Announcing the Blitsy Creative Team!

Posted by Katy Weade

Getting to know you...

Hey Guys!

Let me tell you - when we recently put out a call for creatives we had no idea what to expect. 550+ applications later we found ourselves scouring through hundreds of Blogs and Social Media accounts. The amount of talent we saw was truly unbelievable! Narrowing it down to a small group literally took WEEKS. Our goal was to bring you a nice mix of crafting specialties and styles. We think we landed on a pretty amazing group! Please help us welcome the new Blitsy Creative Team. You can find them across the web using #blitsycreativeteam.

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Meghan Quinones

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Blitsy's resident crafter! Meghan is always whipping up fresh inspiration using products being sold at Blitsy that day.

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Morena Hockley

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I'm the kind of girl who would rather have paint on my fingers than have a manicure. As the Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, my husband and I strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to our four children.My passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces. I'm on several design teams, but the best place to find me is at my blog, Morena's Corner.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
A: I enjoy making home decor items, usually with a vintage feel to them. I also dabble in jewelry making. You can expect to see colorful, retro-inspired pieces from me, often made with upcycled finds!

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Morena's Corner | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter


Kim Dellow

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
A: Every day I am fully immersed in colour, shape and design and I love it! My name is Kim Dellow and I'm lucky enough to be able to make things all day and then share what I make and how I made them with people through the blogs and magazines that I write for. My creative journey started around 2007 and I've been freelancing for the craft industry since 2009. I live in a great city, London in the United Kingdom, with my partner and two six month old kittens who have kind of taken over our world. When I'm not arting or crafting I can be found taking in the sights and sounds of the city, I'm a city girl at heart.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
Foremost I'm a papercrafter, but I love stitching and arting too, so you will most likely get a mix of things from me! We have recently moved house so home decor might feature in a few projects too.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Blog | Instagram| Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Google+





Laurel Beard

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
A: Hi! My name is Laurel and I live in sunny Florida where it is HOT HOTHOT! I am a Christian, wife and mother of two! I love Coke products, not Pepsi. I am short and love to laugh. I like breakfast for dinner and I am huge fan of the Harry Potter series. I am afraid of heights but am married to a pilot. I was introduced to crafting a few years ago when I went to a friend's house and saw some weird contraption. I asked her what it was and she said it was a cuttlebug. I laughed at the name and then asked what it did. Then she started talking about stamps. Stamps? Like postage stamps? Who knew?!? From then on, I took to crafting and never looked back. I am primarily a card maker but everything now and then I get a little daring and create something else. I would define myself as a very clean and simple designer. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Blitsy team!

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
I'm primarily a card maker so you can expect to see lots of cards from me. I love incorporating techniques into my cards. I love distress products, embossing pastes, embossing folders, dies, stamps.. The works... I will be making lots of video tutorials showcasing all these fun things!

WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Paper Crafts by Laurel | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter



Francesca Stone

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I'm Francesca. The creative force behind Fall For DIY, a blog dedicated to creating a more interesting and beautiful world through making. i also write for several online interiors and fashion blogs all whilst managing a community of crafters on the handmade, bespoke marketplace Handmake Me. On the rare occasion I'm not getting stuck into a new project you'll find me mixing a fiery Bloody Mary and enjoying a Taco or two. A firm believer in wooly jumpers, it's my dream to finally knit one this year.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
I specialise in jewelry, fashion and interior tutorials. I like to use craft materials and everyday objects in unusual ways, so expect to see me making use of items from every subject range on Blitsy in ways that might surprise you.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Fall For DIY | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter


Stephanie Chan

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
A: My name is Steph and I blog at The Silly Pearl, where I write about crafting a home and making memories with my husband and twin girls. I've been crafting for most of my life thanks to my creative parents. I took a long hiatus through college, graduate school and the start of my career. But while planning our wedding, I made my veil, our invitations, and more, and it really helped to create a special touch for our day. After that, I couldn't stop creating! I even started a handmade bridal jewelry business for two years, until my girls came along. When they were finally able to understand "don't touch/don't eat that!" I was able to start crafting again. I started The Silly Pearl in 2010. I really enjoy writing tutorials to inspire others not just to make exactly what I made, but to take whatever little thing they learned from my tutorial and do their own thing! I'm so honored to be on the Blitsy team to share my crafts with you!

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
A: I love all kinds of crafts, which is one reason why I love Blitsy...they sell every kind of craft supply you can think of! I'll be doing a lot of sewing, home decor, jewelry, and handmade gift tutorials.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
The Silly Pearl | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Google+



Jenn DiMaria

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I'm a 30-something full-time Director of Marketing living about an hour outside of Philadelphia, PA. In my spare time, I hang out with my husband, our two cats and a dog, and (of course) yarn! I learned how to knit from my German grandmother when I was 11 years old, and I've been obsessed ever since. I picked up crocheting in college when my sorority proved to be craftier than I, and we donated our handmade hats to the American Cancer Society. That's what led into my little side business, which has kept me happily busy over the years. My favorite book is House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and I listen to all music except Top 40.

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
Mostly knit and crochet patterns, but I'm open to play around with other crafty items involving yarn, as well! I focus on fast, simple accessories that look great on everyone while also stretching your skills, regardless of your level. I'm a big fan of always making items that teach you something new because it makes your project more interesting and you'll be a better knitter or crocheter when you're done.

WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
JennLikesYarn | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook


Brenna Turner

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
A; I started cross-­stitching when I was seven. That moment I was introduced to the joy of making things. I have ventured into many crafts and I'm still determined to add more to my crafty resume (knitting is on my list.) I am always in search of anything vintage, the older the better, and pearls are my favorite accessory. Now, as a stay at home mom/ blogger I try to use my talents to better my family and save money, for example mending something instead of buying it new.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
Although I love anything crafty, I will be sharing mainly about my favorite craft, sewing.

WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Life After Laundry | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Google+



Tyra Babington

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
Hello my name is Tyra and I am a married mother of three living in the midwest. I blog at JustTyra, a landing spot for my personal creations and CraftSwag, where I share reviews of craft products and offer the occasional class. I have been a fan of most things handmade for quite some time now and I love how crafts and the creative process give me the chance to turn my everyday inspiration into something tangible.

Favorite Colors: Right now I'm loving yellow, white and gray.
Favorite Snack: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The END.
Favorite Team: Notre Dame Football (Go Irish!)
Extra: I only wear one contact lens :)

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD To SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
I love card making and paper crafting, but you may also find me sharing a little bit of everything else, including home decor, memory keeping, and maybe a little art journaling - so stay tuned!

WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
JustTyra | CraftSwag | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook | YouTube: Coming Super Soon!


Bernii Miller

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I have been a Scrapbooker for the last 10 years, but became a diehard memory keeper in the last 2 years in all forms. I love to scrapbook, play along with project life and complete mini albums about my everyday life and the special moments. I love the process of "playing" with my supplies so I tend to create layouts that usually involve a few steps. I wish I could be a simple scraper as I would get through my pile of photos so much faster, but playing and being creative is such a big part of my life. I also dabble in other crafty goodness like patchwork, embroidery, sewing and cross stitch. I live a creative life in every sense. If I can craft it make it myself I will.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
I am so excited to be able to share with you this term my scrapbooking process and perhaps be able to show some new ways to use the awesome products that you can
buy direct from the awesome Blitsy sales. I am always looking at ways to stretch my stash so can't wait to show you how I do that especially with my punches , dies, 6x6 paper pads and flowers. Yep I LOVE florals at the moment and always try and sneak some in on my layouts.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Weekend At Berniis | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook



Aimee Dow

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
Hi, I'm Aimee and I live in a country town in Australia with my husband and our tonkinese cat, Mica. Growing up I used to think I didn't have a creative bone in my body. It wasn't until I got married and I was searching for a way to tell our family story, that I discovered a love of scrapbooking. I start project life the day I got married and page scraping the year after that. From there it kind of snowballed in to all kinds of arts and crafts. I have had the great honour of working with some really fantastic brands and serve on some amazing design teams. Being asked to join the Blitsy Creative Team was a new personal high point. I am really looking forward to bringing you lots of DIY projects and inspirational ways to memory keep.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
Paper is my specialty. Project Life, Scrapbooking and cards are all part of my daily repertoire, but paper is so versatile and scrapbooking companies are always coming up with new and innovative products that can be applied to nearly any corner of your life, so maybe a few tutorials on gift wrapping, festive decor and a few DIYs thrown in for good measure.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Betwixt & Between | Instagram | Pinterest



Jennifer Snyder

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Q: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I have been crafting for many years. In addition to this amazing opportunity for Blitsy, I am honored to be on the Design Team for Prima Marketing as well as FabScraps, Flying Unicorns and Maja Design and 2Crafty Chipboard. I do indeed stay busy.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU HERE AT BLITSY?
I enjoy creating videos, but believe video tutorials need to be short and concise. I also love to create home decor and altered items as well as tags and cards. Like many folks around the world, I am indulging my passion for the sweet Julie Nutting doll stamps and their versatility.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU BEING CRAFTY?
Scrap Escape | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter