Del Bello's Design Team
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Patty Del Bello - Store Owner
Melisa Crook - Design Team Member
I'm Melisa, 42 years old and live in Cortez, Colorado. I am a store manager of a small engine sales and repair shop. I have three children that are now grown. I have always loved crafting, but have only been stamping and making paper art for 3 years. I attended an "ink and drink" class in November of 2018 where I began to learn about Ink and paper crafting. This was so fun. I found Lavinia Stamps on YouTube and began watching tutorials by Tracey Dutton. Soon after, I made my first purchase. Everything I have learned has come from YouTube tutorials and a lot of practice. I am so excited to be a designer and to help others learn about these wonderful, addictive products. This is still new to me so we will be learning as we go along. In my tutorials, I will try to keep things simple for beginners and review new products that can be found at Del Bello's Designs.
Linda Fields - Design Team Member
Hello there! My name is Linda Fields. I’ve earned my 54 years of life experience points and try hard to hide everyone of them at the salon. Reflecting back, I’ve always been creative. Yep! I was born this way. That kid sitting on the bench during recess? That was me. My drawing book was my best friend. Star Wars premiered and boom! I started writing stories and illustrating their worlds. Fast forward... I blew out all sixteen candles. That wish I made for a boyfriend? It came true! I met my true love a few days later! We’ve been together ever since. I followed him around the world, one Army installation after another. It was never easy but it was always an adventure. I gave birth to our amazing son who’s only 2 years away from retiring himself, like his Dad. But wait... nine years ago we became grandparents! Well, despite waiting for life to get out of my way, I finally made it to college and earned my degree in Graphic Communications. Since then, I’ve worked for magazines, had a radio show in South Korea, worked as an Independent Contractor teaching for the California Charter School System, published books and I currently run Linda’s Studio here in sunny Florida. Before this year is done, I’ll be a certified Altenew Educator and I hope to certify as a Zentangle Teacher in 2024. I’m truly honored to be here on Patty Del Bello’s Design Team. What could be better?! I hope to leave a beautiful mark and inspire you and every creative soul. Love & hugs!
Kathy Lake - Design Team Member
Cheryl McQueen - Design Team Member
My name is Cheryl McQueen and I live in Texas. I retired from the University of North Texas at the end of the summer and am enjoying my "free" time (although I think I am busier now than ever). I have the BEST daughter and a wonderful son-in-law. We are expecting my first grandchild (a girl) at the end of December 2021! I have been crafting since I was old enough to hold a crayon and love every form of crafting. My passions include fusing glass, sewing, playing with my Silhouette cutting machine, and, OF COURSE, stamping! My recent addiction is all the wonderful stamps and supplies I get from Del Bello's Designs. I love sharing my crafts and have held many workshops on making different kinds of crafts. I am tickled to be able to share some of my creations with you! I have two cats who hopefully won't show up in any videos, but you just never know--they love to see what I am doing when I am deep in my crafting world. I look forward to interacting with everyone and seeing the beautiful creations you make!
Robin Riley - Design Team Member
I am Robin Riley, 63 years old and live in western Pennsylvania(USA). I am a retired Special Education teacher. I taught at the elementary level for 35 years. I also was a private pilot for many of those years.
Elisabeth Schwabe - Design Team Member
Hi there, I'm Elisabeth Schwabe from Norway, and I'm so excited to be a member of Patty's Design Team! June 2023 will be a memorable month for me! I turned 60 in September 2022, and can't really wrap my brain around that number. But, of course, my oldest son is 35, my daughter is 33 and the youngest son is soon to be 20, so it does make sense. My hubby, youngest son, and I live on the outskirts of Oslo with a lot of wildlife, woodland, mountains, and a lake surrounding us. This gives me a lot of inspiration for my artwork, mainly watercolour paintings. I've done arts and crafts almost my whole life using all sorts of media, but for the last few years, mostly painting. In April 2021, I discovered Lavinia Stamps and have never looked back since! I love fusing stamps with my watercolour and making small scenes. I do dabble a bit in mixed media as well, and make artsy fartsy pieces. I hope I will inspire you, and maybe you'll even learn a trick or two by watching my tutorials. I can't wait to start this new adventure! See you around! With love, Elisabeth.