Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Meet the 2012 Design Team and Senior Designers "Pick 6"

This is going to be a long post, but we have soooo much to share with you! There is not a challenge this week, but we will pick two random winners for $10 (each) of SweetStamps rubber stamps from those who post a comment on this blog. Upcoming challenges are listed above and will resume next week just in time for Valentine's sweet!

We are excited to introduce you to the new members of the 
2012 Design Team!

There are two creative ladies joining us from Canada:

Eve Tzortzis  from Toronto, Ontario 
Hello everyone! I'm super thrilled to have been chosen to work with this wonderful company and design for SweetStamps! I have been an avid and obsessed craft nut for as long as I can remember and my obsession keeps growing! In the last year my passion for designing has leaped to a whole new level in terms of planning and creating for others in need of customized paper goodies for their life's occasions. The birth of Give A Hoot Designs came into play last year and I've been having a blast working with different people and helping their ideas come to life for their sweet event. I love being challenged and this can definitely do it for me! I participate in many blog challenges and have been honored to join a handful of design teams over the years. I can't wait to put forth my creations for SweetStamps and see what you all create. Please visit my blog and Facebook page to learn about me and Give A Hoot Designs by Eve! Hugs to you all!

Linda Jover from Windsor, Ontario
I have been crafting for 25 years. I have 3 lovely girls who are married. I only started blogging and making cards one year ago. I still have lots to learn and I love to experiment. I think this experience will teach me so much more. I love to go to flea markets and pick up old things and turn it into a craft piece. You will see a lot of pink in my work as my house is all decorated in shabby chic. I love pink!!!!! I have met so many wonderful crafters through blogging and I hope to meet many more!!!!

Finishing up the team, from the U.S., are these three talented ladies:

Jenn Cochran from Grand Junction, Colorado

I AM - a mother, card maker, scrapbook teacher, a chef, nature lover, a recycler, A COLORADO GIRL, Copic lover, designer paper hoarder, stamp collector, flower keeper, rhinestone organizer! I LOVE crafts and hope you will enjoy seeing my SweetStamps creations as much as I have enjoyed making them!

Calypso Bastian from Oxnard, California
My name is Nazeema Bastian, but I am known as "Calypso" in the blogging community and I live in Southern California.
I am engaged to my best friend and together we have two amazing boys ages 15 y/o and 2 y/o. I am a SAHM and a full time student pursuing my Nursing degree. So when I'm not enthralled within my books, running after a busy 2 year old and/or running back and forth for sports, you can find me in my crafty corner. I have been crafting since 1998, but only started blogging around 2010. I do not have a particular style that I tend to stick to, I just do as I feel and want. I do love to try new techniques and I am always in for a good sketch.
I am honored to have been invited to be a part of the SweetStamps Design Team and I am looking forward to a very creative and exciting 6 months with these talented ladies. I hope that you will visit me: Calypso's Cards and follow my crafting journey with the SweetStamps Design Team.

Shelly Schmidt from Wheaton, Illinois
I am a wife to Ray - we celebrate 25 years this month, a mother to three great kids - Chris who is living in Breckenridge, CO, Katie who is in grad school at Ohio State and Stephi who is at Michigan State. I have always enjoyed creating - sewing, smocking, doing macrame, crocheting and knitting... I went to a Stampin Up party with a friend, and like so many others the love for paper crafting began! I am a Technique Junkie and really like to try different techniques on my cards. I also enjoy challenges to 'stir up' my creativity. I met SweetStamps at a stamping trade show and was smitten instantly! I am so honored and thrilled to be a part of this team and look forward to creating with the great designs.
Welcome Ladies!
I know we're all excited to see your creations for next week's challenge!

And now...
This week I've asked our returning Senior Design Team Members to put together a "Pick 6" list of their Top 6 favorite items from SweetStamps. I know this was a difficult task because I'm a crafter too and I love ALL my stuff! But their challenge was to list a few things they ALWAYS have in their crafting space that they would feel "lost" without! Below are the photos of each Senior Design Team Member's picks, please click on the DT member's name to go to her blog and find out why these items made her list!

Bonnie's favorites include: Queen's Gold Embossing Powder, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, 10226 4-Split Perforating Tool, 36# Parchment Crafting Vellum, 759 Winter Tree stamp, 7066 Elegant Rose Pair stamp

Dawn B's favorites include: Fantasy Gold Embossing Powder, Copic Sketch Blending Sets, 6x6 Papers from First Edition, 782 Rose Heart Wreath stamp, 7011 Cutwork Roses stamp along with DL101 English Tea Party & DL102 French Pastry Doily Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs

Dawn L's favorites are: 434 Scalloped Heart Frame stamp, 7055 Three Rose Garland stamps, 627 Bold Butterfly Large stamp, FRM115 Lattice 2 Window Frame by Cheery Lynn Designs, 10226 4-Split Perforating Tool and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Jacqueline's favorites are: Parchment Crafting Kit, Creative Inspirations Paints, LR0116 Fancy Frame & Flourishes Die by Marianne Designs, 3023 Spring Linanthuses stamp, Pearl Pens and 3022 Firewheel Flower DUO stamps.

Jacki's favorites are: Pearl Pens, 3012 Wedding Swans stamp, 3040 Watercan Florals stamp, Blissful 6x6 Authentique Paper Pad, DL102 French Pastry Doily Die by Cheery Lynn Designs, and XL12 French Flair XL Stackers Nesting Dies also by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Joni's favorites are: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copic Sketch Markers, 007 Oval Multi Frame Dies by Nellie Snellen, EF3060 Leaves Embossing Folder, Antique People stamps, Self-Adhesive Pearls and Stickles Glitter Glue.

Kendra's favorites are: Flower Stamps, Butterfly Stamps, Uncommon 6x6 Authentique Paper Pad, Pearls and Rhinestones, Creative Inspirations Paints and DL112 Mini Exotic Butterfly Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Tamara's favorites are: XL5 Scalloped Circle XL Stackers Nesting Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs, S122 Crafter's Tool Set, S115 "C" Thick Cutting Plate for Big Shot/ Vagabond, 584 Melinda stamp, Copic Sketch Markers, Isabelle 6x6 Paper Pad by First Edition, and SweetStamps  Shades Dye Ink Pads.

Sandy's favorites are: Crafts Too Embossing Folders, Quickie Glue Pen, Micro Glue Dots, 245 Bird on Flowering Branch stamp, FRM115 Lattice 2 Window Frame Die by Cheery Lynn Designs and 022 Hearts & Swans Multi Frame Dies by Nellie Snellen.

Stacey's favorites are: Parchment Crafting Kit, Fantasy Embossing Powders, Dove Blender Pen, DL113 Small Butterfly Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs, Scor-Tape and Distress Embossing Ink. 

Some of our favorites may look familiar to you...they may be your favorites too! One thing they ALL have in common...they are available at SweetStamps online store!

Don't forget to leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing this week...we'd love to hear what your favorites are! And join us next week for our weekly challenge and your chance to WIN FREE STAMPS!

Happy Stamping!
:) stacey


Sandy S said...

Congratulations to the new DT & wow! what a wonderful 'crew'- I will look forward to following & see what everyone comes up with!

Sandy S

Dawnll said...

Congrats and welcome to the new members!
Love seeing all the favorites
Have a sweet week

Jan Scholl said...

I don't know if I could pick just 6 things if the bad guys took all my stuff and made me choose, I do agree with the Distress pads, Stacey. I love them for many reasons. My Judikins 3 in One Tape runner is my all time fav glue item but those teeny tiny glue dots are right up there. For coloring, I would have to say my Prisma pencils. I love Copics but its not good to fall asleep coloring and I have done that and made a mess too many times. And plain old Kraft paper along with Cryogen are my go to papers. So just throw a stamp at me, and I can make something with those items. Anything else laying around is up for grabs.

alethea said...

Congrats to all the new DT!! I'm not sure how they picked six of their fave things cos I ceratinly can't!!! Way too many things to choose from !! HUgsxx

Glennis F said...

Congrats to the new members. I have enjoyed looking at their 'top 6's'. Some of them would be in mine too - Memento stamp pad, copics, nesties, embossing folders, and of course my cuttlebug!

Heidi said...

Hallo there, just found you throught kendras blog, who i found only the other day as well, so what would i be lost without. that would be my inks, stamps and pens to colour with. hugs heidix.

Ardilla said...

Congrats to the new DT... what a team!!!
Looking forward to see your creations, ladies :)

pinkalishious said...

wow congratulation ladies x x

Trish and Treasure said...

Great to meet the design team and a huge congratulations to my wonderful friend Linda. Thanks for the chance to win your Blog candy! My favourite 6 items at the moment are Stickles, Die cuts, Embossing folders, bling, Copics and punches.
Trish Munro

JoanieMc said...

Congrats to all the new DT members. I will be looking for some awesome creations! You go girls!

Anne Temple said...

Congrats to the new design team! I see a familiar face or two and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. My go to on just about everything is my Copic markers and some sort of die.

stamping sue said...

congratulations to all your designers.
picking six things would be hard but guess would be this:
2. guiltine cutter
3. sizzix & nestabilities
4. inks
5. papers
6. embossing folders
stamping sue

Jessica Buffa said...

Welcome aboard to the new DT members. Looking forward to amazing creations. I really like the pick 6 feature. It helps us to get to know you all a little better as far as your styles! Awesome work SweetStamps!!!

ShersL84bed said...

Welcome to the team ladies. I can't wait to see what you make.

My must have favorites are Glue dots, zig glue pen, copic markers, embossing folders, rubber stamps and embossing powder.

Smiles Sher

Tameko said...

Congratulations New DT Members! Two of the stamps on my wishlist are Butterfly Fairy and Lace Heart Silhouette.

mags said...

Welcome to the new design team members. Look forward to seeing your creations. Not too sure I could pick 6 favourite things as I have so many.

Scrappin' Annie said...

Congratulations to the new design team - looking forward to seeing some of your wonderful creations.

deesdesigns said...

Let me start out by saying how much I enjoy seeing the DT's creations week in and week out - can't wait to see what the new DT shares with us, I'm sure it will be equally wonderful!

If I was stranded on an island, what 6 things would I take? My copics (all of them which I know is well over 6), my ATG tape gun, embossing folders, dies, my computer (I'm a digi fan) and last but not least my DP I've been hoarding for years!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Congrats to the new DT members, it's a hard call but I think my fav's would have to be Cheery Lynn dies, Mariannes Design dies, Zig glue pens and first edition paper packs
Lindsay xx

Hey Hey Paula said...

Congratulations to the new DT. I just found your blog - through one of the new DT members Jenn. I'm enjoying looking around & plan to join in the challenges when I can.

Marla said...

Congrats to the new design team. My favorites are My Minds Eye papers, Echo Park papers, nestabilities, Copics, digital images, distress inks.

Susan said...

Congrats to the new DT!! everything looks great :)

My fav 6 are:
craft scrubbie
magic stamp foam block
0013 filigree Borders & corners die 3 pcs
0016 oval Filigree Frame & heart filigree die 2 pcs
B117 Fanciful Flourish die
Filigree frame 426

Thanks for the opportunity.

susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

Karen said...

Congrats to all the new DTs. I have never been here before but thought I would check it out after I saw it on Linda' s blog. I look forward to visiting often.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to the new design team! I would really have a hard time picking just six things as my favorites! I'd have to say though, that all things sparkly catch my attention just like a magpie! :)

Juliet A said...

There are so many great things to choose from, I don't see how anyone can pick favorites! I will say that the Memento black ink is essential if you have copics, and the Quickie glue pen is perfect when you need a narrow line of glue, and I wouldn't ever use chalk if I didn't have my Dove blender!

Jill Norwood said...

Congratulations to the Design Team 2012! Love seeing what everyone's fav products are! Some I am not even familiar with so I will have to look into them more! :) Jill / Seattle, WA