal is to share my knowledge of jewelry making with others and to be a mentor to aspiring jewelry designers.

See more of Lisa’s work at: Brassholic

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Amber Hight

Amber has been stamping and scrapping since 2005. In the past year, she’s become more interested in art journaling and mixed media. Amber is on the Verve Stamps and Reverse Confetti design teams and loves all things papercrafting! She’s always looking for new techniques and products to try!

See more of Amber’s work at: The Stamping Scrapbooker

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Abby Davis

Abby has been an artist and crafter since she was a young child. She has been sewing and creating for 30 years. She has a degree in Fashion Design. She started her blog, Crafty Lady Abby in 2009, as a way of documenting her creations and motivating herself. She creates tutorials to share her creative knowledge and empower others to be creative. She tracks fashion and craft trends, writing about international fashion weeks, rounding up projects, and creating her own.

See more of Abby’s work at: CraftyLadyAbby


Linsey Rickett

Linsey calls herself a domestic goddess and wife to a wonderful man who supports her crafty obsession. She loves being an avid part of the crafting/scrapbooking/stamping community and enjoys sharing fun techniques and projects on her crafty blog and social media outlets. Linsey’s crafting style spans the spectrum; she likes to incorporate new things into her art and experiment with different mediums as well as using tried and true techniques. This allows her to truly create from the heart. Linsey draws endless inspiration from countless stellar artists, designers and blogging friends in the crafting industry and is constantly growing as an artist from all of the awesome inspiration people share!

See more of Linsey’s work at: Linsey Rickett


Jennifer Priest – Coordinator

Jennifer’s passion for crafting started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old, Jennifer was selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry and mixed media. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful in a practical, conscientious way.

See more of Jennifer’s work at: Hydrangea Hippo

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We are so excited to share the team’s inspiring and imaginative creations with you throughout the next year. Be sure to follow us on social media and here on our blog to get all of the latest updates.

Do you love Clearsnap ink or creating with ink, glitter, and more? Join our exclusive Facebook Group and share your creations with other ink-fanatics here: I *Heart* Clearsnap

About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

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