Design Team

You will find this amazing team posting over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.  I have personally hand-selected each of these wonderful ladies for their dedication and talent.

Now I am proud to introduce you to them...

Wait, this is me! you can visit the "About' page to get to know me.  This is my blog...Welcome!

Corinne  - Design Team Leader and Assistant Marketing Coordinator!  My Right Hand.  Corinne lives in Ohio!  You can see more of Corinne's Stunning work at 

Irene - Weekend DT Leader.  Irene is the life of the party. I even stayed the weekend at her house in Ohio when I came to see her and her twin Corinne.  This one you have to watch out for!  She is a prankster.  But, I forgive her for spraying me with a water bottle to wake me up....her dedication and talent, as well as her sweet loving nature, makes up for the little devil inside her.
You can see all her inspiration at her blog:

Jane  - Assistant DT Leader.  Jane is so sweet and has tried for a long time to attend one of my classes.  Here is a little bit about her.  Been married for 10 years, have 5 grandchildren and I am still trying to find myself.
Have crafted since before I can remember, crocheting, knitting, painting, and drawing.  Was introduced to card making and Copics in 2016 and have never looked back.  Working with Rhea is a dream come true.

Ruby - Gotta love Ruby!  She always makes us laugh and often shake our heads!  You never know what she is going to do next.  Do not let anything get in the way of her sports, not even crafting.  I know right?!  You are shaking your head, aren't you?  She lives in the Chicago area and so talented.  You can see more of amazing work at

Shell :) She loves to color, crochet, paper craft, refinish furniture and quilt just to name a few. WOW you should see some of the pic's she takes. If that isn't enough she is also an artist and has her own Etsy Digi Store.  Shell is married and has three Beautiful girls!  Shell is also the Weekend DT Leader
you can see more of her beautiful work at -

Robin :) - She lives in Maryland with her wonderful husband,  beautiful daughter, and adorable son.  They like being out in nature and that is where a lot of her inspiration comes from.  Robin was another one of my students in Maryland.  She attended my class and was new to Copic Markers, but, I would have never guessed!  What talent she had, a natural!  It was that weekend I asked her to become part of my team!
You can see her lovely work on her blog:

Lisa,  Ok, Lisa, Corinne and I may get into some trouble together...just sayin!  Drum roll please   
First of all, Rhea thank you for this wonderful opportunity. 
I am a longtime crafter. And have been working in the arts and crafts business for approximately 9 years. I am a grandmother of 3 beautiful little girls. I have 2 wonderful fur babies and 1 amazing Husband. 
And I like a glass of 🍷, 🍺 or 🍸 occasionally 😊
Glad to be here....She has Uber tattooed on her hand.
You can see all her inspiration on her blog:

Jane is so sweet and has tried for a long time to attend one of my classes.  Here is a little bit about her.  Been married for 10 years, have 5 grandchildren and I am still trying to find myself.
Have crafted since before I can remember, crocheting, knitting, painting, and drawing.  Was introduced to card making and Copics in 2016 and have never looked back.  Working with Rhea is a dream come true.

Hello Tanja Charles from Raleigh NC.  Crafter of over 10 years. Love working with Copic markers and colored pencils.  I have found a love for altered art.  I'm known for my quirky sense of humor and love of ALL things sugar skulls.  And I have to say Tanja totally cracks me up.  I am so happy to have her on my team!  
Let me tell you a she does have a quirky sense of humor and loves horror movies!  She is cray cray!  I love her!
She is constantly entertaing us on the Dt grouup with live videios of her and is halarious!

I'm a native New Yorker living in New Jersey. I've been papercrafting since June 27, 2000 and stamping since July 2001. My style is "layered clean eclectic” with themes that range from edgy to whimsical depending on my mood. 
I use stamps, Copic markers, inks, stencils, dies, paints, and other media to create cards, tags, journal pages, and home decor items.  
Kathi is so well rounded when it comes to crafting.  She is sweet and a little quiet.  We will need to do something about that. 

My name is Olivia and I live in New Jersey.  I am a mommy of three girls who keep my running and busy all the time. Starting crafting in 2008 and love all things about it. My favorite crafty things to do are to create layouts and cards.  You can usually find on my couch coloring at least one thing a night (cause Netflix is evil). I work as a Social Worker at a local hospital and proud UNC alumni and basketball FANATIC.

Shamita Patil
My name is Shamita Patil & my interest for crafting started in my childhood days as an hobby.I actually don't remember when this hobby turned into passion.I am self trained in many art and craft forms like flower making, Altered Art and Paper crafting with scrapbooking, mixmedia,Card making.My core strengths are in card making, mixed media layouts & Flower Making.

Maria DelValle
Hello.  My name is Maria DelValle.  I am a stay at home mom who has found her way into the wonderful world of card making and coloring.  I have been doing this craft for over 5 years and am particularly in love with Copic markers.  I enjoy working with digital and stamped images.  I try to involve my community by organizing craft meet ups and teach at my local church.  Its a way for me to express my love for art and sharing it with others. Just an added note: I love dogs, coffee and tea! 

Elisabete Olivaria Balcavage
My name is Elisabete but everyone calls me E. 
I've been crafting for over 20 years, from crosstitching to scrapbooking and cardmaking. I love it all!!  I live in a suburb of Cincinnati, OH. 
I'm Portuguese and married to a wonderful all American guy 😊 I have two beautiful daughters 9 and 11,  the cutest little dog Zoe and my favorite little hamster Sami. 
Life is busy with work and kids activities but I'm still finding some time to craft.  I love to color with Copics and always trying to perfect my coloring!
I love to travel and read. 

Katya Bess - Hello, hope you are having a good day. My name is Katya Bess, 35, I’m a creative person, wife, and mother of 4 children. I’m living in the San Francisco Bay Area- Vallejo, CA. I love using all sorts of coloring mediums, there is some that play with more often than others such as my Copic markers and Polychromos pencils. Everyday I love to fill my “creative bank.” I fill my creative bank by either practicing my coloring/art or learning from others, even if it’s just browsing and commenting on pretty projects or discovering new techniques. I look forward to being part of this team and learning more each day. 

Carolina Flores
I have been scrapbooking and designing custom greeting cards since 3 decades ago. My passion for handmade goods started in High School. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. We are blessed with two amazing girls. I  love to challenging myself with new techniques and new medias. I love collecting patterns paper. I am a follower of Jesus since 2003. My favorite thing to do while I am crafting is to listen worship music. My favorite product to used on cards are ribbons, buttons and glitter.

Cathy Arenzana
I started stamping in 2001 and loved it so much that I left Corporate America and opened a small store. After seven fabulous years of that, I took some time off, but still had the desire to create.  So, I started teaching at a local store in 2012.  In 2015, my husband was offered an amazing opportunity, so we packed up our things and moved from California to Texas.  I still enjoy card making today as much as I did when I was first introduced it.  I lean toward whimsical and floral images, love lots of layers and patterned paper, but every now again, I come up with a clean and simple card.  Oh, and it is very rare that I don’t use my Copics.  And, I’m known to randomly blurt out lines from a movie that I’ve seen at least 100 times in the middle of a conversation if it fits.

Bonnie Kohane
Living in Indianapolis, IN, originally from Grand Rapids, MI. We have 3 married children, 4 grandchildren with twins coming this spring.
I love creating, whether it be sewing, crocheting, coloring, die cutting or paper designing.  I love new technique

Catrin Goodwin
Hi, I'm Catrin but everyone calls me Cat. I live in a small town in Wales UK with my husband, gorgeous little boy of 3 and 2 cats and 2 dogs! I work as a part-time NVQ/QTS Assessor for Playwork. Family time is great but I do like to hide away for a bit of crafting. My main love is making cards. I have been making for several years and depending on my mood I love to use backing papers to layer my cards, but I do love a bit of CAS too. I mainly use Promarkers to color and I am a big a fan of pink but I try very hard for it not to dominate my cards. When I have any other free time I do enjoy a lovely hot bubble bath with a good book, and maybe a small glass of bubbly, on the odd special occasion.  

Heather Alverez
I live in Missiori with my husband of 16 years, and our beautiful Fur Babies.  I got into card making in 2007 and have been learning since.  I have been designing projects using The Stamp Doctor’s dies for her facebook site since June 2018. I love die cutting, and coloring.  
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I have to tell you all that we laugh so hard together.  We are more than a Design Team.  We are a sisterhood.  We poke fun at each other with gif's. We chat through pm's and just laugh and laugh.  I know this is my design team but it is truly the best team I have ever been on!!!  Laid back easy going and we all want the same thing.  It is so amazing!  These ladies are the best ever!

If you would ever like to be considered for the design team for my Facebook Group Passionate paper Creations and Friends.  You may contact me at  Please put PPCF DT in the subject line.  

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