Saturday, August 27, 2011

Meet our New Design Team

I am so honored to announce our new Design Team for Sakura Hobby Crafts. What a wonderful group of Artists with wonderful blogs..
This group of blogger will be posting two projects per month on their blog and the Sakura Hobby Craft blog, we so excited to see what they make for us.
I hope you stop by each of their blog and welcome them to the Team... Each of their names is a link to their blog..

Terri Sproul
Team Leader
Terri Sproul is the producer of the DVD called "MasquePen Magic" to view this video and more check our her Youtube Channel at She is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including "Glue Dots", Stewart Superior, Robin's Nest, Sakura Hobby Craft and Viva Las Vegastamps! to name a few. Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County on top of Palomar Mountain. She has recieved a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Sucess. Terris' passion is teaching fellow scrapbooker's and Stamper's new techniques and to think "out of the box" and "off the Page".

Gloriann Irizarry
My name is Gloriann Irizarry and I was born in and raised in beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. La Isla Del Encanto. (Spanish is my native language so please bear with me) I moved to Utica NY in 1998 and now live in the beautiful Mohawk Valley here in central NY with my spouse and three young daughters. I have always loved art: it's been a great way to be creative and to express myself. Now I am creating a fairy wings line for all your projects needs from sculptured and other mediums. My wings are other items for sales are shown on and can be purchased from ebay store and Etsy shop (listed under littlegardencrafts). commissions are a accepts for custom made orders.

Align LeftI have always loved everything vintage - and that has really influenced my work. Even as a little girl, I collected beaded purses and antique clothes, and had boxes of old photos and ephemera. And yeah, this was all by the time I was 9 years old. So I guess i was that quirky kid that everyone just kind of thought marched to her own drums. That early sense of style lead to someone who has a passion to create, who is confident in her own designs, bu who also appreciated the historic influences of the past. I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was a very successful bead artist. I had my work published in over a dozen books an magazines, and lectured and taught all over the country, but... my beaded pieces too 500 - 100 hours to complete. About 10 years ago, I started scrapbooking, when my first nephew was born. I instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours I spent beading) In the past several years, I have really gotten serious with the craft and love finding new ways to take my pieces to the next level. It's really funny to look at any of my work, from bead work to paper and to be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium.

Jessica Griffin
By day, I'm a wife and mom. I married my high school sweet heart in 2006 and together we have three beautiful, active, curious little people! By night I'm a paper crafter. I love scrapbooking, stamping, card marking, and altered art (I have commitment issues... can't commit to just ONE type of art!). I teach a variety of classes in the Dallas Fort Worth area. I love educating, encouraging, and giving people confidence to create! I design for several companies such as Jessica Sprague, EarthArt International, and Lindy's Stamp Gang. I have been published in magazines, digital magazines, and in a stamp catalog. I blog actively at and share tutorials, videos, and pictorials. I'm excited to be designing for Sakura! Now I have an excuse for owning so much Crystal Lacquer!! I won't have to sneak it into the house anymore!! haha. ;);) Becky Conley
Becky is a free-lance designer, artist and instructor for the mixed-media and paper crafting industries. Mixed media art is her passion, but her creativity encompasses upcycled art, home decor and photography as well. Becky is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association and an active volunteer in her community; paying it forward in an effort to bring joy and hope to others. You can follow her work through her blog:
I've been a crafty gal for as long as I can remember. I'm a wife, mom and grandma who loves to scrapbook, create, design, sew, collect, organize, and read. I enjoy watching movies, antique shopping, gardening, home decorating, baking and most of all hanging out with my family & friends and my extraordinarily talented husband, Robert and our little dog, Phoebe.
I love to collect all sorts of vintage ephemera, buttons and fabric bits to use on my creative projects. My favorite style is vintage – grunge and I like my projects to have different textures and layers. Moving off the scrapbook page onto different kinds of mixed media projects is my latest love. My new creative inspiration is nature since recently moving to the picturesque mountains of San Bernardino, CA.

Aileen Roberts is a mixed media artist & repossession specialist; recycling, altering & creating with found objects and various mediums. She finds joy in taking the ordinary and turning it into something unique and extraordinary. Her art runs the spectrum from drawing, painting, and assemblage art to jewelry and paper arts. Aileen has been published in several well known magazines and books, and also enjoys teaching workshops. She has both an online business she runs and writes a blog: . Aileen firmly believes that everyone has the ability to be artistic, but that sometimes people need help opening their creative door.

Hi, my name is Leslie-Rahye. I live in Stephenville, Texas. I have been married 19 years to my soul mate. We have two amazing free-willed beings ages 10 and 4. I've been crafting and creating since I can remember, dabbling in everything from sewing, to oil painting, to scrapbooking, to photography to beadwork to crafty crafts--and many things in between. I create because it's in my soul; it's my passion.
I am currently a Senior Designer for the Delightful Challenges Design Team--a part of the Digital Delights by Louby Loo family--, a designer for AJ's Digi Shoppe, and a designer for Sakura Hobby Crafts. I host leslierahye's crafty gig twice a month on my own ustream channel where I explore various aspects of crafting and share the products I love! To keep up with all of my crafty goodness, you can follow me on facebook at or become a follower of my blog at

The Next six months is going to be very exciting. I hope you stop by Sakura Hobby Crafts blog on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to see all the Projects.

Thanks for your support
Terri Sproul