Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Introducing Our 2021-2022 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                                   2021-2022 Design Team back with our bi-weekly challenges!

We will be resuming our Fall/Winter challenges starting next week on Wednesday, September 8th  at 8 am EDT, but in the meantime, please help us welcome our fabulous returning & new Design Team Members!

Hello, my name is Esther, and I live in the beautiful state of Virginia with my husband, daughter, and two dogs. My mom encouraged me to take up cardmaking (in 2005) after a move across the country left me lonely and struggling. I’ve made some wonderful friends through this hobby, and love that I can use my creations to brighten someone’s day with a bit of handmade kindness in their mailbox!

Hi, I'm Kerry Bunting from the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia. I have two gorgeous adult daughters and began my crafting journey when they were young and I discovered scrapbooking, which then progressed to card making. My style was mostly Clean and Layered but lately I've been experimenting more with mixed media, shabby chic and clean and simple. I've been a teacher most of my adult life, firstly at high school, then in tertiary education and also teaching card classes for more than a decade. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Card Concept design team and look forward to many shared hours of crafting fun.

Hi Everyone!  I’m Julie- I live in Maryland with my wonderful husband of 38+ 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!

                                                           Karen Ksenzakovic
Hello stampers!  My name is Karen Ksenzakovic and I am so excited to be a part of this creative team.  I live in central New Jersey with my husband of 33 years, 2 adult children and my13 year young lab mix.  I have a soccer coach son and a daughter who is in college for Forensic Chemistry.  I've worked in accounting for over 36 years and also work for a Dog Bakery Boutique for the past 4 years.  I love to cook & bake and I've always done some kind of crafting. I've sewed, crocheted, knitted, cross stitched and have been doing paper crafting for about 16yrs when I was introduced to Stampin' Up!  I decided to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 3 years ago and love it.  I love designing all styles of cards from clean and simple to collage and I've also done some scrap booking.  I love layering and especially love watercoloring and coloring with alcohol markers.

Hi! I'm Nancy Penir, and I'm overjoyed to be joining 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!

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!

Hello! My name is Kim Singdahlsen and I live in Colorado with my husband and two cats. We have two college-aged sons - one is nearby, the other far away.  I fill my weekdays as an accountant for my local town government and weekends enjoying our Colorado mountains. Living in a household of men and spending my days with numbers and spreadsheets, is it any wonder that I love the world of cardmaking?! I am most comfortable in the Clean and Layered style - a fresh look but not necessarily simple!

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 12 years in Durham, North Carolina. I have been married to my best friend for 45 years, We have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Through the years I have been a Decorative Painter, quilter and cross-stitcher. That love of color translates now into card making, paper crafting and for this year, 2021, more journaling. 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!  

Our challenges will start back again next 
Wednesday, September 8th at 8 am EDT !!


  1. Hello to you all, look forward to seeing your creations!

  2. Yay! Looking forward to your inspirations and the new challenges!