Andrea is an avid paper crafter and mixed media artist with a passion for teaching, sharing and inspiring others towards creativity. After 6 years of teaching in the paper crafting industry and helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space, she founded Paper Crafter’s Library. She also enjoys spending time in her studio art journaling and creating mixed media pieces. She shares her life with her husband Todd, 5 children (3, 5, 9, 11 and 13), her 91 year old Grandpa, and their dog Ginger. Irene joined the family as their full-time nanny 2 years ago, making it possible for her focus on building her online business. When she’s not working she enjoys date nights with her husband, family movie nights at home with her kids, reading, and spending time at the spa.
Every since she was little, Sophia has had a passion for both arts and crafts. As early as the age of 10, instead of collecting Barbie Dolls like most young girls, Soph collected rubber stamps. She has a fine arts background in watercoloring, oil painting and pastels – and brings that into her teaching at Paper Crafter’s Library. She has developed many in-depth video series for our Paper Crafter’s Library members on coloring and watercoloring using a huge array of mediums, including Copic Markers, Prismacolors and Gamsol, Water-based markers, watercolors, Pan Pastels and more! As proud mom of 3 children (3, 6 and 12), and their Bouvier Juno, her life is busy. When she’s not spending time in her studio creating she enjoys cooking, baking and sewing.
After taking 12 years off work to raise a family, Tracy started creating and teaching in the paper crafting industry in 2006. In early 2009, she began working with Andrea – first with online classes and tutorials, and eventually becoming one of the key designer/educators for Paper Crafter’s Library. Her four children (8, 10, 13 and 14) and husband were very supportive of her coming back to work as they knew she has a passion for teaching and sharing her love of paper crafting. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, she is active in parent council, chauffeuring her kids to and from activities, and having fun with the girls at book club.
Michelle began as one our Design Team members and has now joined our main team as our newest Designer/Educator. She is proud to be a self-proclaimed artist! She strongly believe that each of us has unique creative gifts to bring into this world and tries to do her best to inspire herself and others to tap into that wealth of creativity! She lives in Denver, Colorado and is humbled by the gorgeous Rocky Mountains on a daily basis. She lives with here partner Michael and their four-legged kids: Willow the cat and Buddy the dog. She has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 4 years and has had numerous projects published in Paper Crafts magazine.You can visit Michelle’s blog Figments of My Imagination.
Our Support Staff
Office manager, website maintenance, video editor, customer service…Karen wears many hats and plays an essential role in keeping Paper Crafter’s Library up and running. Karen is the one that keeps our site organized and uploads all of our new videos. She spent several years teaching in the paper crafting industry before deciding that she preferred simply spending time scrapbooking rather than teaching. Family is important to Karen, so she makes sure she spends time preserving her family memories through her scrapbooking. As mom to 2 girls (8 and 12) with a husband that travels extensively for work, Karen’s life is never boring. Karen is also an avid reader and enjoys biking with her husband.
Michelle is the friendly face behind all the communication that happens here at Paper Crafter’s Library. If you’ve ever had occasion to email us, chances are you’ve spoken with Michelle. Michelle has worked as an Independent Contractor for five years, and has worked with Andrea since 2008. She is a wife and mother of two small children ages 8 and 10 who love crafts as much as she does. She is a former Stampin’ Up! demonstrator with a passion for paper crafting and all it entails. She has been working with entrepeneurs like Andrea for years and loves that she can help make their websites and businesses thrive. She started her business so that she could be home for her children and help them to thrive in their own lives as well.