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About Us

Meet the folks behind Create & Craft

Terri Sproul

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Terri Sproul is the force behind a fun paint called “Terri Sproul Mixers” from Sakura Hobby Craft and of a DVD called “MasquePen Magic” to see more of her video check out her Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/terrisproul
 
She is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader  and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “ Robin Nest” “Creative Paperclay®”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and Amazing Mold Putty ” to name a few.  Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County On top Of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’  Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at http://terrisproul.blogspot.com/ – link to blog is also there.  

Joe Rotella

Certifications: CSI, Tombow Technique Basics, Zutter Certified Instructor

Tombow Techniques CertifiedJoe’s mom started the family on crafting. As early as he can remember, his mom was crocheting. When she brought home a Brother knitting machine, he was fascinated and soon he was creating designs from Christening dresses to ski wear. He dabbled in macramé, string art and latch hooked rugs when they were hot in the 70’s. Now, in his mid-forties, Joe’s turned his eye to paper crafting. He loves detail and 3D work and paper piecing is his specialty.

Joe’s work has appeared in Scrap & Stamp Arts, Just Cards (Volume 27, Fall 2012),  Just Steampunk! (Volume I and Volume II) and Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2012 magazines. He’s filmed a segment of Crafting at the Spotted Canary with Joy Macdonell (aired on PBS Fall 2011) and 2 segments for Scrapbook Soup TV (Season 2, 2012). He has won Archiver’s One-of-a-Kind Wall Art contest (Ohio, August 2011). He’s served on the Viva Las Vegastamps!, Want2Scrap and USArtQuest design teams. Joe is the SPA Guest of Honor for Gen Con Indy 2013.

He launched has his own line of chipboard albums and embellishments with Want2Scrap in the Summer of 2012.

When he’s not designing paper art projects, he works as CTO at Delphia Consulting and is the 2012 Web Optimization Expert for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). Joe is the Marketing Director for ArtPapersOnline.com.

Amy Day

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Amy Day is a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and the head of Human Resources for CME Federal Credit Union in Columbus, Ohio.  She has worked for CME for over 10 years in the areas of sales, training, management, compliance, and now human resources.  She has bachelors in Psychology and Learning and an MBA from Franklin University.  In addition to working for CME, Amy is also a Close to My Heart consultant and a member of the Create & Craft design team where she uses her training background to bring her love of scrapbooking to those she meets.  She has been married to her college sweetheart for over 13 years, and they have two adorable, furry, four footed children.

Betty Scott

Certifications: Zutter Certified Instructor

As a child, Betty would sometimes wander away from the house as she gleefully picked flowers from the neighbors’ yards. As a young wife, she was creating sand painted terrariums. As an adult, that passion turned into a career as successful floral designer, owning her own shop for 40 years. Now she spends her free time paper crafting, where she applies her design talents to card making. She’s especially fond of iris folding and creating flowers using paper!  You can see samples of her iris fold cards in the June 2012 and September 2012 issues of Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine.

Carole Lassak

Certifications: Tombow Technique Basics, Zutter Certified Instructor

Tombow Techniques CertifiedA jetsetter for ancient times, Carole enjoys traveling abroad to practice the dying art of handmade bobbin lace. The sounds of bobbins pattering against her bobbin pillow fill her home. At home, Carole acts out her fantasy as an Iron Chef challenger. Her favorite food is sushi, especially sea urchin. “I think any piece of raw seafood on a pillow of rice would delight me.”

Joe Morgan

Certifications: 2011 Copic Certified Designer, Zutter Certified Instructor

Copic Certified DesignerJoe Morgan has always been fond of crafting. His favorite holiday is Halloween and, perhaps instinctively, his black cat is named Elphaba (after the wicked witch in Wicked). Joe enjoys stamping, embossing, card making, learning new techniques and scrapbooking, along with paper crafting home décor items – like garden lanterns with paper silhouettes and an antique finish. Joe is on the design team for Viva Las Vegastamps! and has had his cards published in Scrap and Stamp Arts and Just Steampunk! magazines. After living across the US, Joe has settled in Columbus, OH with his partner. Joe is on the design team for Create & Craft, where he enjoys developing new class ideas and teaching an occasional class at stores or exhibitions.