Thursday, August 1, 2013

Awesome Guest Designers COMING SOON!

We wanted to end the summer with something special, something completely different.  This month we've got four talented ladies ready to show off the August Fresh Baked Kit -- these guest designers come from all corners of the United States and you may know some or all of them.

Our August Release and Blog Hop launches tomorrow, Friday, August 2, so we thought we'd introduce our special guests today.  Without further ado, let's meet...

Melissa Shea is a Paper Made Bakery Baker's Dozen subscriber who's impressed us with her fantastic cards and projects using our Fresh Baked Kits.  Here's what Melissa has to say:

Hi everyone! My name is Melissa, or Mel if you're feeling lazy and don't want to type it all out! I'm a true crafter (read *hoarder of all things pretty*)! I mostly make cards because the canvas is so small I can complete a project quickly (and by quickly I mean in less than 5 or 6 hours, which is how long it takes to do a scrapbook layout!). I've always said my style is "nomadic" because I tend to dabble in all kinds of styles. I adore the crafting community. It's so fun to meet people from around the world and come together for a common hobby. So the boring stuff -- I'm in my EARLY 30's, married to my college sweetheart (awwwww) and we have 2 fur children from the canine clan! A few fun facts: I've been skydiving, I've moved over 30 times in my life and I have a BA in Criminology/Sociology/Psychology! I live in beautiful Colorado! That's me! Please come see my blog! Or my Flickr gallery. Or Twitter!

Next up is Jenn Shurkus, an ├╝ber talented crafter I met in Cape Cod several years ago.  She managed my favorite scrapbook store called Colorful Creations and I loved taking classes from her each summer.  Here is Jenn's bio:

Jenn lives in New England, with her kitty Mister Harley. She’s been papercrafting for over 10 years, and has played multiple roles in the papercraft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. With a degree in graphic design, she is also Copic and Ranger certified. She is part of the Lawnscaping Challenge team. Past roles include senior instructor for A Muse, design team member for Creative Imaginations and Stampotique. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to help them design their cards and projects. She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn actively teaches papercrafting classes and is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth.

Niki Garcia is also a Paper Made Bakery Baker's Dozen subscriber who hails from our 50th state - the land of the aloha spirit.  Here's a little something Niki has to say:

Aloha Everyone!  I'm Niki AKA Stampn'HI and I'm super excited to be a guest designer with Paper Made Bakery this month!  I am a mom of 2 quirky kids, wife to an amazingly supportive hubby, Registered Nurse during the day, and crazy paper crafter when the kids are asleep.  I have soooo much fun playing with all the goodies as a PMB subscriber, and look forward to sharing my creations with you all.  Mahalo to Shannon and the amazingly talented PMB DT for having me!!!

And finally, the multi-talented Tenia Nelson.  She's an accomplished jazz musician, an elementary school music teacher, and all around awesome paper crafter!

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30 something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie "kids", Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments.....and just LURVE to create!!!

Join us on our adventure with our new kit launching tomorrow called...One Scrappy Dame!  You're sure to want this in your collection.

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  1. Woooooooo hoooooooooooo! Can't wait to see what you all make!!

  2. Congrats ladies! This is going to be a wonderful hop. Can't wait to see what you all make.

  3. I love that you are having guest designers, and especially that you chose some of your subscribers! Looking forward to their inspiration!

  4. I thought I was hallucinating when I saw my pic but then realized you were introducing us, lol! It's been a long day, what can I say? Thanks for having me, I'm so excited!!

  5. Super excited to get the blog hop rollin'!