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Our 2023 Inspiration Team

Our 2023 Inspiration Team

We are so excited to share a little bit about our 2023 Inspiration Team with you. We hope you will enjoy getting to know our existing team members a little better as well as our new team members.

Name: SusanBcards

How long have you been papercrafting? About 15 years, I was invited to a Stampin Up party, and that was it. 

Favorite types of papercrafting? Card making,, box making. 

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? Embossing powder!

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) Craft room

What is your favorite color? How can I pick a favorite? It’s like asking me who my favorite child is!

Do you craft at night or in the morning? Afternoon!

 

Name: Tyler Bright

How long have you been papercrafting? For the past 4 years. I started when my wife got towards the end of her pregnancy with our daughter. 

Favorite types of papercrafting? I enjoy making cards and 3D projects. 

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? Chroma mist and candy coat

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) In my makeshift craft room in the corner of my bedroom. 

What is your favorite color? Orange

Do you craft at night or in the morning? Night

 

Name: Jenni Calma

How long have you been papercrafting?  Technically, all my life, seriously about 20 years!

Favorite types of papercrafting? Scrapbooking for our memories, Card making for friends and family and Art Journaling for therapy!

Favorite Brutus Monroe products?  Most definitely ANY embossing powder.  It is the BEST on the market, hands down!

Where do you craft? I have a craft room that my husband so lovingly build out of a piece of our basement playroom.  It is cozy and full of pretty colors and every time I go inside, a time warp happens!! :)

What is your favorite color?  I love different shades of green, but going back to the big Crayola box,  Magenta was always my most used...and it is Pantone color of 2023!

Do you craft at night or in the morning?  I am a night owl and like to craft after everyone has gone to sleep!

 

Name: Sweta Changela

How long have you been papercrafting? Actively since past 7-8 yrs. But I've always been artsy-crafty even as a child. 

Favorite types of papercrafting? Card-making. 

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? Loving Neon Chroma Mists and Velveteen Glazes lately. 

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) My crafting space is in the attic where I am often joined by my kids and their crafting endeavors.  

What is your favorite color? That's always the most difficult question to answer. I like thinking about sunshine yellow as it makes me happy, but I don't use it as much in my projects. I prefer to 'feel' the colors and use them depending on my mood. 

Do you craft at night or in the morning? Trying to change over to a morning routine but quite often I enjoy quiet craft time late into the night. 

 

Name: Annie Collins

How long have you been papercrafting? Since,1998. I started scrapbooking while pregnant with my second child.

Favorite types of papercrafting? Cards, scrapbooking and 3D papercrafts.

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? All of them. 

Where do you craft? Craft room.

What is your favorite color?  Teal

Do you craft at night or in the morning?  All day

 

Name: Gina Crotchfelt 

How long have you been papercrafting? Since before I even knew what it was. I've been stamping and making cards and scrapbooks since I was a kid. 

Favorite types of papercrafting? I love to make cards but also enjoy scrapbooking and using paper and wood to make home decor items. 

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? Chroma Mists are my absolute fave! I would spray my walls with them if I could. 

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) My basement is my office/craft room. It makes it easy to get crafty when I am sitting on long conference calls. 

What is your favorite color? Purple, although my favorite color to craft with is navy blue and kraft. 

Do you craft at night or in the morning? Mostly at night or during conference calls.

 

Name: Kate Deignan

How long have you been papercrafting? I've started scrapbooking when my daughter was born (22 years ago) and it morphed into cardmaking.  

Favorite types of papercrafting? I love working with patterned paper and paper in general.  A diecut is my favorite friend!

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? The BM set I reach for most is Christopher's Die cuts.  I love the thin lines and layered background.  Plus, I love me some glitter glaze!

Where do you craft? I have a craft "room".  It was at one time (before we bought the house) a front porch.  It was enclosed and right off my living room.  It has ton of natural light (window all around) and just enough room for 2 tables and some shelving.  It's size forces me to keep my hoard to a manageable level!

What is your favorite color? My favorite color is probable Aqua/Teal blue

Do you craft at night or in the morning? I have to craft mostly in the day, since my room has poor lighting. 

 

Name: Rebecca Lockhart 

How long have you been paper crafting?  Over 20 years.

Favorite types of paper crafting?  Scrapbooking all sizes

Favorite Brutus Monroe products?  All the mixed media things but if I have to chose glitter glaze 

Where do you craft? My craftroom

What is your favorite color?  I’ve been known to say my favorite color is the rainbow but again if I have to choose orange/yellow

Do you craft at night or in the morning?  I craft whenever I can day or night.

 

Name: DG

How long have you been papercrafting? I believe it was 2008 when I started creating cards after a friend introduced me to stamping. I have always loved playing with paper dolls using old magazines.

Favorite types of papercrafting? Mixed media is definitely a favorite. I enjoy using effect pastes to add texture to my projects. I also love to color with Copics.

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? It’s hard to choose just one but, I will go with the stamps.

Where do you craft? Always in my craft room. Everything has its place and I don’t like to misplace anything, lol.

What is your favorite color? Definitely Pink💗 I Love Pink💗

Do you craft at night or in the morning? Always in the morning till 3ish, lol. I have to be done early enough to make dinner and be asleep before 6:30pm

 

Name: Lisa Newman

How long have I been paper crafting?  In total probably 8+ years.  Since Covid, I have dived head first back into paper crafting.  I consider it my "Cheap Therapy"  although, we all know, it's not Cheap LOL

Favorite types of papercrafting - Stamping and coloring with Copics.  One layer scene cards.

Favorite Brutus Monroe Products  ALL but especially Embossing Powders and Stencils

Where do I craft?  Craft room and living room.

What is my favorite color?   All shades of pink

Do you craft at night or in the morning?  Anytime I can!

 

Name: Sandie Reverski

How long have you been papercrafting? I made my first scrapbook in 1996 and have been hooked ever since!

Favorite types of papercrafting? Scrapbooking, art journaling, card making (shhh I’m a closet card maker) 

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? Glitter Glaze

Embossing Powder Ornament Gold Chroma Mist

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) I have a craft room. 

What is your favorite color? Green! All kinds of shades of it. 

Do you craft at night or in the morning? Anytime and every time I can!

 

Name: Angie Valle-Peters

How long have you been crafting? I have been papercrafting for over 25 years. I began my papercrafting journey with scrapbooking and subsequently moved on to card making. 

Favorite types of papercrafting? I enjoy making mini albums and folios as gifts as well as cards.

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? I am still learning to use the amazing range of products Brutus Monroe offers. Thus far, my favorites are Chroma Mist, Aqua Mist, and Glitter Glaze.

Do you craft at night or in the morning? During weekdays I craft at night after work; however, it’s an all day affair on weekends.

 

Name: Candi VanDerWerf 

How long have you been papercrafting? 25+ years

Favorite types of papercrafting? Cards and Scrapbooking

Favorite Brutus Monroe Product: Pearl Aqua Pigment, Icicle Embossing Powder, Opal Chroma Glaze, and Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze 

Where do you craft? In my craftroom (converted front porch) 

What is your favorite color? Purple 

Do you craft in the night or in the morning? Both. Weekends morning to all day during the week at night. (Day off would be morning) 

 

Name: Jessica Vittek

How long have you been papercrafting? 25 years 

Favorite types of papercrafting? Card making - coloring and ink blending 

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? Glitter glaze! Four legged friends stamps. All BM stencils.

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) - Craft Studio 

What is your favorite color? PURPLE 

Do you craft at night or in the morning? usually at night, or all day on Sundays :)

 

 

Name: Shannon Smith

How long have you been papercrafting? I have been papercrafting for close to 30 years.

Favorite types of papercrafting? I love to create cards most but I love tags, treat toppers and well I guess I love it all!

Favorite Brutus Monroe products? I love them all! Glitter Glaze, Chroma Mist, stamps, dies, stencils…. I sincerely can’t pick just one!

Where do you craft? (craft studio, kitchen table, etc) I craft in my craft studio.

What is your favorite color? I would say aqua (it goes with almost anything!)

Do you craft at night or in the morning? I love early mornings and late nights because I am least distracted during these times.

 

 

 

 

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