Meet Our Designers
Sarah is a long-time crafter, mom of 6, and wife. She enjoys creating many types of projects, from glass etching, paper crafts, vinyl, and faux leather, to metal and acrylic etching, and tooling leather. She loves to share her knowledge with others so they can get the results they want out of their projects. She is always learning new techniques to expand her knowledge base. She enjoys the process of creating from start to finish and loves to share that with others.
Susie Bentz is a professional crafter and teacher living outside of Washington DC. Her interests and efforts include paper crafting, mixed media, and altered items for gift giving and home décor.
Betzy is a Social Media Content Creator for DIY and Crafting Companies and a Social Media Strategist for military units. Her 19 years of experience supporting military families and local communities make her a well-diverse leader. She is a lifelong learner in all things related to design, home decor, DIY crafts, and Social Media Marketing. Her daily motivation for teaching enlightens her passion for sharing her talents as she keeps learning new techniques and ideas every day. As a Military Spouse born in Puerto Rico who has moved 14 times, Betzy’s expertise comes from different cultural influences, which expanded her view of diverse communities.
El Paso, TX
Naomi is a semi-retired educator and life-long crafter. She believes in “learning by doing” and in sharing her talents in a fun and inspirational way. Her favorite kinds of crafting include Cricut crafting, machine embroidery, and sublimation. With over 20K followers on TikTok, she’s helping crafters everywhere learn to have fun and improve their skills.
Professionally trained Graphic Designer, former college professor, and a lover of all things DIY. A very laid-back mom who isn’t very hip but doesn’t try to be either. A converted coffee drinker if you add enough other flavors. And a cat lover but not quite an old cat lady yet.
I love all things creative, but my passion is glass etching. I have been etching for seven years and teaching workshops for all ages. I have a team of 4 wonderful ladies who help me at bigger events like corporate events and wedding receptions. I am privileged to have the opportunity to help Barbee with the Design Team program.
East Meadow, NY
My name is Steph and I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember. I have been married for 42 years and we have a 28 year old son. I enjoy the creative process and find my day is not complete if I haven’t spent some time in my studio where I create and plan and design. My work life is demanding and crafting keeps me sane, so I spend as much time as I can creating. I discovered many years ago that I love to teach and can be found teaching classes in my studio and local libraries several times a month.
My name is Patty Sepp and I am the mom to 4 adult children. I also have 3 grandchildren, ages 11, 7, and 16 months – my absolute loves. I was married for 43 years to one man (amazingly). Sad to say, he passed away unexpectedly in October 2021 from COVID. So I am now a widow who has been thrown into deciding on a new life plan. I also decided to retire in April 2022 after 49 years in education: 12 years in public school, then teaching 7-12 grade in a homeschool Christian setting. Lots of changes happening! I love making a variety of crafts, but acrylic painting has been my mainstay. I enjoy hitting the thrift stores to find unique items to repurpose. I am always open to creative opportunities.
In the past decade, Kathie became involved with fused glass art. Fused Glass is a form of Warm Glass Art that includes glass cutting, layering, etching, painting, and firing in a kiln. Each piece is hand-crafted by the artist with multiple layers of glass and fired for hours in an extremely high-temperature glass kiln, sometimes more than once, to fuse the glass layers together and cure the glass paint, if used. By taking numerous glass fusing classes from many well-known glass artists, Kathie has developed her own style. Keeping in mind her love of painting animals and seascapes, she has found a way to marry the two art forms into her own form of art. Her passion is now hand-painted fused glass art. She exhibits and sells her glass art at local galleries in Central Florida.
Eagle Mountain, AZ
I am Katie Adams, the creator behind TheCraftyBlogStalker.com. I have been blogging since 2008 and have created a website that is devoted to sharing step-by-step craft tutorials for everyone that wants to be crafty but is not quite sure where to start. When I’m not busy blogging, I love camping, 4-wheeling, and jeeping. Basically, I love being outside.