Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Introducing our 2022 Design Team!

           Welcome Back to The Card Concept!  

     Happy New Year!! We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year Holiday! 

      We will be resuming our 2022 challenges starting tomorrow Wednesday, January 5th at 8 am EST, 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 39+ 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. My husband and I, along with our feline fur babies live here in tropical Florida where we love the beautiful beaches and the year-round golf! When I'm not crafting, I am the Education Coordinator for a Children's Museum on the Treasure Coast. I love working with layers of paper and color and am thrilled to be a part of 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.

Hey there, crafty friends!  I'm Karen Letchworth of My Cup Runneth Over.  I've been crafting most of my life...cross stitch, scrapbooking, card-making and now even doing fun arts & crafts projects with my (3) beautiful grandbabies.  I'm a retired, married (37+ yrs), wife and mother (3 grown kids) who spends the vast majority of my free-time either in my craft room or in front of the tv watching my favorite shows.  I'm excited to be part of The Card Concept Design Team, and I hope that some of my cards/designs will inspire you.

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!

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 2022 Challenges!  

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow to check out our new challenge at 8 am EST !!


  1. Congrats to all... you make up an amazing team of inspiration. Looking forward to 2022.

  2. Welcome to the design team. Happy New Year.