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Blog: Teri Anderson

Hi! I’m Teri! I’m a lover of all things paper crafting- related. If you can make something with it, it’s all good in my world. I have been playing with paper since I was a kid. But it was when I moved away to a small town where I knew no one that I really got hooked on it. The rest of the story, you might say, is history. Besides making stuff, I like going to concerts, taking pictures and spending time with my family and friends. I also love to spoil my two fluffy pooches Marley and Razzy. I’m a Go-to-Gal for Paper Crafts magazine. Besides Paper Smooches, I also contribute to design teams for some other manufacturers. I also have what has become a small hobby of a being an extra. I've been an extra in three movies.

Blog: Laurie Schmidlin

Hi, my name is Laurie Schmidlin. I live in Southwest Montana on a cattle ranch with my husband and four children. When I'm not homeschooling our kids or helping my husband out on the ranch, you will most likely find me locked away in my stamp room! Since discovering stamping 14 years ago, I not only have found a passion for paper crafts but have developed many close friendships along the way! I love to stamp, but even more I love sharing my creations with others! Nothing says I care like handmade card!

Blog: Kalyn Kepner

Hi, I’m Kalyn! I live in a small town in Pennsylvania working as a marketing specialist. When I’m not at work or spending time with my friends, you can find me sitting at my craft desk making cards. Nothing makes me happier than creating - whether it’s a card, scrapbook page or DIY project. Over the last 4 years of my paper-crafting journey, stamping has become a huge love of mine and I am so honored to be a part of the Paper Smooches team!

Blog: Emily Leiphart

Hi, I'm Emily! I live in Toronto, Canada, with my husband and our very energetic three-year-old son. Before our son was born, I worked as a research analyst for several large firms and also as a freelance makeup artist. I love traveling to see beauty everywhere in the world. One of my favourite places to visit is Italy after my husband worked there for a year. We have been studying Italian for years with the hope of retiring there someday. Not only am I a published paper crafter, I am also a published make-up artist so a lot of my paper crafting inspiration comes from fashion and editorials. I’ve designed for several stamp manufacturers in the industry and I am super excited to be joining the Paper Smooches design team!

Blog: Laura Bassen

I’m a wife and mother to five busy kids living in central Illinois. I love to escape from my sink full of dirty dishes to my crafty corner. Years ago, I studied graphic design, but now card making has become my passion. I'm so excited to be joining the Paper Smooches team!

Blog: Ashley Marcu

My name is Ashley and I live in a suburb of Seattle Washington with my husband and three young energetic kids. I've been crafting since I was a little girl and was thrilled to stumble in to card making after the birth of my first child in 2007. I would define my style somewhere between cute and trendy. I love to keep things simple but I also love layers. I have been published multiple times in Paper Crafts magazine and was crowned Stamping Royalty in 2012. When I'm not creating or running around trying to be super Mom you can find me outside gardening or watching soccer and football.

Blog: JJ Bolton

Hi, I'm JJ Bolton! I'm originally from Hawaii but now live in northern Virginia with my husband and twin sons! I got into paper crafting by accident in 2010 when my husband bought me a Silhouette as a gift. I started off making party favors but quickly discovered the world of card making! Since then, it's become an addiction. I still love my Silhouette, but I'm also a big fan of manual dies. My projects tend to be on the CAS side and I love bright colors! I've been lucky to have been published in Paper Crafts magazine and have been a part of some really fun design teams. I'm super excited to be a part of the amazing Paper Smooches team!!

Blog: Pamela Ho

My name is Pamela and I'm currently working by day and studying by night. I live in Vancouver, Canada so it's always good to have a crafty hobby during those rainy days. Aside from working in my crafty corner, I can be found in coffee shops or hanging out with friends. I am so excited to be joining the Paper Smooches team!

Blog: Michele Boyer

Hi, I’m Michele. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and two busy kids. I’ve always been into some sort of craft but for the past ten years or so, my focus has been on paper and stamps. I love to color too! I’m so excited, and honored, to be a member of the Paper Smooches team!

Blog: Jocelyn Olson

I live in South Dakota with my husband and our two kids. My sweet and creative daughter (Leni) is eight, and my hot-rodding, funny son (Levi) is four. I was a professor for over 10 years, but since my son was born, I’ve worked as a consultant for states on Federal education and special education programs. I got into papercrafting when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter was born, and I thought it would be a good idea to make 75 handmade birth announcements. J Even though I was tying ribbons on announcements at 2am with a newborn on my lap, I really loved working with papers and stamps. I am primarily a card maker, although I love to make all kinds of projects, both traditional and hybrid. Currently, I am on the Glitz Digital and the Scraptastic Club Design Teams, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine and CARDS Magazine. I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Paper Smooches team--I’ve been a fan since the first release!

Kay Miller

Hi, I’m Kay Miller. I live in Southern Missouri with my husband and two great kids. I first discovered stamping about 20 years ago when I wandered into a small stamping store in Anacortez, WA, while visiting my grandfather. I spent all of my traveling money, and got in trouble for staying too long in the store, but by then, it was too late, I had fallen head over hills. I spent many years in the digital scrapbooking industry creating digital page kits for my own personal website and for the paper industry. and participating on several creative teams for other designers. After completely burning out trying to come up with new designs, I quit, and rediscovered my love for stamping and card making, and started blogging. Along with card making, I also enjoy photography and creating whimsical Christmas ornaments with polymer clay. I am beyond thrilled to be on the creative team for one of my all time favorite stamp companies, Paper Smooches!