Friday, January 2, 2015

Meet Erin Lee and Vera

Surrounding ourselves with inspiring people is the key to a happy life, and the paper crafting industry is filled with fantastic people. I've met some of the best people I know through our shared love of this hobby, and I'd wager a guess that you have, too.

With that in mind, we've gathered a marvelous group of talented designers to inspire YOU through this challenge blog. In the next few days you'll get to meet the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team. 
Allow me to introduce two team members to you today - Erin Lee Schreiner and Vera Wirianta Yates

Erin Lee Schreiner was born and raised in Kansas but now lives in Dallas, TX, with her husband, 7 year-old daughter, 1 year-old son, 2 dogs, and a cat. 

She got her degree in Advertising from The University of Kansas and worked ten years writing copy, designing ads, and marketing companies. In 2008 she started paper crafting and hasn't stopped since. She grew up around many crafts (4-H grand champion in Leathercraft!), but paper crafting has stuck with her.

Erin Lee  describes her style as bold, bright, and trendy. She loves to use metallic gold and icons like stars, deer, and geometrics. She'd like to try quilling sometime soon.

You can visit Erin Lee's blog here: Erin Lee Creative

Above you can see a card that embodies Erin Lee's colorful and bold side. And of course, the requisite sparkle with the gold hearts.

Vera Wirianta Yates (also known by Ling, her Chinese name) was born and raised in Indonesia, but now she lives with her husband in metropolitan Houston, TX, where she works as a purchasing manager for a construction company. She loves pugs (she has two), and dog rescue is something she is very passionate about. 

Vera's love for paper crafting started with her love for writing letters. In junior high, she'd decorate letters and envelopes with stickers or doodling.  These days to be really creative, she likes to listen to a good audio book while crafting.

Vera describes her style as clean and simple, colorful, and cheerful. I'd say her designs are just plain sweet. She loves to use happy colors like yellows, blues, and pinks, and you'll often see cute animals and pretty flowers in her designs. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Vera admires Torico's style - the designer of the My Favorite Things Birdie Brown stamp series.

You can visit Vera's blog here: Ling’s Design Studio

In true Vera style, this adorable card using the Sunflower Sweetheart set showcases her ability to elicit an audible, "Awwww!" from whomever sees her card.

Say hello to Erin Lee and Vera and be sure to visit their blogs. They can't wait to meet you!

You can also join the fun on Facebook by joining our group. Click on through for friends and the inside scoop!

Susan R. Opel
Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things


  1. Yay for both Erin and Vera! Love their styles!

  2. I love both of these cards. Adorable.

  3. I definitely had an audible ahhh for Vera's card :) (Colored perfection!) and I completely dig Erin's fun skyline in the cool color combo that is true to Erin! You both inspire me! :)

  4. So nice to learn a bit about the creative people who awe and inspire us. Makes me smile that they are both living in Texas! Waving hello from the desolate oil fields in the west!

  5. Such great cards, ladies! Nice to meet you. :)

  6. Yay for Erin and Vera! Love their styles!

  7. Two great designs from Erin and Vera!

  8. It's nice to learn more about these designers. I have seen a lot of Erin's work on another stamp company's blog-I love her bright and bold style.
    It will be great to see more of Vera's sweet, CAS creations.

  9. Awesome! Excited to see what you all have up your creative sleeves in the coming year! :)

  10. YEAH!! CONGRATS Ladies!! SO EXCITED for you and for us as this is going to be SO MUCH FUN!! THANKS for sharing and I look forward to the New Challenges in 2015!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  11. Such talented ladies and gorgeous cards! xxx

  12. It's driving me crazy waiting to be able to try out the new products. I want them all and I want them yesterday! Xoxo😆

  13. Yay, Vera and Erin! Two amazing ladies and styles! Love!

  14. Both are fabulous--clean and fresh!

  15. I'm thrilled to welcome you and can't wait to see what you have up your creative sleeves!

  16. I'm sooo stoked for you Erin and all the other Awesome talented ladies on this new Team. Drooling already over the MFT goodness in store from everyone. Can't Wait. Congratulations to you all! <3

  17. Welcome Vera and Erin. Thanks for sharing your cute cards.
    Crafty hugs,
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

  18. Loved both of the cards. I think this is a 'mighty' team that's been assembled. The challenges are going to be a lot of fun!