Thursday, July 19, 2012

Designing Women

It's bittersweet that we bid ado to Ashley Nguyen Newell, Stephanie Muzzulin, Ryann Salamon and Savannah O'Gwynn, but we're definitely not saying "good bye"!  I know we'll see them again soon...in some familiar place, with some out-of-this-world paper crafting project, accepting some sort of fabulous recognition for their awesome creativity!  I want to thank each and every member of our inaugural design team for their outstanding work, their enthusiasm and, well, their creative genius!!  It's been such a pleasure working with these women -- I've learned so much and Paper Made Bakery's grown by leaps and bounds -- due to the pleasure each and every one of us gets when we gaze upon these ladies' uniquely creative work every day.
Thank you - Mahalo - Merci - Gracias!

Now, I know you've been looking forward to this as much as I have, so without further ado, I introduce to you Paper Made Bakery's NEW Design Team!

ALICIA Thelin lives in Herriman, UT.  Her three teenage kids and loving husband support her creative efforts day in and day out.  She's formerly an in-house concept artist for Stampin' Up!, and besides stamping and paper crafts, Alicia loves to bake, sew, paint and refurbish trash to treasure.  And while she'd secretly love her scrap-office to be neat and tidy, Alicia would much rather be happily ensconced in a creative mess!

AMY Tsuruta lives in Maple Valley, WA.  She's the proud mother of two lovely kids and is engaged to "thee most spectacular guy" who supports her crafting obsession.  She works full-time for a design firm in Seattle, has been blogging since 2007, and absolutely loves being part of this crafting community.  Amy loves to inspire and BE inspired!



JENNIFER Cuthbertson lives in San Francisco, CA.  Jen's always been creative.  She started stamping in 2009, blogging that same spring, and she's never looked back!  Jen, her husband Glen, and cat Yoda will soon be new homeowners.  When Jen's not working in information security or stamping away, you'll likely find her at a Giants baseball game, playing video games, shopping or traveling this wonderful world.  She's excited to be a part of our talented Paper Made Bakery Design Team and looks forward to even more adventures in paper crafts!

LISA Arana lives in Arizona.  She's returning to the Paper Made Bakery Design Team for a second term.  Lisa's husband and adorable rescue dogs support her love of paper crafting, and Lisa feels blessed to have served on several wonderful design teams, create fun and informative videos, and to have had her work published many times over the last few years.  While her default style is clean and simple, she loves to step outside her comfort zone and try new things.  Lisa's excited to begin sharing her next batch of Fresh Baked Kits with you!

MICHELLE McClure lives in Temple City, CA.  She returns to us for another term on the PMB Design Team.  She and her husband have two dogs, and Michelle is currently focusing on designing and creating new projects after several years as an elementary school teacher.  She's loved scrapbooking as long as she can remember, creating her own Smash-type notebooks as a kid.  Michelle loves to learn and share new techniques in fun and whimsical ways.


WIDA Miller lives in Highlands Ranch, CO.  Wida's a wife, mother of four and a nurse practitioner.  Her love of design, card making and being a "challenge junkie" ensure her creations are absolutely gorgeous, and we're thrilled she shared them on the blog she created as a gift to herself on New Year's Day!  Wida's also a Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Top 15 winner.  Now she'll share her spot-on design and card making flare with our Fresh Baked Kits, so look for her inspiration and videos here at Paper Made Bakery!




This new team begins in August, so please help me welcome these fabulous women to Paper Made Bakery!
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28 comments:

  1. Sooooo excited to work with all of you wonderfully talented ladies!

    Thanks so much for the awesome opportunity Shannon:)

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  2. Wowsa! What an outstanding group of designers on your team! I'm already a big fan of Wida, Amy, and Lisa:) Can't wait to see what lovely goodies they're going to create!!

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  3. Congratulations, ladies! You will rock it!

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  4. Woo hoo to the new (and returning) team! I can't wait to see what y'all create.

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  5. Congrats everyone!!! And woooooooooo hooooooooooooo AMY T!!!! You go soul sista!!!!

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  6. What a wonderful team! Love these ladies!

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  7. what a great team! congrats to all! and an especially big ♥HOORAY♥ for AMY!!! ♥♥♥

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  8. What a fabulous team! Congratulations to you all! <3

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  9. Congrats Ladies! Whohoo for Amy!!!

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  10. I am so excited to work with ALL these talented ladies! I can't wait to see what they 'cook' up!

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  11. I cannot wait for all the fun to come! Such a lovely group of creative ladies to rub shoulders with.

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  12. Congrats Ladies!!! What a fantastic team! :)

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  13. what a great looking team of ladies.. can't wait to see what you all do this term.. congrats!! woo hoo Lisa Arana xx

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  14. Wow, what a lineup! Congratulations, Amy, making this fabulous team!

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  15. Yay Congrats ladies! :> Can't wait to see what you create!

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  16. Congrats ladies and welcome to the team!!! :))

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  17. awesome line up! congrats to the new team members and wish all the best to the members moving on! can't wait to check out what's in store for the future!

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  18. What a GREAT team!! Congrats ladies, I know that you'll have a FABULOUS time on the team!!

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  19. So glad to finally meet the new team! Congratulations! I hate to say goodbye to the current team though.

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  20. woot woot!!! congrats to the new ladies :)
    {{waving at Amy}}

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  21. Congrats ladies!!! Wida, I live in Fort Collins!!! Things that make you go "huh!!"!!

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  22. Ummm, also, is there a reason why this blog continues to make us prove we're not robots? Comment moderation would be a lot less invasive.

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  23. Super fabulous team! {Go Go Amy!!!}

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  24. Congrats ladies... and woot woot to Amy Tsuruta!!! woohoo... fabulous team !!! hugs...xoxo

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  25. What a fabulous design team! A special shoutout to my bloggy pals Amy and Wida!!! :)

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  26. Woo hoo, congrats to the new DT members!

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