Introducing the 2012-2013 Rhonna Designs Creative Team

So excited to introduce my 2012-2013 Creative Team for

Each of these amazing women have a variety of amazing talents, creative strengths & big hearts...I'm sure you will LOVE to see HOW they use Rhonna Designs in their own creative realm...& we, as a team, hope to  
uplift and inspire you!

Amy Miles is an Arizona-based visual art lover who specializes in making things pretty and events special. She is currently decorating an empty(ish) home, raising four pretty cool kids, and loving one rock-star of a husband, all while constantly evolving and polishing her craft.  
facebook: Amy Miles
instragram: @sorellamy

Emily Hill is a wife, mother,entrepreneur & writer. When she’s not driving carpool, cleaning crayon off the walls, scraping dried macaroni off the floor or hiding in her closet, she enjoys entertaining readers on  Emily is the Social Media Specialist for Where Women Create and Where Women Cook magazines and a member of the eBay Parent Panel. She recently served as the co-owner  and managing editor of; & contributing editor for BoutiqueCafĂ©.com; In her spare time she is a freelance copywriter & editor.  
Diet Coke and chocolate make it all possible.

twitter: @emihill**
instagram: @emihill

Hello all!  I’m Heather Thoming a wife, mom, photographer, foodie, crafter, DIY’r, geeky bookworm, lover of digital design, color,  instagram, and all things social.  I was born and raised in Colorado, but I currently live in Las Vegas with my sweet husband, three fabulous girls and one red-headed little guy! I am the creator of WhipperBerry a fun blog where I share simple, yet stunning crafts, gift ideas, recipes, party ideas and home DIY.  I also pepper in a little geekery with tutorials on how I use Instagram and other fun iPhone apps. My work has been featured Woman’s Day Magazine, Cooking Magazine and will soon be featured on HGTV. I am self taught in almost everything I do.  I’m rather tenacious when it comes to mastering new skills.  I love a good challenge and that is how WhipperBerry came to be.  I wanted to learn how to be a good photographer and designer and it kind of took off from there. I have a passion for my loving, good design, fantastic parties, adventurous travel and stunning photography. 

You can find me here 

Hi there! My name is Jamie Pate. I am wife of one, mother of five, daughter of two, sister to one, and friends with many. I love the paper crafts world and have been involved deeply since 1997. To me, telling a story starts with a photo. I consider myself a life artist that tells her story by way of scrapbook layout, mini book, art journal, or even a card to inspire a friend, just to name a few. I don’t try to stay caught up. I just try to tell them when they happen so I don’t forget when they have passed. Digital and hybrid art is just one of many ways to tell those stories, and it brings me lots of joy to be part of this wonderful community.
twitter: @jmpgirl
flickr: jmp girl
instagram: @jmpgirl 

Jing Van Opstal , once a dedicated hotelier then became a professional “Hausfrau” 13 years ago when she married her German husband who has been giving her constant encouragement on her creative pursuits.  She has been fortunate to live in and visit many countries throughout the world due to her husband’s occupation and thus, experienced several cultural adventures which inspire her to create and combine amazing colors, designs and even scents. 
Her attention to details makes her unique and whatever she ventures out to do, she will try to make it special… aside from artistic work, she loves to entertain at home and that’s where her dining table is always full of themed, home-made accents.  Well, she loves something different from the usual.  Her artistic style? … “I love to discover and try different things – so my style is totally a mystery … I love being mysterious.”
twitter: @jvotvo

My name is Kirsty Wiseman, wife to Mark and Momma to Ellie and our handsome pooch, Eddy.  I am foremost a Mum and secondly I am serious finger twitcher.  I cure this ail by constantly tip tapping on my mac or my iPhone or my camera or my wacom.  My fingers rise to the challenge of boredom by creating or searching for beautiful things that make me feel super inspired to craft.  I love the feeling of accomplishment of crafting; of being able to sustain my thirst for creating and giving.  Photographising, scrapbooking, card making and blogging features heavily in my free time and magically they come together to tell stories, create art, fuel inspiration and most of all - make me happy.  Life is wonderful, life is art.

twitter: @kirstywiseman 
instagram: @kirstyloolaa

Melissa Mortenson likes to make stuff.. plain and simple. Whether I'm sewing or scrapbooking or decorating it doesn't matter I love it all!  A few years ago I started a blog called The Polkadot Chair to share my creative endeavors with others.  I've had a fantastic time growing my blog and branching out into new areas. I've got a line of sewing patterns and am excited to have been published this year in the book Fresh Fabric Treats!  I've been scrapbooking since my oldest was born 16 years ago and have enjoyed so much watching the scrapbooking industry grow in those years!  I grew up in Salt Lake City but now am happy to call Kentucky home! I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my husband, 16 year old daughter and 10 year old boy/girl twins! Oh yeah, we've got a big furry  dog that lives here too!

twitter: @missiemort 
instagram: @mmorten
pinterest: melissamortenson
flickr: mmortenky1

Hi my name is Nancy Wyatt and I live just outside of Houston, Texas with my husband Andy.  I love playing in my studio, it's the perfect way to blow off steam after a long day at the office!  I have always been a girly girl and I love to create with paper and mixed medias.  I studied and still love interior design, love having my camera with me at all times( to my husbands dismay) and for the last two years have enjoyed creating with digital art.  I am so excited and honored to have been asked to join this team and look forward to getting to know more of you via this awesome hobby!

twitter: @nct621 
pinterest: NancyWyatt  
instagram: @nct621

Rosemary Watson is a jack-of-all-trades crafter who loves to create beautiful things on a daily basis. I love photography, sewing, graphic design, hybrid crafting, and home styling. Beyond crafting, I love to cook & bake, and spend a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen. My husband Braden, is the most fun guy around, and we have five children- Olivia (5), Landen (4), Penelope (3), & twins Evelyn & Georgia (18 months). We live in Mesa, Arizona where we grew up and have lots of family to spend all our time with. I am so excited to be a part of the fantastic team and let my creativity grow and inspire others.

twitter: @rosemarywatson 
instagram: @rosemarywatson

Meet Susan K.Weckesser, the founder and owner of
Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating KeepsakesScrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living
 Her designs have also appeared in the Sketches 2 Scrapbook application. 

Susan’s freelance writing has also appeared in several Northern Alberta newspapers throughout the years, before which she wrote and illustrated children’s literature and her poetry has appeared in several anthologies. Susan is also a designer with FaveCrafts, Create Scrapbooks, & Kuretake.

Between 2003 and 2004, Susan K. Weckesser served on the Board of Directors for The Writers Guild of Alberta where she had fun developing her writer’s wings a little more and from 2005 to 2006 she was part of the Arts Council (SWAC) of Whitecourt, Alberta. 

In January, 2011, she had the honour to be a Guest Curator for the online art site; She also loves the Christmas Love Campaign that she started 2 & ½ years ago to help promote love amongst scrapbooker, artists, crafters and the world!

Now, Susan is combining her love of painting and her love of scrapbooking and she just released with her company, Susiebee Studios Inc., her first scrapbooking paper line – Live in Color.
Susan currently lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta with her husband of twenty-one years, Marcus and her four wonderful children; Christopher, Kurt, Ashley, & Jessica and two feline friends. She loves to live life to the fullest and create her dreams each and every day.
twitter: @susankweckesser
instragram: @susankweckesser


Teresa said...

It's just amaZing how create all you girls are!
What a lovely team!

Renee said...

Congrats, ladies! I am so happy for all of you. Way to go, Rhonna!!

KellyCreates said...

Congrats to all! This DT is EXPLODING with talent!!!!!!