Go-to Gals

Teri Anderson started scrapbooking when she was a teenager. Paper crafting came after she moved to a small town where she didn't know anyone. It was at the local scrapbook store that she stumbled upon a book on card making with scrapbook supplies. The bug bit and the rest is history. Teri has worked with a number of manufacturers over the years. She currently serves on design teams for Paper Smooches, Technique Tuesday, Avocado Arts, and Simple Stories. Besides paper crafting, Teri loves to spend time with family and friends, going to the beach, and taking pictures. She also loves attending concerts. She's been to more than 50. The highlight was seeing the Rolling Stones with her father. Teri also has what has become a small hobbyworking as an extra in the movies!

Heather Campbell lives outside of Seattle with her family and is a degreed Chemist turned Manufacturing Engineer. While she's always been crafty and dabbled in both digital and physical scrapbooking, she didn't start making cards until early 2011 when she decided she needed a hobby that she could do with limited amounts of time and minimal space while not being too messy. Obviously Heather had no idea what she was getting into! She is currently on the Avery Elle and Fresh Squeezed Stamps design teams. She loves anything cutesy, especially polka dots and bows. When she's not at work, enjoying her family, or paper crafting, you might just find her dancing on a treadmill.

 

Kimberly Crawford is a former elementary school teacher who rediscovered her passion for paper crafting when she began staying home with her son. Her husband, being the reason she discovered her passion in the first place, is incredibly supportive and does not say much about all the supplies that she has accumulated. She currently designs for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and has been a proud member of many design teams in the past. When she isn't creating, Kimberly loves to golf, take photographs, play the piano, and bake, which she recently found out is her way of procrastinating. Her family, cat included, are former Minnesotans now living on the edge of a cornfield in eastern Iowa.

Kim Kesti is a self-proclaimed paper crafting addict. Her favorite thing to do is retreat to her cozy craft space and dive into new projects. She describes her style as bright, bold and a little bit funky. Kim started playing with paper when the scrapbooking craze was in full swing and was entered into the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2005. After accumulating quite a bunch of supplies, she turned to card making and altered projects to get more mileage from her stash. Since then, paper crafting has become her first love. In addition to paper crafting, Kim also enjoys knitting, hand stitching, photography and organizing her scrappy space. She feels very blessed in her life and considers being a Paper Crafts Go-to Gal a "dream job".

Laina Lamb lives outside of Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Steve and their three rowdy and loveable boys. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, she designed retail stores and malls for over ten years. While taking a career break to raise her sons, Laina discovered the world of paper crafting and instantly fell head over heels in love. This passion for storytelling and art helped transition her into a freelance graphic designer in the craft industry. Laina has designed everything from paper to cutting cartridges. As a former Dream Team Member for Creating Keepsakes, Laina looks forward to sharing more of her simple and graphic approach to scrapbooking and paper crafts. When she’s not at her desk creating, Laina likes to enjoy long dinners out with friends, watch live local bands, and travel, especially if it involves a cruise ship or a warm sandy beach!

Betsy Veldman is a small town girl who loves to paper craft. She has a history of design education and has always had a job doing something creative. From home decor to floral designer, she is now happy to be home with her children, doing what she enjoys most -paper crafting. Patterned paper and stamps are her two biggest paper crafting loves. When she's not playing with her paper and stamps, teaching classes at her local scrapbook store or creating for Papertrey Ink, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. As a family they love to ride bikes, play at the park, go geocaching and eat out whenever possible (less time cooking - more time paper crafting!) Betsy and her family live in a small town in Northwest Iowa.

Laura Williams is an artsy girl who adores bright, cheery colors, polka dots, and bold, clean design. Laura's family encouraged creativity throughout her childhood, and she explored ceramic arts, painting, writing, and photography, which led her to a college degree in Art Education. As a teenager, Laura began paper crafting with her mom, and it continues to be an activity they enjoy together. In addition to paper crafting, Laura loves to bake, decorate (and of course, eat) sweet treats. Laura attempts crafty projects with her two little boys as often as she can drag them away from their Legos and army men. She also has a serious obsession with reorganizing closets and cabinets, which causes her husband (and occasionally, Laura herself) to never find anything!

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