My name is Maureen, or Mo for short. I’m a wife, a mom of two, a Registered Nurse, the eldest of three daughters, and a daughter of two amazing parents! I live in Washington state, thirty minutes north of Seattle.
My creative adventure started with the love of writing as a child, which led me to a translation of what was in my head to art you can touch, feel and interpret as your own. I love creating things with my hands and I especially love scrapbooking. I feel life is a feast for the senses and I live my life by really living in the moment and paying attention to the sight, sound, touch, taste all around me and translating them to emotions.
It seems like I’ve been artsy my whole life. I’ve been in love with art ever since I was little and writing my name on the floorboards with a crayon. With a supportive family, I’ve been able to dabble in whatever catches my fancy. I’m drawn to scrapbooking and mixed media and I love to blur the line between the two. Any day when I can get my fingers messy is a good day. I love experimenting with tried-and-true techniques and giving them my very own spin.
Carole, also known as Cassel in the digital scrapbooking world, is a French Canadian who was born in Montreal but has lived in New Brunswick with her husband for almost 30 years. She has been an avid Paintshop Pro user for ten years and has taught digital scrapbooking online and in-person to hundreds of PSP users.
Over the years, she has written hundreds of tutorials and since opening the Scrapbook Campus two years ago, she has converted the plain written tutorials into multimedia ones, including videos and detailed guidebooks.
Roni (Veronica) Johnson, from Albion, Indiana, is a lifelong artist and the author of the daily rubber stamping and altered arts blog Ink Stains with Roni. She’s also the author of the book Teach Yourself Visually – Collage & Altered Arts. Like her blog, the book is a technique oriented book that encompasses a wide variety of projects, mediums and areas.
In addition to the blog and collage book, Roni designs for various manufacturers and retail companies in the rubber stamping and altered art world. Her artwork has been in many rubber stamping and altered art magazines, has been used in product advertisements, and has been used for online projects and at natio
Hello, my name is Christina and I’m based in the United Kingdom. I’m married for the second time and we have four grown up daughters between us. I’ve always done some kind of crafting for most of my life and my kids used to love the drawings I made for them and added to the fridge door.
In 2009, I started Card Making Magic, which is my pride and joy, and then decided to join Blog Land with Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls in 2012. Both of them have now become my day job and give me a lot of pleasure. I’m looking forward to teaching at The Art Studio @ Scrapbook News and Review, giving the best lessons that I can, and getting to know all of you better.
Jennifer Matott is a mixed media artist and scrapbooker from Upstate New York. She loves to play with materials and media and has a BFA in Sculpture and Painting, of which elements from her education cross into the realm of her artwork.
She has been scrapbooking and creating mixed media art for over 15 years and her pages lean toward the dramatic. She loves experimenting with papers and pushing the limits of what is traditionally done. Distressing, inking, paints and texture are a constant in her work. She also believes that mixed media allows her to get creative with imagery and create a 3-D effect using a variety of media.
Her love of texture leads her t
I’m Tezra, but my friends call me Tez. I’m sitting in front of my computer in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. So remote that some of my neighbors don’t even have the internet. I’m thankful every day that I do. I’ll admit to being a bit addicted to social media, but my biggest passion is creating.
A few years ago, I created a blog named supermombyday and my 10 year old was pretty stoked because it made me sound like a superhero with a regular boring alias during the day. My daytime alias is anything but boring as I homeschool four incredible children from 7 to 13 years old. I also cook, organize, clean, drive, create projects, play games and wel
If you can’t find me in the kitchen, I’m in my scraproom. My style is a little of this and a little of that. I mostly stick to scrapbooking, however I also dabble in mixed media and home decor.
My creations have been published in a couple e-zines as well as Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. I joined the fabulous group of staffers at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine in January 2012.
Several years ago, I was introduced to stamping at a home party. I was immediately hooked and have been creating with stamps ever since then. Once I discovered blogging, a whole new world came into view. I found wonderful stamp stores and paper stores I had never know existed and made amazing friendships throughout the process. I’ve also enjoyed being on several design teams. After all, what can be more fun than creating for your favorite stamp stores? My style of card making constantly changes because I love to try new things and mix it up a bit.
Last but not least, I’ve been blessed with an awesome husband and two wonderful children, who completely support my pap
I envy most paper crafters. You read their bios and blogs and they talk about growing up with artsy, creative people who loved to get down with crafting and taught them everything they know. (I was raised by a family of non-crafty accountants.) And they talk about taking all kinds of art classes in high school. (My high school was for nerds. International business nerds to be exact. Art wasn’t an option.) And they talk about dabbling in this and that and being able to pick up a craft in a snap. (Nope, not me. Add to that a perfectionist attitude and not much extra time on my hands and it all added up to a big old art-less, creative-less existence.) See, lots to envy! Until...
I love to create anything with paper and to say that I’m addicted to this hobby would be an understatement! It’s so rewarding to make something truly handmade from the heart. I have a passion for making scrapbook pages, cards, mini albums and altered art projects. I love teaching classes that inspire others with lots of exciting products, ideas and techniques. I’m an experienced scrapbook instructor and have taught at stores, schools and scrapbooking conventions, and I’m so excited to share my classes online here at The Art Studio @ Scrapbook News and Review.
My work has been published in various print magazines both in the U.S. and Canada, and you can read
Donna fell in love with art and her husband in high school. A lot has changed in the last 20+ years but these two loves remain the same. A mixed media artist at heart, Donna loves to experiment with “cross-crafting.” She loves to sew, knit, paint and draw, but she especially loves paper crafting.
Donna sees the beauty that surrounds her in everyday life, from a dusty wood floor to a frilly piece of lace and you’ll see Donna blending contrasting elements together to create her “Girlie Grunge” look. Donna teaches technique heavy classes and if you go to her website you can see her products so you can prepare for her classes.
After a small introduction to desig