Our Team

LouAnn Hunt – Owner

My creative journey started in the world of tole/decorative painting, resulting in The Wooden Nickel and off the grid living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.¬† In 2015, I discovered the world of scrapbooking, junk journaling and cardmaking and love to create for friends and family. There are just not enough hours in the day! ūüôā¬† My husband, Paul and I now live in New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment.¬† While our two children are grown with families of their own, we still have four children at home ‚Äď two horses and two dogs ūüôā You can visit ButterBeeScraps YouTube channel to see the wonderful creations there along with several free tutorials.

Kathy Clement – Guest Designer

Kathy Clement is shamelessly addicted to beautiful papers, embellishments, dies, flowers, ribbons and anything to do with the wonderful world of papercrafting.   Her mother first taught her how to create a card using folded paper and crayons at the age of 4.  She has never grown tired of it, although her supplies have certainly had an upgrade.  For many years, mothering and homeschooling five beautiful children was her full time occupation.  Once the chicks left the nest, she rediscovered her passion for paper, and Kathy by Design was born in 2010.  In addition to selling custom handcrafted paper art in her Kathy by Design Etsy shop, she enjoys the privilege of serving on several design teams.  Her style is decidedly vintage/shabby chic with lots of layering, embellishments, ribbons and mixed media techniques to create beautiful textures and dimension. Primarily known as a cardmaker, she also loves to create mini albums, mixed media art, canvases, altered art and even scrapbook layouts. Her most recent crafting obsession is designing interactive folios. You may follow her work and find links to all her social media outlets on her website at http://www.kathybydesign.com.    Her heart to educate and inspire others to discover and develop the joy of creating with paper led her to create a YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/kwclement) with over 100 free videos and tutorials.  Married to her darling husband Dale for 43+ years, she lives in the charming southern town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina where she delights in passing on her love for crafting to 3 lovely granddaughters.

Gina Wiseman – Design Team

Gina joined our Design Team this year, 2019 and we are thrilled to have her on the team! Gina describes herself as a ‚Äúgypsy spirit trying to find the balance between my wandering soul that longs for new adventures and the need for a permanent creative space.‚ÄĚ

Gina’s creative journey began with oil painting, rubber stamping and card making . A few years ago she began to dabble in mixed media and junk journals. She loves being able to create something as beautiful as it is functional and so began her love for journal making. She is passionate about food, nature, music and crafting. Gina moved to the UK over 10 years ago with her husband, Paul. In their free time Gina and Paul enjoy the English countryside on long walks with their lovely dog Daisy.

Gina currently designs for LoveJunkJournals and ButterBeeScraps. You can find Gina on her YouTube channel and her website, The Firefly Studio 67.

Marina Wilson – Design Team

We are so excited to have Marina back as a 2019 ButterBeeScraps Design Team member! Many of you know here creative talent and those who haven’t met Marina are in for a treat.

Marina is a stay-at-home mom of 3 amazing little boys ‚Äď 2 of them with Autism.¬† Her boys are Xavier (5), Xander (4) and Xion (2).¬† Marina has been crafting for over 14 years but has only been a part of the online community for 2 years.¬† She uses many forms of craft as mediums for expression, including painting, crochet and cooking.¬† She discovered the world of paper crafting 2 years ago, and it opened a whole new world of possibilities‚Ķshe‚Äôs learned how to create journals, mini albums, jewelry and much more.¬† The inspiration is never ending and with it comes opportunities.¬† She‚Äôs become a part of amazing communities of incredible women and men.¬† Marina wants to learn and expand on what she can do, and always finds ways to improve and grow.¬† Discovering metal was one of the the most enjoyable things she came upon while exploring the craft world.¬† She has come to love incorporating metal into many of her projects, and truly enjoys sharing her creations with the community.¬† She aspires to be like many of the great ladies on her team.

Marina can be found on many social sharing sites, including YouTube, Etsy, Pinterest, and her blog ūüôā

Monique Mason – Guest Designer

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Monique has a Mechanical Engineering background with 14 years of professional work experience.¬† She has one son, who is now over 22 years old, and lives in beautiful British Columbia with the love of her life.¬† Monique’s creative journey started with scrapbooking in 2010, and has quickly expanded into other areas, such as mixed media, altered art and jewelry making.¬† As you may know, she is the original owner of ButterBeeScraps, and you can have a browse over on their¬†YouTube channel to sneak a peak at some of her creations and several free tutorials.

Monique was a member of the Wild Orchid Crafts design team for 6 months, and has guest designed for Ephemera’s Garden on Etsy.¬† She has been known to make flatware jewelry for another small business she created – D√©ja Spoon.

Although Monique loves to be creative, her real passion is helping families navigate the rough waters of high-conflict divorce.  She sold ButterBeeScraps in December 2018 in order to pursue this passion as a Conscious Co-Parenting Coach.  She now empowers loving parents who have a strained or no relationship with their children due to their divorce with the skills and tools needed to build a foundation of resilience and reunite with their alienated children, so their children have the freedom to love both of their parents.  If you have a friend, family member, or even an acquaintance that may be alienated from their children (or from their parent), please be empathetic and do them a favor by directing them to Pathways Family Coaching Ltd.

Julie Dawson – Guest Design Team Alumni

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Julie is happily married and has one daughter in her teens. Julie is best known for her online Zibbet store where she sells a variety of doilies. She also shares her love for scrapbooking and thrift shop hauling on her YouTube channel – thepaperbaglady1.

Julie has been scrapbooking for 9 years, and continually cranks out mini albums that she sells at local craft fairs and trade shows. Since her albums have to appeal to a variety of people, Julie can create a mini in pretty much any style. Julie’s motto is “work with your product”, and she always does a great job of it!

Ginger Ropp – Design Team Alumni

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Ginger joined our design team in January 2015. ¬†She’s¬†been married for twenty something years to a man who tries to keep her in balance (she is a self-professed work in progress). ¬†Ginger has four sisters (only one of which scrapbooks), two children and two grandchildren.

Ginger started scrapbooking in 2003 and is known in the online community as My Sisters Scrapper.  She openly shares her talents and provides a lot of tutorials on her YouTube channel, her blog and Facebook page.  In addition to scrapbooking, Ginger also enjoys crocheting, knitting and sewing.

Ginger was on the 2014¬†Graphic 45 design team, and currently designs for Miss Kate Cuttables and ButterBeeScraps. ¬†She is also a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.

Heidi Blankenship – Design Team Alumni

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Heidi Blankenship is one of our original Design Team members and has now been crowned our Design Team Lead.¬† She lives in Minnesota with¬†her husband, Eric, and two boys, Dusty and Evan.¬† Heidi has been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years.¬† She was introduced to stamping in 1988 and over the years,¬†has taught many classes at the local stamping and scrapbooking stores.¬† She¬†loves to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but leans towards the vintage, artsy style.¬† She has¬†been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry.¬†¬†Heidi is¬†currently on the JustRite¬ģ Papercaft Blog Team, ButterBeeScraps Design Team, Ken Oliver Crafts Design Team, Pink Ink Design Team and The Stamp Simply Ribbon Design Team.

Heidi is also an Ambassador for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and a Copic Certified Designer.¬† She has been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalog/idea¬†books and newsletters, as well as various manufacturer product packaging and¬†sales ads.¬† Her¬†design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now¬†Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create & Craft TV in the¬†UK, just to name a few.¬† Heidi¬†loves creating cards, altered arts, mixed media, jewelry, home d√©cor, and scrapbooking‚ÄĒ traditional and digital.¬† In¬†her spare time, she also enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting and gardening.

Heidi maintains a blog –¬†Embellished Dreams – where you can find all of¬†her design work.¬†¬†You can¬†also¬†find¬†Heidi on her¬†Facebook¬†fan page (Heidi Blankenship Embellished-Dreams Designs)¬†and¬†on Pinterest.

Anna Fallas – Design Team Alumni

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Anna Fallas was ButterBeeScraps’ Artistic Treasures very first customer, so it is fitting that she is now on our Design Team. She is a single parent of 3 boys. Her oldest is 20 and serving the US in the Army. Her 18-year-old now lives in Chicago, and her youngest, at age 13, still lives at home with Anna.

Anna started scrapbooking approximately 15 years ago and then branched off into jewelry making, which she absolutely loves to do. Anna likes playing with a variety of design styles, including shabby chic, vintage, and grunge.

Anna has designed for Pro31 Designs, OOhlalavintagetreasures and ButterBeeScraps. Anna has been sharing her talents on YouTube for 4 years now, and maintains a blog – Serenity Creations – where you can also find her design work.

Monica Roca – Design Team Alumni

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Monica joined our design team in June 2015. She not only holds down a full-time job in finance, she also has two boys – age 8 and 4 – that always keep her on her toes!

Monica started scrapbooking over 20 years ago, when she was still a wee one, and has grown from simple scrapbooking and card making to mixed media, altered art, and jewelry making. If you know Monica, you know she loves her bling and her metals, so she is a perfect fit for our team.

Monica is known online as scrappin4myboys on YouTube and maintains a blog where she openly shares her talents.

Keri Sallee – Design Team Alumni

Keri Sallee ButterBeeScraps DT MemberKeri is the newest member of our design team – joining us in January 2016. ¬†She has always been a lover of all things creative, from writing to art to cooking to music. ¬†Before shifting her focus to paper crafting and mixed media, she trained in music ministry and studied as a classically trained soprano. ¬†She loves pushing herself and thinking outside the box, particularly in trying to make art fun, but still affordable (sounds like a perfect fit ūüėČ ). ¬†Keri also shares her talents on her YouTube channel and her blog – The Creative Life Studios.

For the past 10 years she has lived in Northwest Arkansas with her¬†husband of 13 years, Kendall, and her¬†3 crazy kiddos: KJ (age 12), Kylee (age 8) and Khloe (5.) {Do you see the pattern? Yes‚Ķthey¬†all start with a ‚ÄúK‚ÄĚ! LOL}

She currently¬†designs for The Crafter’s Workshop. She has¬†also¬†designed¬†for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, Graphic 45, Marion Smith Designs, Authentique Paper, Susan K Weckesser, Canvas Corp, 7Gyspies, Tattered Angels and Want2Scrap.

If you ask her what her motto is in life, she would tell you she has two:

  1. Picasso once said ‚ÄúInspiration does exist, but it must find you working.‚ÄĚ Even if I am feeling ‚Äúuninspired‚ÄĚ, I always make the choice to go into my studio and just play. Sometimes it works out‚Ķsometimes it doesn‚Äôt, but I would never know either way, unless I get my hands dirty.
  2. Genesis 1:1 starts out ‚ÄúIn the beginning GOD CREATED‚Ķ.‚ÄĚ This verse is actually my newest tattoo on my right wrist. It is my constant reminder that I can only do what I do, because God FIRST created me and my gentle nudge to leave my pride at the door. I can‚Äôt wait to hear from all of you, inspire you to try something new and even learn a little something back.