Sunday, May 1, 2016

Please Welcome our Spring/Summer Design Team!!!

Hey, everyone!!! I hope you're all enjoying some nice Spring weather by now! My kids were on vacation this week so we did some fun day trips. We went to see my cousin's new baby, spent a beautiful day at the zoo, went to Legoland, had a play date and today we're going to Monster Jam which was Andrew's birthday present earlier in April. That should be a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to getting the patio furniture out on the deck soon and enjoying the 60's while I can. ;)

I'm here to introduce the newest Design Team members for the next term, May through August. As always, we had lots of talented applicants and it's so tough to narrow them down to just five especially from over fifty applicants this time! Please don't be discouraged if you applied and didn't "make it". I always pick new DT members to be fair to both newbies and experienced card makers. I have been so lucky to have such an amazing team full of talented girls. I'm looking forward to having our new members join us and I'm sure it'll be another fabulous term!

So here we goooooo... (again! hehe)

First up, all the way from Sweden is Karin Akesdotter. Karin has just got a way with cards. I've been a fan of her work for a while. She is currently on the MFT Design Team as well as the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. Speaking of Lawn Fawn... the new release is May 19th!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!

Next up is Kimberly Rendino. I had the pleasure of meeting Kim at CHA and we kind of buddied up so we spent some time together there which was really fun. Kim is on the Honey Bee Stamps Design Team as well as Newton's Nook and also just got picked up by CAS-ual Fridays. Looks like she's going to be a busy girl. ;)

We're adding some more international flair with Francesca (Franci for short) from Italy. She's on the Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Social Media DT. She's wonderful at coloring with a light touch and has such a soft and sweet style I fell in love with.

Next on the agenda is Lorraine Marasigan, who I followed on IG for a while. Not only does she like to craft, she likes to cook and bake so I often drool over her posts. Mmmm. HA!!! Lorraine has been on the Avery Elle Challenge team as well as the Mama Elephant DT.

Finally, we have Megan Bodenhausen joining us. Let's face it, I want to call her Boden like Chief from Chicago Fire. Oh boy, now I'm distracted by thoughts of Severide. WOO WOO! haha Megan is a lovely scrapbooker who also does Project Life and enjoys creating cards, too! 

So those are the five lovely ladies joining us for this term and I hope you enjoy their creations! I'm so excited to have each of you and hope you enjoy being with us. Welcome to the team!!! <3 



  1. Congratulations!!! can't wait to see their projects! and YESSSS to New Lawn Fawn!

  2. Congrats ladies- can't wait to see your creations!

  3. Congratulations Ladies! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

  4. Yahoooooo! Congrats ladies! Such an awesome team!!!

  5. Congratulations ladies, looking forward to seeing your designs!

  6. Awesome team! Hooray for Kimberly!!! We're kinda partial to her ;)

  7. I'm so happy and excited to join the Butterfly Reflection Ink family!! :)

  8. What an amazing design team you've assembled! Congrats, ladies!

  9. Congrats ladies!!! I'm so excited for this awesome term! Can't wait to see your creations!!! :)

  10. hi great job.

  11. Congrats ladies!! Such beautiful creations!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M