Taylor VanBruggen

Taylor VanBruggen

Owner, Instructor

As owner and Creative Director of Taylored Expressions, Taylor enjoys both designing and using products in ways that bring joy to others. Perhaps her favorite thing to do is to teach classes in the TE Studio (and all around the US) which allows her to connect with fellow crafters in fun and meaningful ways.

Susan Block

Susan Block

Studio Coordinator

Susan is the Taylored Expressions Studio Coordinator. She designs and teaches many classes in the TE Studio. She is extremely knowledgeable in the craft industry and specializes in keeping up with new trends and innovative, out-of-the-box ways to use TE products.

Design Team

Jean Manis
Creative Team
I’m a papercrafter living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband of 28 years. We have two grown sons. I like all things British, I’m an avid mystery novel reader, and I’m especially happy on sunny days. Before leaving the workplace to be a stay-at-home mother, I worked as a customer support engineer for a supercomputer manufacturer.
Noriko Fairchild
Creative Team
I am a pediatric nurse by day and a paper-crafting-holic by night! I first started my crafty journey at a local scrapbook store in my community. My time spent there helped me become the crafter I am today! I taught card classes for nearly four years, and it was the best part of working for a local store. The fellow paper-crafting enthusiastic’s I built relationships with were priceless. I love spending time with family/friends, traveling, discovering new foods, and of course, crafting of all sorts!
Gayatri Murali
Creative Team
My name is Gayatri Murali.I live with my husband, two children and a cute dog in Perth, Australia! I am a papercrafter. I have been paper crafting for more than 12 years. I started with scrapbooking, then jumped to the Stampin’ Up! demo wagon and then discovered a whole new world of clear stamps. Never looked back. Sharing my creations with everyone makes me happy. Being part of the huge and amazing cardmakers community bring me joy.
Melody Rupple
Creative Team
I am married with four daughters and I feel lucky to live in beautiful San Diego, California. I work in the Accounting/Management Information System field. From a young age, I was always “crafty.” I learned to sew when I was in my teens, making prom dressings for my sisters and myself. Later I went on to sew for my daughters. I still have the simple scrapbooks I made in high school. When my children were young, I started making family scrapbooks for them. About seven years ago, I discovered card making, which opened a whole new world of blogging, challenges, and online shopping! I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to design for a number of wonderful stamp companies. I enjoy guest designing and playing along with card making and scrapbook challenges. I appreciate all the friends I made through my craft.
Kim Singdahlsen
Creative Team
I live in Parker, Colorado with my husband, two teen boys, a dog and two cats. I began my adult life as an insurance actuary. I was then blessed to be able to spend 15 years raising my boys during which time I discovered stamping! Now I have obtained a second college degree and have begun working as an accountant for my town. Being surrounded by men at home and being surrounded by numbers work, is it any wonder that I am passionately in love with creating cards – a rainbow of colors, glitter, ribbons and stamps, and a wonderful online community!
Keia Shipp-Smith
Creative Team
I am a busy stay-at-home mom of two handsome, but very active little boys (ages three and six). I started paper crafting, specifically scrapbooking, nine years ago. However, I have recently rekindled my love of paper crafting as a way of relaxing after a busy day. I enjoy all things paper-related (I have yet to meet a sheet of paper I do not like). I enjoy card making because it allows me to complete a project in a shorter amount of time…given my limited time. I thank my husband of 12 years for encouraging me and supporting my paper habit.
Jen Shults
Creative Team
Here’s all you need to know about me in under 200 words: I’m married to Chris, the coolest video game playing, music obsessed, advertising creative director, paper doll playing dad and husband a girl ever knew. I’m blessed to have two awesome kids, a 13 year old girl and a 10 year old son. I’m currently getting paid to play with paints, clay and drawing pencils via the public education system. I love to read. Some of my current favorites are anything historical fiction and fantasy. I also love to draw. I spend a lot of time doodling and sketching. Every once in a while I’ll finish a completed drawing or painting. I’m most in love with the learning process of figuring out a new material or a new technique.
Taylor VanBruggen
Owner/Designer/Instructor
I’m the owner of Taylored Expressions. My creative journey started to blossom in 2005 when I was blogging to share my projects and what started as a hobby quickly turned into design work for companies. I enjoyed the excitement of designing for others, but soon realized that I had a dream of my own. It was at this point that my dream of Taylored Expressions was born. My first line of products was a series of cupcake-themed rubber stamps that quickly became popular with card makers. After that initial success, my dream soon became a reality: Taylored Expressions has become a place for paper crafters to find not only stamps and dies, but also a warm and friendly source for creative ideas and ‘a-ha’ moments. I love designing quality coordinating products and the TE shelves are full of paper, crafting supplies, tools and storage solutions that I use myself in my craft space every day. Now, nearly 10 years into it and thousands of stamps and dies later, the Taylored Expressions line of paper crafting products has grown beyond my wildest imagination! The best part is that I get to work with my family—Jon works at my side and my mom is a constant source of encouragement. At Taylored Expressions, we are a true family company and, even as we grow, we intend to keep it that way.
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