Christy and Michele met over twenty years ago through a mutual interest in scrapbooking. Over the years, they have created together at homes and on retreats, expanding their talents to include card making and other paper crafting items. Currently, they work together in an area custom designed and built by Christy’s wife, MK.
Christy and Michele wanted to share their love of card making with others and launched an on-line business offering unique custom designed cards. Not long after launching their site they noticed customers were interested in purchasing paper crafting supplies. They began selling products from some of their favorite companies and continue to expand their inventory to include a selection of high-quality cardstock, paper, rubber and photopolymer stamps, and other crafting supplies.
While Christy was born and raised in San Jose, Michele comes from Hawaii. Their diverse backgrounds can be seen in their artistic styles. Christy is drawn to cute and whimsical themes, while Michele is partial to tropical and oceanic ones. They encourage each other to broaden their horizons and enjoy tying new techniques.
CM Design Studios could not function fully without the support of Christy’s son, Preston. He is their go-to-guy, helping with photographing, pulling and packaging orders, and even making coffee runs to help fuel their creative energy.
Christy and Michele are committed to offering hand stamped and colored cards created with great care, as well as a variety of paper crafting supplies that anyone can use for their own special projects. Feedback and special requests are encouraged!