Today we’re revealing all kinds of big news! First, the winner of our Christmas Cards and Layers, PSA Personalized Stamp Set and the Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments cartridge from Cricut is….Lisa McDonald! Congratulations and happy crafting!
Second, we thought you might like to meet all of the instructors for the upcoming Anna Griffin | Create event November 13-15, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia! These teachers, along with our amazing staff and craft design team, will make this the crafting weekend of a lifetime. Don’t worry – there’s still time to sign up if you don’t have your ticket yet! Click here for all the details.
Sandi Genovese is known to millions as a multitalented author, artist, educator and television personality who brings innovation to new heights in scrapbooking and paper crafting.
Sandi is a familiar face and source of creative inspiration to millions of viewers who have seen her host the DIY network show SCRAPBOOKING as well as her numerous guest appearances on television shows including Good Morning America, The View, Specials on DIY and HGTV, and The Carol Duvall Show. She is a frequent contributor to national magazines, has a syndicated craft column distributed nationwide by the Scripps Howard News Service and is the author of multiple “How To” books and DVD’s.
Sandi is proud of her licensed collections with Mrs. Grossman’s, C.R. Gibson, Books Are Fun (Readers Digest), Imagine That Designs, Steven Grant Studios and Creativity Inc. She launched her own product line (THE SANDI G COLLECTION) of paper crafting kits on HSN. In addition she hosts the website www.sandigenovese.com, where a new paper crafting video is posted each week as well as blogs and photo tips.
I am a teacher- plain and simple. I earned my Masters in Education as a cure for empty nest as my children left home. I began teaching Cricut classes 10 years ago, making it my full time job in 2011. My husband and I are thrilled to have our 5 now grown children all settled in the small Vermont town starting their families. I am learning just how special grandchildren are!
I have 2 Shih Tzus, Belle and Gertie
I am married to my high school boyfriend
I think teaching Cricut is more fun than teaching cutting & pasting to kindergarten children and we still have snacks!
Beth Kingston. DIYer. Creative soul. Military wife. Giant dog owner. Lover of food and wine. Daughter, sister, aunt, friend. HSN on-air personality who has appeared on “Scrapbook Memories”, “Create & Craft TV” in the United Kingdom, the Lifetime Channel’s “Balancing Act”, and The Shopping Channel in Canada. I have written craft articles for TLC.com and am also the host of a series of crafting videos. My FAVORITE part of the job is traveling around the world teaching classes and meeting other fabulous, crazy crafters!
Kay Mitchell has been professionally involved in the art and crafts industries since 1972 as a distributor sales rep, product demonstrator and teacher. She is the author of 27 how-to books and numerous magazine articles on decorative arts and fabric painting, product development and design for art materials manufacturers and is currently a paper crafts artist and contributor to Somerset Magazines. Kay was os original Education Program teachers, participant of three of Anna’s scrapbook cruises and is a current Anna Griffin Craft Design Team member.
Kay worked within the Hobby & Crafts Association and the Association for Creative Crafts Industries, which joined to form the current Craft & Hobby Industries or CHA. She is a certified demonstrator and teacher. When she started in the crafts industries it was with Decoupage – she has now come full circle back to her paper arts roots!
Shemaine Smith is a mom to two great kids, is married to her best friend and lives in sunny Southern California. Her passion is paper crafting of all kinds and she loves sharing that passion with others through her designs and teaching classes.
Shemaine has been a member of Anna Griffin’s Craft Design Team since 2010, and currently designs for Therm-O-Web, Unity Stamp Co. and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Over the last eight years she has enjoyed teaching classes at The Great American Scrapbook Convention, Anaheim Craft and Hobby Trade Show, Michaels Craft Stores, and demonstrating Cricut products for Provo Craft.
Tracy Houser is a doting mother and wife who lives in northern California. She is a founding member of the Anna Griffin Craft Design Team and has led the team in three dimensional paper crafting for 7 years. Her architectural background is the source of inspiration for many of her paper projects, allowing her to cultivate innovative techniques. She loves creating three-dimensional paper items for displays and centerpieces. It was a match made in crafting heaven when Anna met Tracy on Anna’s first scrapbooking cruise in 2005.
Growing up in a family of artists on both sides, Anna Griffin’s inclination toward graphic design is no surprise. Her talent, combined with her love of antiques, textiles and prints, has inspired her company’s success and remarkable growth. Griffin has become a recognized authority when it comes to translating exquisite patterns evocative of old world style into modern, mix-and-match designs.
As a result, there are thousands of Anna Griffin licensed products by brand leaders such as HSN, Cricut, American Crafts, Therm-o-Web, Lenox, Department 56, C.R. Gibson, Envelopments, Design Design, Paper Magic Group, Berwick Offray, Southworth, Martha Pullen Company, and Autom Gifts. In both her professional and private life, she not only creates beauty but also encourages others to express their personal creativity in as many unique and lovely ways as possible.
Shivan Sarna- Special Guest Speaker
Once so shy I couldn’t make eye contact with comfort, I am now an outgoing introvert with a TV audience of 96 million households on HSN. Who could have guessed that this shy girl would become a TV Show Host? I love sharing the fabulous feeling of finding the right gift for yourself or someone you love, so it’s a perfect job fit. Passion drives me, and I have many passions. I am also a Yoga Teacher, a happy wife, an inspirational speaker/storyteller, and an aspiring author.
When I joined HSN in 1999, I found my niche. HSN offers me the chance to be a jeweler, a home decor consultant and a stylist though the products I present.