Saturday, February 23, 2013

Meet our New Design Team

We are so excited to introduce our 
Each month this team will use a product that Sakura Hobby Craft will have on Special, they will inspired you with each project they complete.

Terri Sproul our team Leader and force behind the Terri Sproul Mixers

Terri Sproul is the force behind a fun paint called “Terri Sproul Mixers” from Sakura Hobby Craft and of a DVD called "MasquePen Magic" to see more of her video check out her Youtube Channel at and a Tuesday Night Live stream.
She is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader  and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “ Robin Nest” “Creative Paperclay®”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and Amazing Mold Putty ” 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 received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’  Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at – link to blog is also there. 

Hi, my name is Mai Larsen and I am the creator of a Latina group called Creando Con Detalles.  I am happily married with four children, currently living in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  I’m the new editor for a Spanish Newspaper in our local community.   
I have always been passionate about crafting, but I have never had so much fun as I have in the past several years.  Shortly after my mom passed away in 2008, I was invited to a cardmaking party, and it was love at first sight.  I was completely hooked with the idea of using my current crafting skills with my new found hobby of papercrafting.  

 Karen Lackey

Karen loves to learn new techniques and combine them in unexpected ways. She has studied paper arts, paper making, rubber stamping, encaustic art, mixed media techniques, sewing, metalsmithing, wire working, bead stringing, glass bead making, off loom weaving, and more. She’s currently exploring hand dyeing fibers and bookbinding.
Karen owns Starshine Salon, an artful gathering of vintage finds and original designs. Starshine Salon is not a single place, but is rather Karen’s gathering of art, artists and artifacts designed to delight and educate, inspired by the salons of the 17th and 18th centuries, where music was played, art was viewed, and ideas were discussed.
Karen has been sewing since she was a child, and learned to make jewelry when she moved to Arizona in the early 1990s. She turned these passions into a business in 1995, and later added vintage items to her offerings. She started rubber stamping in 1996 and has been paper crafting ever since

Brenda Lee Burfend
Ihave been scrapbooking and card making for about 15 years.  I am a wife tomy best friend, mother of 3 (1 daughter and 2 sons) and Oma (Grandma) to 3 (granddaughters and grandson).   I am very interested in manydifferent mediums. My crafts exist of scrapbooking, card making, weddingfavors, centerpieces, floral arranging, vinyl homedecor and jewelrymaking. I dabble in a few more crafty things, but too many to name.  I amaddicted to using my Cricut and cuddlebug, although sometimes it seems I amplaying more than creating. 

Lea Cioci CPD CPT is a freelance designer and serves as a demo artist, instructor, and design consultant to several companies in the hobby industry.  Lea's work has been published in many paper arts magazines, C&T publication books, Design Original books, and contributions to other published arts and crafting books. Lea has worked as a demonstrator and educator for Plaid Enterprises as well as a USAQ Pro.  Currently, Lea is also a Ranger Ink Educator and Certified Copic Designer.   Lea's journey led her to the creation of stamp images to give the artist the freedom to create a very personal self-expression.  Lea’s recent works for C&T Publishing include Scrap Your Stuff, Board Book Play, and Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts -Lea’s own book: Creative Art Concepts for Papercrafts, launched Feb., 2007.  In 2009, several art pieces were highlighted in 1000 Handmade Greetings, and additional work in Somerset Memories with new work in Somerset Digital in the fall issue and other magazines As well as Scrap and Stamp Arts, and Steampunk II.  

Lee Brehon
Lee has been creating cards, layouts and altered items since the turn of the century. Most of her pieces have been featured on-line at various sites and forums. Lee has produced hours of videos on and enjoys sharing live how-to tutorials with the masses. Lee isn’t afraid to try any medium or product and loves mixing and matching products to get the desired effect. Lee is happiest when she is working with others and following the creative process along side of her many friends. Lee is a devoted scrapbooker and attends many local crops in her area. 

Peggy Oliver

I am a mother of three and a crafty scrapper.  I have been crafting for four years but I have always been dabbling in something artistic. I have designed web sites and logos to promotional marketing materials.
Today I am a stay at home mom and I recently moved into a home with enough space for a whole room devoted to my crafts. Who knew hoarding craft materials in the bedroom closet could fill an entire room.  I love mixed media and texture. I look forward to a creative adventure with Sakura Hobby Craft!

Dale Anne Potter is a Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker who lives in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada.
She enjoys Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide.
She says: "Art because it brings me JOY every day!!!"

I hope you welcome our new team.  Watch their post for Monthly Specials


  1. Looks like a great team. I can't wait to work with all of you and see what everyone does. Congrats ladies

  2. Congratulations to everyone! Looking forward to working with all of you & THANK YOU for this opportunity.

  3. felicitaciones a todas las diseñadoras, trabajan hermoso,en especial a mi gran amiga, mai larsen, ella me ha enseñado mucho de lo que sé, por ella tengo mi propio negocio, porque ella con su cariño y empuje nos ha ayudado mucho.
    gracias bye

  4. Congratulations EVERYONE! What an awesome team. WTG!

  5. Wow it's really nice...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.