Friday, October 22, 2010

Introducing Family Friday Crazy Crew #1!!

Hi Everybody!
I am so excited for today's post!  Today I get to introduce Team #1 (Crazy Crew #1) from my newly picked Family Friday Design Team!  I had announced who they were a couple of weeks ago, but today they will tell you a little bit about themselves.  Here we go!

Crazy Crew Member #1: Kassidy Thomas

My name is Kassidy and I am ADDICTED to crafting. I do it full-time and keep really busy with my etsy business. I have been crafting since I was 12 and got my cricut a few years ago and the rest is history. I am mainly a cricut crafter but I also love to do other crafty things. I started a crafting blog in August where I offer tutorials, videos, challenges and giveaways:) I post new creations daily.  I live in Utah (born and raised) I have been married for 6 years and have no kids yet. So needless to say... I do a lot of crafting.

(Even though she doesn't have kids yet, I think her style is very kid friendly.  And it's perfect for others who also don't have kids yet themselves, but still may need kid friendly projects for nephews, nieces, etc.)  Here's is Kassidy's first project as a Family Friday Designer!

Crazy Crew Member #2: Cheryl Gaffney

My name is Cheryl Gaffney. I live in Vancouver, WA with mywonderful family. I am a SAHM to two wonderful boys, Bryce is 8 and Owen is 5. My lovely Husband, Roy works hard so that I can keep up with crafting, you know how important hobbies are!! I started crafting hardcore when I purchased my Cricut Expression in April. I just started my blog, in late July of 2010, just one month after I opened a little Etsy store! I am proud to say that I handcraft a birthday card for each member of both my family and my husband's family (including cousins, aunts, uncles etc.). I'd like to think that the cards end up in some cherished place of honor, but who knows. :) I'd love to share my crafting journey with you! Here's is Cheryl's first project as a Family Friday Designer!

(I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these ghosts!! Cheryl totally got the "spirit" for Family Friday!!)

Crazy Crew Member #3: Sharon Littrell

I have been crafting almost all my life (at least that is how it feels LOL) My mom was a cub scout leader and I can remember helping her get ready for all of their meetings. Oh, there were so many different crafts they had to do. As I got older my crafting style changed many, many times. I am still surprised when I look back at my daughters baby book (from 1998) how much scrap booking has changed in such a short time. I really love to make crafts over scrap booking. I can't tell you how many photos I have on my computer that have never been printed. I love making cards and any other paper projects that I can use my Cricut with. I do have to say I truly LOVE my Cricuts!! Yes I said Cricuts. I have 2 Momma bugs and 1 baby bug. And in my house everyone always wants to use a different cart so, they do come in handy. Because I LOVE my Gyspy to much to let it out of my sight. LOL

My husband (Mike) and I have 2 daughters. Emily is 10 and Michaela is 12 (and growing up way to fast). I also volunteer A LOT at both school so, I see lots of children every day and love to get them involved with any art project I can. We don't have any art classes because of budget cuts. So, the teachers love when I can come up with something simple for them to do. My daughters love to craft with me. When any holiday is coming up the fist question I always get is "mom what can we make to give out to the kids" Right now we are working on our Halloween treats. That is our project for this weekend. The picture I have included is me any my lovely baby girls.

Crazy Crew Member #4: Becky Teichmiller

Hi, I'm Becky Teichmiller! My boyfriend, now hubby, bought me my first album when we went shopping at Michael's 9 years ago... little did he know what he was getting me into ;) I have been scrapbooking/crafting ever since. And we also managed to have 4 kids in that period of time too! My kids are 8, 6, 4 and 2... Caytlynn, Cassidy, Cullen and Cali, we call her "The Smoosh"! All of my kids, including my boy, love arts and crafts! And they think that my Cricut (Cali calls it the kick-wit) is the bomb diggity! So I never feel bad when I want to scrapbook because I know my kids are more than happy to join me :) I am anxious to get started on our first project as are my kiddos!


Crazy Crew Member #5: Christel Bonner

Hello fellow scrappers! I’m Christel a.k.a. Scrappin’ Sista and I currently reside in Roanoke, VA with my DH and our four children. Due to my DH’s job, we move a lot and will probably move again next summer. We just moved here from Charlotte, NC. Daylon our oldest is 13 years old and is in the 8th grade. The biggest new thing with him (no pun intended) is that and wears a size 14 shoe. He’s going to need a job soon. Christen is 8 years old and a dancer and artist. She is definitely the shyest of the bunch. Danita is 7 years old and battles autism. She is a phenomenal artist and I’m going to have to include some of her artwork in a project real soon. Then comes Caleb. He’s 5 years old and you will soon learn that he’s the spiciest of them all. He started kindergarten this year. Lord knows, my quiver is full.

My DH got me hooked on scrapbooking when he created my first album for me for Christmas in 2004. I remember it clearly because he would sneak off on Saturdays and I was pregnant with Caleb. You know the hormones were raging. Every since he presented me with the beautiful gift of love, I have been hooked. I have recently started creating cards as well as altered projects. I think my favorite thing to do though is create LO’s. My style is clean yet edgy with a touch of whimsy.
Until last year, I was a teacher. I have taught 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. I enjoy teaching but with the DH’s job, it’s hard getting a job. So, I am at home until the afternoons when I work at the local Boys and Girls’ Club as a Recreation Specialist and a tutor.
I am super excited to be a part of the Crazy About Cricut Family Fridays Design Team. I can’t wait. I currently serve on the design teams for Scrap, Stamp, and Doodle Saturdays and Cooking with Cricut. I look forward to seeing all your creations for the challenges. Most importantly, I want to see us involve our children and make connections that will last a lifetime. Let’s inspire one another!Here's is Cheryl's first project as a Family Friday Designer!(She's been such a great supporter of Family Friday's from the beginning, SO excited she's on the team!!)

A couple of the designers got too busy with there families to have projects for this week, so come back next week to see what they came up with and to meet Crazy Crew #2!!    TFL, and hope everyone had a chance to craft today!


  1. Jenny, I have a project posted and hope you have time to add a photo to my intro... I have a wonderful blog post to go with it!

    Thanks, Cheryl @

  2. Hey Jenny. I FINALLY got my computer cooperate. My project, well OUR project, is posted also. Hope you received my emails.


  3. welcome all new family dt's ! Im excited to see what they come up with.

    uh one more thing jenny, your playlist lineup changed :( I dont know this song


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