Meet The Design Team

Felicita Johnson – Challenge Creator – Team X

Hello, my name is Felicita, but my family and friends call me “Lisa” (hint, hint). I live and work in beautiful San Diego, CA, but you can always find me online at I started my paper crafting adventure back in 2013 when I stumbled upon my first Stampin’ Up card class. I’ve never looked back! Since then, I have become addicted to creating beautiful handmade cards — it’s like food for my soul. When I’m not working or crafting, you’ll find me with my laptop in hand watching YouTube videos and learning new card making techniques. I’m looking forward to sharing my creations with you.

Annie Abrahamson – Team O

Hello! My friends call me Annie and I do my crafting at the beach on the Washington coast.  I am a retired insurance executive, Mom to a wonderful son, Grandma to an awesome grandson, and a Rescue Mom to three fur babies.  I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember.  I had a very crafty Mom and she introduced me to the DIY world early on.  I started ‘serious’ card making about 10 years ago and it quickly replaced many of my other hobbies. I’m thrilled to be part of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge DT! Come visit me anytime over at A Paper Hug.

Ashwini Rao – Team X

“Hello, I am Ashwini, Software Engineer living in Bangalore. I’ve always loved crafting but started card-making after coming across some amazing cards in Pinterest – that was over 6 years ago. I don’t stick to a particular style, since I want to try anything and everything that comes my way, but I am a bit partial to water coloring.  I look forward to sharing my creations with all of you with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Team! You can see more of me creations at

Looking forward to interacting with the entire team!

– Ashwini

Stef Perry – Team O

Hi there!  I am Stef Perry a recent Idaho transplant from Oregon,  where I lived most of my life.  I have been a card maker since 2007 and love everything about making art.  Over the years my card making has gone from vintage/shabby chic to much more of a clean and uncluttered style, but I have no problem getting my fingers inky!  I feel like I’m on a journey to explore all mediums and my current love is with Copic markers.  I am thrilled to be part of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge team!

Claire Broadwater- Team O

Hi, Everyone!  I’m Claire Broadwater and I am thrilled to be a Designer on Team O!  I live in Atlanta, GA and a retired Educator.  I taught Elementary School for 27 years.  Card making fulfills my need to color, cut and paste!  I have enjoyed crafts as long as I can remember and I spend most of my free time in my “tepee”.  When I am not creating cards, I am a very busy Grammy!  We have a combined family.  I have twin sons and we have nine grandchildren together.   They keep us very busy.  I love to play tennis, read, travel and shop.  I look forward to sharing my creations with all of you!  Visit me at:

Betty Keefe- Team X

Hello!  I’m Betty and am a retired educator (K-12 library media specialist), but some form of art has always been my passion. I am mostly a “flower girl” and love to use various mediums and to try new techniques.  My style is definitely CAS with lots of white space.

I have three children and four grandchildren who live all over the USA and England, while I’m here in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Always have a book going, play bridge several times a week and love Nebraska football!   You’ll find me at and on IG at bjkne0519.  I also am a designer for the A Blog Named Hero FB team.

Joanne James – Team X

I’m a fun loving, creative Welsh lady living in Northampton, England in the UK and when I’m not ferrying one or other of the James Juniors to a sports fixture or music lesson, I can often be found crafting on the poolside or designing projects to use in my Stampin’ Up! business. I love to create and blog and am addicted to running, chocolate and designer paper (not necessarily in that order!)

LeAnne Pugliese – Team X

Hi stampers!  I am excited to be a part of this creative team!  I have always enjoyed crafts of almost any sort, but I truly love stamping cards and mailing them to friends and family!  I discovered Stampin’ Up in 1999, joined as a demo in 2002 and have been using ink, paper and stamps ever since!  I live in southeastern PA, have a patient husband, a wonderful daughter and son-in-law and a granddaughter that I am “training” to love crafts as well.

Tenia Nelson – Team O

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30 something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie “kids” Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments…and just LURVE to create!!!

Jeanne Knobbe – Team O

I live in Southern California and do administrative work for my husband’s sensor company by day and paper craft at night. His company is located in Hawaii so if I’m not in So Cal I’m usually in Honolulu. I’m mom to two adult daughters and an adorable dog and cat. I have always loved creating with my hands and getting messy. Although I enjoy working in a variety of techniques and styles, my favorite media (at least for now) are alcohol markers and colored pencils. My blog is!