Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Announcing the January 2017 Vera Lane Studio Design Team

With an overwhelming number of applicants for our first Vera Lane Studio Design Team  we are confident this talented group of ladies will inspire you with their weekly makes.  We will be adding guest designers so others will also have an opportunity to showcase their talents using our whimsical and quirky digi stamps. 

We are a friends community first.  Our closed FaceBook group allows a safe haven for sharing and new friendships.  Vera Lane is a place to play, a place to get away from daily worries and escape into creativity and inspiration. 

A special shout out to our Design Team Coordinator Nikki Woodward for her dedication and hard work behind the scenes as well as being and super talented designer!

Meet the Design Team!

Nikki Woodward; Design Team Coordinator

Our VLS Design Team Coordinator has been behind the scenes at Vera Lane for quite some time!  Nikki has coordinated for other stamping site challenges but has found her happy place here on Vera Lane (and we are excited to have her park here)!  Nikki has been an admin for VLS as well as our crafty cheerleader! She hails from Canada with roots in the UK.

Nikki, is mom to three (handsome) superheroes, a wife and a passionate experimenter of all things arty and crafty. She describes her style as eclectic, having a love for whimsical, quirky and the unusual. Nikki loves mixed media, colour, using different techniques and tools. Her favorite thing to make and trade are artist trading cards, but also make cards and art journal. Nikki tries to approach everything with a positive attitude and a lot of humour, its got to be fun - right?  

Stephanie Eaton

Stephanie is our "Grunge Designer in Residence" here at Vera Lane Studio. Her painterly style and grunge techniques offer a unique look with our VLS characters.  Stephanie is currently working as the education coordinator at her local JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store in Jackson TN. She was also a Head Start teacher for 9 years. Stephanie has a passion for teaching and sharing all things art and crafts. 
Stephanie is a 42 yr old mother of two creative adults and touts that her creativity grounds her and keeps her sane!  Look for Stephanie's creations on Instagram.

Teresa Morgan

Perhaps you know Teresa from her 100 days of Vera Lane Studio ATCs!  What an accomplishment as she inspired many with her endless creativity!

Teresa lives in Staffordshire, England with her partner, daughter, her partner and two cats! Teresa has been crafting in one way or another for most of her life and started card-making around 12 years ago. Teresa  decided to start blogging a few years ago, and this led to her invite to couple of design teams.
Teresa is an "outside of the box" thinker and has fun trying out new products and techniques. She enjoys altered art, journaling, and mixed media, as well as card making.
When not covered in paint and glue, Teresa loves to get outside and enjoy the countryside. She is an avid photographer, always looking for interesting details or beautiful plants to photograph.
Teresa has made wonderful friends on social media through her crafting, and is looking forward to making some more lovely friendships in this team!

Carole Jones

Carole is from the North West of England and lives with her lovely hubby and kitty, Casey. Carole loves all types of arts and crafts and can spend hours in her craft room, losing all track of time. She currently enjoys making cards, tags, ATCs and boxes - in fact anything from paper. Carole's eclectic taste can range from cute and whimsical to shabby chic and vintage. Carole is an avid fan of challenges and we look forward to her challenging you!

Sharon Rogers

Sharon Rogers in not new to Vera Lane -- she has been playing on our lane from the very beginning!  Active in our FaceBook group Sharon's creations are always inspiring. 

Sharon has been crafting for at least half of her forty-eight years. From rubber stamping, sewing, papercrafts, ceramics, cross stitch, beading –" LOL you can imagine the “stash” of things I have – can’t bear to throw anything out not even a scrap of paper – never know when it might come in handy!"  Don't we know it!

Sharon is married with two adult daughters (23 & 19) and two dogs.  Sharon works in their own turf Management business as a greenkeeper and drives a truck!!

Crafting is Sharon's only hobby and form of relaxation and creativity – She crafts whenever she can – even take digi images to bed to colour before she goes to sleep!

Sharon has been on several design teams but now chooses to park her truck here on Vera Lane! And we are thrilled that she is here!

Miscelle Smith

Mischelle Smith has been in the papercrafting world for over 20 years.  In her ‘old life’ she was the founder of a stamping company that reached stampers worldwide.  Today, this die-hard stamper has spread her wings into the worlds of mixed media, journaling, scrapbooking and everything she considers ‘Artsy Fabulous’. 
Mischelle considers most of her work ‘Art Therapy’.  “Art heals me – the entire creative process heals me and feeds my soul.  Without art in my life I would be nothing more than an empty vessel.” 
Mischelle’s style is broad – from eclectic to creepy, whimsical to unique, traditional to classic – she likes to explore and experiment with everything the industry has to offer.  “I love pretty much everything made for papercrafters.  Yep.  Pretty much everything.”
Over the years Mischelle has been published in many of the industry publications; has been a guest artist on the Carol Duvall show several times; and has made guest artist appearances on Paint, Paper and Crafts.
Mischelle lives in the heart of Kansas with her husband, Kevin, and their two kids – Kevin II (Boy) and Sophie.  Their American Bulldog, Stella, is not only the glue that holds the family together – she is also the most photographed member of the family.

Meet our special "Pop-up" Designer, Jane (Not so Plain Jane) Wetzel

Our intros would not be complete without a special shout out to Jane Wetzel.  Jane is no stranger to design teams but like a true artist does not conform.  Jane has been playing on Vera Lane for a while with her creative and unique art pieces offering a little something different and whimsical.  Jane is a true mixed media artist, whether she is using home-made stencils or creating small canvases or wooded boards her creations are truly inspirational.  Don't look for Jane on any given day -- she's our pop-up designer, you just never know when the VLS mood strikes her!

Welcome all design team members! 
We are looing forward to your creativity and sharing.

Please leave a comment and a chance to win a set from our shop!


  1. Well done to all the lovely ladies. What a fab design team! Looking forward to seeing what fabulous artwork they will be bringing in rather new year. Well done all. Xx

  2. I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations!! Congratulations ladies!!

  3. Congratulations ladies :) I can not wait to see what awesome makes you all do xx

  4. Wow! This is going to be fun, I look forward to the ride down Vera Lane! Well done to Nikki for steering the bus :)

  5. I'm so glad to be part of the team and create for Vera Lane and work with the other DT ladies and superwoman Nikki as co-ordinator!

  6. Well done to our new designers! I'm sure the stunning art you will all undoubtedly produce will inspire and amaze us and I can't wait to see what you do with Janet's gorgeous designs.

  7. Amazing design team! Congrats to everyone and a special shout out to Stephanie! I knew you'd make the cut! You're so talented and inspiring!❤️️

  8. Congrats to all of you! This team looks fabulous and bursting at the seams with talent and creativity. I'm excited to see your creations with these awesome Vera Lane images.

  9. Wonderful group of ladies, can't wait to see what they share with us all!

  10. I'm so excited and blessed to be part of this team! What a blessing ... thank you!

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  12. Congrats to the design team, it's going to be a wonderful ride. Can't wait to see what the new year will bring to Vera Lane.
    Dolores Raml

  13. Congratulations to all on the Design Team. With all this talent, it is sure to be a roller coaster ride of fun all through 2017!

  14. Congratulations and welcome! Looking forward to seeing your work

  15. Congratulations ladies with a capital 'C'. A special shout out for Sharon Rogers and Nikkki Woodward for their inspirational art for which I have been lucky enough to receive 😍

  16. Congratulations and I am looking forward to seeing your makes and getting ideas and inspiration ��

  17. Looking forward to 2017 with this group of talented ladies and all of Janet's quirky characters on the Lane...

  18. It feels so good to be part of such a talented team of ladies! Like all of you, I simply adore Janet's quirky Vera Lane residents.... in fact, I'd love to live on that Lane myself! We're sure to have a lot of fun in 2017! x

  19. Congratulations to all the team members. I can't wait to be inspired by your creative minds!

  20. Congrats to all.. What an extremely talented group. Can't wait for the fun to start!!

  21. Yay! What a stellar team you've pulled together.

    Congrats one and all. So stoked to see all of your work and finally get a chance to play along with you again!

  22. Congrats to all. Exciting to see all the inspiring creations soon.

  23. I'm so excited for you all!! I truly cannot wait to see your amazing creations with these fun and quirky stamps! Hugs to you all!

  24. What a fabulous team! I see some old crafty friends (that didn't come out quite right. LOL) and hope to become acquainted with new ones. Congrats to all! xxD

  25. 6ou all look forward to seeing your creations

  26. I admire these ladies SO much, I am so new to this medium and Love the Vera Lane and enjoy learning new techniques. I used Vera Lane for the special people in my life's cards... They have such great personalities, although they are so much fun to bring to life, Im still learning and love when everyone tells the products they use. Conrats to All of the team, Looks like a GREAT one

  27. Congratulations ladies! Great job! Beautiful digi! Era digi makes me smile and other smiles! They are so cute!

  28. Vera digi makes me smile and other smile!