Design Team


Brenda Crouch - Design Team
Hello, my name is Brenda and I am happy to be a part of the Design team at Country Craft Creations.  I've been married to my best friend for 30 years and have lived in Missouri all my life.  I'm a mom to 2 grown children, a grandmother to 3 great kids, and a great-grandmother to one.  I have always loved crafting.  Even as a child I could be found with scissors in hand cutting up my mother's magazines and catalogs making my own paper dolls, or crayons and paper creating masterpieces on the walls... I'm sure I even decorated a few walls with my artwork which I know wasn't exactly appreciated.  I've been scrapping for several years and love the idea of making pictures special by creating layouts rather than just stacking them in a box or sticking them in a plain photo album.  I am looking forward to creating some special projects for Country Craft Creations and hope everyone enjoys them as much as I will making them.  Check out her website here.

Debbie Adams - Design Team
Hi.  I'm Deborah, aka stampndeboo in the crafy blog world.  A little about myself.  I am originally from Colorado, but I currently live in Texas.  I have lived in Italy for almost 4 years while hubby was in the military service.  I have been married for 29 years and have 4 daughters and one granddaughter.  I love the fact that crafting allows me to be creative and allows me to share my creativity with others.  I have been an avid crafter for over 25 years enjoying being crafty and creative.  I don't think I have a certain style as i enjoy doing various type of crafting.  I enjoy card making, altered art, scrapbooking and lately mixed media.  I love thinking outside the box using various types of materials such as ribbons & trims, flowers, wood, foils, beads, fabric, chipboard, cork board and other items that inspire me.

Ileana Marzan _ Design Team
Hello there, my name is Ileana Marzan.  I am happy to be part of Country Craft Creations Design Team.  I met Tamra Kilgore-Merrill almost a year ago and I am so thankful to have this exciting opportunity to work and make some pretty creations for her and her business.


Jackie Randolph - Creative Team
A little about me:  I am a California girl located in Kentucky, mother to four and grandma to 8 beautiful grand kids.  I love everything about crafting...the endless supplies that I HAVE, the wonderful fellow crafters I meet.  Did I say I like to play with paper...lots and lots of paper.  So excited to be a member of this fantastic team and can't wait to share with you!

Kim Rannells - Creative Team
Hello to my fellow crafters, both experienced and beginners.  I am Kim Rannells, a Creative Team member for Country Craft Creations.  I am the wife of Craig and mother to Jayden and Delaney.  I'm a Husker girl in Nebraska where I teach 6th grade English and Social Studies.  I love spreading creativity in my classroom and craft room.  Growing up, my mother was very talented and could do just about any craft!  I didn't start my crafting journey until I had my children.  I began by scrapbooking and loved the idea of making "mini bulletin boards" of their life.  Since then, I have branched out to making mini albums, tags, cards, and altering items.  My kids just roll their eyes when I yell, "Don't throw that away...I can make something with that!"  I am excited to share my love of creating with all of you!

Lori Thomas Parker - Creative Team
I have been married to my husband for nearly 8 years and we have a beautiful three year old daughter.  I have lived in Texas my entire life and although the summers are hot, hot, hot, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.  To say that I love to craft is an understatement!  My mother instilled the love of crafting into me at a young age.  I have always loved stickers and stationary and used to spend all of my birthday money on paper and supplies as a young girl.  Besides paper crafting, I also love to do lots of other crafts.  I cross stitch, hand sew felt books, make hair bows, sew applique stockings, and make wreath on occasion.  Working with paper is my favorite and earlier this year I discovered mini albums and have been in love ever since!  I look forward to making some great projects for Country Craft Creations!

Sunny Smith - Creative Team
I have crafted for more years than I can count.  As an only child until I was 12, I was often bored and lonely so I found books and taught myself how to do things such as knit, crochet, and sew to keep myself occupied.  Later, as an Army wife, I often had similar issues to back to crafting I'd go.  A few years back a depression set in so of course, I found things to make.  I have always used arts and crafts to express whatever stage of life I find myself in and truly believe it has saved my soul more than once! (Hence my "Creative Therapy" screen name)  I love to find new and wonderful projects and techniques to challenge myself.  Paper crafting offers up so many options that I feel I have found my home.  (Although I'm certain those knitting needles will come out by October)  Very happy to see where this new road will lead!


Kimberly Murray - Craftology Kit Coordinator