Meet the Contributors…

I am so excited to announce and introduce you to the new BCD family! These talented ladies are beyond amazing as over the course of time I know you will see why I have invited them to join in on the fun over here on Blue Cricket Design! Please help me welcome them by saying hello and visiting their home sites to see what keeps them so busy in the creative blogging world!

Emily Ralph, is a self-taught photographer who specializes in family portraiture, children portraiture and photography education. She has a special talent for capturing the unique essence of children and passing her knowledge along to others. Her award-winning work can be found on the walls of Utah’s trendiest homes, businesses and has been published in local magazines. Emilie books group, one on one and online workshops where you can learn the tricks of the trade and improve your own photography skills! Please visit her website for more details.

Emilie can be found: website, blog, facebook

Showing love and spending time together is what motivates Lorraine’s enthusiasm in the kitchen.  Married 36 years with 4 grown daughters (including twins) and 10 grandchildren has provided lots of experience as well as laughter, closeness and full tummies.  Her kitchen staff often include wee ones on the counter helping to stir and pour with older ones by her side reading the recipe.
Equipped with a good recipe and some basic skills, Lorraine believes success in the kitchen is not just easily obtainable but a joy to create. Whether the occasion is casual or grand, intimate or over-flowing, she loves to share fellowship and food with the goal of doing it all “With A Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart”.

Lorraine can be found: blog

Anna had three kids in three years, and then she quit her job, moved to the suburbs and bought a minivan. Now she’s knee deep in kids and loving every minute of it. She blogs about it all at My Life and Kids – where she always strives to find the fun in life and motherhood.

Anna can be found: blog


Jessica Peck is the creative mind behind Sweetie Pie Bakery.  Her blog focuses on her life as a mid-western, work at home mom, sharing her knowledge of sewing, baking and everything between the seams!

Jessi can be found: blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest

Allie Watts is the creator of the blog, “Miss Lovie,” a blog centered around sharing detailed tutorials on all types of crafts and DIY such as jewelry-making, sewing, and holiday and home décor. Although she is relatively new to the blogging world, her projects are full of creativity and many have found her tutorials inspirational. She devotes a lot of her time teaching kindergarten and spends the rest of it on good books and blogs, good friends and family, and new projects of all kinds!

Allie can be found: blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest

Catherine Pooler is the owner and founder of StampNation and also a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.  She spends her days rubber stamping, scrapbooking and teaching others how to explore their creativity as well through her blog, newsletter and her membership site (StampNation).  She has been a scrapbooker for 20+ years and a rubber stamper for 8.    She has been recognized by Stampin’ Up as one of their top demonstrators every year since signing on with the company, including the #4 top demonstrator in 2008.   She is ecstatic to be living her dream, working from home elbow deep in cardstock, markers and rubber stamps while raising her 3 daughters.

Catherine can be found: website, facebook, youtube

Kacey Kendrick Wagner is happiest when she’s working on her latest big idea in her spare bedroom studio.  Armed with a background in Art Education, no project or material is off limits.  From felt to fabric, paint to printables–this girl dabbles in it all.  When she’s not busy making beautiful things (and big messes), you might find her glued to her computer, curled up with a good book, or cheering on her favorite sports teams.  Kacey chronicles all of her creative endeavors through her blog, “Stay-at-Home Artist.”

Kacey can be found: blog, etsy, pinterest

Jackie Hernandez is the author of Teal & Lime, a blog about creating a DIY modern home.  Jackie is the mother of two young boys.  As much as she loves a beautifully styled room, she always keeps the kids in mind.  She includes them whenever possible in home DIY projects, but also enjoys coming up with special craft projects just for them.

Jackie can be found: blog, facebook, twitter

Holly Marsh, a former kindergarten teacher, is the creator of the upcycling blog, “Life as a Thrifter.”  When not chasing after her busy toddler, Holly finds time to scour thrift shops and flea markets in hopes of giving new life to her fabulous finds.  With a toddler on her hip and a paintbrush in her hand, she can transform almost any thrift find into an easy to follow DIY project.

Holly can be found: blog, facebook

Larissa Zitzman is the author, creative brain, and Momma behind the blog “Just Another Day in Paradise”. Between the craziness that is raising three, soon to be four, Little Men, she can be found creating, sewing, crafting, cooking, whipping together a party, and home-decorating. Her motto is that “creating doesn’t have to be expensive”. She is a big advocate of use-what-you-have and think-outside-the-box in all of her creative endeavors. She can be found using her frugal method especially in putting together a party. She is a big believer that beautiful projects, good meals, and fabulous parties don’t have to break the bank. She enjoys sharing her creative ideas through her blog and the excuse it gives her to come up with new projects.

Larissa can be found: blog



  1. 1

    I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing team!!

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  3. 3

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