Design Team Creatives

Meet the Creatives behind the Digital Doodle Studios Inspiration:

Dina Gerner - Owner/Artist/Designer

Dina works full time as a designer, licensed artist and an occasional writer. Aside from her supportive husband, amazing, loving son, and her adorable and crazy, chihuahua mix, art is her passion!

"As long as I can remember, I always had a pencil in hand. I started designing stamps and decorative papers through my love of paper crafting over 20 years ago! I'm designing images and/or collections just about everyday! Everyday is a gift, so be sure to enjoy every moment!" 

Visit Digi Doodle Studios for Digital Stamps & Digital Paper

Lisa Jannaway - DT Coordinator

Lisa is married with 3 young children and a Husband that supports her Craft Obsession! She has been crafting since 1991, where she started with 3d decoupage making pictures.  She then began card making using 3d "traditional" decoupage.  A few years ago she met a lovely lady and now fab friend who introduced her to colouring Digis with ProMarkers, and now Copics.  "I love colouring both digi and rubber stamps and experimenting with colours."
Visit Lisa on her blog,  My Crafty Train

Carolina Flores - DT Creative
Married to her high-school sweetheart for almost 15 years, Carolina has two beautiful children. What started out as a hobby in high school has turned into a passion. Carolina has been scrapbooking and designing custom greeting cards since 1997. 
Visit her on her blog, Made with Love Cards

Cheri Bury - DT Creative

Cheri lives in Ontario, Canada and has been making cards for about 5 years now! She is married for 13 years with 4 children. "I have a new Granddaughter so scrapbooking is now on my crafty list too! I love to travel and drink Tim Horton's coffee! Make it a double/ double for me LOL!"

Visit Cheri on her blog, Cheri B Designs 

Dawn Bennett - DT Creative
Married to a wonderful supportive man, for over 24 years, and 3 children, Dawn is a long-time Scrapbooker, Cardmaker, and a self proclaimed Craft addict. "I put alot of effort and time into each of my creations and no two are alike." Dawn is also Copic Certified and teaches classes at a local PA store called Stamp-ede. 
Visit Dawn on her blog, Dip 'N Dots Creations

Audrey Ernst - DT Creative

Audrey is a SAHM of 4 children ages 12-18. She has been crafting pretty much all her life, having started making cards around 2003 and coloring with Copics in late 2009.  She is Copic Cerified since March 2012 and continues to take Copic classes online and locally. She loves learning new techniques and discovering new color combos.

Visit Audrey on her blog, Hippieaud

                                                                        Kitty - DT Creative

Kitty lives with her partner and our son in a historic town in The Netherlands.  She has been crafting as long as she can remember.
In 2001 she started scrapbooking, but was diagnosed with postpartum illness. She gradually stopped making layouts and just made some small projects for her garden.
In 2010 she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was advised to do something that gives her positive energy and what makes her happy. Kitty took up paper crafting and card making again using rubber stamps but discovered digital images in 2014. She loves to color with a variety of markers, yet has never taken a lesson. 
 "Thankful and proud for being part of the Digi Doodle Studios DT. Hope to create a lot of fun stuff with the images and I hope to inspire you with my work."
Visit Kitty's blog, Intruderlady's World

Helen Van Der Gaag - DT Creative

Helen is married with 2 teens and lives in a small village in the southern part of the Netherlands .
For as long as Helen can remember she has been crafting in many different ways. But for the last few years, she finds time to relax by paper crafting, colouring stamps (rubber as well as digi), making cards,  etc.
One of Helen's best friends has her own webshop with craft stuff where she helps out whenever she has craft fairs in her neighbourhood.
"Christmas is, next to summer, my favourite time of the year, so love making Christmas cards and decorations."
Visit Helen's blog, Creamieke's World of Cards

 Angela Years - DT Creative

Angela was born and raised in Colorado, where she currently lives.   She has been married to her husband for 8 years, and together for 12 years.  Together they have 2 furbabies, an 8 year old Pomchi named Toby and a 5 month old Chihuahua named Tia. "I love getting to meet crafters all across the globe through social media."  Angela began papercrafting in 1998, as a scrapbooker and began making cards around 2006.  "I love being able to spend my days in my craft studio, my favorite place." 
Visit Angela on her blog,  Angel's Heart & Memories

Bettina L. - DT Creative

Bettina is married and mother of two girls aged 7 1/2  and 9. She lives in Stavanger, Norway. "I love to craft and have been doing that seriously since 2010. I also love gardening, bake cakes,  playing the piano, dance, sing and being with my  girls. I love watching movies too. I love to craft because it is my freezone and I love to create beautiful things. I create almost everything."
Bettina mostly creates cards, but also makes other paper crafting projects, such as folded cards, boxes, and bags, using pro markers. "I love to decorate my cards with frantage and bits and pieces of paper." 
Visit Bettina on her blog, Bettands hobbykrok

Ine Swinkels - DT Creative

Ine is a married mum with a daughter and works 3 days a week.
"I think cardmaking is a great hobby" Ine loves to work with digi’s, sketches and embroider on cards as well as die-cuts.
Ine enjoys swimming and reading and surfing on her computer.
Visit Ine on her blog, Creaine Cards

Jolanda Breedvelt - DT Creative

Jolanda lives just east of Rotterdam, Netherlands with her husband of 38 years. She has two grown children, a daughter and son who live on their own. "I learned to be creative as a child. My father loved to create all kind of things and my mum did sewing, knitting and stitching." Jolanda enjoys a variety crafts, but really enjoys making cards, color (digi) stamps, home deco, Mixed Media etc. 
Visit Jolanda on her blog, Jolanda's Blog

Monica Martinez - DT Creative

Monica is from sunny Los Angeles, California. She is married with two children and has a full time job. "Sometime I wonder how I have time. For me crafting is my escape and destressor."
Monica has been a crafter for the majority of her life but started making cards only in the last four years give or take.  Her mediums of choice are Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Watercolor. "I find that everyday I'm learning new techniques and enjoy sharing them on my blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. I have a very little workspace but from that workspace comes great prices that I send off to my family and friends."
Visit Monica on her website, Heartcraft Paper 

Christine Garner - Guest Designer

Christine lives in Vale, North Carolina. She has been married for 26 years, and has  2 children.  She also has 5 guinea pigs that are like her children.  "I love working with digital images because you can make them any size that you need.  I usually color my images with Prismacolor Pencils.  I also love decorating my planner using digital images.  So do not be surprised to see some Planner spreads from me."  
Visit Christine on her blog, Sweet Pea Cards

Steph Ackerman - Guest Designer

Steph, a crafter from New York, has been married to her husband, Gary, for 38 years and they have a 23 year old Criminal Justice college graduate. They also have a very photogenic 9 year old pup who is the subject of many of Steph's scrapbook layouts/mixed media projects.
"Crafting has always been a big part of my life. I have been creating in some form since I was a child. Back then all we had was construction paper and rubber cement. I love seeing how this craft has evolved and how it has changed what we create and how we create."Steph enjoys creating cards, mixed media projects, canvases and off the page projects using an assortment of products from pattern papers to stamps to inks to spritzers, dies and more. "I don't start out with a plan in mind, I pull the products I want to use and see what happens."
Steph has been teaching classes several times a month at her local  store, in her home studio and local libraries. "I love seeing my work In print and constantly submit my work for publication. I have had as many as 30 cards in one print magazine and have my work showcased at Creativation (formerly CHA) where I am a CHA Designer Member."
Visit Steph on her blog, Stephanie's Scraps

 Donna McMillan - Guest Designer

Donna is married, and Mum to 2 grown sons. She has been crafting for as long as she can remember and enjoys all sorts of crafts, but mainly card making, which she got back into just after her youngest was born and has not looked back. Having been diagnosed with spinal problems and fibromyalgia, crafting has been such a therapeutic tonic for Donna and her designs have been, and continues to be, showcased on TV and in magazines. Her passion at the moment is to create using digital images using different techniques from embossing, gilding and coloring with her favourite Promarker pens, paints or even inks.
"Crafting, I feel, is an outlet for creativity, where you can share your passion, but more to the point have so much fun doing the thing you love most!"
Visit Donna on her Blog, KraftyScot Handmade Crafts

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