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Thursday, March 1, 2012

FotoBella welcomes our new design team!

We are so grateful to have had such a great response to our design team call. Each of the applicants that we received were inspirational and unique.

In the end, we selected 5 team members, each who have great style and will inspire us all. We are excited to have a very mixed group of experienced, published paper artists and fresh new faces.

Without further ado, I am excited to introduce the new FotoBella Design Team!
Jeri Vann

I went to FIDM in Los Angeles and graduated in Product Development. I then went on to work in the apparel industry. I became a statistic of the economy downshift and was laid off. So to keep my sanity in my free time I became intrigued with paper, projects and blogs. Since then I have started make cards, gift tags, gift baskets as well as jewelry and my own custom wall decor. Doing all of these small projects help my mind to keep a creative edge. I love doing anything creative and unique, and I am constantly researching what is new and creative to get inspiration for a new creation of my own.

Kristie Taylor

Hi my name is Kristie and I am so excited to be invited to design for FotoBella!

I am Married to a David,(the love of my life) and we have four awesome kidlets, and a furbaby named Lilly. My wonderful family is usually the subject of my scrappy projects, I have even been known to make them dress to match a page I want to do - lol! I have been scrapbooking and playing with paper for about twelve years, and I just love it! I don't think my style fits into any certain description, but I think I would call it "shabbydistressed bling"

I love to get my hands dirty and often use inks, and paints on my scrapbook pages. I love to distress my paper to add more dimension, and of course you always need a little bling! While scrapbooking is my favorite artistic hobby, I also dabble in photography, art journaling and mixed media. If you would like to see more of my crafty life, feel free to visit my blog I can't wait to start this wonderful journey with Cher for FotoBella! So come on Y'all, lets get scrappy!! 

Nina Cubillo

I am a Mixed Media Artist. I have been crafting since I was young love the feel and look of something handmade. When my daughter was born 15 years ago I made her a scrapbook using construction paper and added stickers it was a cheaper way since money was tight. I am now thrilled to play with die-cut machines and everything imaginable love everything from scrapbook paper, stamps, inks, lace, flowers, trim, stickers, vintage buttons, fabric the list goes on.

Sarinda Jones

I am a professional Full Time Glass Artist currently living in Salt Lake City. I do gallery openings to show my work as well I am commissioned nationally and internationally for my large scale works. I also teach Kiln forming glass classes.

I have been "scrap-booking" most of my life in the form of journaling and my sketch pad. I have to say that I enjoy Scraping and tend to have several styles that I work in. I really love making backgrounds in ink and watercolor then applying paint and ink drawings or doodles to the surface. Oh and I also love to make pop ups with paper, 3D flowers.  

Steph Akerman

I love to create!. I teach in my home studio as well as at my local Michaels and scrapbook store, teaching a variety of layout and card classes incorporating die cutting, stamping, embossing, etc. My day is just not complete if I haven't spent some time creating. I often don't start with a plan of what I'm going to create. I let the products I want to use "tell" me what they want to do. I love to "play" with my supplies and I try to teach that to everyone. If you don't spend time playing, then you have no idea of the full capabilities of your products and the fun stuff you'll be able to create.


  1. I am very excited to join these amazing artists!

  2. Congrats ladies, Kristie has sent me here I am not familiar with anyone else on the DT but I am sure your works is as equally amazing as Kristie's and look forward to checking out. Awesome Kristie I am so glad you made it onto this team.

  3. Yeah Kristie!! So looking forward to seeing what everyone creates and can't wait to be inspired. Thank you for sharing Kristie!! Congratulations to all!

  4. Hooray for Kristie! Huge congratulations to everyone! What a wonderful team!