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Hello Crafty Bees!

I am excited to introduce our (incredibly talented) design team for the Summer / Fall 2016 term. These ladies have a very diverse creative style that will inspire everyone! We are looking forward to a very creative six months with all of them.


Meet the new Honey Bee Stamps Designers!


lydiahbsLydia Evans  – Returning Designer

“Hi there, all! I’m Lydia and I live in wet and windy Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales in the UK. I live with my ever understanding husband (he has to be right, with a creative wife that leaves her crafting all around the house), and our two little ones – Archie and Tilly… these two have crafting in their blood and love to stamp with me, most of the time taking over my whole desk. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, and do all different types of craft (knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, life pages) but my favorite has to be stamping. I just love how you can take just stamps, ink and white card and create something amazing – your own work of art – and there is always something new to learn and to try.”

CrystalhbsCrystal Thompson

“Hi!  I’m Crystal. I am a mom to 5 little blessings, ages 8, 3 and 1, then the 2 spoiled Labradors. I have been married for 9 years to an amazing man, and get to raise my family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I enjoy fishing, skiing and boating, however card making is my passion!  I love to send my cards to friends and family. I would say my card making style is clean and simple. Currently I am in love with the use of watercolors and stamping. Paper crafting is my creative outlet, and I feel beyond blessed to be part of this amazing team of ladies. I Hope you enjoy your time here, get inspired and create something special today. Read my blog at Crystal Thompson “

galinahbsGalina Filippenko

“Hi! My name is Galina Filippenko. I live in beautiful city Kyiv the capital of Ukraine with my husband. I love scrapbooking and mixed media art, but during last years I fall in love with stamps and clean & simple style. Now my favorite mediums are Copic markers and watercolor paints. I can’t imagine my life without traveling and adventures, someday I’m going to visit all countries in the world 🙂 I glad to be part of such amazing team and will do my best to inspire you.”

irithbIrit Shalom

“My name is Irit and I am an Israeli Mixed Media artist and designer. In my real life I am a Dentist, Mom of 4 grown- ups, wife of a retired high police officer and a grandma of 2 adorable kids. In my spare time I am an addicted crafter, stamper and polymer clay artist. I began my crafty journey about 7 years ago. I was asked to join my very first DT 6 years ago and I still design for this UK company. Since then I designed and still design for more than 40 manufacturers around the world. I am CHA designer section member and wide print published artist. I am thrilled to be on this team and hope to make my best with Honey Bee’s gorgeous stamps.”

larissahbsLarissa Heskett 

“I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for 11 years (this Fall), and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (9 yrs.) and Greyson ( 3 yrs.)!! We live on our Family Farm with an Entourage of Animals, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I’m a Certified Surgical Technician, but I’m very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy crafting in every way, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I’ve been a creative soul from birth!! I LOVE all of the inspiration and the creative people I’ve found/met online and through other events! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies!! I look forward to inspiring you with the AMAZING Honey Bee Stamps products!! I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Design Team!! For More Info about my Designs you can Visit my Blog: http://larissaheskettdesigns.blogspot.com/

LaurahbsLaura Jane

“Hello! I’m Laura Jane; Wife to my best friend and the One God made for me. SAHomeschooling Mamma to 6 Blessings. (2 have graduated, and flown to new adventures of their own, YEAH!) We live in Illinois close to St Louis. Cardmaking has been my passion of learning since 2013. I LOVE playing with stamps, mostly floral images 🙂 and trying out all the artsy techniques that others share in blog land! My blog is After-Hours Ink and Flowers, as I can often be found at home in the school/craft room when everything else is done…or not 🙂 Before cards, my studies were in Baking, Homeopathy/Herbology and Crochet.”


lesleyhbsLesley Oman

“Hello, my name is Lesley Oman. I live in England, but I am originally from Northern Ireland, which is probably why I drink so much tea every day! I live with my awesome hubby and five year old daughter, Piper, who is also a crafty girl! I have always loved being creative and I love the thrill of making unique, beautiful things, so when I was at uni, I worked part time in a craft shop. I quickly fell in love with paper crafting and soon set up a blog to display my crafty projects and share tips and tutorials (HungryHeffyCrafts.com). Aside from paper crafting, I love animals and I like to sketch, watercolour, bake sweet treats, play board games and I dabble in graphic design! I work full time but I am lucky enough to work from home so I can often squeeze in some crafting during my lunch break. (those are my favourite kind of days!) I am super excited to be designing for Honey Bee Stamps and can’t wait to share my creations with you.”

melissabhbsMelissa Bickford

“Hello there! My name is Melissa Bickford and I live in the beautiful state of Maine with my husband, our two teens (18 & 14) and our lovable lab, Murphy. I have been paper-crafting for many years and am thankful to have found something that brings me so much joy. I started out with scrapbooking photos of my children and that eventually led to stamp designing and card-making. I’m a huge fan of clean and simple designs, uplifting + positive messages and lots of happy colors. I love sending cards to family & friends, ‘just because’. I am so excited to be joining the Honey Bee Stamps design team, and look forward to creating with their amazing products and connecting with other Honey Bee Stamps fans.”

stephaniehbsStephanie Gold

“Hey friends! I’m Stephanie… wife to my amazing husband, Bryan, mama to my sweet little ones, Abbey and Jack, and obsessor of all things papercrafting! I love casual, boho styles, collecting vintage cameras, laughing hysterically, and spreading love and kindness. I truly believe making cards and crafts keeps my heart and mind healthy. I am so excited to be joining the Honey Bee Design Team! Thank you Melissa for such a great opportunity!! Love & hugs! Xo.”


carriehbsCarrie Bryant Team Leader & Designer

“My name is Carrie Bryant I have been a traditional scrapbooker for around 20 years.  I started pocket style scrap booking in 2014. I am blessed to be a stay at home wife and mother.  I have been married 24 years and have two teenagers.  I also have three dogs. I live in Southern California. I am a creative scrapper and avid stamper. I love layering and adding a bit of embellishment to all my layouts and cards. I am also blessed to have my own scrapbook studio. I love my space, it’s very roomy. This does not however keep me from creating a huge mess. LOL. Being creative is messy and I am very creative.” My crafty blog is: carrieshappyscrappin.blogspot.com

TaniesahbsTaniesa Vlasak – Team Leader & Designer

“Hey there sweet friends, I’m Taniesa Vlasak (pronounced like the pickle) and I am SO excited to be apart of the HBS Design team! I am a mom to 5 wonderful kids and wife to a pretty amazing husband. We are California transplants living in Seattle, Washington. I have been papercrafting for over 18 years and I have a slight obsession with clear stamps. I also love to create flair and met the wonderful and talented, Melissa, though some collaboration work we did. We have been like sisters ever since! I feel so blessed to be working with all these amazing and talented ladies. Find out more about me on my blog: www.thecraftypickle.com

lisahbsLisa Cisneros Social Media/DT Manager 

“Hi! I’m Lisa Cisneros; I have been married for almost 25 years to a retired Army soldier. We have one beautiful daughter who is a Senior at Texas A&M University. Whoop!! I am a native Texan, love all things Texas! I am a crafter and creator always! I have been papercrafting off and on for over 20 years, I love all things paper.  My love for papercrafting began while living in Hawaii, after being introduced to stamping. My newest obsession with stamping is watercoloring, I must have all the watercoloring things! 🙂  Feel free to check out my blog here.”

feliciahbsFelicia Humphries – Shipping Manager

The last (but certainly not least) introduction is that of our Shipping Manager, Felicia Humphries! Felicia is certainly not new to Honey Bee… in fact she has been helping behind the scenes literally from day one! She is a dear friend of mine – and I don’t know where I would be without her. Not only does Felicia package and ship every single order that ships out… but she also packages all of our stamps (which is quite the task!) She’s amazing and so supportive – and I want to give a huge shout out to her for her incredible work.  Felicia has been a wonderful friend for about 9 years – and she is always there for me. Felicia…  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything!


Well my crafty friends…  I can say that the next 6 months hold some very very exciting things for Honey Bee Stamps… especially with these talented ladies on board!  I will sure miss last term’s design team…  but keep your eyes out, as you may see some of them pop up from time to time on our blog or in our Instagram or Facebook feed as guest designers!

Happy Crafting!

<3 Melissa

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2 responses to “Design Team Introduction”

  1. SQUEAL!! CONGRATS Ladies and looking forward to getting to know ALL of you and Designing for Honey Bee Stamps!! THANKS SO MUCH!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  2. Leeann says:

    Sweet! Congrats ladies and have lots of fun crafting!,,