Design Team

2020 Dare 2B Artzy Design Team!

We are so excited to introduce you to our wonderful design team. You are going to love their range of styles and inspiration. They all have a passion for crafting and sharing what they love. Please visit their blogs to get inspired!

 

Kendra – Wisconsin (Lead Designer)

My name is, Kendra Sand, I live in Wisconsin with my high school sweetheart and our two fun energetic kids!!! I’m a SAHM in winter and work landscaping in summer! I have a passion for flowers!! As well as crafting! I started scrapping 20 years ago as both my husband and I raced at a local race track and I wanted to keep track of our wins and photos. From that it grew into a HUGE obsession! I started scrapping everything and then just over 13 years ago got into making all my own cards! My day is not complete, unless I am able to sit down in my craft area for a while to do something crafty! I love inspiring others. I have a wide range of styles depending on my mood and the products being used. Sometimes it can be clean and simple or cutesy or chic! I just love to create!
Blog: Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jksand2001/

Melody – Ohio

Hi!  I am Melody Blake, and I live in Pataskala, Ohio, with my craft-enabling husband of thirty-eight years.  We have two grown sons and have enjoyed many adventures related to the amazingly diverse interests and careers of these two fabulous young men!  I discovered the Dare 2B Artzy stamps at a local scrapbook store about a year ago, and it was love at first sight!  Since I have recently retired after thirty-seven years as an educator (reading specialist, second grade teacher, and supervisor of talented and gifted programs), I have some time to play!  The D2BA stamps and papers make creating so much fun, and I am elated to be joining the design team!  Happy crafting!
Blog: melodyblake.blog     
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melody_blake/             

Tasha - Wisconsin

 Hi everyone, I’m Tasha Jorgensen. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two adorable little doggies. In my free time I enjoy paper crafting, traveling, drawing, and I love going to musicals! My craft style ranges from clean and simple to one uniquely my own. I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember and I am so excited to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy design team!

 

Blog: craftypinkpixie.com    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crafty_pink_pixie/

 

Avra - Ohio

I am a stay at home mom, although my two kids are “grown and flown”; and I am enjoying the empty nest with my husband of almost 30 years. I have been a scrapbooker or cardmaker since my kids were very young. I spend most of my spare time stamping, coloring, learning new techniques, and making cards. I love socializing with some amazing crafters I have had the good fortune to meet – both online and in person. They truly are some of the best people! I am honored to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy team of kind, creative women!

Blog: https://avrasblog.blogspot.com/       

      

Tonya - Colorado

Hi I’m Tonya Meyer. I live in Denver, Colorado. I’m married to my wonderful husband and we have two dogs and a cat. I work for a Spanish Language TV & Radio group as a Business Operations Manager. I’ve been with the company for 28 years. It basically pays for my crafting habit; fur-kids chew toys, catnip and hubby’s Star Wars collectables. When I met my husband, I was a casual crafter with a mild interest in stamping. Through a friend of my husband’s (who I may have stalked on Facebook until she became my friend), I discovered Copic markers and at that point I was hooked. I’ve had full-set syndrome ever since, LOL! My card style is on the bold and colorful side. Bright, pretty colors and shiny things make me happy what can I say. On any given day1I1enjoy escaping to my craft space to play with alcohol inks, markers, stamps, stencils, dies and watercolors. Sharing my love of paper crafting with others is such a great feeling and I believe that you’ll never 2nd a better crafting community than Dare 2B Artzy! I am excited to be back and looking forward to sharing lots of Dare 2B Artzy goodness!!

Blog: https://kraftyenchantments.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m3yergirl/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/m3yergirl  

Teri – Arizona

Hello everyone, I’m Teri. I live in the warm, sunny and beautiful state of Arizona. I’m the wife of an amazing man for 27 years now, and the mother of a grown son, whom I will always consider to be my baby.

I have been in the creative industry for as long as I can remember. It’s all I know, and I’m not happy unless I’m creating. I’ve been retired from Art Directing for a few years now, but being crafty is something that I will never retire from! I have a passion for paper crafting and cardmaking. I specialize in three-dimensional cards and also pattern mixing. I love combining patterns that most wouldn’t combine, and making them look amazing!

When it comes to being creative, it seems that I can never be busy enough!

Blog: https://mipapierfetiche.wixsite.com/website

Youtube: https://youtu.be/_vHRjoXIY6A

 

Danielle - Virginia

Hi, I’m Danielle! My hope is that I create content that inspires your creativity 💕 ... I recently celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with Hubs and we’re preparing for our only child to transition into high school ... I have a new fur baby (Sheltie) who is thee cutest puppy ... I earn a living as an IT Manager (Enterprise Cloud) for one of the world’s largest financial institutions ... I have a LOVE for making cards and my first iteration of my blog began when I was on bed rest during my pregnancy with the kid (our rainbow after the storm)🌈👶 ... I love watching Hallmark & Lifetime movies ... I am a fan of Alexandria House books ... I love to meal prep ... I have a love/hate relationship with both my row machine and treadmill ... I’m almost embarrassed to say that I recently discovered that I get my daily water intake (8 oz/hour) by using my reminder app to ring on the hour/every hour 🤷🏽‍♀️... [and] I’m happy to be here and excited to share my creativity.

Blog: https://parentingandpapercrafts.com    

Instagram: https://instagram.com/DanielleASB 

Youtube: https://bit.ly/DanielleASB 

Facebook: https://Facebook.com/ParentingandPapercrafts

 

Jen - Arizona

Hi there! My name is Jennifer Schoolcraft, but most people call me Jen. In the world of cardmaking social media, I am my crafty alter ego, Jenlee. This name is actually a combination of my first and middle names, Jennifer Lee. I live in beautiful Gilbert, Arizona where the summers are HOT and the winters are a little less hot. I am married and have three sons ranging in age from 8 to 29. I have enjoyed some form of creativity all of my life but was introduced to cardmaking about 4 years ago and have been obsessed ever since! My favorite supply would be water (ha, ha) but really I love anything that reacts with water! I love to create in many different styles of cardmaking but would say that I'm a little bit of clean and a little bit of dirty (or busy). I am so excited to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy team and can't wait to inspire you as well as be inspired by YOU!

Blog:   https://jenlee2017.wordpress.com/ 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/jenleeschoolcraft/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenleeschoolcraft

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JenleeHolder

 

Helen - Ohio

Hello! I am Helen. I live in Ohio with my wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. I am a stay-home mom and also a volunteer transtalor for a couplecof non-profit ministries. We love camping, hiking, lakes and beaches. I am in love with crafts since I was at school. I love Bible journaling, card-making, scrapbooking, art journaling, ATC, DIY projects, wood burning and sewing. I would love to learn new things. I an a coffee and dark chocolate lover!

Blog:    https://www.helengullett.com 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/helengdesigns 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-gVkOO8hxCzSNWOoa_q8A 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helengdesigns 

 

Carrie - Idaho

I started stamping over 20 years ago. I wanted to make Christmas cards. That's when I was bit with the rubber stamping bug!  It was not long after that I turned my hobby into a part time job. I started teaching classes, making cards to sell, demonstrating at large events, teaching classes at expos, helping other turn their hobby into a part time job, I started a blog and then a YouTube channel.  I have also been hired to design and create ensembles  of projects for birthday parties and weddings. And now my part time job is full time, and I feel so blessed to do what I love everyday.  Creating with paper and stamps is my passion, my talent and my gift. I also have a heart for this community of paper crafters, how lucky we are to all be a part of something that brings us so much joy. And when ever I get the chance I love to show others that they too can express themselves artistically through paper crafting even if they don't feel like they are an artist.  Beside creating with paper, I am also a wife and mother of two girls. I home school my kids, by choice, before it was required.  My husband is about to retire from the military after 30 years of service.  We currently enjoy playing with our new puppy, doing projects around the house, going camping in our RV,  and spending time with our parents who live nearby.  

Blog: https://www.carriestamps.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carrierhoades 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/carrierhoades

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carrierhoadesstamps

 

Tracy – California

Hi, I am Tracy Weinzapfel. I live in San Diego, CA and what you see, is what you get. I put it all out there every day. I am a Freelance Designer/Artist and the Education Coordinator for DecoArt, Inc. Life is full of color and inspiration every day. I live life with a creative edge and know that art is my calling. Most days you can find me in my art studio using all types of mediums, lots of bright colors, stamps and more to create mixed media pieces that capture life’s precious and ever-changing moments. I love to share my passion for art and have a unique and personal style to challenge others to find their creative side. I love my collaboration with Dare 2B Artzy who brings my illustrations to life with the Totally Tracy Stamp Collection!

You can see more of my life and work on my blog: tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/blog/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twstudios/