We love working with crafters and artists who think outside the box or rip that box a new one.  We love diversity, snark, fun, and flavorful variety.  Here are our “Alchemists With Attitudes” for 2016…..and beyond!

Alchemist Team Coordinator:


Rachel Whetzel – I specialize in creativity and mixed media art through thrifting, up-cycling, re-purposing and new design. I am the owner of A Year in the Life of an Art Journal and Monday Mugshots! I am: Thrift junkie. Free Spirit. Believer. Artist. Photographer. Mom to boys. Rust Lover. Worm Farmer. Blogger. Creative Soul. Rule Bender. Spider Saver. Coffee Drinker. Cream Lover. Chook Farmer. Goat Milker. Sailor Mouth. Music Listener. Phone Talker. Garden Grower. Beek. Mess Maker. Risk Taker. Chewy Mom. Gritty Gramma. Good Intender.

Lara Wineman
I am an avid fan of all things mixed media and especially art journaling. What really floats my boat is working with grungy textures and layers and getting that giddy feeling when I create something I’ve never seen before. Doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I do my happy dance. I love me all sorts of acrylic paints, gel mediums, mists, lace, buttons, rusted found objects and duct tape, however this list is ever revolving. I also am passionate about taking photos using the Hipstamatic app. I have two fur babies I am madly in love with and work with a clean water charity I helped start 11 years ago, My mottos in life are “Dream out loud, at high volume!” and “Fear mediocrity”. So…let’s get dirty y’all!


Rebecca Zweber
:  I have been making art since I was in junior high school, scrapbooking for over ten years and art journaling for about six years now. I am a bit of a craft-a-holic.  I make everything from purses to journals to jewelry and altered art as well as anything in between! Art journaling is my love and passion and I hope to one day teach classes and share my love for it.  Besides crafting I love to read, go shopping, spend time with family and spend time outdoors. I am married, have five dogs and am a preschool teacher full time.

Viktoriya Porechnaya:  I live in Kiev,Ukraine with my husband, two daughters and cat. I have many different hobbies in my life – cross stitching, toys, watercolor painting etc, but scrapbooking is my love at first sight and forever! I also love mixed media as a viewpoint for me now! This a magic world of colors, paints and textures! Always amazing, always new and always creative! So it is always a good idea!