Design Team

 

Windy Robinson

DT coordinator

My name is Windy Robinson and I'm the mom of two beautiful daughters and the wife of wonderful Brian. We reside in Loveland, Ohio-- a suburb on the east side of Cincinnati. I've been scrapbooking for about 14 years, and started making cards about four years ago. Since then I have fallen head over heels in love with card making. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family and volunteering in my community. If I can do something helpful and creative everyday, I'm a happy girl!  I am thrilled to be serving on the Zva Creative design team, thanks to Zva Creative for this wonderful opportunity.

 

   

Andrea Ewen

My name is Andrea Ewen and I've been married to my high school sweet heart for 16 years. We have two children together, ages 13 and 11. I live in New Jersey near the beautiful shore and work full time in a small pharmacy that is 2 blocks from the ocean. Crafting has always been a passion of mine whether it was pine cone wreaths, fabric hair ties or Christmas ornaments, but it wasn't until 2002 that I found the art of paper crafting. I started off scrapbooking but soon discovered the art of card making. I didn't really get seriously into it until I started my blog, EwenStyle, in 2010 and since then I have really concentrated on learning as much as I can and experimenting as much as possible. I really enjoy "paper manipulating" whether it be in the form of die cuts, border punches or flower making. I love to use lots of vintage and feminine items, especially pearls and flowers. I'm so excited to be joining the Zva Creative team to share with you my love of all things craft.

 

 

Anna Zaprzelska

Hi, my name is Anna and I live in Poland with my family (my husband and one wonderful son). I discovered scrapbooking in 2009, but did not scrap as consistently as now and never imagined that scrapbooking would become a passion, or that I would have a craft-corner in my home dedicated to the hobby... Now, I’m addicted to scrapping and enjoy creating everyday. Every little thing in my life is just an other reason to create more pages. And, of course, my family has always been a great source of inspiration for me. I love photography and believe that a good photograph can tell a great story and is the beginning of a great page. My style? Layers, layers, layers and a lot of hand-cut elements. I am so excited to be a part of ZVA Creative design team!

 

 

 

 

 

Justina Tey

Hello! I'm Justina, and I hail from the sunny island of Singapore. However, right now, my family is residing in Germany due to my hubby's work attachment, and we are enjoying the experience of having four seasons (but the cold, not so much). I'm a stay home mum to two little boys, aged 4 and 1 years, and I enjoy taking photos, learning and creating with my kids, and scrapbooking moments with my family. I love filling up mini-albums with pictures of my boys and our life here in Germany, and when I'm not fiddling with paper, I'm blogging over at http://makingmum.blogspot.com. I'm delighted to be able to design for Zva!

 

 

 

 

 

Christin Grønnslett

My name is Christin Grønnslett, after ten years in Sweden our family has moved back to Norway. Here the four of us (kids 5 and 3) live in a little community called Røyken (English translation=Smoke). I discovered scrapbooking in 2002 after living a few months in the US, but for years I was more of a shopper & inspiration collector than a scrapper.  I still look for inspiration all over and I can’t scrap without my computer or iphone around, but now I actually use all that inspiration and try to sit down at my scrap table every day when the kids are asleep, and I try to attend as many crops as possible.  I mostly make layouts and I’m somewhat of a challenge junkie. You won’t find any layouts in my house that are not the result of either a challenge or an assignment.
I am really honored to be on the Zva Creative design team for a second term and hope to inspire you with my layouts.

 

 

 

Lisa Johnson

 

 

 

 

Hi there! My name is Lisa Johnson. I currently live in Anacortes, WA. (On Fidalgo Island, part of the San Juan Islands.) I was born in California but consider myself to be an Alaskan since that is where I grew up. I’ve lived in several other states including an 18 month stretch in upstate New York where I served a mission for my church. I’m blessed to be the mom of four amazing daughters -Alex, Hannah, Pepper and Ella… as well as wife to a loving hubby, Chris.  We also have two boy felines, Mozart and Haydn, whom we all adore!
I’ve been crafting, in some way or another, for as long as I can remember. (Yes, I do still have that scroll saw from the 90’s.) I dove, head first, into professional concept designing/ publishing in 2005. I feel honored by the many opportunities that have come to me because of my love of paper crafting… and hard work!  I love being able to create from my in-home studio and now that all my girls are in school, I spend most of my day there. I often feel that blessing of loving what I do… such a thrill!


I’m currently designing for Zva Creative, Marvy Uchida and Papertrey Ink. My main focus in the industry is Stamping… I LOVE stamps! A few years ago I was fortunate to be able to illustrate and have my own stamp line, POPPYprints, through Papertrey Ink. 

Ecstatic only begins to express my feelings about joining the Zva team! I simply love all things BLING! My style is clean and simple yet I’m always looking to add that extra wow factor... Zva brings just that! I’m in love with the many colors of crystals and pearls that are available as well as the many flourishes. I’m thrilled to create and share my Zva love with you!
   

Marley van der Heijden

My name is Marley van der Heijden, I am 23 years old and live in the (cold and rainy) Netherlands.  I started to make cards about 4 years ago and started scrapbooking 1.5 year ago.  I love to scrap photo's from our sweet dog Mister Wilson, so you will see him most of the time on my layouts. I also love to alter projects and of course use lots of bling, pearls & flowers from ZVA. My style is a bit shabby chick, vintage & grungy. Besides scrapping I love to read, to shop (especially for shoes & bags), to watch some good movies and to take long walks with our dog.
It is really an honor to be on the design team from ZVA because in my opinion they make the most beautiful pearl/crystal swirls. I hope I can inspire you all with my projects.

 

 

 

Nicole Martel

 

 

 

 

My name is Nicole Martel. Currently, I work for a credit union. I live in Crownsville, MD with my wonderful husband of 7 years. We've been together for 13 years! We have a beautiful son named Edward Zane who we love to pieces and a dog named Daisy. 


I began scrapping in January 2002 but I didn’t get really serious or discover the online scrapping forums until August 2006. I remember when mom asked me to go to a Creative Memories party with her. I laughed telling her no way, I'm not creative enough! By the time I left that party, I had my first album, cardstock, pens, trimmer, scissors and lots of stickers and templates. Little did I know that I'd be addicted! I totally love this hobby. It makes me happy to create layouts for my friends and family and to inspire others to scrap. My friends call me the Paparazzi. (laughs) My camera is always with me! I love taking photos and when my friends get annoyed with me, I tell them that one day, we will be old and we'll appreciate the goofy photos that we took. After all, scrapping is all about keeping the "Memories alive!" I may be a simple scrapper but I’m far from being a boring scrapper.


My main style is simple and journalistic with a bit of an eclectic feel to my work. Not only do I enjoy creating layouts but I also enjoy creating mini albums. I love using paint and ink on my layouts to make them stand out. I do not like cluttered pages because I believe that with the right photos, design and fewer embellishments, one can still create a beautiful piece of art.


I am truly honored to be back another year and hope to continue inspiring you with new ideas and fun ways to use flowers and jewels on your projects.

 

 

Carole Maurin

My name is Carole Maurin and I live in the south of France, just near Spain and the
Mediterranean Sea. I'm married to Jeff and we have two sweet boys: Lucien, 7
years old and Charly, 3 years old.  I began to scrap 8 years ago and there is no day without scrap: I am completely addicted! I love colors, flowers, bling, die cuts but I have no particular style and I like to try new things and new techniques. I am also a lucky designer for Imaginarium Designs (Australian chipboard manufacturer), for the most-sold French paper magazine called "histoires de pages" (I've just begin to be editor), for a French manufacturer called 4 heures 37, for Scrapbuttons, another French manufacturer specialized in badges, for Pencillines (even if the website is closed, we still design for an UK magazine) and for  one of the best French shop called "la Boitascrap".  I am also a teacher of physics and chemistry to young children between 12 and 16 years old.


I am so happy to join Zva creative design team! Thanks a lot!  Let's have fun!

 

 

 

Jolanda Meurs

 

I am Jolanda Meurs or just Loan for the insiders!  I am so excited to be on the Zva Creative design team.  I cannot wait to start because I love all that bling.  I live in the Netherlands with my husband and two sons of 9 and 16 years old.  You will see them on my layouts.  I also like to use pictures of my horses and of my dogs.  So, be prepared.  Lol!!!!
You can find my work in Dutch magazines and I work in a Dutch scrapbook store.  I am a card maker and a scrapbooker, but I love the most to make little presents for others.  I started paper crafting many many years ago (but I am not that old!)  I love to use lots of embellishments like bling, flowers, buttons, charms and I do not have a favorite technique.

I am looking forward to working with all the other talented designers.  Have a great day and enjoy every moment of your life! 

 

 

 

Evgenia Petzer

My name is Evgenia Petzer, I am 28 years old and currently we live in South Africa, but I am from Russia initially. We moved to South Africa about 2 years ago and I love it here so much. We are so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen.  I have a son who just turned 4 years old. I make both layouts and cards, but now I am much more in cards I just love to see the happy eyes of a person that gets my card, that makes my heart so happy. I have publications in US Cards, Australian, UK, Russian and South African magazines. I am so excited to be here!

 

 

Fabi Oremerod

My name is Fabiane but I prefer and everyone calls me Fabi. I live in Brazil with my boys (aka: husband, a almost 6 yo son and a cat). Due to my work I travel internationally a lot...I have even lived a couple of months in USA due to that. My business trips showed me scrapbooking at the first place...when I entered a Michael's for the 1st time hahahaha.
But the scrapbooking bug just bited me a couple of years ago, in 2008 when due to a health problem I needed to stay at home and find something else to do than just getting bored in bed. Since then I never stopped. I love to play with different materials and try new techniques. Im not sure that I have a single style! The funky/whimsical is closer to what I do most...but I also love some vintage and shabby chic. I'm inspired by daily small things I read, see or that happens to me.

When I am not scrappin' you'd probably find me watching TV series (Grey's Anatomy addicted), traveling or reading/writing. I also love to have fun with my boys & my family and friends!

 

 

 

Julie Ranae

 

 

I am so happy to be on the team at Zva Creative for 2013! I come to you from The Forest City of Rockford, Illinois. I imported my husband Paul from the UK and have been his wife for over 21 years.  I’m the mother of two children and Mema to four amazing grandsons.
My professional background in retail marketing & consulting eventually led to opening the largest rubber stamp and paper-crafting store in Illinois.  I’ve gone on to organize paper-crafting events and workshop retreat weekends which have drawn crafters from all over the world.
In June 2009, I began a new journey with my creative blog Julie’s Open Window.  It quickly became an outlet for my passion of creative writing and a place to share my work.  Recently celebrating my 3-year ‘blogaversary’, I am honored that over 1100 ‘fabby friends’ have become followers and participate in a variety of blog hops, challenges and fun when they visit.  I am also the owner of the wildly popular color challenge The Play Date Café.
I continue to work in the rubber stamping industry and have been featured in a variety of trade publications. My designs have been featured in Scrapbook News & Review, Paper Craft Planet, CARDS/Create and Moxie Fab World.

 

 

 

Irene Tan

 

 

My name is Irene Tan or more known as “Scrapperlicious”. I'm from Malaysia and I have a most wonderful family that always supports me in pursuing my passion.
I create because it is not only my passion but also a place for me to go to for a therapeutic session. Scrapbooking to me is really about family and life. There's nothing more fun and inspiring than to scrap photographs captured everyday of our loved ones and the moments. My scrapping motto has always been "Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!"
I officially started scrapbooking in March 2007 and a couple of months later, in June; I discovered an absolute love of stamping and inking. I don’t really know how to describe my style of scrapping. However, others had told me that my style is ephemera/distressed. I’m so excited to be part of the DT for ZVA!  

   

Lisa Somerville

I’m Lisa Somerville; I live in Illinois with my husband Jim and two boys (Jim 18 and Joe 17).  I’m thrilled to be part of the Design Team for Zva Creative.  My style is pretty classic with a bit of shabby chic.  I love to create with all different types of products and like to keep up with the latest techniques and incorporate them into my designs on a regular basis.  You can find my work in published in numerous major paper crafting publications.  I also currently design for several other paper crafting companies.

 

Natasha Naranjo Aguirre

Hi!  My name is Natasha & I’m the mother of two wonderful children & the wife of an amazing, supportive man. I am a floral designer by day and a scrapbook designer by night. I first discovered my love for scrapbooking in 2004 but was unable to scrap because I was a single mother at the time. For years I was unable to craft, but my passion for it never faded. I married my soul mate in 2010 and my husband inspired and encouraged me to start creating. If it weren’t for him, I would have never been able to begin doing what I love. As for my scrapping style... well, I don’t know how to categorize my style.  I just create using products I love. I like to incorporate different techniques in my work and use a variety of elements. Every day I am inspired by the work and talent of others and I hope to be able to inspire others with my work as well!

 

 

 

Marilia Lopes

 

"I'm Marilia, mother of Gabriel and Marina, married to Peter. I am extremely passionate about life and people, I love life stories. I'm electric, anxious to the extreme and I talk too much!  I live in a town called Paraisópolis, which is in the south of Minas, where the fresh air and nature are present in my day to day.
I am a woman who likes things simple! I love dogs, a full house and to be around people who make me happy. I’ve always done crafts since childhood ... I can do a little of everything! I found the comment a couple of years and it was love at first sight! The wealth of materials associated with our memories and our stories made scrapbooking my favorite hobby. I already made mini albums, I'm crazy about recycling! The idea of turning what would go to waste on something different and beautiful ... fascinates me. I have seen my LOs evolve and still have a long way to go, but I think this magic right there. I live a different life, I live in a city with my son and my husband and my daughter in another. Every week we have people who stay and who go! The scrapbooking is a way to relax that has become a passion.
Only brought good things ... wonderful friends! "

 

 

 

 

 

Teri Anderson

Honorary Zva Designer

Hi, I'm Teri! I'm a lover of all things paper crafting-related. I am a card maker and a scrapbooker. I've been making stuff since I was a kid, but it was when I moved to a small town where I knew nobody that I really got into it. Besides contributing to the design team here at Zva Creative, I'm a Go-to-Gal for Paper Crafts magazine. Outside of making stuff, I like to go to the beach, take pictures, pamper my two fluffy dogs and attend concerts.