Our Design Team

Hi, y’all! I’m Niki and I live in San Antonio, TX with my husband, two kiddos and a plethora of pets. I’ve been making pretty things as long as I can remember… as a child, I used to spend my money at the tiny craft store next to my grandmother’s house in outport Newfoundland, Canada. I graduated from pompoms and popsicle sticks to a love of all things paper. I started with scrapbooking, but that quickly morphed into quilling, and then to handmade greeting cards. My crafting style is clean and simple, not a lot of fussy details, just minimal and impactful designs with a feminine twist. I like clean lines, bold shapes, floral designs, and pops of color. When I’m not crafting, you can find me relaxing in the backyard, searching online for craft inspiration, or taking an interesting online course. I am so glad to be a part of the CutCardstock Design Team this year and I look forward to sharing projects, ideas, and inspiration with you!  Niki's blog: Cardstoq

Hello friends! My name is Erin German and I am a part-time graphic designer / full-time momma of two boys ages 10 and 7. I live in the Chicago ‘burbs with my boys and husband of 12(!) years. I have had my own business, Erin German Design, since my son was born in 2008, so I could work from home. I have a passion for special occasion design: wedding suites, shower, and party invitations, announcements, stationery, and more! I love to incorporate bright color palettes and fun patterns into my work. Within the past couple of years, I have also taken up the art of calligraphy and hand lettering, which I can’t wait to share with you. I’m excited to connect with other creatives and explore all the fun things we can do with products from Cut Card Stock! You can find me on Instagram: @eringermandesign and my website is: eringermandesign.com

Hi, I'm Crystal Schneider I live in Missouri with my husband of 15 years and our two girls. I started to scrapbook many years ago I made my first albums in high school. I love to take a little time every day to create something crafty. Over the years I have tried almost every craft possible. Currently, I am really enjoying water coloring and brush lettering. When I'm not using my free time to craft you can find me spending time with my family or out running. I am so excited to be joining the CutCardStock Design Team and I look forward to sharing my projects with everyone. You can find me at my blog: Just Us and My Crafts and on Instagram: @crystalschneider

My name is Heidi and my love of paper crafting began over 10 years ago creating scrapbooks for birthdays and fun events.  Then, one day, I picked up a cardmaking magazine and fell in love with all the creative options stamps and dies had to offer.  I find inspiration for my cards in all kinds of interesting places.  You can find me over on Instagram: Blue Scallop Creations

Hi! I’m Marcia and live in the beautiful four-season state of Michigan with my best friend and husband, Gary. We live on a lake and enjoy spending time biking and boating. I’ve been making my own cards for years. My first cards were simply pictures adhered to watercolor paper; pictures taken on vacations and/or scenery shots. Then I started scrapbooking. Scrapbooking morphed into card-making. It was love at first stamp. I have two step-daughters who have families of their own. Between them, we have six beautiful, active grandchildren. Some live nearby in Michigan and others live far away in Alaska. We visit both families often and enjoy many adventures together. Everything from milking goats to mountain biking. I'm so excited to be a part of the Cut Cardstock Design Team! Marcia’s blog: Marcia K Designs.

Hi, I am Lia Yu. I live in Albany, New York with my husband and our son and daughter.  I love watercolor painting and started painting birthday and anniversary cards for my family members a few years ago. Then I joined a hobby group for card making where I learned a lot of cool techniques like heat embossing, ink smooshing, die cutting & color lifting etc. I got more praises for the cards I sent out. More old/new friends were connected because of these handmade kindnesses. As a full-time electrical engineer (I often feel like that I am an artist under the cover of an engineer LOL) and a mom of two young kids, spare time is very precious to me. I tried to squeeze as much time as possible to nurture my card-making hobby because I found myself really relaxed when I got my hands inky and crafty. I'm looking forward to sharing my projects with you and get inspired by each other. 

Hi everyone! My name is Drew Conklin and I am a full-time marketing professional and do freelance graphic design work in my spare time. My husband and I moved to Houston, TX from Pennsylvania after we finished college and have been here about five years. I found myself in a very technical marketing role and missed being able to flex my creative muscles. This lead me to start doing special occasion designs for friends and family, expanding into my own business over the years.  I love designing wedding suites, shower, and party invitations, logos, and am venturing into digital illustration and lettering with my iPad pro.  I’ve been using CutCardStock as my primary printer for my projects so I’m excited to share not only my designs but their high-quality printing services with you all as well. You can see all of my work on Instagram @Designs_DB and on my Etsy shop DrewBarnhartDesigns.