Friday, September 13, 2013

And then there were 13...

 We interrupt your Friday for this exciting announcement!
As you know, Judy and Sheryl have stepped down from the Paper Girls design team. And while we are very sad to see them go, this gave us the opportunity to expand our team even more.
We have added not 1, not 2, but 6 new girls to the Paper Girls team!!!
You will recognize them from having played along in many of our challenges. A few of them were even guest designers for us in the past.
Let's meet them!

Jessica Arrant

I’ve been scrapbooking since fall 2008 when I realized that I just had to tell the story behind the thousands of pictures that we’d taken of our then 8 month old. We now have two boys that run around like little tornadoes, they are so much fun! When we’re not trying to quell the storm, my husband and I balance his graduate studies and my full-time job as a barista. It’s during the boys’ daily quiet time that I get to pursue my passion for crafting. 

Misty Buck
I think I must have been born with a creative heart. I need to be doing something with my hands at all the times or I don't feel like I'm accomplishing much. I have enjoyed scrapbooking and card making for the past 18 years but only really got into stamping about ten years ago!!! I earned my bachelor's degree in Architectural Design from the University of New Mexico. I now run my own small business from home and work at being a domestic goddess. I am married to my best friend and biggest supporter. We have four children (3 boys and a girl) who I am blessed to be able to stay at home with. I love gardening and canning homemade jam...oh did I forget to mention I LOVE to stamp ;). I try to keep my blog, Li'l Buck's Creations, up to date with all my craftiness.

Michele Duffy
Hi, my name is Michele and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stamping, scrapping and card making give me a much needed crafty break from my job as an engineer. I like to stamp and craft alongside my 3 year old daughter. I tend to prefer a more clean and simple style on my cards, but I like to layer up embellishments on my scrapbook layouts too. When I’m not crafting, I like to ski and read, and hang out with my husband and daughter. I’d love it if you would come visit my blog:

Cathryn Hanson

I am a SAHM from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. My passion for all things scrappy has grown while raising 5 wonderful children Kelsie (28), Lacey (26), Megan (24), Nolen (17), and Jacob (16), and more recently spoiling my beautiful granddaughters Blake who is 3 and her new sister Taylor. I also have my golden retriever Zoey and my 2 spoiled cats Marlow and O'Malley! With so much to inspire me, you can find me up late most nights creating LO's, cards and projects. I also enjoy sewing and use this often while working with paper and just about anything else crafty that catches my eye!!!!

Deborah Johnson

My name is Deborah Johnson and I'm a scrapbooker who happens to make cards, altered art, sew and cook.  (Notice I left out the important stuff like cleaning and laundry??)  In my spare time, I'm a full-time middle school English Language Arts teacher and have been doing so for the past twenty years.  My adventures into scrapbooking started when my kids were born, they are 14 and 12 now!  I love taking photos and have managed to take thousands while scrapping only hundreds.  Being a part of an online scrapping community has really pushed my developing skills and provided me with a sounding board when I'm not happy with a layout or card.  Some of my best friends are the gals that I have met through scrapping.  My blog can be found here:
Becci Manies
I started crafts as a child, and specifically scrapbooking after my first daughter was born, almost 6 years ago. I had so many photos and I wanted to do something with them. I had no idea how involved I would become in paper crafts. I do many types of crafts but paper crafts I do most often - I make many cards each month for friends and family birthdays.
My favorite type of projects are gift projects - from cards to altered projects. I am a huge fan of October Afternoon, they're my favorite manufacturer. I currently also serve on the design teams for SWAT and Practical Scrappers.

We are SO thrilled to have these ladies join our team! You will love the work that they are going to bring to the blog. Please drop by their blogs and welcome them to The Paper Girls Challenge!


Cristine said...

Congratulations, ladies!

Jan said...

Congrats ladies!