Design Team Members

Hi, I'm Irene, and I'm from Texas. I've been a crafter for many years, but I've been cardmaking since 2021. I love crafting because it's fun and it's also therapeutic. I love the uniqueness of Pixi Dust Designs, and I love to work with Pixi Cuts the most. When I'm not crafting, I care for my family as a stay-at-home wife and mom. I'm fluent in Spanish, and I love British television and Animal Crossing.

Hi, I’m Jen but on social media I use the name Jenlee which is a combination of my first and middle names.  I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t creating in some form or another.  Everything from cross-stitch to woodworking to writing and everything in between.  I’ve been lucky to have had several of the women in my life as excellent artistic role models.  In fact, I first got into card making after my mom showed me heat embossing.  That was about 6 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Cardmaking to me is like putting part art and part of yourself on a card.  It’s freeing, relaxing, and so dang fun!  On a personal note, I live in beautiful Arizona with my wonderful husband, 3 amazing sons, 2 bearded dragons (Buddy and Morax) and 2 absolutely entertaining and loving American Bullies named Nitro and Nos. I love being a part of the Pixi Dust Designs family!  It is a joy to work with such thoughtfully designed beautiful products!

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm Meghan Kennighan. I am so excited to design for Pixi Dust Designs. I love BRIGHT colors, patterned papers, cute die cuts and stenciling. My style is definitely whimsical and playful. When I am not crafting, I am a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Counselor.  As you can tell from my profile picture, I am a fun-loving dog mom to a maltipoo, Maddie, as well as an Identical twin, and an Aunt to two nephews and two nieces. Head to my blog MadeByMeghanK and answer my  "Make Crafty Friends" Q & As on each of my blog posts so we can be crafting besties!

Hi, I'm Melissa.  I am very excited to be helping Sandra with her new business venture.  I have been paper crafting for a long time, starting with scrapbooking about 25 years ago after my first son was born. Naturally, my crafting has evolved over time but for the most part, I've stuck to paper crafting.  I love to color and of course, create with Pixi Dust Design products!  I hope I can help inspire you in your crafting journey.

Hello! My name is Shanna and I am a coffee and craft addict.  There, I said it. Now that the truth is out I feel the need to properly introduce myself.   I am blessed to be a wife to a loving husband of 21+ years and mother to 3 wonderful children. I work full time as a registered nurse and love it!  In my spare time I love paper crafting, scrapbooking, quilting, and all other things crafty! (and of course, COFFEE!!) You can find me usually with markers in one hand and a coffee in the other in my downtime.  I am super excited to be joining the PDD video team and look forward to interacting with the fabulous PDD fans and followers!

Guten Tag! That’s what we do say in Germany. I’m the world traveller in here, that’s also where I get my crafting inspiration from.  But I’ll start at the beginning…I was born in Austria and I spent my last 18 years working as a flight attendant for Lufthansa.  Currently I’m living with my husband in Germany. Germany is where I share my Pixi Dust Designs creations -  all over Europe. Crafting is one of my biggest passions, for me it’s like meditation and spending time on my own. Besides that I’m a huge wine and food lover, and I love to try new trends and foods all over the world.

Hello my name is Waleska Galindo, I love stamps, dies and cards!!!  I have a wonderful, understanding and supportive husband and 2 full of energy kids, Ian is 15 and Leah is 12.   I live in the beautiful Guatemala City.  I am a Graphic Designer that totally fell in love with cardmaking and stamping 10 years ago.   During this time I have discovered that I am a very passionate cardmaker.  As a Graphic Designer I developed many artistic skills that help me to have a very versatile style on my projects.  My favorite cards to make are scene cards, with beautiful and vibrant color combinations, but I am very adaptable in my designs.  I like to try the latest techniques to create something new and exciting projects  I found my inspiration in my life and natural color combinations. During this past years I have had the blessing to work for many different companies and have been invited to guest design to many other companies too and I have loved every single part of it.  I am very happy to be now creating for the amazing Pixi Dust Designs.

Hello! My name is Renee and I'm from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I live in Washington and am a total nature loving, ocean smelling, tree hugging, coffee drinking, and who loves to explore, human. I have been with my husband for 23 years and have a beautiful 13 year old daughter. By day, I am a real estate escrow closer. I love to unwind by being a couch potato with my family watching our favorite shows, traveling or simply crafting. There's something about creating that is so soothing and relaxing. I can literally craft for hours with my music jamming in the background and feel like life is perfect. I hope to share PDD projects that will inspire you to make cute, wonderful things. Let's make cute things together!

Hi, Crafty Friends! I’m Tiffany and I’m excited to be joining the Pixi Dust Designs team! I am a long time stamper and paper crafter. I grew up in southern Arizona and now live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a high school counselor and former teacher. In addition to paper crafting, I enjoy wine, kitties, traveling, the ocean, and trying new restaurants and cuisines.

Hi friends, My name is Debbie Frank from Hillsboro, Oregon. I am married to my husband of almost 30 years and we have two grown children. Super excited to be joining the Pixie Dust Design Team! I've done several types of crafts through the many years of my life. I guess I've always had a creative side being a hairdresser for now 40 yrs. The crafting has been knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, Cricut and Silhoutte for vinyl's. But card making started 3 years ago when we became empty nesters for the last time. Having a whole room opened up the possibilities! Being able to craft almost every day has improved my craft. I've made some crafty friends off of Instagram, so that's always fun! My style would not be classified as Clean and Simple, I would say almost more the merrier with bright colors. I do love the interactive cards, and dimension!

Hello, my name is Katy and I have been crafty as long as I can remember. I grew up with an artistic mom who encouraged my creative side from an early age. I love to scrapbook ,create cards and multimedia projects. I live in South Carolina with my husband, my youngest son, and our two cats. I have two grown children out on their own that I love to send cards to. I am excited to be part of the Pixi Dust Designs Team and look forward to sharing and inspiring you with my creations!

Hello! I’m Maliza Wood I’m a newly SAHM and wife. I recently started my journey back into paper crafting. I’m excited to share with you guys my journey one project at a time! 

Hi! I’m Courtney Leiva. I have been crafting for 15 years, and first started in high school! I have always loved to color, make crafts, etc which I attribute to my mother, who is also very creative. I first started in the scrapbook world but quickly realized how many layouts I had with no pictures! I’m terrible at taking photos and love to just be in the moment. For that reason, I started getting into card making and fell in love! I live in Illinois with my husband George and our fur doggie Zoey who is one spoiled girl.

Rick Adkins, a seasoned card maker and skilled artist with over eight years of card-making expertise, leaves an indelible mark in the crafting community. Armed with a BFA in Printmaking from Jacksonville State University, Rick is a respected design team member contributing unique insights to elevate card making and design. In his personal life, a decade-long marriage and the company of six cherished fur babies—two dogs and four cats—inspire his creative journey. As a prolific blogger and YouTuber, Rick shares his vast knowledge, tips, and creative techniques, empowering others to explore their artistic potential. Advocating for resourceful crafting, he encourages fellow crafters to maximize their creative time using existing supplies, sparking ingenuity and promoting sustainability in the crafting community. In essence, Rick Adkins is not just an artisan; he's a devoted husband, pet parent, and design team member, leaving a lasting impact on the crafting world through his blogs, videos, and unwavering commitment to accessible creativity


My name is April Leithner and I have been card making/paper crafting for 24 years. I love all crafty things, but there is something extra special about creating a card or paper gift for a friend or family member. It is like giving a handmade hug. I was born into a crafty family, and shared my card making love with my late mother. This is my artist outlet and am always discovering new techniques to try. Crafting is where I get lost and destress. It never gets old and I am constantly evolving as a creator.