Meet Our Creative Maker Team

MEET OUR CREATIVE MAKERS

Have you ever wondered who creates the wonderful projects on our blog?  Our Creative Maker Team is made up of very creative and crafty individuals who provide you and your family with inspiration using Glue Dots® double-sided adhesives.  They are the voices and photographs behind our projects, printables, and so much more!

When we created our first Design Team and introduced Glue Dots to the craft and hobby industry, we were only scratching the surface of how our adhesives could be used. Back then, our Glue Dots designers were referred to as Dottesses, and today, they carry the new Glue Dots Creative Maker badge.

As the Glue Dots brand has grown to include everyday adhesives and now, a new line of hardware adhesives, our designers have begun to incorporate our new products into their every day life.   Armed with our growing adhesive lines, our Makers tackle every day home repairs, DIY projects, family crafts, mixed media, paper crafting, home organization, and more.

Below are our Creative Maker Team members, the crafty individuals behind the projects we share with you.  Read their bios and visit their blogs to learn what inspires them to create.

AMANDA TIBBITTS

I began crafting in 1996 and simply fell in love with making my own cards. Long live snail mail! Crafting isn’t just a hobby for me, but a way of life… Teacher gifts, posters, scrapbooks, wood crafts? Yes, please!  I have been married to my cute husband for 16 years and he definitely inspires me to try new things and enjoying the little things. As a stay home Mom, my time is spent raising my two girls, and raising the bar for my gift giving!

DANIELLE HUNTER

Danielle Hunter is a multitasking mom of two creative girls.  She works in human resources for a non-profit organization and is a yoga teacher in training. She lives in Northeast Ohio and has been dedicated to crafting since childhood. Danielle completed her first scrapbook at the age of four, was a scrapbooker-for-hire for several years, and has shared her knowledge in a classroom setting. She enjoys turning trash to treasure, making crafts for kids, and creating artistic projects with bold colors and fun designs. Danielle joined the very first design team for Glue Dots in 2010. Her projects have been featured in Craft Ideas and CardMaker magazines, as well as websites such as  Reader’s Digest, HGTV, and Crafting a Green World. You can find her at omdanielle.com.

DAWN BARRETT

Dawn Mercedes Barrett is a designer who enjoys juggling a number of activities. Whether it is creating a card or object for home decor, whipping up a batch of fresh cookies for kids that drift through the house, or learning to enjoy the rigors of strengthening her body through running, she is your go-to crafter for help, ideas, and encouragement.  Who says you (or your style) have to grow old and moldy?  Dawn’s up beat style and silly comments will keep you smiling and chuckling.  See more via her blog  Sunnyside Up or her Facebook page of the same name.

DONNA BUDZYNSKI

Hello! I am Donna and I am the lady behind Memes Art Place.  My passion is Art! I love every media of art. I never lost my first love, crayons! I have been lucky enough to have been published in a variety of magazines and have even been a featured artist! Stampington and Company has published my art on more than one occasion. I paint, draw, mixed media, sculpt….let’s just say I do a bit of everything! I am currently on 3 design teams and I am in my third term for Glue Dots. I am very lucky to have nature’s beauty surround me every day, as I live in the Rocky Mountains in a small valley. I live between Aspen and Vail. I live here with my husband and my tiny Yorkie Tina. I have two grown daughters and 3 grandchildren.

GRACE TOLMAN

I’m a mom to a 10 year old boy and an 8 year old girl. Therefore my life is usually filled with learning, new discovery, bribery and driving to and from all of our activities. I have a loving and very supportive husband of 11 years. When the kids have gone to bed at night, my time is spent crafting while catching up on my favorite shows and movies. I also enjoy reading, window shopping, knitting and perusing blogs for inspirations. Three years ago we moved to Colorado from California and we are enjoying our new environment. I feel very inspired with my new home, my new scrapbook space and the mountain views. Although I’ve been doing some type of scrapbooking since grade school, I only started to scrapbook seriously after my son was born. When he was born I knew I would be staying at home with him but coming from a fast paced sales job I was afraid I would ran out of things to do during the day. Little did I know that with newborns you won’t have any time to do anything else. Anyways, after going through a basic scrapbooking class I was hooked and haven’t stopped scrapping since.

MELANIE EAST

Melanie East is the author of It Happens in a Blink, a space where she shares crafts, DIY, recipes, and home projects. Her inspiration for many of her projects come from nature, caffeine, and her triplet preschool aged boys. While she writes about many topics, her favorite projects to share are those that inspire others to live out their calling. Melanie can be found on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

ROBYN POWER

Hi! I’m Robyn and blog over at Create it. Go! I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and love being outside. I’m a mom to five fun, crazy kiddos that I love, ranging in age from 16 down to 4. And I’m a wife to a man that I love laughing wtih! I love to create. I love papercrafting, working with wood, upcycles, repuposes, and DIY’s, crafting anything in general, trying out new recipes, sewing, photography, you name it! I also like to pick up a good book and ignore those dishes and laundry that never seem to go away. haha My life is never boring and can almost always use some re-balancing and simplifying. It’s not perfect, but I love it!

SAMANTHA TAYLOR

My name is Samantha Taylor and I have a passion for combining crafting and creativity to beautify life. I live in a small town in rural Iowa with my husband and 2 boys (all 3 of whom you’ll see featured in my projects). I’m a paper crafting fanatic who also loves photography. I enjoy making lay outs, cards, mini albums and home decor items, party decorations, and crafting with my kids. My favorite thing about crafting is getting to connect with so many people all over the world who also love creating pretty things and preserving memories. You can find more from me at www.taylorstamped.blogspot.com. I am so excited to share with you my love for the many uses of Glue Dots®!

TAMMY SANTANA

Hello! My name is Tammy Santana and I am happy to be a part of the Glue Dots Creative Maker Team. My background is in interior design and product development, however I enjoy creating beautiful home decor and paper crafting projects as my form of relaxation. I have always been creative, love to work in many different areas of design, and enjoy working with different mediums and tools. As a product development consultant, I am constantly challenging myself to try new things and reach outside my comfort zone. I feel so blessed to be able to work in an industry that I love so much. I am active on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter and love it when new readers find my lifestyle blog and my planner blog and give feedback on my posts. I live in beautiful Southern California with my husband of 18 years and our creative 11 yr old daughter.

Previous Team Members

KELLY HEDGESPETH

Hi! I’m Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs. I began scrapbooking soon after my wedding. After I had children, I decided to switch over to digital scrapbooking so I could stay caught up on my layouts. I loved digital so much that I have been designing and selling digital scrapbook kits and templates for six years. The love of papercrafting has remained with me from my scrapbooking days so most of my crafts involve paper. My design and crafting style is clean and simple. I create with a busy lifestyle in mind so my projects can be completed quickly.

SHANNON MORGAN

My name is Shannon Morgan. I am a girl from the Great Lakes state. I spend my time taking care of my family or volunteering time at my kiddos school, helping however I can. I look serendipity in each day.  I’m a dreamer, I’m always looking at the world around me for inspiration. I love music, coffee, tattoos, Bill Murray, the color robin egg blue, water and animals of all kinds. My children sparked my need to scrapbook, I’ve always been creative…took art classes as a child, made books and paintings all the time. It just seemed fitting that I would document my children’s journey in this world. My goal in this life is to always try to do small things with great love, (Blessed Mother Teresa said it best) and inspire others to reach beyond their creative limits. 

KIM RIPPERE

I live with my partner (Edward), 2 indoor cats, 2 outdoor feral cats I am luring, and a dog in the far southwest corner of Georgia.  I have been creating for my whole life, from quilts, to locker hooking, to interior decorating, to paper crafting!  The list was just growing and growing.  I decided that I need to focus on something and choose paper crafting…which has now grown into card making, quilling, mixed media, artist trading cards, altered art, and swapping!  lol.

JANET VAN LONE TRIESCHMAN

Janet Van Lone Trieschman nowadays is a stay at home mom who loves to create. She left a prosperous career as a college professor teaching Graphic Design to raise her family. Looking for a creative outlet, Janet started a website; Try it – Like it.

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The Team at Glue Dots consists of three highly creative individuals who find new ways and uses for Glue Dots products for every day life. We hope you like what we create. :-)

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