Meet the Team
Hello! I live in Long Island, New York with my husband Ethan and two children, Kristen and Jaden.
I started paper crafting in January of 2016 after discovering cardmaking videos on Youtube. Immediately, I was hooked, and it has become a huge passion of mine. I really enjoy making all kinds of cards and working with different coloring mediums, but I do have a soft spot for Copic markers and critter stamps. The special part about this crafting journey has been meeting and becoming friends with other cardmakers from all over the world through social media. I love that we can share our passion and inspire each other.
I’ve always been a huge fan of MFT products, so to have been invited to guest design for them in the past was a great honor. But now, to be part of the amazing MFT Design Team is a crafty dream come true.
Hi friends! I’m Angelica, and I live in Tacoma, WA. I am married to my high school sweetheart Brendon, and am mom to Dylan, Max, and Vera. I have a spoiled golden retriever named Gabby, and a cranky old cat named Smokey. I love to cook, watch movies, and travel. Palm trees make me happy, so I try to see them as often as possible!
I started paper crafting about 2 years ago. I stumbled across a card making video on YouTube, and was instantly hooked. I found out quickly that I love to color. My husband bought me my first set of Copic Markers last year, and I practiced coloring everyday. I still color everyday, and you will probably find me in my craft room early every morning with my coffee.
I am so excited to be joining the MFT family. I have admired this team ever since I found out about stamps. I’ve learned so much from these talented ladies, and to be now working with them is a dream come true.
Ciao! I’m Anna, a happy crafter from Italy. I’ve always enjoyed paper crafting for as long as I can remember, but when I discovered card making I was completely hooked. I made my first handmade card back in 2014 and my passion for this awesome world grew quickly through the years. I love stamping, coloring and fussy cutting.
I like to play with different styles, but I think I found mine in clean, colorful and funny designs 🙂 Besides crafting, I love movies, good music and cats (I have three). I’m thrilled to be part of this awesome family and I really look forward to share my projects with you!
I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember. Both of my parents were creative–my mother did needlework and my father did woodworking so I grew up thinking making things was normal. I’ve tried everything from needlework to pottery to papercrafts–I did paper crafts many years ago and got away from it during my cross-stitching and knitting phase, but resumed it about 8 years ago when I needed to put together a simple scrapbook for an event. That led to stamping and the rest, as they say, is history. I jumped in with both feet and since then I’ve had the awesome good fortune to design for some fabulous companies, most notably My Favorite Things. Most importantly, though, through this craft I’ve met some of the most talented, amazing, and big-hearted people–people that I am delighted to call “friend”. I’m a retired Registered Nurse, married to my best friend, and live in South Central Virginia with him and our seven cats. When I’m not in my craft room creating, I like to travel, read, and garden.
Hello–Debbie Olson here! I am a transplanted South Carolinian who has lived in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the past twenty years with my “Yooper” husband and our almost-sixteen-year-old son. I was introduced to paper crafting at a home party in late 2000 when our son was less than a year old; I’d already discovered that being a Mom didn’t leave much room for weeks-in-progress oil paintings! Being able to use my art background on a much smaller scale helped to fulfill my creative urge.
In addition to making cards and the occasional mini album, I also enjoy creating in stained glass, sketching, playing the piano, cooking, and teaching Copic classes around the country. I am truly blessed by all of the creative people and opportunities in my life, and I’m tickled pink to be part of the MFT Stamps team!
Aloha! I live in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and we have two grown daughters. I’ve always loved paper crafting and started stamping when a friend showed me heat embossing for the first time. The Milwaukee heat tool that I bought 15+ years ago is the one that I still use today. I’m basically a clean and simple, technique inspired stamper. I love ink distressing and it’s not unusual to find me with inky fingers while I’m out on a quick errand.
I’m over the moon excited to be a part of My Favorite Things, and look forward to working with the rest of this ah-mazing design team and sharing lots of MFT goodness with you!
My name is Francine! I live in Switzerland in the wonderful Three Lakes Region with my sweetheart and our three cats. I’m bilingual in German and French from birth. I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking in 2009 by leafing through a book and it was love at first sight! I like playing with different styles and techniques. It depends on my mood and inspiration. But I always love coloring, rainbow and bright colors, making splatters, using stencils and blending tools, paint brushes and watercolors. When I’m not crafting, I spend my spare time cooking, playing bowling and party/board games with friends, taking walks along the lake or making one day boat trips with our little boat during Summer. I couldn’t live far from a lake and without my cats! Cuddling with them makes me happy!
My name is Inge, I live in the Netherlands in a small town called Bovenkarspel and am married to my high-school sweetheart for 24 years now. Together we have two beautiful girls, Eva and Rachel and a cute little black cat named Gijsje.
Since I was a little girl, I loved playing with paper, pencils, and scissors. My style is a little scrappy with lots of layers of cardstock, but I also love making clean and simple cards. I am always curious about working with different materials and like experimenting with new techniques. I love a challenge and cute stamps!
I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be a part of the MFT Contributing Designers Team and be a part of the MFT family again.
Hi everyone! Jodi here! I live on Long Island, New York with my husband Chris and our two daughters, Meredith, 8, and Avery, 4. I’ve been stamping since 2004 after going to a home stamping party, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love to color with Copic Markers and I love lots and lots of layers on my cards. I’ve been honored to serve on the MFT Design Team since December, 2010 and I’ve loved every single second. I have made the most amazing friends through stamping and cannot imagine life without it! It really is my stress relief!
Hello there! I’m Jody – card maker, puppy lover, obsessive thinker, wife, mom, and friend. I live in Eustis, Florida with my husband, 3 children, and 3 adorable pups. I’ve been crafting for more than 10 years and love MFT products so much, I joined the team as an employee and DT member. I love living in a pink and black world, and the palm trees, beaches, and theme parks are an added bonus.
I am Joy and I live in Australia, in a small country town with my partner Darryl, he and I live in a small cottage with our Labrador named Bentley… I have loved to craft for as long as I can remember, I love that I have a room to come and go creating when I please and when I have made a hot mess, simply close the door until the next time, working in that room has seen me on many design teams and have guested for many more, always honoured and humbled when asked, working for MFT is a dream come true and I know I am truly grateful for joining this family.. I have met so many people around the world through this craft and many have become close friends, this craft is something that keeps my life sane and smiles everyday!
Hello! My name is Karolyn Loncon. I’m a retired Legal Assistant, married to Garry since 1980, and mom to Amy (who’s married to Joe) and Ashley (who’s married to Blake and the mother to my beautiful grandchildren Brecken, Brenner and Brynley.) I’m blessed to live in Issaquah, Washington in the summer, and Chandler, Arizona in the winter. I love most paper crafts, but especially stamping and card-making. I love to laugh, travel, shop and play BINGO (don’t judge – LOL)!
I started paper crafting in 2002 when my oldest daughter “abandoned” me to go to college – at the time, 25 miles away seemed like half way around the world. I scrapbooked as my therapy. Shortly thereafter, a friend invited me to a home stamping party, and the rest is history. Once I discovered stamping and card making, my need for instant gratification took over. I haven’t touched a scrapbook since! Ha! I would say that my style is mostly clean and simple, although I throw in some fun and cute every now and then. I am blessed to design for some of my most favorite stamp companies, as well as a current challenge blog, and have recently enjoyed participating as a Guest Artist for the Online Card Classes. So much fun!! Being a part of the My Favorite Things family is a dream come true – somebody pinch me, please!!
Hello! I’m Keeway. I love all things fine arts from classical music to pop culture art, and was actively involved in drawing, painting, and performing arts growing up. I did not discover cardmaking until late 2015, but I have been crafting every single day since and love every moment of it. It has been an amazing journey and I’m happy to be sharing it with you.
I live in sunny California. And outside of my craft room, I work full-time as an accountant and spend the remainder of my spare time with family and friends. make multiple trips to Disneyland, watch movies, enjoy good food, and of course lots and lots of crafting. I am so blessed to be a part of this incredible MFT family. Thank you for having me and looking forward to many wonderful, new friendships!
Hola! I’m Laura Dovalo. I was born in a multicultural environment in Finland (Northern Europe) where I grew up speaking Swedish with my mother and siblings, Spanish with my father and Finnish at school. I moved to Spain to study Fine Arts, fell in love with the country and ended up staying. I’m currently living in a quaint fisher village on the Northwestern coast with my husband Jose and our children Iris (11) and Mathias (7).
I’ve always made cards for family and friends, but discovered MFT and stamping in 2013 and was totally hooked. I have a clean and simple style inspired by Nordic design, but it’s also colorful and fun like a Spanish fiesta. I love to make the most of my stamps and dies and for the last few years, I’ve been obsessed with mechanisms and interactive cards. My father is a retired engineer, but also a composer and inventor, so I must have gotten that from him. Besides crafting, I love to travel, draw and sing.
The day that Kim asked me to join the design team was one of my happiest and I’m really thankful for this opportunity.
I am a wife and a mom to little ones that I am so lucky to hang out with every day! I love to make clean and simple cards and collect stamps…and all the other supplies for this crafty hobby! Just here to share my creations! Thanks for hanging out with me!
Hi all! I’m Melania Deasy live in Surabaya, Indonesia with my husband and 6 year old son. I’ve loved drawing ever since I was a little girl and eventually took Visual Communication Design as my major in University. I started paper crafting in 2011 after seeing many amazing cards on the internet. I was very excited to try stamping and have never stopped since. I work as a photographer, and love music and movies.
Hi! My name is Nicole. I live in Switzerland with my husband and our two boys. I love baking, visiting castles, reading historical novels and (yes) to organize our home. But crafting is my no.1 thing to do to recharge my batteries.
I’ve been loving paper, paint and stamps for as long as I can remember. Years ago, I met a friend who went to kindergarten with me and she said: “I remember you playing at the craft table a lot and cleaning up afterwards”. Haha, I’m still the same. I’m making cards for more than 15 years now, but when I got a Big Shot in 2012 a whole new door opened. I started a blog and discovered this awesome cardmaking community. It brings so much joy to my life and I’m thankful for every sweet friend I met because of this wonderful hobby.
Joining the My Favorite Things family is totally a dream come true. I adore this company, these talented people and their awesome products so much. I can’t wait to share some inspiration and (new) goodies with you. So, let’s get crafty with our favorite things and spread some happy mail!
Hello! My name is Rachel and I live with my husband and three young children in Florida. I first discovered cardmaking back in the middle of 2015 when I was looking for invitations for my sister-in-law’s first baby shower and couldn’t find anything pre-made that appealed to me. Prior to that, I had never even heard of stamping or die cutting. I was hooked from the start! I usually gravitate toward making cards with fun little scenes but honestly, I adore all styles and love to learn new card making techniques and designs.
I am a “retired” Exercise Physiologist and now a stay-at-home mom where I currently homeschool two of my three children. I love coloring, reading, and watching and playing most sports. When I’m not cardmaking, I love spending time with my family at the beach or going fishing and am currently training in Krav Maga and Kickboxing.
I am a huge MFT fan and am truly thankful and blessed to be part of such an amazing team. I love meeting crafty people and look forward to making many new friendships!
Hi! My name is Stephanie and I have been a part of the paper crafting industry since around 2003. I love to create and share my creations online on my blog as well as my other favourite social media site, Instagram! 😉
I have been published with various paper crafting magazines throughout the years, including Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks and BHG Scrapbooks Etc. among others. I originally started out as a scrapbooker, but focus most of my craft time now on cardmaking.
I reside in Ontario, Canada with my husband Steve and two children, Caitlyn and Ryan. I work full-time in an administrative position and spend the rest of my time hanging out with family and friends, crafting, watching NHL and Nascar and reading on my kindle.
Hi! I’m Torico. I live in Japan with my husband and two teenage children.
I started cardmaking in 2009 and was immediately hooked on it! On the other hand, I’ve been loving doodling and illustrations since I was very little, and it was a big dream to make my own illustrations into stamps. I luckily got a chance to be an illustrator for a stamp company and had run a digital stamp shop for a few years. Then I started working as an illustrator for MFT Birdie Brown line in 2014 and joined in the Design Team this year (2015).
I’m not exactly sure what my cardmaking style is, but I like clean, neat, and cute design so much. I hope my creations inspire you!
Hi, everyone! I’m Vika from Ukraine. I live in sunny city Kherson with my mummy and our furry babies (we have two dogs and two cats). Since I was a child I’ve loved crafting. Now I run my small business of wedding accessories.
I was introduced to cardmaking back in 2010 and it became my passion right away. I tried different styles and techniques before I found my style – clean and simple and funny. Most of all I like coloring stamped images, my favorite tools for coloring are markers and watercolor.
I’ve been a huge fan of MFT products for several years and am thrilled to work as a part of creative design team.