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  • BasicGrey

    Deliciously different. Ambitiously diverse. Remarkably distinct. That's BasicGrey. BasicGrey is an award-winning, US-based design house which creates self-branded and licensed products for the scrapbooking, fabric and general craft industries. This multi-disciplined team also creates digital content that can be transformed into digital scrapbooks, blogs and e-cards. Originality is the backbone of every BasicGrey design, as well as for every product manufactured and every approach to a new project. BasicGrey strives to set the standard and not follow the trend. This hobby innovator sees themselves as the bar to be measured by and the company to watch because of their one-of-a-kind qualities. BasicGrey remains true to its popular avant-garde style, offering artists exceptional designs and products.

  • Brenda Pinnick

    Brenda Pinnick is an artist and a designer who combines her natural talent, her professional skills and her love of color to create delightful art for products including Sizzix dies, fabric for Henry Glass, stationery products for a number of clients and for home goods. Brenda is well known by crafters the world over for her playful art offered as crafting products sold in stores, on television and on the internet. Her fans enjoy learning techniques and being inspired by her creativity, her passion and her expertise as she shares her multi-disciplined knowledge with crafters and artisans alike. Brenda is a dynamic and generous teacher who inspires her students to find the artist within.

  • Brenda Walton

    Brenda Walton's world travels have greatly influenced her classic, nature-inspired designs, which have been warming hearts for over 20 years. Her artistic career began with a passion for sophisticated calligraphy, watercolor painting and graphic design. Her elegant work has been translated into an extensive array of popular, licensed products, including scrapbooking collections for K&Company and greeting card and gift collections for Papyrus. Brenda brings her graceful hand lettering, illustration and vintage imagery to a distinctive line of charming and sophisticated dies for Sizzix. Brenda's die cutting and embossing products make it easy for crafters to express themselves artfully, to create unique personalized gifts and to celebrate each and every day.

  • Charity Wings Inc.

    Since April 2013, the Charity Wings Art & Craft Center in San Marcos (San Diego), Calif., has delivered on the vision of its founder, Elena Lai Etcheverry, to provide an inspiring place for people of all ages to gather, give back and create. Partnering with other non-profits all over the world, the center hosts free classes and events for their beneficiaries on site or through live streaming, delivering the hope, happiness, and healing that only art can provide! Charity Wings Art & Craft Center memberships support non-profit programs, as well as give members access to open studio time, classes, events and opportunities for giving. Fundraising for other non-profits through their special events, Charity Wings has raised funds for over 70 worthy causes and counting.

  • Courtney Chilson

    From the time she was a child, it was clear that Courtney Chilson had a career in art. Starting in kindergarten, she found herself more attracted to the finger painting station while the other kids played with toys. After earning her B.F.A. in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton, she continued to express herself through her painting, while being heavily influenced by her love of pop culture. As a Sizzix in-house designer, Courtney uses both traditional drawing and digital technique to complement her fresh and youthful approach. Outside of work, Courtney, a lifelong Southern California resident, spends her free time working on her art, as well as hanging out with family and friends and spending as much time as possible at Disneyland.

  • Crafty Chica

    Kathy Cano-Murillo is an author, artist and founder of the award-winning DIY and crafts lifestyle site, craftychica.com. Known for her glittery and colorful “Mexi-boho” style, she has been a brand ambassador for companies such as Disney®, Lowe’s® Home Improvement Stores, Big Lots™, CoffeeMate® and more. Her Crafty Chica product line has been showcased in Michaels® stores for the fall season. She has authored nine books, two of them novels. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, HGTV, DIY Network, Lifetime TV and others. Her hand-painted creations have been carried in more than 300 shops across the country, including Bloomingdales and Target®. She is a third-generation Mexican-American, a native Phoenician, mom and wife with five pet Chihuahuas.

  • David Tutera

    Leading event expert, David Tutera, is the celebrated lifestyle personality, author and star of WE tv’s CELEBrations. David designs spectacular events and has been featured on Today, Extra, Good Morning America, The View, CNN and more. In addition, People, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and countless others have all featured his work. David has also made special appearances on the popular daytime soap, The Young and the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes.

  • Debi Potter

    Debi has been papercrafting for more than 10 years and currently spends her days working as a freelance designer creating inspirational projects for the consumer craft magazines in the UK. More recently, Debi has turned her attention to working with fabric to create stylish home décor projects and describes her style as shabby chic using florals, stripes and polka dots. When she's not tending to magazine submissions, Debi runs workshops at craft shops and consumer craft fairs. This allows her to share ideas and spend time with fellow crafters.

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