Design Team


Meet the fabulous members of the
Rubber Dance Design Team

March - August 2020



Gail aka ionabunny:
DT Coordinator


Hi, my name is Gail, aka ionabunny.  I moved from England to Norway in 2005 where I live with my partner. I have always enjoyed crafting, but making cards and playing with paper and colours are my favourite things to do. I also work with glass.  I like to learn new techniques and describe my style as often simple, seldom clean. I make mostly cards, ATC's and tags and love mixed media. I am very pleased to be a part of the Rubber Dance design team and hope that some of you will find inspiration in the things I make. Hugz

You can find me here:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ionab.unny 


Angie Coomber:



Hi, my name is Angie, I was born and grew up in Germany, but have been in England for many years and now live in Kent, the beautiful "Garden of England". I'm happily married and have 2 grown up sons, so get plenty of time to spend in my art cabin, known as "the rabbit hole". I've been making things for as long as I can remember, including cards and scrapbooks, but now my passion is mixed media and art journaling. I especially like miniature projects and making junk journals. I am really excited to be part of the Rubber Dance Design Team!
You can find me here:


Dot Leathbridge:


Hi, I'm Dot Leathbridge and I live in Australia.  My 2 grown boys often pop in and are my greatest supports.  Love them heaps.  I live near the sea and love going out in a whaleboat every now and then with friends.  There's nothing quite like being out on the water for clearing your mind.
My first stamp was bought at a stamp party when the kids were little and I was instantly hooked.  After a long break I started again from scratch 7 years ago. The world of stamping had changed, with new products, stamps, techniques...and it has been exciting every since.  I love experimenting with stamps and ink, take classes, give classes, and generally spread the love of being crafty.
Bringing a stamp to life and having it tell a story, or give a feeling, makes me happy.

You can find me here:


Dunja Trautmann:

Hi, I am Dunja, I'm 40ish, married and living in a small town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
I am so happy that I can join Rubber Dance Stamps.  Papercrafting, creations with stamps and scrapbooking is my passion - always with attention to detail.
Since spring 2007 I have shared my creations, written about this & that from life, publish occasional how-to's and tutorials, and so on.  My family always comes first. My hobby has also become a profession and I am very grateful for that.​ We run a local and online shop. When I'm not doing crafty things, I work in our family business, including spicy & fine food, I love the smell of the aromas when I come to work. Whether it's paper and paint or spices and teas. An interesting mixture, isn't it, smile.  ​I love to meet new creative people. Thank you so much for the chance for this unique opportunity to join this Team. I hope to inspire you.

You can find me here:



Ellie Knol:


I was born in Brazil, and lived there for 9 years, after which my dad and mom immigrated to South Africa. At age 23 I moved to the Netherlands, where I got married. We have 4 children, 2 of them married, and 2 grandchildren. What a joy, these little human beings.. 
I started stamping at the end of 2009, after watercoloring for about 12 years. I LOVE to play with paper, stamps and color (hence the name of my blog), and everything else of course : all sorts of media, from gesso to watercolor pencils, from inks to acrylic paints!
I create as I go… altered art, cards, watercoloring, monoprinting, mixed media projects, art journaling, altered books, upcycling furniture. 
There’s a lot of “ideas” or 'projects to be"in my house, in the garage, in the garden (others call it stuff, lol)
…. in short, I PLAY!

You can find me here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008479362838
Blog: https://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellie.knol/
Pinterest: https://nl.pinterest.com/ellieknol/boards/


Gerry van der Velden:



I’m a papercrafter at heart, I love to use my craft products in as many ways as possible to show their versatility. I love to teach new papercraft techniques and skills.
I make cards, tag, art journal pages, mixed media projects and a scrapbook page every now and then.

You can find me here:
Blog: http://www.gerryscraftroom.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GerrysCraftRoom


Jessica Rosengren:


Hello, my name is Jessica. I live in the South of Sweden with my family. I work as a preschool teacher.  I started scrapbooking about 14 years ago when my children were small but now I do mostly art journaling in a mixed media style. I have a passion for colors and patterns. I love working in old books and my favorit medium is sprays and watercolors. I also do some mixed media canvases, ATC, junk journals and digital design papers.

You can find me here:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/jessonart/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jessonart_junkjournals/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jes_son/


Lisa Rabellino:


Hi friends! My name is Lisa and I live in Italy with my sweet 7 years son. I'm a mixed media addicted! Since I discovered paints and pastes I love very much creating layouts, cards and art journal pages, playing with layers, background details, colors and embellishments. Mixed media is my happy place, where I can truly express myself and let my creativity fly like a colorful butterfly! I'm too happy to join to new Rubber Dance Design Team and I can't wait to start creating with these fabulous stamps!
You can find me here:


Mariken De Steenhuijsen-Piters:


Hello, my name is Mariken. I live in the Netherlands with my husband and our sausage dog Guusje. We have five grown children and four grandchildren. I am a teacher in Mathematics and Biology at a secondary education school.
I started making cards about twelve years ago. It became a passion of me. Last year I started with Mixed Media, with acrylic paints, liquitex ink, neocolors, sprays, distress inkts, poscamarkers, stencils, stamps and so on.
Some time ago I fell in love with the beautiful stamps of Rubberdance and now, I’m so happy to join Rubber Dance Design Team and work with these amazing stamps.

You can find me here:
Blog: https://scrapcolour.blogspot.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marikendesteen/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.de/marikendesteen


Mary Szymanski:

I’m a self taught mixed media artist, wife and mom living in southeast Michigan. I love color and texture and teaching others how to make beautiful art.  To me, there’s nothing better than to sit down spread paint on paper and make some marks.

You can find me here:
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/Motleymixedmedia


Melina Dahl:
Stamp Designer

My name is Melina and I live in Sweden with my husband and 4 children. I work as a physiotherapist.
In my spare time I love to be creative. I find it really therapeutic and is my way to charge my batteries. It all started several years ago with card making and scrapbooking albums for my children. The last year, or so, I've started to play more and more with mixed media and art journaling. I love the creative process and the calmness it gives me.

You can find me here:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqd3P_E8iew7RIGmKvV6Eg


Samantha Read:


I have always been fascinated by stamping since watching the post office lady when I was a small child, I still get a thrill by just inking a stamp and making an impression. I've been stamping for 15 years now and still love learning new things. I am a stay at home mum to my dog Poppy, she is my muse. I am so happy to be on the Rubber Dance design team and create with these stamps I love.

You can find me here:


Saadia Nawaz:



I am a doctor by profession and work at a private hospital in the morning. Hobby crafter at night. Live in Pakistan. I used to make resin jewellery and clay flowers many years ago, then I shifted to card making, scrapbooking and art journaling.

You can find me here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadianawaz/ 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drsaadianawaz/


Shilpa Nagaonkar:



Hi, I am Shilpa Nagaonkar, Mixed Media Artist, from India. I am painting since ever I remember. Colours brings pleasure to me, from bright to light! I love making stuff with papers, paints and inks. I really like to experiment with texture, colors and techniques. I especially like to make Art journals, Canvas and Altered Art.
I am inspired by life and nature. With my art I try to bring more love into the world. I truly believe, Art heals.
Apart from this, I am voracious reader, culinarian and movie buff!
We are also retail suppliers of Rubber Dance Stamps in India - Find us at  https://everleyart.com/


You can find me here:



Veronica:


Hi, I'm Verónica, Argentina, Lucia's mother and a doctor by profession. I reside in Madrid for several years.  My style is very defined, I try to maintain a harmonious, fresh, clean air (CAS). I prefer to work with paper the collections where colors transmit energy, light, life, positivism. And for a short year, the mixed media has stolen my heart, I love experimenting with pigments, inks, texture pastes, letting myself go without knowing how the project will end, despite this I still maintain that "clean and polished" style that fascinates me so much about scrap.
You can find me here:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/vero.kt?igshid=14dhdcz5o1lbl


Susanne Rose:
Creative Director, Stamp Designer

I'm Susanne Rose from Germany, mum of two lovely kids and a full time crafter, mixed media artist and the creative director of Rubber Dance. After Bibi Lindahl, the former owner of Rubber Dance decided to retire, my husband and I took over the business.
I started painting with acrylics when I was about 15 years old. I took a break from "messing around" after my study because I started with photography and some graphic design. After my daughter was born, I became a scrapbooker and my passion started growing. Now I love creating cards, mini albums, art journal pages and different mixed media pieces. I am addicted to stamps, dies, colors and papers! My style is most of the time very colorful. I try to express my mood in everything I do.

You can find me here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanneRoseArt/ 



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