Memory Box Design Team

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler

Stamping With Bibiana

Hello, my name is Bibiana I was born in Colombia, South America. I grew up between Mexico and France and currently live in California, where I discovered the Art of Scrapbooking, Mix Media and Card Making. As long as I can remember, my two worlds have been Languages and Arts. Nowadays, I teach French and Spanish and work as an interpreter/translator. In the world of Arts, I have ventured into all sorts of crafts from crochet, knitting, and refinishing furniture to scrapbooking, mix media, pastel and acrylic painting. I started cardmaking and teaching in 2008 and received an invitation to join the Memory Box design team. I write two foreign language blogs for them- "Un Brin de Créativité" in French and "A crear se dijo!" in Spanish. Stamping is a wonderful hobby. It has made me extremely happy, has been a door to wonderful opportunities of growth, and has given me the chance to meet real nice and sweet people from all sorts of backgrounds that share this same passion...like YOU! I hope that you find something inspiring through what I like to do!

 

Anne Thompson

I am a native Mainer living in my family home and helping to care for my aging parents. I retired several years ago from a career as a teacher/school library media specialist. I discovered rubber stamping about ten years ago and started teaching card-making classes soon after. Unfortunately, my local stamp store closed about a year ago, the last one in the area. I still teach occasional classes for a group of dedicated stampers who have continued to meet every Monday as well as seasonal card classes at the town Senior Center. I have been on the Memory Box Design Team for a while now and have really fallen in love with dies and stencils. I enjoy making books and three-dimensional constructions that incorporate many different materials and techniques and have recently begun to add fabric into the mix. I strive to create something every day, even if it's just a sketch in my journal, an ATC, a tag, or a pleasing arrangement of "stuff" on a side table. The mixed media sign I made that hangs next to my worktable sums up my goals: "Create Art, Dream Big, and Inspire Others".

 

Jean Okimoto

Jean Okimoto

Jean's blog posts

I've enjoyed creating with Dave Brethauer's designs for 12 great years – and have taught over 400 Memory Box classes in Seattle. My husband and I love living in the northwest with our three cocker spaniels – chocolates Peppermint Patty and Taffy, and beige Sage the rescue pup. My previous life included a career in consumer products and foodservice sales to a wide range of accounts and industries. I'm privileged to teach at Impress throughout the year and appreciate my loyal following of wonderful students and the great friendships that have evolved. My design plan works backwards – imagine the result, then find the perfect Memory Box products, colors and techniques to achieve it. I love sharing my ideas with you and hope they'll inspire you to create something special today!

 

Donna Sledzik

Donna Sledzik

Donna's blog posts

Hello, my name is Donna! I live in the northeast with my husband, and have three grown children. I have been actively crafting for most of my life and started teaching classes 18 years ago. I began teaching decorative painting and have since moved onto rubber stamping and paper crafts. I am honored to have been chosen to be on the Memory Box design team and have a chance to work with such amazing products. In fact, these products have become a staple in my card making classes!

 

Laura Fulcher

Hi! My name is Laura, and I am an admitted craftaholic. I grew up as a Navy brat and had the wonderful opportunity to live in multiple states as well as the Philippines and England. Currently, I am an East Coast woman and live just outside of Washington DC. Besides stamping, I really enjoy travel, reading, visiting museums, finding new coffee houses, and watching baseball. Go Nationals! I started stamping in 1996 when I walked into a stamp store in Albuquerque and was taught about this wonderful thing called "embossing." I have a particular fondness for coloring, whether it is using pencils, Copics, watercolor paints, or good old fashioned crayons. I teach several classes a month at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, VA and really enjoy meeting new people with the same creative interests as myself. I feel incredibly blessed and grateful to be a part of the Memory Box team with the chance to create with their beautiful dies and stamps.

 

Michelle2

Hello there! My name is Michelle Bala. I'm a native New Yorker! My husband three kiddos are my biggest fans. I have been crafting for years. It started as a young girl with my mom, who taught me a lot. But card making was something I  stumbled on in 2010 when I googled handmade cards. I was hooked! My stash of stamps and dies has been growing ever since! Joining Memory Box Company is a dream come true! Hope you enjoy all that I create.

 

Vicki

Vicki Finger

Twinkling Paper Studio

Hello there!  My name is Vicki Finger and I live about an hour north of Dallas, Texas near Lake Texoma.  We just moved back to Texas last year after an 8.5-year stint in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I started my blog, Twinkling Paper Studio, on July 31st of 2015.  I just celebrated my 4th anniversary of blogging last month.  I have been paper crafting for 20+ years in the form of scrapbooking Creative Memories Style, but I love the more instant gratification of card-making.  I’m a wife of 35+ years, a Mom to three girls, and Mimi to 12 grandkids and 2 Great-Grands.  Life is good!  I am over the moon to join Memory Box as a Design Team Member!  My personal blogging style is more conversational although I try to include the technical details you need replicate what I make.  I love to incorporate gold and bling wherever I can!   I hope you’ll be inspired by my work!

 

 

Trina

Trina Pham

Phamtastic Design

Hello there! My name is Trina Pham and I live in Canada with my husband. Unlike many crafters who have been crafting in some shape or form most of their lives, I accidentally discovered this incredible hobby at a time when l needed a positive outlet. I'm sure like most paper crafters, heat embossing hooked me. But it was not until 2016 when my passion for it grew and I started blogging. You can find me at Phamtastic Design. I did all kinds of paper crafting (cards, scrapbooking, 3-D items, tags, etc), but now I stick to cards. My cards are mostly clean and simple (CAS), but I will explore and try anything. I am honoured and thrilled to join the Memory Box design team. I look forward to working with their incredible products and sharing my creations.