Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Design Team!

Welcome back to The Card Concept!  We hope all of you had a wonderful summer and we are so thrilled to have our whole team back with our bi-weekly challenges!

Another thanks to all of you who were able to participate with our summer session and to our Summer Design Team as well! We had a great turn-out and hope to be able to have summer challenges again in the future :-)

We will be resuming our Fall/Winter challenges starting next week on
Wednesday, September 9th  at 8 am EDT, but in the meantime, 
 we wanted introduce you to our wonderful 2020 Design Team!

The Card Concept 2020 Design Team

Hello, my name is Esther and I live in the beautiful state of Virginia. I've been making handmade cards since 2005.  My style has developed and changed over the years, with my current love being textures and layers.  I belong to a card ministry that sends happy mail to hurting people all over the USA, so I send them out about as fast as I can make them. I hope my work will inspire you to be creative in your own unique way - and to brighten someone's day with an encouraging note in their mailbox!

Hello, my name is Tangii and I love Latte's and makin' pretty things!  I love stamping/paper crafting, coloring, quilting and decorating my home.  I live in my dream home in Southern Nevada with my amazing Hubby, my Favorite child (our blonde lab, Huck) and a sprinkling of my kiddos, lol (one lives with us full time, one is frequently away at College and one is most frequently here though her home is up the road, lol).  One of my newest loves is traveling with my Hubby, a hobby we've taken up now that the kiddo's are "grown"... and I #LoveThisLife 

Julie Gearinger

Hi Everyone!  I’m Julie- I live in Maryland with my wonderful husband of 37+ years and our beautiful "fur-baby", Victoria.  I have been artistic all of my life and love creating cards, sewing, painting and recently, vintage junk journals!  Since I love to experiment, my style tends to be a bit eclectic. Hopefully I will inspire you to create a card and join us!

Hi! My name is Michele. I have traded winter snow for some year-long sandy beaches here on Florida's Atlantic coast! My husband and I, along with our feline fur babies have found a new home here in tropical Florida where we love the beautiful beaches and the year-round golf! I've been artsy all my life but started card making a few years ago and fell in love with this wonderful crafting community.  I love working with layers of paper and color and am thrilled to join to be designing with The Card Concept!

Hi! I'm Nancy Penir, and I'm overjoyed to be part of one of my favorite challenges, The Card Concept! Married, mom of 5, and grandmother of 11 darlings; 6 boys, 5 girls. I'd like to say my life's slowed down with an empty nest, but I've filled it with crafting! I love making cards, sewing, keeping up the garden, (we live on 2 1/2 acres), raising chickens, and watching it all grow! I've found the most wonderful community of talent and kindness through all of you. Nurturing our connection is my passion! Style? Making layers and patterns all work on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" canvas!

LeAnne Pugliese
Hi stampers!  I am excited to be a part of this creative team!  I have always enjoyed crafts of almost any sort, but I truly love stamping cards and mailing them to friends and family!  I discovered Stampin' Up in 1999, joined as a demo in 2002 and have been using ink, paper and stamps ever since!  I live in southeastern PA, have a patient husband, a wonderful daughter and son-in-law and a granddaughter that I am "training" to love crafts as well.  I would say I have an eclectic style, although I do love vintage as well as clean and simple!

Hi all!  My name is Angel and I am from Louisiana but live just north of San Antonio, TX with my hubby of over 22 years and the two youngest of our three boys (19, 16, and 13). I started out as a scrapbooker way back in 1998 (decorative-edged scissors, anyone??), then slowly moved over to card making about 11 years ago.  I feel my style is mostly Clean And Simple (CAS) but every now and then I get a bit fancier ;)  I am thrilled to be part of The Card Concept Design Team!

Hello! My name is Mackie Robertson! I live in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina.  My very understanding of my stamping addiction , husband and I have been married over 40 years. We have a grown son and lovely daughter-in-law. I am a retired Dental Hygienist. I went to my first  Stampin' Up party several years ago and I have been inky ever since! I love ALL styles of stamping...from CAS to Mixed Media. If I'm not in my craft room creating something, then I am on Pinterest or Blogland looking at other's creations for inspiration!  I started my blog to share my creations, and  to hopefully inspire others to join this wonderful art form! Happy Stamping!

Marcie Sharp
 I'm a fun-loving, dance party enthusiast living in rural Ontario that fills my time with creativity! My two children keep me busy with their interests and my husband and I enjoy geocaching with them. I'm an avid reader and lead the book club at our local library. My cardmaking style adapts to whatever mood I'm in. I range from feeling comfortable creating clean, bold designs with pops of colour and sparkle, to lots of layers and fussier designs. I enjoy creating felt flower creations and spray-painting and adding glitter to anything in our house the family will allow.

Hi crafting friends! My name is Anita and I am so excited to be part of The Card Concept team. I am originally from Buffalo, NY but have lived for the last 11 years in Durham, North Carolina. I have been married to my best friend for 44 years, We have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Through the years I have been a Decorative Painter and quilter. That love of color translates now into card making! I enjoy mixed media with a somewhat clean and simple style. Let's see what we can create together!

Betty Wright
Hello, I am Betty. I am thrilled to design for The Card Concept Challenge. Inspiration Challenges are my favorite.  I live in North Carolina with my husband, Greg, and our two cats. I am a high school English teacher. I have two children. My daughter Erica is a nurse, and my son Dawson is in college. I feel I have always done some sort of crafting since I was a kid. However, I really started paper crafting when I was a stay at home mom. I started scrapbooking our memories which led to cardmaking.

We are looking forward to inspiring you to join us for our new Fall/Winter session- stop back again next 
Wednesday, September 9th at 8 am EDT for our first challenge!!


  1. Wow! Thank y'all so much for the shout out on my card this week! Really appreciate it. Congrats to the other winners!

  2. Oh, I love getting to know more about all of you! Thank you for making this blog possible to bring together our card-making community!

  3. So many talented card makers! Looking forward to being inspired!