About CraftyPerson


Welcome to CraftyPerson! We are Debbie McNeill and Amy Barnes, friends and creative business crafters. Together we strive to encourage, inspire, and support the CraftyPerson in you! We’ve been working together since 2008, combining our technical and creative backgrounds to co-produce creative content and high quality tutorials. We are here to help others who want to start a business in the Stampin’ Up! family.


We’ve produced over 300 online class tutorials, 2,000 newsletters, hosted 5 creative retreats, and two holiday mini books. Most of our readers are from the United States, but we also have friends in Canada, Australia, Austria, Germany, England, and New Zealand. 44.9% of our readers are iPhone users.

Just who are we exactly? Glad you asked! I’m Debbie McNeill and I recently moved from the gorgeously green, albeit sometimes damp, Portland, Oregon, to Mesa Arizona and my co-founder, Amy Barnes is from fabulously scenic Firestone, Colorado.


We’re both Stampin’ Up! ® demonstrators whose paths happened to cross in 2007 at the Stampin’ Up! convention in Colorado. I had recently started a newsletter service for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  During the convention, Amy and I used each other as a sounding board for ideas and from that, our class planner service for demonstrators, Class in a Flash, was born.

After 7 years of providing monthly and special-edition class planners, the technology and the demonstrators’ needs, as well as our quest for new challenges, had changed to the point where we decided to discontinue our service. It was sad to close our doors, so to speak, but since then, we have talked to many demonstrators, received feedback, and started generating ideas for something new. We at CraftyPerson Production were very excited to introduce a new offerings:

CraftyPerson Production Inc.

CraftyPerson Newsletters  — A service for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that is both time and sanity saving — a professional yet fun way to help demonstrators keep in touch with their customers. Starting in January, we will be offering a full newsletter service including Monthly Customer Newsletter, Team Newsletter, and a Promotional/Catalog Helper each month. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Techniques Magazine  — We are expanding the way we share our techniques with you. We have launched a Technique Magazine! YAY!!!!! We began printing in March 2017 and quickly sold out.  We are in the process of ordering more copies.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Live-aboard Boating

Crafting Life’s Adventure  — This is our blog, and it includes our personal interests as well stamping inspiration and tutorials.  Come see Debbie’s home tour.  We have a shop where we sell our tutorials.

Here are some of our best sellers in our store:

We are so delighted to use these new offerings to create and share inspiration, to make connections with others, and to share excitement with people through our social platforms and creative projects. At the end of the day, we hope to make a difference for others — in their crafting, their businesses, their lives.

So, if you are looking for an experience where you have easy access to attractive, inspiring photos of great projects with quality, detailed instructions and the resources to make your crafting experience simplified and enjoyable, then we believe that you’ll find what you’re looking for (… and then some) right here. We’ll be honest and say we don’t have it all figured out…but we enjoy the adventure of trying. Welcome! We’re glad you could join us.

Signature of Debbie McNeill and Amy Barnes
Debbie McNeill & Amy Barnes

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And you can always contact us. We enjoy hearing your feedback. We invite you to try one of our tutorials.