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, Sponsorship Coordinator, & Challenge 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

                          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: Kitty's Creative Brain

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

Judy VanZandt - DT Creative

Judy lives near Denver, Colorado USA, where she and her husband have raised their son and daughter. Judy started crafting many years ago including sewing, crewel embroidery, crocheting, jewelry making, creating silk flower bouquets, arrangements, wreaths, etc and moved on to scrapbooking later. The scrapbooking turned into card making, which quickly became an obsession and therefore her primary craft. She enjoys mixed media, creating canvases, altered notebooks/journals, frames and wood letters in addition to my cards.
"I currently serve on several design teams and thoroughly enjoy working with and being inspired by other crafters from all around the world."
Visit Judy's Blog: Created Just 4 U Designs



Linda Mc Enery - DT Creative

Linda is 46 years old, married to her soulmate, with 3 grown, recently married children.  She lives in beautiful Queensland, Australia.  "With no children left at home, I spend almost every waking moment crafting of some kind, with card making taking up most of my time.  I love working with digi images and colouring.  I’m more of a 'pile it on', than a 'clean & simple' type crafter."
Visit Linda's Blog:  Linda's Creations

Julie Anderson Thornton - DT Creative

Julie has been crafting since she was a child.  She started making her own greeting cards when she was in college as a way to save money.  That soon turned in to a passion and she has continued to make her own cards and other paper projects ever since.  "I love picking out stamps, papers, embellishments and other items to make cards for family and friends. I have been married to my husband for 27 years and we have two adult sons.  We don't have grandchildren yet but we do have a very spoiled Malshi and a diabolical cat. I am looking forward to sharing my projects made with Digi Doodle Studios designs."
Visit Julie on her  Blog: Julie's Crafty Spot

Meghan Kennihan - DT Creative

Meghan is a proud Dog Mom of her sweet maltipoo Maddie. She has been crafting and creating since she could pick up crayons. She began as a scrapbooker and general crafter, managing a craft store all through high school and college. She even spent a few years as a supervisor at Archiver's Scrapbook Store remember that chain? Although she has always made cards she has taken her hobby to the next level and it is now an obsession. If she is not working out like a maniac (personal trainer, nutrition advisor, and run coach for a living) she is in her craft room creating!
Visit Meghan's Blog: Made By Meghan K 

Fikreta Posavec- DT Creative

 Fikreta, or Fiki to her friends call her, is from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but lives in Kalinovac, Croatia.
She's married and mom to a beautiful 14 year old girl, Paola.
Fiki is an animal lover! She has five cats, a turtle, a bunny, a guinea pig, two fish, two birds and a dog!
"I LOVE cats! I love animals. Love anything crafty. I start crafting 5 years ago and blogging about 4 years now. If you ask me why I start to craft I think because so I don't go insane LOL ! I'm at home, I do not work, wife and mom so I must do something else. I love papers, stamps, (digis too) ink and everything else to make my creations. I love to make anything crafty. My inspiration is everywhere. I'm big dreamer. And I like to take photos, especially my cat's."
Visit Tiki's blog: Bad Kitty's Craftroom


Patsy Long - DT Creative 

Patsy has two grown daughters and works full time as a legal secretary which can be quite demanding at times so when I craft it is so relaxing and my down time. She always loved to craft and dabble in many different crafts including scrapbooking, mosaic, paint by numbers, refinishing furniture with chalk paint.  She loves to decorate her house and change color schemes. Patsy started carding started about 10 years ago when she lived in the USA.  She now lives in South Africa and shares her love of carding with my sister Linda.  
"My love for carding has grown and so has my craft stash ... I do love craft shopping! Especially when I visit my sister in Australia.  We shop up a storm, and spend hours every day in her craft room!   We are both members of design teams but still take time to  have our own mini challenges between ourselves. I love colouring with my beloved Copics. I really enjoy designing cards specifically with people in mind."
Visit Patsy's Blog: Crafty African

Catrin Goodwin - DT Creative 


Catrin lives in a small town in Wales called Ammanford, with her husband and her handsome little boy and two dogs and two cats. "I have been crafting for most of my life, making all sorts of bits and bobs and have been card making for well over 10 years, which has turned into a full scale room takeover. My style depends on my mood, I can create clean and simple cards, as well as paper layering, but my main enjoyment is stamping or printing digital images and colouring with my ProMarkers. If I do have any free time i do love to take the dogs for long walks, baking and reading a good book while soaking in the bath."

Visit Catrin's Blog: The Towns Cat

Susan Bennett - DT Creative 

Hello I am more known in the Crafting circle as AuntySue.  I used to help at my nephews school and all the children called me this. So for lack of imagination I named my blog after this Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern
I am the proud mother of 1 son and 1 Shetlands sheep dog called Buddy. We all live in the North West of England about 10 miles from Manchester.
I took up Paper Crafting after retiring from work due to illness. I have always done some form of Crafting from being a child  and even made my Brides Maids dresses. However Paper crafting has been my passion for over 10 years.
I love colouring with my markers and have yet to invest in some lessons but muddle on.
I run my own challenge blog and am on several other Design Teams.
I am so trilled to have been invited to join Digi Doodles Studios and cant wait to share my makes with these fabulous images with you all.

Visit Aunty Sue on her blog: Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern


Marga Bisschops - DT Creative

     I am married for 47 years and I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. My biggest hobby is making cards. Back in de days I made everything from Fimo clay.

I also crocheted a lot of stuffed animals. I started with card making about 30 years ago and first 3D. Now I like coloring digis and stamps most.

I color with different mediums, but alcohol markers I like the most. Ones a week I send 2 cards through Post voor Kanjers (Dutch) to terminally children and adults.

I feel grateful and honored that I may be a part of this team.

Visit Marga's Blog: Marga's Place


Merja Sivonen - DT Creative


I am Merja or MeSi (depends on where you see me :) and I live in Finland. I just started studying Financial Management at university of applied sciences and hopefully will graduate in a few years.

I've always loved crafting, but I've been more active since the start of 2020. At the moment I mostly do cards and colour digi images - those are my lifesaver and help me to relax. My most used crafting supplies are digi stamps, alcohol markers and cutting dies, but I also like to try something different every now and then. I love strong and bright colours and usually do pretty simple cards.

Visit Mesi's Blog: Cards by Mesi



Helene Siermans - DT Creative 

 Most of you might know me through my nickname – Nick.   I live in a little village called Askeby in Sweden with my husband and my two children. We also have two little rabbits named Ping & Pong.

I enjoy a lot of different types of paper crafting such as cards, mini albums and alter items. But mostly I make cards these days. I have been paper crafting for about 14 years but I have enjoyed to create as long as I can remember. I have tried a lot of different things like cross stitch, knitting, painting, doll making, sewing but paper crafting is something that got me hooked!!! Now I can´t vision a life without it.

At the moment I teach art and science in the Swedish Primary school. I love it, most of the time. I also like to be outside in my garden, take walks in the forest and read books. 

 Please Visit Nick's Blog: Nick's Scrap Shack



Ilonka Heuverkamp - DT Creative

Meet Ilonka Heuverkamp! She is married to her love, Ron for almost 40 years and have two children, a son and a daughter, and happy to have 5 chrandchildren, three boys and two girls. Ilonka lives in the Netherlands in a small town, 40 miles above Amsterdam called Hoorn. "I'm a crafter since 2006 and love to scrap, make mini albums, the lost years I love to color and make a lot of cards. I am in several DT teams and I look foward to show you my inspiration cards for DDS."  

Please visit Ilonka's Blog: Me and My Scrapworld 

Pam Schumacher - Guest Designer 


Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be here!  My name is Pam Schumacher and of course I love all things crafty.  I live in Eau Claire, WI and work full-time as an accountant.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 36 years.  We have three amazing daughters and six beautiful grandchildren.  I also have two Mini Aussies and a very sassy tropical bird.

When I am not working, I am either creating something crafty, taking long walks, or I am outside working in one my many flowers beds.

Visit Pam's Blog:

Carolina Flores - Guest Designer 
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

Lori Podolsky - Guest Designer 

"Hi!  My name is Lori. I live in upstate New York nestled in the beautiful Adirondacks. I have two handsome and truly wonderful adult sons who are the light of my life. I also have two darling kitties who keep me company. 

Crafting has been a part of my life since I was a little girl, especially scrapbooking.  However, when I discovered Copic markers in 2010, I switched over to card making.  Designing cards is now my passion. I am drawn to vibrant colours, particularly pinks and purples. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and listening to music."

Visit Lori on her Blog: Mermaids Fairies Kitties and Cards



Tania Cordie - Guest Designer 

I am a wife, stay at home mum and a life long crafter. I create pretty much full time for my blog and market stall. Love to stamp whether it be physical or digital, as both have their pros and cons. I cannot remember what triggered my love for crafting but can always remember I never left home without a pencil and notebook. Still don't. You never know when creativity will strike! I love colouring with copics. and occasionally with Prismacolour pencils  to add that very fine touch.   

Visit Tania's Blog: Paper and Me


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