Meet our wonderfully, talented ladies who will inspire you day in and day out.  You will find their projects over on the  Design Team Blog.

Marji Reineke Franklin:       Hi, I’m Marji, I am a stay at home Mom to a rambunctious and stubborn 4 year old, crafting is my sanity, my escape and what keeps me grounded. My daughter likes to craft with me which gives me more time to play since I can give her some supplies and she goes to town. I have been crafting my whole life, I found stamps about 20 years ago, paper piecing about 4 years ago along with digital stamps. My first love is still stamps even though I don’t use them as often as I used to. I’m thrilled to show you what I can come up with!


Helen Nile:       “I work full time as an Activity Coordinator for a charity called Abbeyfield which provides care and support for older people. Once a month I teach workshops for a local stamping company and I’m also a card designer for them including providing samples and demos for their TV shows. I regularly write articles for for craft magazines and am lucky enough to design for several other digi companies”




Eileen Robertson:      Hi everyone! I have been crafting since I can remember, and papercrafting/scrapbooking for the past two decades. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have wonderful daughter and fabulous son-in-law, as well as a fur baby and fur grand-baby. I reside in the suburbs of Chicago. I love all different types of crafts from mixed media to card making, I am always trying out new techniques. I look forward to sharing some fun techniques and projects with you!


Kim Schaeffer Venezia:     Hi, I’m Kim and I live with my little dog, Katy, at the Jersey shore. I got involved in crafting many years ago; a friend brought her scrapbook when she visited me in the hospital. I was blown away by that scrapbook and loved the concept of taking pictures out of a shoe box in the closet and turning them into works of art with journaling that brought them to life. That got me hooked and I’ve been paper crafting ever since. Though now I prefer making cards with an occasional 3D project thrown in. I’m thrilled to be a member of the Sunsational team and look forward to sharing my work with you.

Shylaa Shree:     I am Shylaa Shree, executive secretary by profession, mother of two kids. Since childhood, I am in love with arts & craft. Quilling is how it all began in the blogland and it was a turning point in my craft life from where i started into cardmaking, scrapbooking, alter items, make 3D projects and I make both fashion & paper jewellery. My recent addiction is towards digi stamps. Creating has become my passion.
Lorraine Hache:    Hi, my name is Lorraine.  I am married and have two children Melissa and Jason. I have a dog Chihuahua named Minnie. I have been crafting since a really young age and never stopped the passion of crafting.  I enjoy trying different things and to share my work. Relaxing for me is Crafting.
Steph Ackerman:    I have been creating in some form since I was a child. I love to create cards, mixed media, canvas and off the page projects using an assortment of products. I don’t start out with a plan in mind, I pull the products I want to use and see what happens.  I teach classes several times a month at my local Michaels, in my home studio and local library. I love working and teaching with new products as my students love to learn what’s new in the crafting environment. I constantly submit my work for publication and have had as many as 30 cards in one print magazine. So excited to be a part of this new adventure.