All week we will be introducing you to the newest members of the Xyron Design Team - and today we are featuring Marlene Gomez and Heather Conklin!
name: Marlene Gomez
lives in: North Bergen, NJ
why we love her: Her delicate embellishments and intricate designs made her stand out right away, and her use of scrapbooking products to turn store bought items in to custom, personalized gifts fits right in with our "outside the box" thinking!
a little bit about her: I’m a 29 year old SAHM. I’ve been married for 10 years and have two wonderful growing boys - ages 9 & 6. There are exactly what little boys are: dirt on face, cut on finger, frog/bugs in pockets – but they are my pride and joy. Outside of my household duties, I love all things crafty! Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been on the crafty side, but it has only been during these past 7 years that I have truly entered the Paper Crafting World. I enjoy everything from cardmaking to altering items and I’ve even been given the opportunity to have several of my projects published in the 2012 Cricut Magazines (July – December) and the upcoming 2013 CARDS Magazine. I’m so thankful to Xyron for allowing me to be part of their Design Team family. I look forward to working with such a wonderful group of talented paper crafters, as well as providing inspiration to the Xyron Followers.
name: Heather Conklin
lives in: Tacoma, WA
why we love her: Her "clean" sense of crafting still leaves room for lots of color and patterns - and it shows! She uses pattern mixing, different textures and fun colors to make her projects shine. We love that!
a little bit about her: I am an avid crafter and love to create layouts, cards, and home décor using all kinds of paper products. My crafting style is fairly graphic, although I adore trying new methods and tricks. During the week, I teach visual arts at a local, urban high school. I love shopping local, adore Starbucks Clover coffee, Sanuks, my Silhouette Cameo and especially spending time with my husband, two little girls (the focus of many of my crafting projects) and not-so-miniature Schnauzer. I also think fake mustaches are hilarious. I am also a member of the Authentique Paper Design Team. I am excited to share with you new projects showcasing Xyron products!
Welcome to the family Marlene and Heather! So happy to have you!