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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Announcing Marion Smith's 2013 Creative Team

I'm super excited and honored to announce that I was selected for Marion Smith's first design team. I will be working with some amazing talent, and feel so fortunate to collaborate with them. Please check out the new blog at   The team will be posting projects there daily. You are sure to be inspired by these awesome women. Don't forget to  Subscribe to everyone's blog!  
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Angee Carter

Design Team Coordinator


Many many years ago I saw a creative woman on Youtube making videos of the most incredible crafts. Altered canvases, and mini albums. I admired her for a long, long time for her creativity and inventiveness. She was able to take something so insignificant and turn it into something so beautiful. 

Today that woman, Marion Smith, calls me her friend and I am beyond honored that she has chosen me to be apart of her design team. It's even the more special because it's my very first design team position. 

In my professional life I am an educator of 7th and 8th grade students. I am so fortunate to be able to do that job and I love it every day. Personally I am the wife to Cordell and we've been married for 2 years and we are having a blast being married. He's my biggest supporter and willingly looks the other way when I purchase scrapbooking supplies. He's very supportive that way. I have one angel baby watching over my family and one fur baby who is spoiled rotten. 

My artistic style has been refined in recent years. As I learn more and more about art, and design my style changes to adapt to what feels and looks "right" to me. I'm a big fan of learning techniques and adapting those to fit my style of crafting. I'd describe my style as evolving. I'm inspired by photography and unique color combinations. I also tend to use complementary colors and love texture. 

I'm social networking obsessed am always connected via my i-devices. I'd love to connect with you! Send me a message. Tag me @alwaysangella!! I'm so proud to be included in this fabulous groups of talented international group of designers and I can't wait to be inspired.

Tonya Gibbs

I've been  a follower of Marion's for years and have learned so much from her. I feel so honored being selected as a member of her first design team. 

I'm happily married to my high school sweetheart Kenny Gibbs for 24 years. We have two children Brittany (19), and Brighton (17). I am a versatile artist and love experimenting with new techniques and different styles. Because of this I would consider my personal style to be eclectic. I can do it all - from Shabby Chic to Grunge, from digital to paper crafting, from mixed media to altered art. I enjoy the challenge of experimenting outside my comfort zone. I let the art speak to me and dictate the style - rather than me forcing the style.  I like that each style fills my need for creativity, but require different mindsets. 

I'm known in the crafty community as Psychomom. I know that is a bit unorthodox, but once you know me - you will totally get it! The name came from my son's baseball coach when he was 7 and it just stuck. I also enjoy photography and own a small Youth Sports Photography business. The name started from that business. I am also the lead educator for, design for, both online retailers, and a blogger for I love hanging out on Facebook  Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube. I also teach monthly Ustream classes on the first Monday of each month. I look forward to an exciting year with these talented artists.

Peggy Lee Baker


My name is Peggy Lee Baker, I live in the White Mountians of New Hampshire with my two beautiful daughters, and my wonderful hubby of 21 years. I enjoy sharing my love for scrapbooking, stamping, sewing-taking something olde with something new and creating one of a kind art. 
I love rustic, vintage, shabby chic, grunge!I create everyday even if it's just trying out new ideas, techniques and create play! I also love to teach/share with others that they too can be creative-I do classes in my home, I love it when they have created something so beautiful and they say I made soul is full of creative scraps of art waiting to be freed...
I am a blog author for Artsy Addicts, Design Team member for Die~Namites Dies. You can follow me on my blog "Creative Scraps by Peggy Lee" over on blogger.I've been a follower of Marion's for a few years now back when I stumbled upon a youtube video of hers...and that's all it took I was hooked-loved her style and willingness to share her passion! 
I am thrilled to take this creative journey with her, and love Marion's new fabulous paper collections and I'm excited to see where it goes.

Aneta Magdalena Matuszewska 

I am 36 years old Polish crafter and I have been living in Iceland for 12 years. I work as an Icelandic teacher. My scrapbooking fascination started about 3.5 years ago but I have been deeply preoccupied with that for the last two years.

I love light pastels, vintage and shabby chic, nevertheless I feel comfortable in any pattern. In my case everything is dependent on the kind of paper I can see on my desk, the topic of a card and finally my mood. I am a responsible and conscientious person, open to new challenges and opportunities. Marion, thank you for this one. 

Maggie Armstrong

My name is Maggie Armstrong and I live by the seaside in New Zealand with my husband and 2 children (and 1 rescue cat!). I was introduced to scrapbooking and cardmaking by a close friend in 2004, and quickly fell in love with it! I had always thought that I didn't have an artistic bone in my body, but scrapbooking and it's complimentary crafts (e.g. altered art, OTP, cardmaking and mixed media) opened up a whole new world and definition of art to me. I grabbed this 'world' with both hands and it's been such an amazing journey over the last 9 years, developing and mastering techniques, keeping a blog, teaching around New Zealand and SENZ (Scrapbook Expo of New Zealand) that I really feel I have found my passion. 
I find it difficult to pigeon-hole my style as I like to experiment with most techniques, but if I had to narrow my style down I would have to describe it as Shabby Chic meets Mixed Media Grunge! You'll see that I like to use lots of different mediums in my work, and I'm always on the lookout for something a little 'different' to incorporate into my classes. I love to create 'paperscape' style layouts where I create a scene with papers and embellishments. 

I am so thrilled to be working with Marion and her incredibly Creative Team and I know we are all looking forward to inspiring you all!

Nadia Cannizzo

My name is Nadia Cannizzo, and I was born and raised in Greece before settling in Sydney, Australia in 1989. I just turned 35, and married my husband almost 15 years ago. Together we live in the suburbs of Sydney raising our 3 daughters (6, 4 & 3 months) while trying to stay sane! I am a Primary School teacher and absolutely love my work, but its on hold right now while I raise my children. 

I create something almost every day, and I am like a child on Christmas morning when a parcel of goodies arrives at my doorstep. I create depending on how I feel that day and my personality and mood are reflected on my work. I am a neat freak, impulsive, extremely loyal, obsessed with my children, super sensitive, a lover of movies and cooking, a wannabe world traveler (I have a bucket list yes!), a people lover, and extremely passionate about little children and their well being. 

My motto in life is "nothing is impossible" and I never take no for an answer.

Sarah Bargo

Hey paper peeps! Can I just say how excited and honored I am to be a part of Marions new team?! She is so amazingly talented and I love her dearly! I have been artsy fartsy my whole life, but I have been papercrafting since my first son was born 14 years ago. (sheesh!) 
I live in the Chicagoland area and have 2 amazing boys who are my biggest inspiration! I think scrapbooking is so important because I never want my loved ones to wonder how much I love and cherish them. Thank you so much for having me Marion, and here's to embarking on this new creative journey!! Woohoo!!

Ana Paula Leal

My name is Ana Paula Leal and I was born in 1970 and live in Santa Catarina, a state in South of Brazil. I’m an architect, but recently I decided to dedicate my time to scrapbooking, teaching and giving workshops all over Brazil. 

I currently write for magazines, take part in forums, Design Teams, and I also help develop materials for this area. It means that nowadays my profession, Architecture, is in second place.

Marion, thank you very much for such a great opportunity. It’s good to know that in this globalized work we can communicate through a universal language: Art.

Kim Price

Hello! My name is Kim Price and I live on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia with my husband of 20 years and our two grown up teenage daughters. 
I have a strong passion for papercrafting having enjoyed this pursuit for over 10 years now but I have always had a keen interest in the arts and anything creative. I love to incorporate mediums into my scrapbooking and find that this satisfies both my natural flair for the arts as well as a way to document some of my most treasured memories. 
I create something every day, even if it is a scribble in a journal or an idea for a project I have on my mind. I love color, I love design, I love new ideas and I love to experiment. And I love Marion's amazing new collections.

Colette Nederhoff

I am Colette Nederhoff from the Sunny Southwest! I grew up in the Midwest (Iowa) but moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico 26 years ago. I am married to my kindergarten sweetheart and we celebrated 30 years of marriage this July. I have 2 biological kids ages 22 and 19 and my third child is our adopted daughter from Korea. She is now 14 and is probably the most cooperative photo model! My 22 year old just got married two weeks ago and I was a happy Mother of the Bride the last 6 months helping with wedding planning! Fun!
I have been a crafter all my life and love all types of mediums! I love to sew, paint, stamp, photograph, and just about anything else you can think of. I have worked as a hairdresser, floral and balloon designer, and a retail window display designer. I am obsessed with all things "Scrapbooking." As many of you, I have and continue to be a huge fan of Marion's designs. 


  1. Great news :) Happy to be on this team with you :) xoxo

  2. This is such great news, so glad to be on this new adventure with you! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations, Tonya on your new appointment to the first Creative Design Team for Marion Smith Designs...


  4. Yahoooooo! So excited to continue working with you on this journey. You rock lady. Hugs.


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