We are SO excited to announce our brand new design team this morning!
Before we unveil our new team members, we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied. It was such a difficult decision to choose just six members from all the terrific applications we received. We can't believe all the talent and love for our products that was sent to us over the past few weeks - it is certainly amazing to see everyone's projects and read their stories! If we could've given everyone a place on our team, we definitely would have! This will be a revolving team so if you didn't make it this time, we would love for you to apply again for the next team!
And without further ado, please welcome these wonderful six ladies to our newest design team. Stop by their blogs, check out their amazing work, and leave them some love! And most certainly make sure to keep visiting the Paper House blog over the next few months to see what kind of crafty goodies our team is cooking up!
Christine Meyer - Illinois
"I started doing paper crafts about 9 years ago following the birth of my first son. I have a bright, whimsical, colorful style. My layouts tend to be clean but not necessarily simple and use multiple pictures. I love to paper piece patterned papers to create unique pieces. I create cards in several styles but I'd say primarily they are Freestyle collage and Fun & Cute. I love the quality of your products and the bold, bright designs and think that my style mixed with your products would be a great combination. I am a mom to four sweet kiddos (thus the need for layouts with multiple pictures) and a supportive hubby who makes sure I get my "me" time in thru crafting!"
Dana Tatar - Virginia
"My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom. I have two daughters, and I married my high school sweetheart in 2003 and have been happy ever since. I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and worked in that field for about 3 years before I gave birth to my first daughter and decided to stay home full time. I have had many hobbies over the years, but scrapping is the one that really gives me satisfaction. I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter and now I enjoy the creative outlet. I love to mix products from different collections on my layouts and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture."
Grace Tolman - Colorado
"My style revolves around the story and pictures. That's always the first inspiration in each page I create. I find inspiration in the most odd places and I have an eclectic Pinterest board that will prove my obsession with idea 'gathering' and 'collecting'. I also like to challenge myself to use up what I have. Recently I put together a four part video series on my Youtube channel titled "Pile it up Series". In these videos I share ways that I "pile up" a certain product on my page."
Joann Jamieson Larkin - Nova Scotia, Canada
"I very much enjoy spending time in my garden, walking as well as watching the lovely nature in the summer at our cottage. For inspiration, my personal preference are 3 dimensional projects but I am an avid card maker as well. I must admit in most of my work I always tend to try to incorporate some type of dimension. I also enjoy the challenge of creating a project out of paper that otherwise might not be made from paper."
Michelle McClure - California
"My scraptastic journey began during my childhood summers when I'd hang out at my Dad's office all day. To amuse myself, I scrapped his factory inspection photos using his office supplies and created my own Smash Books before those existed. As an adult I took a lot of rubber stamping classes and made a lot of cards. Now I've added creating my own sketches and altering items to my repertoire and am a well rounded crafter. I'd characterize my style as fun and whimsical. I currently live in sunny Southern California with my dear husband and two doggies, which serve as a source of my inspiration. I am involved in sports like swimming and volleyball, and am a world traveller travel."
Susie Bentz - Virginia
"I live in Northern Virginia with my husband of 22 years and our 3 children. I am a crafter at heart and have been creating all my life. I started to scrapbook about 6 years ago and it has truly become a passion. In addition to preserving family memories for my own children, I use paper crafting to create gifts for family and friends. It is my creative outlet and my therapy! I used to call my style traditional…with texture. I love adding dimension and detail to a piece. I am always inspired by the material and photographs I am working with so a project could be soft and sweet, grungy and inky, or fun and funky! I am always trying new techniques and products and using them in my projects. So maybe my style should really be called eclectic…and evolving!"
Again, a big thanks to everyone who applied and to our newest design team members. We can't wait to see what you come up with!