Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Meet the 2015 Card Concept Design Team!

Happy New Year! Lesley here! Today I am excited to share the 2015 Card Concept Design Team! I am thrilled to be working with all of this inspiring designers. They are all lovely and talented too! It is a dream team for sure. We will be back tomorrow with our first challenge of 2015. It is also our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! WOW! Thank you to everyone who has joined us along the way!

We have some returning designers and some new faces! We also have a brand new STYLE Category!!! We have two Mixed Media designers on the team now!!!

Without further ado...here is the Card Concept Design Team for 2015:

Guest Designer Manager & Organizer
Clean & Simple Designer

Hi, I'm Tracey McNeely, and I am a Canadian girl that lives just out side of Toronto in Oshawa, Ontario. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 23 years and  have two fabulous kids Ben, 20, and Brooklyn, 17. I taught computer science and special education in high school for nearly 17 years when I had to leave my job because I was no longer able to manage my MS along with working. I have been making cards since my teens and scrapbooking now for about 12 years. I love to be in my studio playing with paper and stamps creating projects that are clean and simple. I am thrilled to be on this Design Team with some great friends and to be in a place where everyone is welcome.

Classy & Elegant Designer


Hello, I'm Angela and I live in Connecticut with my DH of 25 years, daughter and Bichon Coco. I have been crafty since childhood cutting out paper dolls from magazines and sewing for self and dolls. Scrapbooking was a passion for awhile until visiting my first Stamps and such store in New Hampshire in 2005. I made 250 Christmas cards that summer and haven’t stopped. I also enjoy traveling, tennis and yoga. What a treat to join such talented designers!


Freestyle Collage Designer

Hello, My name is LauraJane:) In the St. Louis, MO, area I'm living the DREAM with my husband of 22 years. We home school our 6 kiddos, ages 8 to 18, together. Art Therapy is my FAVORITE subject. Crafting is a HUGE part of my daily activities with paper and ink being my medium of choice since 2010. Before that I enjoyed baking, needle crafts and hook&yarn (not all at the same time:).

Thank you, Lesley,for asking me to join the DT for a few months in the freestyle/collage category! I'm honored to be here.
Classy & Elegant Designer

Hi! My name is Sheri and I live in Northern California with my husband of 21 years and our 15 year old son. I’m a SAHM who loves to create. I was first introduced to stamping just before the birth of my son and have never stopped. I currently design for By LORi Designs, Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, i {heart} papers, The Deconstructed Challenge, and The Pink Elephant Challenge. Thank you so much, Lesley, for for asking me to join the DT in the Classy & Elegant category!! I'm super honored to be here.

Freestyle Collage Designer

My name is Lea Lawson, and I reside in {frigid} Fargo, North Dakota. I have been married to my husband for 12 years, and we have two adorable dogs. I am an engagement & wedding photographer, who also happens to be an avid paper crafter. I have "formally" been part of the paper crafting industry since 2002, and have been blessed to work as a creative team member for multiple manufacturers & stores over the years. My crafting primarily revolves around cards, but I also love to create gift packaging with my products and I dabble in digital scrapbooking.

Clean and Layered Designer

Hi! I'm Laurie and I live in Northern Minnesota. I started paper crafting 8 years ago when my hubby and I became empty nesters, and were looking for new hobbies. One day at work I was eating lunch and noticed a Stampin' Up catalog on the table. I took one look and was hooked! I have spent our long, cold Minnesota winters happily paper crafting ever since! I'm so excited to join the DT in the clean and layered category!
Clean & Simple Designer

Hi!  I'm Kristie Goulet and I live in Northern, NH with my husband of 18 years and 4 amazing children.  I am a SAHM who loves to create after our homeschooling day is finished.  I love making cards to send to family and friends.  I started my blog, Kreative Kristie, and am amazed at the friendships I have made.  I'm super excited to be on this design team with these very talented ladies and sharing my CAS style with you.
Clean & Graphic Designer

Hello fellow crafters! I'm thrilled to be back for another fun challenge season & excited as ever to be working alongside these super talented ladies!  I live in Dauphin, a small city in north central Manitoba, Canada with my DH Dan and our two cats. Playing in my craft room is THE only place to be during our freezing cold Manitoba winters! Once the warm summer sun starts to shine, I can be found playing in the yard and garden! I hope that my Clean & Graphic creations will inspire you!


 
Shabby Chic/Vintage Designer

My name is Debbie Marcinkiewicz, I am a wife and mother of two, wonderful sons!  I have been a crafter all my life and have dabbled in just about everything, but found my passion for paper crafting in 2004 and haven't looked back since!  I really find so much joy in inspiring others through my tiny, handmade from the heart shabby little treasures! I am honored to have the opportunity to design for the Card Concept challenges and I hope I inspire you to create something pretty today!


Clean and Layered Designer

My name is Kerin Sylvester, and I live in Massachusetts with my husband Jeff and our two terrific sons, Ben and Nick. I work in an accounting office by day, and love to make cards at night. I have been stamping for about 9 years, but only in recent years discovered my addiction to Copics. I am beyond thrilled to be designing on the Card Concept team, and hope you enjoy my clean and layered designs!

Clean & Graphic Designer

Hi, I'm Cindy Lovell. I was born in California but grew up and still live in Germany. I am married for almost 14 years and we have two wonderful girls, Jamie ( 13 ) and Emily ( 9 ).

I have been crafting since my Mom taught me how to crochet when i was only 3 years.I had my hands on almost everything craftable. I discovered Digital Scrapbooking back in 2005,short after i started Paper Scrapbooking.I started making cards in 2006 and became very addicted.

I am very happy to be a part of this great Team with a bunch of amazing and talented Ladies!

Shabby Chic/Vintage

Hi! My name is Narelle Farrugia and I live in Melbourne Australia.  I'm married and have two boys aged 17 and 14.  I fell into cardmaking just over 6 years ago after deciding to make a scrapbook album for my mum's birthday.  Before that, I never had any interest in crafting and back then if you gave me something to cut I would hand it back saying "I'm left handed and can't cut straight - you better do it".  Don't know how it happened as now I fussy cut everything, I'm totally addicted to challenges and want to spend all my spare time in my craft cave. I'm so excited to be creating with this team of talented ladies and can't wait to share my Vintage/Shabby creations with you!

Mixed Media Designer
Hello, I’m Yoonsun Hur a South Korean-born Australian and I live in Sydney with my husband. I am still learning and enjoying true Australian culture. I love being creative!! I really love making cards with awesome stuff such as stamps, inks, and many more. I have been working as a graphic designer since 2000 and this career has helped me in many ways when designing cards. I endlessly want to make various attempts and share my creativity with you. I am so excited to be a part of The Card Concept Team!


Mixed Media Designer

I am blessed to be the wife to my best friend for over 30 years and currently work from home as a Staff Accountant. Since childhood I have been artistic and in 1999 attended my first Stampin' Up! party. I immediately knew that this would be a great way to show others that they could be artists so to the surprise of my upline, I signed up that very night and have been a demonstrator every since!  I tend to design late at night and am fortunate to have two beautiful “kitties” as my constant companions.  I feel so honored (and excited) to be part of the Card Concept Design Team and am looking forward to seeing all of your creations each challenge!


Challenge Creator & Challenge Designer

Hi there! My name is Lesley Croghan. I am a primary school teacher and I am from Canada. I am happily married to my hubby, Corey and we have two fur babies, Rolley the Rocket dog and Penney the Princess puddy! I started making cards in 2007 and then began blogging my cards in 2009. My passion for card making and card making challenges inspired me to create my own card challenges online. I am also passionate about the performing arts and spent many years singing professionally. I am so happy to be working with this inspiring team!

We hope to see you tomorrow at 5am (PST) for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Challenge and to meet our Guest Designer for January!


14 comments:

  1. See you all tomorrow! Great DT!! : )

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  2. Oooo! Looks like a whole lotta talent in one place! Can't wait to see all of the crafty inspiration!

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  3. Wow, what a line-up! I can't wait - you girls find the most gorgeous inspiration photos!
    =] Michele

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  4. What a Team! Happy 2015 to all.

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  5. Fabulous line-up. Cannot wait to see the inpiration they have to offer this year. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and crafty 2015!

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  6. Great team. Congrats on your one year anniversary!

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  7. Tons of talent displayed here today, can't wait to see what they are going to create.
    Congratulations on your First Anniversary, best wishes for many more.
    May 2015 be full of Love, Peace, Health, Joy and Creativity.

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  8. Terrific team! Congrats on one year of challenges!!

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  9. Wow, what a lineup! Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations tomorrow, and Happy Anniversary!

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  10. WOW....What a line-up! So excited to see what 2015 brings with this much talent! Congrats on your one
    year anniversary!

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  11. Awesome!!! Looking forward to see the new DT's creations!! Happy 1st Anniversary!!

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