Judi’s love for card making started as soon as she was tall enough to reach the mailbox. Drawing and calligraphy was her passion until she learned how to carve erasers. This led to her next fascination, rubber stamping.
Together with her husband, Rob, she grew JudiKins Rubber Stamps from a small business in their garage in 1989 to one of the most innovative craft product manufacturers in the industry. Included in her stamping repertoire is Retro Mania from Northlight Publications and The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking from Creative Publishing International (Quarto Publications).
Along with her administrative duties, Judi travels the world teaching and demonstrating rubberstamping, mixed media and papercrafting techniques. Her projects strive to reflect her philosophy of ‘simple elegance’. Judi is a bundle of energy with a smile she shares with everyone.
Ann & Karen Mitchell
Established in January of 1991 by sisters Ann and Karen Mitchell, AnKara Designs specializes in elegant and feminine handcrafted costume jewelry and accessories. Utilizing original sculpting techniques of polymer clay combined with crystal and pearl beads, metal filigree, and antique glass cabochons, the sisters create wearable art in a vast array of styles ranging from vintage designs to an updated classic look.
Working together, Ann and Karen share ideas to give their accessories the distinctive AnKara look. To further their knowledge about jewelry, they have studied metalsmithing.
Arts and crafts have always been part of my life. I've made wedding gowns, been a cake decorator, a rubber stamp artist and paper crafter. My greatest joy has been teaching and demonstrating art rubber stamping, which I've been doing for 27 years, with A Stamp in the Hand Co. and JudiKins Inc. as well as many other rubber stamp companies.
Mark LaFerney is an artist, crafter and blogger. He has an eclectic style and an affinity for all things handmade. Mark is a huge holiday enthusiast with a soft spot for Halloween. He is the creator of slumberingalligator.com where he loves sharing projects that are affordable and approachable. In addition to being a part of the When Creativity Knocks creative team, he has created projects for Treetopia and is a Plaid Creator. Mark's work has been featured at numerous Chicago nightclubs, local hotspots and private residences. He has also been featured in various online publications, has made several television appearances and teaches crafting and DIY classes. If you're a holiday lover with an appreciation for unique over-the-top creations, be sure to check out Mark on his website and social media accounts.
Scott Pfeiffer is the Executive Producer/Videographer/Webmaster/
Novice Crafter of When Creativity Knocks.
With over 30 years of experience in broadcasting, media and design, Scott has been a news video editor, studio camera operator, producer/director, graphic designer, web designer and marketing manager.
He has worked for a major television network, a Pacific Northwest ABC-TV affiliate, an international music instrument company and as the owner of his own media company.
Scott was awarded an Emmy for his work on a documentary for FOX Television.
When Creativity Knocks’ mission is to provide DIY craft videos and step-by-step tutorials to spark your creative imagination. When Creativity Knocks…Open The Door!