Meet the Krazy Kreations Design Team! These talented designers bring you an individual blog post each week and provide inspiration in our monthly challenges.
Annette Crawford - Aliso Viejo, CA
Design Team Coordinator
I have been crafting all my life, but have been paper crafting for about 30 years. I did a lot of scrapbooking when my two children were growing up, now that they are both in their 20’s I have moved on to card making, multi-media and coloring with watercolor pens and Copic markers. The crafting community has allowed me to meet some of my closest friends (we are all crazy in the same way) and when I moved from Michigan to California it gave me the opportunity to meet really fun and wonderful people in my new home state. I’m looking forward to working with Krazy Kreations and the new Design Team members.
Poli Rizco - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
I was trained as an actress & eventually found a home as a storyteller. By day I tell stories about art and artists. By night I craft. I have been making cards for about 26 years. I love to do collage / mixed media pieces. Sadly, I am not much of a scrapbooker - I think I need the instant gratification that card making brings. I craft to relax - it is my social outlet & it gives me energy.
Joyce Schmidt - Orlando, FL
After becoming ill and being forced to retire from teaching I found crafting as a way of finding purpose in my life again. Since then, I have realized I can do crafting and teach what I know all rolled into one! I haveparticipated on a design teams before andand absolutely loved the experience! I like to challenge the limits of my creativity by using new products and techniques. I enjoy using new products and quite often demo for my Thursday night group. (This wasthe case with the succulents card) I am a "newbie" to social media but love to learn and grow in every way so I'm willing to try anything once and twice if I like it!
Pam Watson - Cockeysville, MD
Hi, I’m Pam! I’m an Origami Owl Independent Designer, and when I’m not running my business, I’m in my craft room creating things! Crafting is my release from everyday stressors, and it gives me a creative outlet to express myself. I do all sorts of crafts, but mostly paper crafting such as card making. I also regularly create videos on YouTube to share process videos and tutorials, my reviews on products and events, as well as crafty hauls and discount information. I even have a Watercoloring with Zig Markers Video Tutorial featuring Krazy Kreations products that I did before they had a design team. I’m excited to join Krazy Kreations’ first Design Team and look forward to many projects I get to create and share with all of you.
Amanda Reichard - Herndon, VA
Crafting is in my genes. My grandfather had an entire shed dedicated to crafting. My mom crafted all the time when I was a kid and my dad was an amazing cross-stitcher and
more. From the time I was old enough to know what a ruler is, I had to use it to line up my drawings and other crafts. So, it probably does not surprise you that crafting is my “happy place”, where I find my Zen. It’s the one place I can go that makes all my worries, stresses--the entire world—go away. Simply put, I love it. The colors excite my senses; the papers entice my creativity; the tools electrify my brain; and, the projects invigorate my soul.