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

It’s a privilege to create and teach with Dave Brethauer’s designs!  Our family – including 2 cocker spaniels – loves living in Washington, where MemoryBoxCo began.  Life previously revolved around careers in consumer products and institutional sales.  I’ve taught hundreds of classes and now design and sell class kits thru Impress in Seattle and Stamps+Memories in Hawaii.  Teaching rewards me with a loyal following of great students and lasting friendships. I hope that connection continues thru class kits and social media. The design plan is simple – imagine the result, then work backwards to find the perfect Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products to create it.  I love sharing ideas with you – and hope you’re inspired to create something special with our designs.  You can also find me on Instagram- @jeanokimoto

 

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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! You can also find me on Instagram- @donnasled

 

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. I started stamping in 1996 when I walked into a stamp store 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 love to teach stamping classes 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. You can also follow me on Instagram- @stampjournal

 

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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.

 

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Jennifer Svare

Papercrafting Adventures

Hi! My name is Jennifer Svare, I live near Sandpoint, Idaho with my awesome husband of 25 years.  We have two grown daughters and a son-in-law.  We love spending time with our three dogs (Kasha, Baloo, and Chewy), and Sushi the cat is never far from the craft table.  Crafting has always been a big part of who I am. My journey has included fused glass kiln work, stained glass, knitting, sewing- anything crafty!  Once I discovered die cutting, all other crafts have been collecting dust.  I absolutely love making cards, playing with color, and learning new techniques with dies and paper. The fresh, inspiring designs from Memory Box keep me fueled with ideas, and I love giving the handmade gifts and cards created.  I'm so honored to share inspiration along the way, and encourage others to create, give, and have fun!

 

 

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Trina Pham

Phamtastic Design

Hello there!  My name is Trina Pham and I live in Canada with my amazingly supportive husband.  I never grew up doing much arts and crafts, so it was a happy surprise when I discovered paper crafting, in particular card making, and it became an addiction <cough> I mean a passion. 😂   My style is mostly clean and simple (CAS), but I don’t like to limit myself and love to learn and try new things.  I am honoured to be designing for Memory Box and hope to inspire you with my creations using their incredible products.  You can also find me on Instagram- @phamtastic_design

 

 

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Angie Cimbalo

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My name is Angie Cimbalo and I’m a semi-retired school music teacher living in Texas. I live with my wonderful husband and my sweet goldendoodle pup. When I’m not crafting, I’m having tons of fun helping music students and their directors in schools in the area. My husband and I have 4 adult children, 5 grandchildren with 1 more on the way. I’ve enjoyed crafting my whole life and after retiring, I discovered paper crafting and card making and I was immediately hooked! I often create clean and simple designs but I also love trying new techniques. I am thrilled to join the Memory Box design team and look forward to sharing my projects with you. Please visit me on Instagram- @macimbalo and my new YouTube channel where I have just started making videos.