Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2013 Design Team: Meet Jodi & Tya

Jodi Wilton
Ontario, Canada

Hi everyone! I'm from Welland, Ontario, Canada, and I have been married to my husband for 9 years.  We have three amazing kiddos, that keep me on my toes- two girls (8 and 2) and one boy (6).  During the day, I run my own daycare from my home, and have the pleasure of "playing" all day!  At night, you can find me scrapping until the wee hours of the morning! I first starting scrapping in 1998, when I was working on a cruise ship, and I wanted a way to document my travels! I started a journal/trip diary/scrapbook.  My style has changed so much since then, and I find it continues to evolve with new techniques and trends! I describe my style today as being bright and cheery with clean lines, and hint of whimsy in there too! I am so grateful to be given this amazing opportunity to design for Doodlebug!

Tya Smith

I have always been a crafty girl, It started with my Mrs. Grossman sticker collection when I was about 11 or so, then it blossomed from there. I always kept bits and pieces of newspaper and magazine articles, pictures of my friends and family, etc. and kept them in a little book. I was a scrapbooker even before there was such a word.

Why do I scrapbook – well I believe that every one of us has a story to tell – I just wanted my story told with pictures and bright happy papers. I want my kids to know that I was involved in the details of their lives. I also love the creative outlet… I get a little bit ornery and go through symptoms of withdrawal if I don’t do something crafty each day.

What do you love most about scrapping?  Apart from the actual awesome stuff we get to play with…the process. Holding the paper, cutting, stamping, pasting, scrunching, tearing…no amount of drugs can heal like that! Also it's totally my ME time...a time I can just relax and be creative and not think so much!! And...Since I scrap my family 99.9% of the's a guilt free hobby.

Visit Tya's Blog


  1. Welcome to the team, Jodi and Tya!

  2. Huge Congratulations Jodi !!!!... I know that you are going to be making some very awesome projects to share and can't wait to see! Doodlebug is the best.....

  3. I am a BIG fan of Jodi's talent! Congrats to both designers....wonderful projects!!

  4. Tya- that cupcake stand is INCREDIBLE!!! You both are amazingly talented and I'm looking forward to seeing all you do in the coming year.

  5. Congrats Jodi!! Can't wait to see your future Doodlebug creations!

    Congrats to you Tya! Love, love, love all of your creations! Checked out your blog and loved everything I saw there!

  6. So happy you're both on the team Jodi and Tya! LOVE your projects!

  7. Welcome to Doodlebug! Can't wait to start working with you gals and awesome projects!

  8. Wonderful, wonderful stuff! Love seeing pieces of everyone's DT submissions and learning about you. Looking forward to a great 2013! CONGRATS!

  9. Congrats and welcome, ladies! Fantastic projects! :)


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