Meet the 2017-2018 Design Team

We are so excited to welcome our 2017-2018 design team! We're sharing just how wonderful they are, so we're doing introductions today! Read along to find out what they love & what inspires them. 


Leigh Ann Odynski

I have been a painter, an art and design enthusiast my whole life, and a paper crafter since 1998. I  blog at Artful Leigh Creative, and love to share and encourage others with my traveler’s notebooks, scrapbooking, painting, graphic design, brush lettering, hand lettering, digital and clear stamping, and Project Life®. I basically enjoy any form of creating on paper! I graduated as Valedictorian in 2002, with an Arts Degree in Design. We focused on Graphic and Interior Design. I enjoy being on Creative Teams, and am completely humbled and honored to currently be on The American Crafts DT, Citrus Twist Kits DT, Felicity Jane DT, and teaching at Big Picture Classes. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow as an artist, and inspiring others to do so as well! 

Zinia Amoiridou

Hello everyone, my name is Zinia and I’m an art student from Greece. I love working on any type of creative project. My current obsessions include art journaling, scrapbooking and home decor projects. Apart from paper crafts I love baking (especially cupcakes), abstract painting, organizing crafty messes and entertaining my hyper puppy. My dream is to make my passion for art my full time job and spread confetti of craftiness and inspiration to the rest of the world.

Jana Eubank

Hello! I'm Jana Eubank. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team here at American Crafts. It's actually a dream come true for me! Playing with paper is my passion and the way I choose to share my creative heart. I love to inspire people and help them to find ways to express their own creativity. I have been a memory keeper in one form or another my entire life; writing in journals or combining our photos with fun supplies and stories in scrapbooks. I love the reflective nature of this hobby, all the good and creative people I have met, and feel so blessed at how it has enriched my life. I also really love to create 3d paper crafting projects as gifts or as decorations for the different holidays and seasons. I am 41 years old and live in Bountiful, Utah. I love being a part of this industry and spend my days designing and scrapbooking about my life with my husband, four children, and two dogs. If you'd like to see more of my work, you can connect with me in the following places: blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube.

Meghann Andrew

My name is Meghann Andrew, and I am a 30-something wife and mother of a four-year old girl and a big English Golden Retriever, living near Houston, Texas. The things I love most include traveling; whether a city break in Europe or a National Park mountain escape, hitting the gym each morning to start out my day on a positive note, a good, hot cup of coffee, cooking and baking in my kitchen and cozy nights in with my family. I love scrapbooking, card making and crafting because every thing I make, I put a piece of myself into. My personality, my experiences and my life form what I create and share with you all, and the act of creating is entwined in who I am as a person! I also love connecting with other people who feel the same way, but bring their own style and personality to their designs.

Bea Valint

Hi Everyone! I’m Bea Valint from Hungary, a little country in middle Europe… we have pretty hot summers, spicy foods, and a difficult history. I was a former economist but now I’m a stay-at-home-working-mom to 4 adorable kids, three sporty boys and an 8 years old little girl, Kitti. I always have been a creative person never stop with making home decorations, paper crafts and DIY projects. What I love the most about scrapbooking is the freedom to express myself! There are no boundaries, I can do whatever I want on my layouts! Happiness ebbs and flows through our lives and I want to capture these unforgettable moments of joy by documenting it so that I can relive those precious moments from time to time… and making mini books or scrapbook pages is also really fun, don't you think? 

My craft room is always open… I create things together with my kids, sometimes friends, but never with my husband… he just enjoys the results 🙂

Elsie Robinson

Hey everyone I’m Elsie, I’m in my early 20s, live near the seaside in Brighton, UK and I have unhealthy obsessions with fairy lights, coffee and patterned paper! I’ve always been a very creative and artistic person, but I only discovered scrapbooking about 2 years ago, but it was love-at-first-layout and I haven't stopped crafting since! I love to craft because I can combine and experiment with so many ideas and techniques and create all kinds of projects with some seriously "heart-eyes" inducing supplies! I also love being a part of this crafty community and I feel very lucky to be able to create with so many people around the world! I have a very whimsical and playful style, and you can expect to see lots of sparkle and hand-stitching from me… you have been warned!