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

                          Kitty - DT Creative/DT Coordinator

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

Catrin Goodwin - DT Creative/Challenge Coordinator 


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

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


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 

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

Lori Podolsky - DT Creative 

"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



                        Melissa Goodman - DT Creative 


 Hi, My name is Melissa and I live in the  Blue Mountains, Australia with my supportive Husband and 2 boys. I started card making in the early 1990’s and love to colour with Copic Markers.  I am excited and proud to be part of the Digi Doodle Studios DT and hope to inspire you with my cards.

Visit Melissa on her blog: Mel's Art Journey



Vannessa Hasty - DT Creative 



I have been crafting for pretty much most of my life, but card making predominantly for about 15 years now. I love to colour and will spend many an hours colouring images with my Copics and love taking classes to improve my skills as well. I'm a primary school teacher here in the UK, so crafting and colouring are my outlets at the weekend to relieve all the stresses of the working week! 

Please Visit Vannessa's Blog: Saffire's Stamping


Marie Bingaman - DT Creative 


 Marie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and Basset Hound, Murphy.  They have 2 grown daughters, and one son-in-law.  "When I'm not working full time at my factory job, I am crafting, watching movies, visiting Gettysburg (our favorite place), watching crafty YouTube videos, or shopping for more crafty supplies. Haha!  I really enjoy using digis because they are easy to store, and fun to manipulate in the Silhouette Designer Edition software."

Marie got the crafty bug from her mother. Marie has been paper crafting since 2008, when an internet search for pretty patterned papers led her to a crafting website she became a member of, and was "HOOKED"! 

"I have been making things from paper ever since and have the paper pads to prove it!" :)

Visit Marie's Blog: Another Card-Making Blog


Helen Nile - DT Creative


 Helen has been a cardmaker for many years and has an addiction to stamps (digi stamps and 'real' stamps), my Promarkers and papers.

Helen previously worked for a company called Little Claire Designs (until they closed) teaching classes and preparing cards for their TV shows. Helen is also currently part of The Card Hut Design Team making cards for their TV shows and has  have articles published in various craft magazines.

"I like to keep myself busy and love the variety and getting to know different people. I work for a charity called Abbeyfield who provide care for older people and I'm an Activities Coordinator in a care home."

Please visit Helen's Blog: Made By Helen


 Stacey Hillesheim - DT Creative
My name is Stacey and I have been married to my best friend for 28 years. Together we have two grown kiddos that we are extremely proud of and call the beautiful state of Virginia home. 

I love all things paper! My hubby actually got me into papercrafting by buying me a scrapbook kit for Christmas 15 years ago and I’ve never looked back lol! I started out by scrapbooking and then I transitioned into cardmaking during one of his deployments.

I'm so happy to be a part of the Digi Doodle Studios team and working alongside the talented crafters on this team! 
Visit Stacey's blog Stacey's Creative Corner

Teresa Plunkett - DT Creative 

Hey Y'all!!!  I'm Teresa.  By day, I'm the IT Director of a multi-office law firm in North Carolina.  By night, a paper crafter!  A friend invited me over years ago to make a greeting card.  What?!?  Rubber stamps?!?  Can't be true?!?  I won't like that at all?!?  I was WRONG!  I was hooked when I walked in the door.  I love paper crafting.  I love learning new techniques and I love 3d paper creations.  I grew up being crafty with my mom.  Painting, wood carving, ceramics, sewing, cooking.  Over the years I've added crafting with vinyl, material, wood and all sorts of mediums.  I have a grown son and daughter-in-law.  I’m one of those glass is full of happiness girls.  Love life.  The plan is to retire one day from my technology world and paper craft full time!  Can't wait!!!!!!!  Until then…..

Visit Teresa's Lollipots N' Polkadots for more inspiration 

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 Carolina's blog, Made with Love 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


Candace Oliarny - Guest Designer 


 Candace lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, son and daughter. She has been paper crafting for over 18 years.  Candace started out scrapbooking her wedding album then doing her 2 children’s albums. "I enjoy making layouts and documenting events, milestones and everything!" Candace also worked at a local scrapbook store in Boise in 2005 where she became their teacher, designer and buyer. "I love designing on teams and I’ve seen myself grow so much in the crafting world.  I make scrapbook pages, cards, mini albums and everything else in between."

Please Visit Candace's Blog: Candi O Designs


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