Our annual call for panel and hands on speakers will take place in November 2016. All applicants will be notified as to their final status prior to the end of December.
A list of 2017 speakers will be available in early 2017.
Please email Emily at [email protected] with questions.
Megan Faulkner Brown, founder of The Sweet Tooth Fairy, embraced the foundations of baking and entrepreneurship simultaneously and at an early age. Deemed by Food Network’s Cupcake Wars as one of the country’s most accomplished bakers, Megan not only has battled and won their competition, but she also has 12 retail bakeries located in Utah, Arizona, and Florida. Megan recently launched the Bake a Difference initiative, which actively supports causes that seek to improve and inspire communities.
After years of working in interior design, Desirée fueled her passion for DIY and delicious food into her own corner dedicated to creativity, The 36th Avenue, where she shares her passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with millions of readers. Desirée will publish her first book, 50 Crafts & Recipes for Kids, early next year. The book features crafts and recipes that are affordable, simple, educational and fun! Life, home, and family are her greatest sources of inspiration.
Susan Petersen is the CEO & founder of Freshly Picked, a moccasin company she started in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Susan and her moccasins were featured on Shark Tank and have been on the Ellen Show, Good Morning America and countless magazines and publications. Susan’s biggest thrill is not seeing her moccasins on the feet of celebrity children, in glossy magazines or on TV; it’s spotting her moccasins at the grocery store or the library on the feet of loyal customers.
Carrie Romano has served as the Executive Director for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Intermountain Area since 2010. Under her leadership, the charity completed a $12M expansion with a new Ronald McDonald House on South Temple and Ronald McDonald Family Room at Primary Children’s. Prior to joining RMHC, she served as Chief Development Officer & Capital Campaign Manager for the YWCA Salt Lake City. Carrie was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as a 2015 CEO of the Year.
Laura Aguirre is the founder of LAURA’S little PARTY, a site for fun party inspiration, budget-friendly party ideas, DIY projects, recipes, and more! She’s a party stylist, blogger, brand ambassador, and a content creator for DecoArt, PBS kids, and Little House on the Prairie. She has a zest for fun party details, and loves to incorporate unique props into her styled shoots. She adores refurbishing antique furniture and paints everything in her path.
Jennifer Allyson loves creating a variety of projects from making handmade cards to decorating big party tables. Her craft room is her sanctuary, and she tries to get in there several times a week. In addition to crafting, she designs paper and scrapbooking products for My Mind’s Eye and quilting fabric for Riley Blake Designs. She is married to an artist and has two little boys. To see her projects and what keeps her busy, visit her blog The Project Girl.
Miranda Anderson is a maker, seamstress, foodie, explorer, and blogger behind One Little Minute Blog. She shares tips and tutorials for motherhood and making to inspire people to live a simple, creative life. Miranda teaches craft and sewing workshops in Austin, Texas. Her husband and three kiddos fill her life with joy and teach her about setting goals, making priorities, and believing small moments and successes mean just as much as big ones.
Jessica Bailey and Sarah Skaggs are BFFs who share a passion for living frugally. They believe you can look awesome, eat well, play a lot and make a house a home, all while living on a budget! On their site Pretty Providence you’ll find awesome recipes, DIY projects, fashion, budget tips and tricks, and holiday fun…none of which will break the bank! They hope you’ll stop by and say hello; they love new friends!
Autumn Baldwin blogs at It’s Always Autumn, where she shares sewing tutorials, beginning photography tips, recipes, kids crafts, holiday fun, and more. She’s loves dark chocolate ice cream, thrift store shopping, Downton Abbey, and hanging with her husband and five children. She started her blog in 2012 and it’s grown consistently since then, now averaging over a million views per month.
Tanner Bell, A Little Craft in Your Day, is a creative millennial entrepreneur. He started creating simply as a creative outlet, but with the help of his outgoing personality he has turned it into a business. Tanner has been able to grow brand partnerships with DecoArt Inc, Home Depot, and Walmart all before the age of 17. He has been featured on The Today Show and Pinterest; he has also been a guest on HGTV Handmade.
Kate Blocher is the founder of See Kate Sew, a sewing and DIY brand, including a blog and sewing pattern line. See Kate Sew focuses on sewing projects for all levels, from beginner to wardrobe architect. She started her blog 5 years ago after her first baby to share her love of clothing design. She offers sewing tips, tutorials, and DIY patterns for makers everywhere. Kate is the mother of 2 (with a 3rd on the way!) and lives in Texas.
Courtney Brown began Cents of Style in the spring of 2007. She was a stay-at-home mom with a young daughter and was looking for an outlet that would bring her a little personal fulfillment and empowerment. Now a multi-million dollar women’s online fashion accessory company, Cents of Style believes “when you look good, you feel good,” and Courtney would add, you can then use that goodness to bless the lives of others around you.
Melinda Caldwell is a first-generation Portuguese-American who lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She owned her own business until 2015 and is now a full-time blogger and stay-at-home mom. Since Melinda is Portuguese, she has a love of all things garlic, pork and coffee. Her goal in blogging with her best friend at Home. Made. Interest. is to remind people that even if you don’t have a lot of time you can still be creative.
Tricia Callahan began her foray into the world of freezer cooking just before the addition of her first child. The time spent planning and prepping paid off in stress-free mealtimes and savings for her family. Armed with her newfound tips and tricks she founded Once a Month Meals. Tricia aims to empower others in the kitchen and help them reclaim their sanity, finances and time for what matters most.
Chandra Carson is the Social Media Manager at Lindt Chocolate USA. She received her MBA from the University of Cincinnati and has agency and in-house experience with consumer insights, media analysis, public relations, influencer advocacy and social media. Chandra is consistently tasked with creating strategic events, programs and campaigns that put Lindt at the top of everyone’s mind. She has created successful blogger councils at both Stonyfield Organic Yogurt and Lindt Chocolate USA.
After years of selling her designs at craft fairs and boutiques, April Cobb took her love of textiles and started Modern Yardage, a digital textile printing company. She licenses beautiful art to print on fabric and designs and prints her own projects along with custom designs. She loves collaborating with other people and innovative businesses. April has an MBA and worked many years in major advertising agencies.
Pam Dana is over the moon for family, traditions, and fun! She writes at Over the Big Moon where she shares lots of printables, DIYs, recipes, kids activities, and more! Wife to Scott and mom to two wonderful boys and one adorable girl, she stays busy managing her house, driving to school and sports, and running her blog of over 4 years.
Caroline Drake is the author of Armelle Blog. She has been blogging over there for the past 9 years. Her favorite things to blog about are recipes, DIY tutorials, home decor, parties, fashion, and travel. She also teaches cooking classes locally and loves to work on projects for her home, do crafts with her kids, and host parties. Caroline just built her dream home in Utah where she lives with her three children and husband.
Ashley Emmett is the driving force behind My Craftily Ever After, where she shares everything from easy recipes to crafts to technical how-to’s. As a blogger, middle level English teacher and mom to three she knows how to juggle multiple balls and automate as much as possible. Having spent hours teaching herself how to make WordPress work for her, she is ready to help demystify all that scary back end stuff.
Elizabeth and Elizabeth are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name: Elizabeth Evans. Aside from sharing a name they are also the same age, have the same number of children, and are both former school teachers. They blog together over at Simple Simon and Company where they write daily about sewing, quilting, crafting, and the art of homemaking. In the 5 years they have been blogging together, they have considered themselves very blessed to have been able to share their work on television, in magazines, through instructional videos, and their first fabric line.
Kimberly Fidler has worked in the travel industry for over 14 years and loves being the Internet Marketing Director for Get Away Today. Her favorite part of her job is overseeing their blog, Packed with Fun, and working with bloggers. She has a passion for travel and gets away any time she can with her husband and two boys. Her favorite destinations include Disney Parks, Universal Studios (mostly for Harry Potter!), San Diego, Arizona and cruising.
Laura Fuentes is the CEO of MOMables, where she helps parents make food their kids will love with easy meal plans and an online fresh meal delivery business. Laura is a big picture strategist, author, and successful entrepreneur. She is also a TODAY show and TODAY.com contributor, Parents.com writer, and Huffington Post columnist. With a background in Global Economic Relations and MBA in Business Development, Laura specializes in online monetization, digital strategy, and online community building.
Virginia Fynes is the creator of Fynes Designs. Virginia has been crafting as long as she can remember. She thrives on adding a splash of color to just about anything and creating a beautiful home for her family on a budget. She loves thrifting and finds awesome inspiration in the aisles of her favorite junk stores. She tries to get creative everyday and can’t wait to get her hands dirty.
Carina Gardner has a Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She designs fabrics for Riley Blake and is the Creative Director for Carta Bella Paper. Carina teaches online design classes, designs digital scrapbooking collections, diecutting products, and manufactures sewing patterns found in quilt shops worldwide. Last year, Carina founded MiniLou, a kids creative play company that made its debut in over 400 stores within the first year.
A self-professed craft addict and shoe lover, this busy mom of 3 small children never slows down! Linda Gardner is the owner of Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog focused on inspiring women to be creative. When she’s not crafting, decorating, or attempting to cook, Linda can be found stepping on Legos, playing Go Fish, or eating licorice. Linda also enjoys running and helping her husband with his brand new start-up business.
Cori George is the creative mind behind the blog and online shop Hey, Let’s Make Stuff, where she shares her love of DIY, paper crafts, and sewing. For nine years, she worked in marketing and branding for a magazine and Fortune 100 company and now gets to apply what she learned to her own online space. Cori rebranded her blog in 2015, and is passionate about helping others in their rebranding journey.
Melissa George is the founder of Polished Habitat. Melissa is naturally a bit messy but has a talent for creating spaces that blend beauty and extreme organization. As a certified project manager, she was used to juggling multiple priorities while sticking with a schedule and budget—invaluable skills when she successfully rebranded A Prudent Life to Polished Habitat in 2015. Now she spends her days plotting ways to expand the brand.
Jen Goode is the Doodler in Charge at JGoode Designs. She is a licensed artist and project designer with work featured in multiple publications and art generating over $1 million in sales. Jen’s passion for encouraging creativity has provided her the opportunity to partner with brands like Cricut, HP and Tombow. Along with crafty tutorials, Jen geeks about food, travel and affiliate marketing. She shares insight and ideas on her blog 100 Directions.
Graphic designer Lindi Haws is best known for her unique take on DIY parties, printables and crafts found on Love the Day. Her work can also be seen in Parents Magazine, Cottages & Bungalows, MarthaStewart.com and POPSugar, and she interacts with brands including Home Goods, World Market, Michaels, Martha Stewart and Plaid Crafts. Lindi lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two daughters.
For over 18 years, Eden Hensley has delivered engaging content and marketing programs for solo entrepreneurs to Global 1000 organizations. She believes life’s too short not to know whether you’re making a difference, living by three words: Simplify. Amplify. Quantify. Eden’s always had an eye for capturing and chronicling the everyday moments that make a good life and shares them on her personal lifestyle blog, The Road to the Good Life.
Amanda Herring is a pattern and fabric designer under the name The Quilted Fish. She has designed 14 lines of fabric for Riley Blake Designs as well as paper, jewelry, and home décor for other companies. Amanda loves all things creative and loves to help other people on their creative path, which she does with her fabric and designs as well as through her creativity retreats called Find Your Lula.
Jessica Hill shares crazy good creative ideas on her blog, Mad in Crafts. Over the years her work has been featured on The TODAY Show and in Woman’s Day magazine and several online publications. In 2013, she released her first ebook, Mad Writing Skills: A Non-Threatening Guide to Grammar and Writing for Creative Bloggers. In 2015, she co-authored a second ebook with Angie Holden from The Country Chic Cottage: The Beginner’s Guide to Short Video.
Rachel Hinderliter is the craft blogger behind Lines Across. Rachel believes that simple is beautiful and loves to share tutorials that don’t require a ton of time, space, or money, and believes you don’t have to have to be artistically talented in order to make pretty things. Rachel also loves occasionally sharing crafts and activities for kids, watercolor tutorials for beginners, paper gift boxes, and simple things to make with polymer clay.
Angie Holden has been blogging for over 5 years. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and three children. You can find her creating daily at The Country Chic Cottage. She has embraced video as a new creative outlet and publishes at least one video per week on her YouTube channel.
Amy Huntley is the owner of The Idea Room where you can find crafts, recipes, printables, DIY projects, and creative inspiration for women and their families! Featured in several popular magazines and websites, Amy loves sharing all things creative. She also loves running and all things yellow. She lives in the Salt Lake City area with her husband and five children.
Kat Jeter lives in Maryland where by day she works for a university, and on nights and weekends she blogs at Home. Made. Interest. She has always been creative and even with her busy lifestyle loves to create new recipes, make homemade gifts and decor, and visit new places. She is lucky enough to blog with her equally creative best friend; not a day goes by when they aren’t on the phone talking about what they want make next!
Sarah Kimmel is a mom who can fix your blog, your computer, or your server. She has been in the IT industry supporting small businesses for over 10 years and now offers free computer help and tips on her blog. As a die-hard PC user, I can usually be found sparring with Apple fanboys or blogging at FamilyTechZone.com where I help families navigate the awesome—and sometimes scary—world of technology.
Heidi Kundin is the owner of Happiness is Homemade where you can find crafts, recipes, printables, DIY projects, and creative inspiration for the entire family! She specializes in quick and easy projects and gift ideas and frequently contributes to local parenting magazines. Heidi loves polka dots, the color yellow, organizing things in rainbow order, and all things vintage. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their three boys.
Abby Lawson is the girl behind Just a Girl and Her Blog where she writes about home decor, organization, creative ideas, and blogging strategies. Abby is the author of three eBooks: Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook, Simplify: 25+ Printables to Help You Organize Your Life, and The Paperless Home: How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life, which she co-authored with her husband Donnie.
Celeste Ledesma is the Marketing & Public Relations Manager for the IKEA store in Utah and has been partnering with bloggers for the past 6 years. Celeste loves to work with bloggers on various home DIY and design projects and believes that it can be a great opportunity for bloggers and brands. It is her goal to share the benefits of these partnerships with all IKEA stores and other businesses across the country.
Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind Giggles Galore. Mariah believes in making the ordinary extraordinary, one creative project at a time, and focuses on sharing creative party ideas and DIY crafts, as well as tips and hints for creating memorable occasions filled with giggles galore. Mariah’s work has been featured in Parents Magazine, Better Homes and Garden, Tattle and Yum Food & Fun for Kids. She can be seen regularly on KTXD TV.
Maria Lichty is the co-founder of Two Peas and Their Pod, a blog with simple, fresh, family-friendly recipes. Maria is a cookie connoisseur with over 200 cookie recipes on her blog and a cookie e-book, Cookie Cravings. She has appeared on the TODAY show, and her blog has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Taste of Home, Saveur, BuzzFeed, Fine Cooking, Bon Apetit, LA Times, PBS Food, The Huffington Post, and The Kitchn.
Jennifer Lifford is a wife and mother of two boys, ages 11 and 8. She is the creative mind behind the lifestyle blog Clean and Scentsible where she shares practical organization and cleaning tips, simple home decor and DIY projects, and her love of celebrating the holidays. In her five years of blogging, she has shared her work on numerous websites as well as HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens magazines.
Danielle Liss is a lawyer and partner in Businessese. She has years of experience both negotiating and setting pricing for content creators.
Gina Luker is the author of the popular DIY blog The Shabby Creek Cottage and owner of the successful Etsy shop The Shabby Creek Shop. She is a writer, photographer, and lover of all things handmade. Her work has been featured by Etsy and in many magazines, including Brides Magazine, Somerset Home, and Romantic Homes. She wades through life, one project at a time, alongside her husband and children.
Natalie Malan is an Illustrator with a BFA in illustration from BYU. Traditional media is her first love, but somehow Illustrator and Photoshop stole her heart. Her work includes art prints, scrapbook paper, children’s books, cards, die cuts, electronic cutting cartridges, magazine illustrations, and greeting cards. Clients include Shutterfly, Cricut, Target, Petite Lemon, Minted, Making Memories, and My Minds Eye.
Kristina Manscill’s blogging adventure started with her creation of printable quiet books, which she sells in her Etsy shop. She is a 6-foot tall mother of two, and peanut butter is her best friend. She uses blogging as her creative outlet, swimming as her physical outlet, and the rest of her life revolves around her husband and girls (18 months apart). Visit her at Mother’s Niche for fun toddler activities and a mixture of everything motherhood!
Natasha Martin is the owner of Violet Tinder Studios, and a prop stylist and photographer who loves to infuse fun and color into all she creates. Years of working in the fashion/retail industry, followed by launching her own paper goods business, led to her true passion—working with businesses and bloggers to create high-impact images that “pop” and reflect their brand in an eye-catching way.
Andy Marzka is founder and CEO of AdThrive. His wife was a DIY blogger struggling to understand ad optimization when Andy stepped in, took over the ads, and quadrupled her income. He started AdThrive because he’s passionate about helping bloggers live their dream jobs and earn the most money possible from their creativity.
You can find Kimber Matherne doing anything and everything you might see on Pinterest on her blog, The Pinning Mama. She shares posts with recipes, DIY projects, crafts, printables, and activities for kids, some of which have been pinned over a million times! She is passionate that it doesn’t have to be hard to be great and loves finding new ways to share simple yet wonderful projects with her community.
Beverly McCullough began Flamingo Toes five years ago as a way to keep track of things she made around the house. She never dreamed it would turn into a full-time business and she feels so blessed it has. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and the Live with Kelly and Michael Show. She published her first book, 30 Minute Jewelry, last fall. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they live in East Tennessee with their two kids.
Natashia McLean is a the owner of Canary Jane, Instagram marketing consultant, fitness instructor, Etsy shop owner, and illustrator. Natashia just finished illustrating her first published coloring book. She has done illustration work for clients like Costa Vida and Famous Footwear. She also has taught cardio, yoga, and Pilates for three years and finds wellness a great outlet. As a blogger her focus is to share the magic in the “everyday” and uplift others.
Alexis Middleton is a lifelong maker and the owner/blogger behind Persia Lou, a craft and DIY blog, where she shares crochet patterns, printables, and craft tutorials. Her work has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, the Huffington Post, and Real Simple and has been published in Homespun and Make It Yourself Magazines.
Amanda Mizrahi is a digital marketer, world traveler, and outdoor enthusiast. At Edelman, Amanda develops a wide array of influencer programs for tech, consumer, and corporate clients ranging from Adobe to Ghirardelli to SKYY Vodka, and Wild Turkey. She loves bringing her passion for digital media, storytelling, and stunning visuals together in all the influencer programs she runs.
Melissa Mora is an author, designer, and teacher. Her first book, Sundressing, is scheduled for publication in summer 2016. Her fabric line Idle Wild launched with Riley Blake fabrics in fall 2015, and sewing patterns from her brand Blank Slate Patterns are carried in Jo-Ann stores nationwide. Melissa blogs at Melly Sews, where she gets to combine her love of sewing, teaching and writing in one creative place.
Mallory Nikolaus and Savannah Kokaliares are best friends and the brains behind the popular DIY blog, Classy Clutter. Their blog keeps them connected from Arizona to New York. Classy Clutter is a one-stop-shop for all things creative from DIY projects, home decorating, crafts, recipes and more. They have been featured on many popular websites including Oprah.com, HGTV, Good Housekeeping and Country Living.
Jordan Page is the creator of FunCheapOrFree.com and has been blogging since 2011. She has become the go-to expert for all things frugal, financial, and fabulous! She has been featured on TLC, Today, Inside Edition, USA Money, and more, holds annual sold-out conferences for her readers, and makes a full-time income…all while working part-time and being a stay-at-home-mom to her four young kids.
Andrea Pannell is a serial entrepreneur. She’s been blogging about crafting, recipes, and sewing since 2007 on Andrea’s Notebook, designs her own line of sewing patterns for Go To Patterns and is currently sharing her love for nutritious, low calorie meals on Simply400.com. Among other collaborations, she has designed a fabric line for Riley Blake Fabrics with her partners at Pattern Anthology.
Colleen Pastoor is the DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Lemon Thistle where she shares printable art and hands on tutorials for DIY home decor, parties and gifts. Colleen believes you can have a beautiful life, home, and party without spending a lot—she’s keeping it real on a budget. When she’s not blogging away at Lemon Thistle, she’s busy working with small companies and other blogs to create content and train staff in blog management.
Angel Peterson has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah with a professional background in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog Fleece Fun, her two little girls, toddler boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Tabitha Philen, founder of the Inspired Bloggers Network, mentors thousands of bloggers with her visionary ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. Considered an expert on blogging for profit and social media, she shares comprehensive tutorials on Periscope and InspiredBloggersUniversity.com. She also blogs about her frugal family lifestyle at MeetPenny.com and budget-friendly recipes at FrugalFamilyFavorites.com.
Kristin Porter is the creator of Iowa Girl Eats, which features delicious and approachable gluten-free recipes made with everyday, in-season ingredients. In 2015 she authored the eBook Gluten-Free for Beginners: 30 Day Meal Plan and Guide for Gluten-Free Success to help those new to the gluten-free lifestyle adapt with ease. Kristin lives in Des Moines with her 2-year old son and husband, loves traveling, mojitos, and really good prosciutto.
Amber Price is the blogger behind Crazy Little Projects, a fun blog about making life happy in little ways. Bake, sew, create, give, love, live! She started blogging in 2012 and has loved every minute of it. In late 2015 she started a new blog, Blog-Crazy, to help other bloggers find success in their own blogging endeavors. She loves all things chocolate, being with friends, going for walks and blogging!
With her blog Thirty Handmade Days, Mique (like Mickey) Provost inspires others to create. Cheerful printables, easy-to-fix recipes, organizing and parenting ideas are some of the topics you can find on 30days. She recently checked off a longtime bucket list item and published her first book, Make and Share Random Acts of Kindness. Besides her 3 kids and husband Josh, Mique loves the beach, flip flops, baseball, antiquing and a great book.
Lacey Quale is a Pillowpreneur who built a 6-figure online business with nothing but an idea and $50 fabric. Her mission is to help women add bold, fun color and personality to their lives and she does it through her online store adding colorful “couch candy” to make a home come alive! Say hello to her at Lacey Placey. She dares anyone to not be instantly happier when you see her colorful online store and blog full of pizazz.
Growing up in Wisconsin, Jenni Radosevich was always creating her own style. After moving to NYC she started a career at InStyle magazine working as a graphic designer and DIY columnist, which evolved into a website, ISpyDIY.com, and book, I Spy DIY Style. Jenni has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, New York One, CNN.com, and the Wall Street Journal.
Toni Roberts has a love for celebrating the holidays, all things pretty, and enjoying a great party. At a young age, Toni became an entrepreneur and opened a candy/gift shop and cookie store. Years later, she started her own party company. She now loves to plan parties and celebrate life’s moments for family and friends. Her blog, Design Dazzle (since 2008) shares ideas for parties, crafts, design, decorating and DIY! Toni enjoys teaching at conferences on creating, decorating and Making Christmas Magical.
Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching self-publishing for NYU and the author of fourteen books including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”
Sara Schmutz (Confetti Sunshine) is a former blogger turned full-time professional product stylist and content creator for wonderful companies such as Disney, Hasbro, Lindt, Oriental Trading, Pinhole Press, Avery, and more. She is always on the look out for new trends and ideas, as well as perfecting her craft. During her down time, Sara loves to have tea parties with her three daughters and bake gluten-free treats.
Tosha Seeholzer is a graphic designer, hand-letterer, mama and night owl. She has a BFA in Graphic Design and enjoys using hand-lettered words to inspire and motivate. She has worked with brands such as Microsoft Bing, DropBox, Freshly Picked Moccassins, The Alison Show, Michelle Money, The Beauty Destination, Albion Fit, Babiekins Magazine and MomsBest Network. You can see her most recent work at Hello Tosha Design Co.
Marie Segares started the Underground Crafter blog in 2011 while working full-time. She shares free crochet and knitting patterns, recipes, reviews, and her crafty adventures on the Underground Crafter blog. She is also a contributing writer for the Creative Income Blog, Fave Crafts Blog, and Stitch and Unwind. In 2014, Marie launched the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show, a weekly business podcast for indies in the yarn industry.
Michelle Stewart is the creative mind behind the party blog Michelle’s Party Plan-It. As a working mother of 3, party stylist and blogger, Michelle specializes in easy party tips and inspiration for crafty moms and shares projects that can be replicated for any occasion. Her work has been featured in top party blogs and publications. Michelle is also a member of the Sizzix Design Team and a Freelance Party Planner for PBS Parents.
Kari Sweeten and Becky Vandenberg are the sister-duo at U Create, where they share thousands of crafty tutorials. Only 11 months apart, they are “Irish twins” who love Diet Coke, talking to each other every day, and spending time with their families (between the two of them they have 7 kids). With a strong belief that everyone is creative, these ladies have a goal to inspire you to make something beautiful…after all, it’s always a good day to create.
Emily Taylor is a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and founder of PatternJam. Her love for fabric led her to create PatternJam, an online platform that enables quilters to design a pattern and preview fabric in that pattern. She is passionate about inspiring her daughters to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures and feels strongly about empowering females to develop companies that can have a positive impact in their communities.
Miriam Tribe, a self-proclaimed creative gypsy, believes we need more imagination and curiosity in our lives. As a mother of 4 including a special needs daughter, she makes moments of creativity and exploration a priority. Miriam recently launched an online store selling her hand-carved block prints, textile art, boho baby blankets, and other projects. She teaches local craft and sewing classes and shares her creativity on madmim.com.
Amy Verhey is an integrated marketing specialist at Edelman. She brings her passions for food, photography, and PR together to connect her clients with their engaged consumers. Amy has been lucky enough to support companies like Starbucks, Ghirardelli, Adobe, Campari America, Chipotle, and more.
Melissa Viscount is the founder, owner, and editor of Silhouette School Blog and author of The Ultimate Silhouette Guide (ebook and print). Silhouette School has become a go-to source of information, tutorials, and project ideas for Silhouette users worldwide and has been read by more than 6 million readers. Melissa’s book, The Ultimate Silhouette Guide, has sold more than 6,000 copies in print and ebook version since its release in March 2015.
Alli Ward is the HAPPY maker behind Made with HAPPY, a creative lifestyle blog. The left side of her brain is a skilled computer programmer, analyst, and statistician while the right side loves to be covered in glitter, paint, pizza sauce, and garden soil. She recently moved from corporate marketing strategist to full-time blogger. Alli’s days are spent creating new craft projects for kids and adults, recipes, parties, DIY projects, and travel.
Dawn Warnaar is the Artist/Graphic Designer/Blogger behind Dawn Nicole Designs, LLC. She is an Air Force Wife and mom of 3 who believes kindness changes everything. She is a licensed artist with two books publishing in early 2016. While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. Dawn believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating.
Jen West (Pink When) is a crafting, cooking, and tweeting machine. She started her blogging career three years ago as a way to one day replace the six-figure medical device sales job she left when she became a stay-at-home mom. While growing her blogging business, she has developed a love for all things social media and loves to be an open book and share her ideas on what is working and what isn’t.
Shauna Wightman is a selft-taught seamstress and mother of three. When she isn’t busy chasing kids around, she designs sewing patterns, Shwin Designs, and writes a blog, Shwin and Shwin. She is also a featured expert for We All Sew, the creator of Sewing with Knits, and a co-founder of Pattern Anthology.
Lindsay Wilkes is the owner and designer of The Cottage Mama, a boutique children’s clothing and sewing pattern company, the writer behind The Cottage Mama blog and the author of Sew Classic Clothes for Girls: 20 Girls’ Dresses, Outfits and Accessories from The Cottage Mama. She can be seen on several PBS sewing shows such as Love of Quilting and Sew it All TV as well as in her online sewing video series Lessons with Lindsay.
A teacher at heart, Gail Wilson relishes the chance not to show off her projects but to help others find their inner handywoman, step-by-step. Her blog, My Repurposed Life, chronicles her scrap-saving adventures and has been featured on countless DIY magazines and websites including Women’s Day, Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. She is a longtime influencer for Homeright, Krylon spray paint and Gorrilla Glue.
Jen Woodhouse is the author of popular DIY and design blog The House of Wood. An Army wife and mother of two, Jen documents her adventures in woodworking, furniture-building, and design, offering in-depth tutorials as well as free building plans on her blog. Jen has been featured on Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Better Homes & Gardens DIY Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and more.