Friday, November 1, 2013

Leaky Shed Studio Design Team Announcement

We want to thank everyone who sent in applications for our Design Team Call, it's so hard choosing, there is so much to consider as I said before.  That being said, the applicants brought so much to the table that it makes choosing very difficult.

Please don't be discouraged if you didn't make the team this time...we have another call in 6 months!!!

We are so excited to announce our new team...please welcome 
Debbie Sherman - Design Team Lead
I'm Debbie and I live in Wyoming with my husband Jeff and our 2 Labs Mojo and Pearl.I'm also a grandmother of 7, who inspire me everyday, they are the reason I started scrapping!

I have been involved with one craft of another all my life.  I started out beading jewelry when I was about 7 and sewing when I was 12. One day I discovered scrap booking and then it became an obsession/passion!  My husband thinks I'm a hoarder now but I say I'm just well supplied. My style varies and over the years has changed.  One day I can be in a Shabby Chic mood and the next day  I find myself elbow deep in paint and art journals.  I'm a visual person and when I see a product I love I create around it.  I draw inspiration from many places, flea markets, family, grandkids, old and vintage and color.
I'm an avid photographer and have been blessed with many professional photo opportunities. I spend time with my camera daily. More photos = more scrapping!!
I'm beyond honored to be designing for the Leaky Shed Studio and with all the wonderfully talented designers you are about to get to know.  My cup runneth over.
                                               Kris Silvester - Designer
Kris is my name... Crafting's my game!
Of course, my first luvs are my handsome hubs of 23 years Steve and my equally handsome sons Hunter & Bridger.
Then comes my love of being surrounded by anything crafty, shabby, crafty, trendy, pretty, crafty or just down right awesome!
I've worked in the scrap booking industry for over 15 years now and loved every minute of it.
I've done it all from design teams, product development, teaching, traveling & even behind the scenes grunt work.
I wouldn't trade a minute of it and hope to be a part of it for at least another 15 years.

p.s. I'll admit I'd rather be doing the 'hands on' part of things so sometimes neglect the 'computer' part of things, but I'm working on it.
         Maggi Harding - Designer
Hi, I am Maggi Harding, and I am really excited to be part of the Leaky Shed Studios Design Team! My home is in eastern North Carolina, but, sometimes I claim the world as home. I have spent most of my life wandering, as a child with my parents because my Dad was in the Army, and, as an adult, because I wanted to. By the time I was 18 I had been to 9 different schools, lived in France, Japan, Germany, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina.

My husband and I share our home with our two standard poodles, or spoos as we call them. We have a 3 year old, Nika, and 4 month old, Tisha. We recently lost our dear Chena who was "famous" for her travel escapades with her good friend Escape Kitty. We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our spoos can accompany us wherever we go. We have been from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well traveled motor home!

I discovered scrap booking in 2005 when I decided to make scrapbooks for my two best friends from college. It quickly became my passion and something that I spend hours doing and never grow tired of my efforts.

I describe my style as vintage/shabby chic with touches of bright color. For me, scrap booking is an artistic adventure, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life? Along with scrapping the pictures, I love to tell the stories and often reflect on how to tell the story hidden in my photographs. Scrap booking has awakened my “inner artist” and satisfies the creative side of my brain that was long neglected during my career as a CPA. I am really happy to be a stay at home retired crazy scrapbook lady!
My blog:

                                    Robbie Herring - Designer
My name is Robbie. I live in Texas. I have a great family. My husband and I have been married 26 years. We have two great kids. Our daughter is a graduate of Texas State University and our son is a graduate of Texas A&M. After being a stay at home mom for 20 years, being an empty nester meant I needed to find something to keep me busy.  Paper crafting fit the bill perfectly!

I have been scrapping about 7 years. I wanted to make a book for my daughter documenting her Senior year. Thanks to great friends, who got me started, it happened. Thanks to a daughter, who takes pictures of everything, her book turned into 4 books! My son's Senior book is only one book and I was lucky to get that much as he takes pictures only if I force him!
In addition to scrap booking, I love to sew and paint.  Sometimes it's hard to find time to do it all! 
Style is a tough one for me. I seem to like a little bit of everything I am a true flower girl! I love flowers and flourishes. I do have a teenage son, though, and he really doesn't want flowers in his books! For his pages, I seem to be drawn to much more classic designs. I have never seen an embellishment I didn't like, which makes designing for Leaky Shed Studio perfect! 
I've been so lucky to work with many different companies and publications over the years and I'm so excited to be a part of the Leaky Shed Studio team!
                                               Tiffany Solorio - Designer
My name is Tiffany. I have an amazing husband and 2 wonderful children. Besides paper crafting I love making memories with my family. I started crafting about 4 years ago. I would have never guessed when I bought my few supplies back then that I would be where I am today. It took me a while to find my style. I love shabby and grunge. I am so excited to be designing for Leaky Shed Studio. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

You can follow my blog
You can visit my Etsy shop at Tiffanys Paper Designs

                                        Juliana Michaels
Hello! My name is Juliana Michaels. I grew up loving art, crafting and photography thanks to a creative mother who loved to paint, sew and draw. I love color, texture, trying new techniques and playing with new products. Products always inspire me to create whatever it is, whether it be a card, a scrapbook layout or an altered object/home decor item. I have been a project designer in the paper craft and scrapbook industry since 2007, but I have been scrap booking since 1997. Leaky Shed Studios has great quality chipboard that is perfect for all kinds of paper crafting projects. I am thrilled to be a member of the Leaky Shed Design Team and I hope you enjoy the projects I share with you as much as I enjoy creating them.

                                             Tracey Sabella
I reside in northeast Ohio with my amazing husband, Gary. Our family and faith have always been an important part of our lives. We've been blessed with four wonderful children, and with two weddings in as many years, our family is growing.

I'm a shabby chic mixed media artist and enjoy the creative outlet of paper crafting. I'm a life long crafter and employ many of those skills on my projects. I adore learning new techniques along the way and enjoy sharing my projects along with tips, techniques, and tutorials on my blog. I absolutely adore using chipboard on my projects and am so thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to design with Wendy's amazing Leaky Shed Studio products. I also design for Donna Salazar Designs, Once Upon A…Sketch, and Helmar.

I'd be delighted for you to visit my blog, Garden of Grace.

Next week will be doing a giveaway so be sure to check back for details!!

Thanks for stopping by our blog!!

The Leaky Shed Studio Design Team!!


  1. Congrats everyone!!!! YAY to all my friends I see on here!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  2. Soooo cool to see a lot off people I know!! Congrats to you all especially to Juliana, Kris and Tracey what a AWESOME team xxx

  3. Congratulations Ladies. You picked an zing team.

  4. Oh my goodness!! I know ALL these lovely ladies and all are super sweet and SUPER talented!! Brig congrats my friends! It looks like you will have lots of beautiful things to work with! Looking forward to seeing your work with them! xo xo

  5. Congrats to all the Lovely ladies!