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Ever wonder how Bowdabra always has so many amazing tutorials and videos?  The imaginative force behind the tutorials is due largely to our Bowdabra design team.  So before further adieu lets meet these amazing designers!

Design Team Call

Bowdabra is looking for a few awesome bloggers to showcase their multifaceted Bowdabra products. We’re looking for bloggers and video creators who know how to inspire others to create.

Apply now to be a Bowdabra Designer! Click here to learn how.

Meet our Bowdabra creative design team

Bowdabra design team

Bowdabra design team

Sandy Sandler, Creator of the Bowdabra

Sandy Sandler is the creative genius behind the Bowdabra.  Although she likes to say that she is creatively challenged, Sandy is one of the most creative designers around!  She and Vivee, her beautiful husky, bring you amazing videos using the Bowdabra. So be sure and check them out at Bowdabra blog!

Terri Sproul

Terri Sproul is the producer of a DVD called “MasquePen Magic” to see more of her video check out her Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/terrisproul and a Monday Night Live stream.

She is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “ Robin Nest” “Creative Paperclay®”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and Hobby Baby!” to name a few. Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County On top Of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques. She teaches how to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’ Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at http://www.terrisproul.com – link to the blog is also there.

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Steph Ackerman

Steph Ackerman has been creating for as long as she can remember.  She creates a variety of projects from cards to canvases to mixed media projects and more.  Steph does not start out with a plan in mind as she loves to experiment and see what happens.  She feels her day is not complete if she hasn’t spent some time creating.  Steph has a dedicated craft area where she creates as well as teaches a wide assortment of classes.  
Steph is a CHA Designer Member and has been published in numerous magazines.   
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Gail Griffin

Hi! I’m Gail, a blogger at Purple Hues and Me! I enjoy crafting/DIY, sewing, upholstery, reading, travel and sometimes cooking. I also love the color purple – can’t you tell? I’m married to a wonderful man I first met at vacation bible school when we were teens.  We have one son, the writer, and live in an active adult community where I have “Let’s Get Crafty” sessions in the community clubhouse. My background is in marketing, property management, and retail management. My talented Mother-in-Law introduced me to crafts. We had a small craft business where she would create craft items and I would find places to sell them. You’ll find most of my creations are easy to follow tutorials on how to create unique, eye-catching crafts that are simple to make, inexpensive and require no special skills.
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Carole Lassak

Along with mixed media and paper crafting projects, Carole also enjoys a variety of handcrafts and fiber arts, including jewelry making, egg piercing, beadwork, woodworking, and lacemaking. She regularly travels abroad to study the art of handmade bobbin lace. She brings together different techniques to create unique jewelry and art pieces. Carole also works with the Create & Craft team on a variety of creative endeavors.

Blog: http://www.createncraft.com/projects/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classak

Email: [email protected]

 

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Christel Jules

Christel Jules is the owner and Creative Designer of Silky Stems Design Studio located in Miami.  She specializes in custom exotic silk floral arrangements as well as staging spaces, prop styling, upcycling, and ALL things DIY.  ( Do It Yourself ) She is known as the #spanglishDIYer because she ends up blending English and Spanish more often than not.  Her work has been featured on The Luxury Lifestyles segment with Victoria Randolph on NBC 6 in the Mix. And she collaborates with South Florida Luxury Guide Magazine and the CEO Lynette Janac on charitable events. She recently went LIVE on Access Total Telemundo 51. While there she used the Bowdabra to teach the host Mariana Rodriguez how to make an easy and beautiful metallic scrunchy bow on air.
Visit her blog at  www.silkystemsdesignstudio.com where she shares free tips and tricks on all things DIY and more. Christel loves connecting with people of like minds and enjoys learning and sharing.  Visit Christel on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. 
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Shelley Hein-Simmons

Shelley shares her home with her husband, 3 dogs, and Sheldon the Wonder Turtle in Lakeside (San Diego) California. When she’s not working as an office manager or crafting she loves being on the water and fishing. (Hence my online name – Reel Girl!) Shelley also loves sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, and of course, animals). She has been scrapbooking all her life and “altering” things since childhood – always gluing pictures and memorabilia into some sort of album. Shelley says “I’ve been personalizing every item I’ve ever owned.”

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Crystal Harris Donnelly

Art, crafts, and writing have always been my passions. Throughout the 90’s I designed and wrote craft projects for national craft publications such as “Crafts and Things”, “Pack O Fun,” and many more. I’ve had several of my creations featured on several Aleene’s Creative Living television shows. My designs are featured in hardback craft books by the House of white birches. Visit my blog, “Make it easy crafts” for simple, quick craft tutorials, printables and more.  As editor of Bowdabra blog, I consider myself fortunate to be able to work with so many creative people on the Bowdabra design team.

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