Thursday, September 1, 2016

Welcoming the new Fall/Early Winter Design Team!!!

Hi, everyone!!! I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your summer. I know it's not technically over yet, but my kids went back to school Monday so it's starting to feel like fall here and I'm good with that. Fall is my favorite!!! <3

We had about 50 applicants for the Design Team this term and as always, I sincerely appreciate everyone that took the time to apply. Narrowing it down to 5 was so difficult that we ended up with 6 lovely new ladies! And here they are...

First up, you might recognize her from being our last month's Guest Designer. After having Gladys Marcelino apply for the team, we decided she'd make a great addition! Here's a beauty she created.

Next up, we have Vera Yates! You probably know Vera as the founder of the Caring Hearts Card Drive. She's also on the Design Teams for The Ton Stamps, SugarPea Designs, Purple Onion Designs and she's worked with several others! I can't see a Pug and not think of Vera. I was surprised and delighted that she applied to be on our Design Team because I love her cards. How can you not love THIS one?! Fabulous.

Next we have Cassie Tezak who currently designs for Mint Owl Studio which I carry in the shop! She likes to read, write and bake. Send treats STAT, Cassie. haha I love this card she created and her most recent balloon card she posted on IG is amazing. (You have to go check it out @creativelycass). She's got a way with colors. WOW! And how fun is this?! Is there a NKOTB cassette in there? HA!

Now let's move on up to Canada where our next DT member, Laurie Case, is from. Fitting that I decided to share this map card, eh? (See what I did there? LOL) I love the bright colors of this and man, she's got some floral tricks up her sleeve as well. Part of why I chose this lady is for her sense of humor. Anyone that responds to their acceptance e-mail the way that she did is good in my book! ;)

Karen Baker is also joining us this term! She's also on the Lil' Inker Designs DT. I love Laura, the owner of that company. I can't sell their products which is a bummer, but please go and check out her shop if you haven't already! Sorry, Karen, I had to dote on Laura for a sec. hehe Karen is a Graphic Designer and mom of 2 boys that finds time to craft at night. Pass the energy, Karen! Now check out this absolute stunner. Like WHOA! Gorgeous, right?!

Last but not least, Lynnea Hollendonner is joining us. She is quite a busy lady, being a foster mom, working full time as a server and also having a part time job teaching. You're making me feel like a slacker for quitting my PT job at M's now, Lynnea. haha She still finds time to craft and for that I'm glad because look at this guy!!! What's kracken?! 

I'm so excited to welcome these talented ladies to the team and can't wait to see what they create. I'm sure you'll enjoy their projects as much as I will and I hope they'll also inspire you to create. 

WELCOME, ladies!!! <3