Paper Sweeties » Meet the Design Team

Debbie(headshot)Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Owner/Illustrator/Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
https://papersweeties.com/category/blog/

I have been happily married for 30 years, and my husband and I are blessed with two, amazing sons!  We reside in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and love the beach!  I am a former Court Reporter turned full-time stay at home wife and mommy with a passion for crafting! I have dabbled in just about every type of craft through the years.  In the late 1990's I owned my own sewing business in which I handmade doll clothes and quilts.  It was a very natural progression to move from quilting to paper crafting … the same basic techniques can be applied transitioning fabric to paper!  I began paper craft designing full time in 2005 and find so much joy in inspiring others through my tiny, handmade from the heart treasures!  Paper Sweeties™ LLC has been a dream of mine since the original design concept was developed in 2010.  I launched my line in August 2012 - one of those 'pinch me' moments that life treats us to!  I am excited and honored to share my {sweet} little stamps, dies and goodies with you!

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Jill Norwood
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
https://greenwoodgirlcards.blogspot.com/

Hello my name is Jill and I love to create! I have been crafting in one form or another since I was a little girl and have always loved paper and fiber arts . I was married for 12 years to the love of my life, Stuart, whom my son and I lost to brain cancer over 2 years ago now. It was during his illness in 2010 that I began to use my scrap booking supplies for card making. I made lots of thank you cards for the many angels who helped us during this difficult time and I fell in love with stamping! Creating handmade cards, or "paper hugs" as I call them, is now one of my favorite things to do! My son and I live in Seattle, Washington and love the Pacific Northwest with all of its natural beauty. If I am not in my studio creating you can find me working at my son's school, spending time with family, surfing my crafty friends blogs; playing in my garden, or curled up with a really good book and a lovely cup of tea. I hope that you will be inspired by my projects! I am beyond excited to be a member of the Paper Sweeties Design Team ! Thanks so much Debbie!

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Karen Letchworth
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
https://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/

Hello, dear friends of Paper Sweeties! My name is Karen Letchworth, and I'm happy and blessed to be the newest Design Team Member here at Paper Sweeties. I've been crafting in different ways since I was a very little girl. But nothing can compare to my love for card-making; and Paper Sweeties is the best place to find all things adorable for that purpose. I've been married to my Police Officer hubby, Darren, for over 31 years; and together we've had the privilege and blessing of raising three wonderful children (two married daughters with wonderful husbands, and our "baby boy" who is a Senior in High School this year). I'm a Northern girl who moved out to sunny Las Vegas in 1989, and we now call it our home. I look forward to getting to know you all, and I hope that my creations will inspire you to get LOTS of sweet new products from Paper Sweeties, and I look forward to seeing your creations as well.

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Kathy Schweinfurth
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://stampsatplay.blogspot.com/

Hi, all! I'm Kathy Schweinfurth and am beyond excited and honored to be part of the Paper Sweeties Design Team!! Born and raised in Queens, NY, I moved to Columbus, OH in 1980. I live with my fab hubby, Mark, of 20 + years and our wonderful college-bound daughter, Danielle. I'm an Events Manager during business hours and a card maker every other waking hour I can find! Crafting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but in 1997 a love affair with stamping began and has been my passion ever since. I LOVE that I can share my obsession (umm, hobby) with so many others all around the world and now with the very talented Paper Sweeties Design Team!

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Larissa Heskett
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://larissaheskettdesigns.blogspot.com

I've been married to my best friend Adam for 8 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (7) and Greyson (19 months)!! We live on our family farm, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I'm a Certified Surgical Technician, but I'm very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy crafting in many ways, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and photography. I LOVE to stamp and have been doing so for the last 3 years. I LOVE all of the inspiration and the creative people I've found/met online and through other events!! It’s such an AMAMZING Hobby!! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies!! I've been LUCKY enough to become a published artist and I have had many of my creations published in CARDS Magazine!! This has been such a DREAM come true for me and I look forward to what the future holds!! I look forward to inspiring you with the AMAZING Paper Sweeties products!! I can’t even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Design Team/Company!! THANKS so much for welcoming me!

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Lilian Forsyth
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com/

I was born in Taiwan, grew up in Brazil and I’ve been living in the US since 2006. I have been married for 12 years and I have two little boys and a Ragdoll (Angel, the cat).

I started rubber stamping in 2004 when a friend invited me to make cards with other ladies. I got addicted right away!

I enjoy making cards, scrapbook layouts and mini-albums! My other hobbies include: photography, drawing, arm-knitting and baking ... just to name a few!

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Lisa Bzibziak
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://bzscrapper66.blogspot.com/

Hi! I am the mother of two very awesome young men. In my "spare" time I am in accounting, but I try not to let that get in the way of my creating. I started scrap booking about 20 years ago when my boys were very young, and I immediately loved it. What's better than creating and getting together with close friends to laugh, snack, cut and glue stuff! I discovered around the time that my boys were teenagers that I already had everything I needed to start making cards ... AND instead of always using boy colors, I could use pretty pinks and ribbons and flowers -- not to mention glitter, oh my! I am so very excited to be here creating alongside Debbie and her troop of so very talented ladies. I think my favorite part of paper crafting is the community of loving and caring people I've met along the way. My favorite crafty saying is "There are no mistakes in paper crafting ... just opportunities to embellish." It's so true!

Lori Turner
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://caffeinatedcreativityblog.blogspot.com/

Hi there! I am from central Alberta, Canada. I am a color-addicted paper crafter, crocheter and sometimes cross stitcher…I am a runner who loves coffee, candles, stars, snowmen, long walks, and reading. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family but also alone time in my crafty space 🙂 I was a Stampin’ Up! Demo for 13+ years then decided to branch out and explore all the wonderful crafty options out there – and boy oh boy – I have found some treasures! I am so excited to be a part of this amazingly talented group! Cheers!

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Mackie Robertson
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://mackiemade.com/

 

I have been stamping for about 10 years. I love all styles ... from Shabby Chic to Clean and Simple to Mixed Media and everything else in between! I love trying new techniques. I am constantly being inspired by all the beautiful creations that I see on Blogs, YouTube and Pinterest. I started blogging so I could share what I learn, and maybe inspire someone else to try this beautiful art of stamping!

 

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Maria Patrick
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://mariasmerrymakings.blogspot.com/

I'm very honored to be on the Paper Sweeties' Design Team! I thank Debbie for giving me this wonderful opportunity! My husband and I live in NW Ohio. We have been married for nearly thirty-four years. We have one grown son, Jeremy, and one huge gentle soul of a dog, a German Shepherd named Shadow. I work party time as a nurse at a hospital. In my spare time I love to make cards, scrapbook, read and crochet. In the past I've quilted, cross stitched and painted. My favorite interest is making cards. Isn't it wonderful to make a card made with love and give it to someone? People really do appreciate receiving such a gift! Debbie creates the most adorable stamps. They are truly sweet and precious! I hope I can inspire you to make a card or project using the sweet and wonderful Paper Sweeties stamps!

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Michele Henderson
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
https://crimsonowlcreations.wordpress.com/

Hi! My name is Michele, and I’m a Midwestern transplant to the Southern city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama! My hubby and I live out in the country with our four feline sons who love to help me create beautiful things out of paper. I love working with layers of paper and color. I started blogging and card designing for something to do after graduating with my Masters degree from the University of Alabama, ROLL TIDE! When I’m not crafting, I love tailgating at Bama football games, Southern barbecue, and traveling, usually to the beach or the golf course. I also do a little writing, and love to read British mysteries. I am so honored to be invited to the Paper Sweeties design team.

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Michelle Bala
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://passionatecrafter.blogspot.com

Hello there! I am Michelle Bala, and I am thrilled to be part of the Paper Sweeties Design Team! Thanks Debbie! I am a wife and a mom. I have three children, two daughters and a son. They keep me very busy. However, I make sure to set aside plenty of time to stamp and create cards! I can't wait to share with you all the projects I am creating with these beautiful stamps!

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Nancy Salkeld
Paper Sweeties Creative Designer
http://soulstampin.blogspot.com/

Hello Paper Sweeties Friends! I live in Cary, NC with my hubby, Dave, an ER RN, our dog, Riley, and cat, Socrates. I have a degree in Psychology. I was a SAHM and now a SAHW. We have a grown son in Chapel Hill, NC and a grown son/daughter-in-law in Edmond, OK. I've always been artsy and crafty since a child. I took painting lessons as a teen. I started scrapbooking in 2000, ventured to card making in 2005 using stickers. In 2009, I found stamping and blogging and have been obsessed ever since! I still do other crafty projects, am an avid amateur photography buff and do some furniture refurbishing for myself. Outside of the crafty world, I'm a HUGE Tar Heels (UNC) fan and New England Patriots fan. I've known Debbie for a couple years since we met online and realized we're practically neighbors! I've been to her beautiful home and her card classes as well as bought a lot of Paper Sweeties and played in the PS challenges. I'm thrilled to now be a part of her Design Team and looking forward to providing some additional sweet inspiration for Paper Sweeties friends!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek
Paper Sweeties Alumni Designer
http://thetuckerwolekclan.blogspot.com/

 

My name is Julie Tucker-Wolek and I have been scrapping since my son was born 17 years ago, but really got into it as a major passion about 8 years ago when my daughter was born.

I create everything! Cards, layouts and altered projects!

 

 

 

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