Our Dynamite Design Team

Introducing our Dynamic Design Team (The DDTs)


Emma Ivemey

I have always been crafty, but really got into it in a big way when I came to Canada 10 years ago from England. I found it hard to meet people, so when I discovered scrapbooking, I also discovered a huge new network of friends. I joined AFCI (CHA) in 2013 as a creative professional, and am now a Designer Member and Secretary of the Canadian chapter. I was an assistant editor of the Designer Trends Report for 2017. I love to try any type of crafts, but my favourites are papercrafts, mixed media, knit & crochet, and also upcycling junk into home decor items. (Oh yes and I am married with 4 kids - mustn't forget them lol!) 

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Blog:  http://emmanadecrafts.com







Anabela Teixeira

My name is Bela and I have been creating scrapbooks, cards and anything paper-related for over 15 years. I enjoy scrapbooking because I am able to tell a story with a photo. I especially love adding a little surprise journal quote so that I may write down little memories of photos I enjoy preserving. My style is eclectic, from whimsical to vintage. If the paper tickles my CPU (Creative Processing Unit) then something beautiful happens and I would love to share it with you. Let's get creative and preserve the memories that flash through our lives. Happy Scrappin' ~ Bela




Sandra James 

Hi there! My name is Sandra James and I have been an avid scrapbooker and genealogist since 2004. Although I have dabbled in digital scrapbooking, primarily to record my travels, I much prefer traditional scrapbooking where I can handle, feel and get up close and personal to the products.

My natural scrapbooking style is clean and linear and I am always willing to try new techniques and shake things up a bit. My pages need to tell the story because for me, my scrapbooking is a record of my family history and will be the legacy I leave behind.



Janet Lawrence

Hi, I'm Janet Lawrence and the scrapbook bug has hit me! When I started scrapbooking about five years ago, I had a tape runner, some paper and a few stickers. Fast forward to the present: I'm now taking more risks with designs and products, which has encouraged me to try out different layouts and techniques. I've also met a group of fantastic ladies who push my creative boundaries and help me think outside the box.

While I enjoy knitting and doing embroidery and cross-stitch, I'd much rather spend my free time creating scrapbooks of memories for my two children. My layouts are simple and balanced, and are a good starting point to more advanced designs.



Sue Taylor Hill

I am a happily married Mom of two girls and one furry girl (a black Lab!) and love everything to do with papercrafting! This has been a passion of mine for about 15 years, and I am happiest when I am creating and trying new mediums.(Any excuse to shop!)

I am so thrilled to be joining the Ninabrook Group and showcasing some of their amazing products!




Jessica Kaiser

Mom, wife, crafter, Zumba chick, wine lover, foodie .......... yep, a good mix 

Hi! My name is Jess and I am a wife, mother, papercrafter and business entrepreneur. I am a craft enthusiast! I love creating cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, 3D paper items, canvases and more. I'm just starting to dabble in sewing and want to learn how to quilt, knit & crochet too! Yes, I LOVE being CRAFTY! :)

I love to find new craft companies and (well, I hate to admit it) am a bit of a supply hoarder! I'm learning to use it up, not store it so I can make room for new products! I love to try new products and am always excited when the happy mail comes :) I'm learning how to use and manipulate digital images as well as new coloring mediums such as watercolor, paint, alcohol markers and pencil crayons. 

In my spare time, I love to decorate my home with mid-century modern flare, cook, bake, create recipes, sew and teach Zumba classes (primarily children's classes at the moment!). Wanna hear a secret? I have a lifelong ambition of writing a cookbook, having my own cooking show and designing my own line of craft suplies. A girl can dream, right? 

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Blog: http://www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca/