Design Team

Our Design Team has been hard at work creating fabulous projects to share with you!

Carrie Rhoades

Hi, Carrie Rhoades here from I have been a crafty girl for as long as I can remember. Crayola and I were besties. I have since upgraded to Copics, but my love for coloring and paper crafting remains the same. I have made sharing my creations into a career that I love. Sharing what I make and the joy of being creative with others is my passion. My current favorite kind of card to make is Shaker cards. My all time favorite thing to make is my own backgrounds. I also enjoy creating cute things out of paper that are not cards. My creations are usually bold, bright, full of color and lots of detail. But I have to say the best part of being a paper crafter has been the friendships I have made. There is something about our common love of paper that brings us together. Happy Stamping!

Ciara Taylor

Hello my wonderful crafty friends, I am Ciara Taylor, from Ciara T Designs.  I cannot express how excited I am to be here sharing my crafty passion with you!! I am a Canadian craft enthusiast and I hope to inspire you to bust out your favourite crafty goodies and create right along with me!!  When not crafting, I can be found curled up with a good book and a lovely cup of tea, or spending time with my husband and our many cats. I do predominantly create cards, but I have also been branching out to try Junk Journaling, Mixed Media and even some Bullet Journaling.

Colleen Beamish

Hi, I’m Colleen! I live in Central VT where I work in fundraising for a public library. I have always been a crafter, but it was 2018 when I joined the card making community. I have since started a YouTube channel and added scrapbooking to my repertoire. I would describe my crafty style as clean, modern, and fun!

Dawn Pauley

Hi! I'm Dawn, I live in Connecticut with my husband, 3 beautiful children and my crazy dog, Willow. I love any type of craft. I started crafting in 1999 when I bought my first sewing machine. I started out making snowmen and scarecrows. I quickly moved on to designing my own patterns, which I sold in the Country Sampler magazine. Shortly after, I started creating floral arrangements which I sold at my local craft fair. I love designing and creating new things. As time went on, I found a LOVE for paper crafting. I find making cards very relaxing for me. It quickly became my main focus. So, I decided to share my passion for paper crafting with everyone. I'm super excited to be joining the ScrapbookPal Design Team and can't wait to share some crafty inspiration with you.

Irene Mejia

Hi, I'm Irene, and I'm from Texas. I have one beautiful daughter and have been married for 18 years. I started card-making in the Spring of 2021, and I've been hooked ever since! I love die-cutting and coloring florals and cute critters. Copic markers are my favorite for coloring, and Catherine Pooler inks for stamping and blending. When I'm not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoy photography. I'm excited to be part of the ScrapbookPal team!  

Katherine Cartwright

I am Katherine Cartwright and I love to craft! Since I was a small child I always enjoyed making things with my hands so card making was a natural fit for me! I live in Georgia with my husband, two daughters and our beloved rescue cat, Hobbs. When I am not in the craft room, I love to travel, ride my bike and walk. I love to be out in nature every chance I can which is where I find a lot of my creative inspiration. I can’t wait to share projects for ScrapbookPal. Happy crafting!

Kathy Schweinfurth

Hi, I’m Kathy and I live in the Midwest with my hubby.  We have a daughter who is on her own now, but thankfully lives close!  I’ve been an avid cardmaker for almost 25 years and it’s been exciting to see how much our crafting community has grown and that there are always new, fun products to create with!  My ‘natural’ style is clean and layered, but enjoy getting inky and playing with mixed media, too.   I’m thrilled to be on this amazing Scrapbook Pal Design Team and be able to share a little bit of my creativity with all of you!


I am Kavya. I have always been a creative soul, but I found my true passion when I discovered stamping and die cutting back in middle school. After a brief hiatus to concentrate on school and college, I just got back into cardmaking late last year to relax myself and I am so glad I did! I like to try out many different styles and techniques, but I love working with critters the most. I love to experiment and come up with unique and unexpected ways to use products in my stash!

Kay Norman

I love making cards! To be quite honest I think it’s just as fun shopping for supplies and keeping them organized :) It’s so satisfying to take a handful of supplies and create something beautiful that will make someone smile. It’s therapy for me! I love little details when making cards which makes them my own style.

My husband and I live in Utah where we are surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes. We have three adult children and three grandkids who we adore. I work in the accounting field and enjoy photography, scrapbooking, baking and spending time with friends and family. I’m so very grateful to be a part of the ScrapbookPal Design Team!

Lieschen Harshbarger

Hello, my name is Lieschen. I’m originally from Puerto Rico, but I’ve been living in Texas for the last 27 years. If I’m not spending time with my lovely husband and our dog Sophie, you will most likely find me in my craft room making cards or creating crafty projects. I truly enjoy every second and every part of making a card – I’m so glad I found this lovely hobby 6 years ago! I am grateful for the opportunity to join the ScrapbookPal design team, and I’m looking forward to sharing some crafty inspiration with you!

Marla Harris

Hi, I'm Marla.  I am so excited to be rejoining the ScrapbookPal Design Team.  I consider myself to be both a city and country girl because I split my time between Southern Nevada and the Black Hills of South Dakota.  I have been married almost 40 years, to my high school sweetheart.  We share two grown boys, a beautiful daughter-in-law, two amazing grandchildren and three crazy dogs.

I am an eclectic card maker.  I love to use different coloring mediums and mixed media products in my projects.   When I am not designing for ScrapbookPal, you can find me sharing more projects on YouTube, my blog and Instagram under the name MAD About Cards and Crafts.  I am looking forward to getting crafty with you.

Safia Suchan

Hey friends, My name is Safia Suchan and I’m so honored to be part of the ScrapbookPal Video Design Team. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with my husband Tyler, and two young daughters, aged 6 and 3. Currently, I’m a stay-at-home Mom to my two littles. In my spare time I love to craft (of course), be physically active and spend a lot of time with my family. A few years ago in a grocery store is where my cardmaking journey began. I picked up a cardmaking magazine and made all the sample cards in it and was hooked from that day! I watched a ton of YouTube videos to learn and now even have my own channel. I love to create scenes on my cards and have them tell a story. My favorite mediums to work with are Watercolor (for creating backgrounds) and Copic markers for coloring in images. I can’t wait to share my creativity with all of you!

Sarah Wyles

Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Wyles. I’ve been crafting for a bit over 20 years and am always trying new things. I am a momma to 4 kiddos, 18 down to 7. So there is always something going on here. We also have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a hamster. We joke that it’s our own little zoo!

Sophie E.

Hi crafty friends! My name is Sophie and I am overjoyed to be joining the ScrapbookPal design team this year! By day I am a resident physician here in Ohio. When I am not crafting I like to spend time with my husband and we are actually expecting our first baby before the end of the year! I have been crafting for a little over 4 years and I love that it is an opportunity to be creative and learn something new each day. I love to make all kinds of cards from clean and simple to over the top interactive - I am so excited to share some projects that hopefully inspire you to create! :)

Teri Wilson

A life-long crafter and educator at heart, I retired a few years ago after working in Health and Wellness Education. I use that love of education to share the joy of cardmaking and artistic techniques. I am super excited to be joining the ScrapbookPal Team!

Born and raised in California, I have been a Mid-Westerner most of my life. I post designs as TerisMaibox on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Blogger. Floral stamps and dies are a favorite as well as vintage stamps, dies and ephemera. You could call my style Chameleon in that I have many styles running from layered grunge to clean and simple depending on what product I am using. I love all mediums including die cuts, stencils, layered stamping, alcohol markers, water-coloring, smooshing with distress inks and mixed media. I tend to go to bright colors, and often use die-cuts in my projects for dimension. I am always on the lookout for new techniques to try.

I look forward to sharing some fun and getting crafty with you!

Tiffany Russom

Hi crafty friends! I'm Tiffany and I live in Virginia with my husband and two dogs, Tater and Teddy. I started cardmaking in Feb/Mar of 2020, but I have been a creative person all my life. I love all things color and crafting - from clean and simple cards to inky mixed media and 3D projects. My favorite thing about making is experimenting with different styles, mediums, and fun supplies. I am excited to create alongside the talented ScrapbookPal team, and I hope I inspire you to try new things and craft fearlessly. I look forward to connecting with you!