Friday, June 29, 2012

Some Exciting News!

Happy Friday! July is just around the corner and with the new month, comes some new design team members. I have invited 4 new teammates to join us for a 6 month term and I am thrilled that they all accepted! Our new design team members are:

Amy White

I have asked them to share a little about is what they had to say!

Hiya! My name is Amy White and I live in Bristol, England. I come from a creative family and grew up loving pencils and paper and all things arty. I was introduced to card making through a class I attended around 8 years ago and was instantly hooked (I wanted to buy eveything in the shop lol!). A couple of years later I discovered the wonders of Splitcoast Stampers and online crafting, and through this was introduced to Stampin Up. I went along to a taster session and ended up becoming a demonstrator. I've met so many great people through this hobby and one of my favourite things to do is teaching classes in my home, where I have a great group of ladies come to chat, make cards and have lots of fun! I trained as a teacher and currently work in an education position in our city's Cathedral. I have a long-suffering husband who puts up with paper and stamps all over the place as well as four kitties who enjoy sitting right in the middle of my craft table and playing with scrap bits of paper! I am so excited to be joining the Paper Players DT and I look forward to playing along with the fabulously talented design team.

Howdy folks! I'm Jen Arkfeld and live in the rolling hills of the heartland - Iowa! I was born and raised in Iowa, have ventured to other parts of the country to live briefly and was beckoned back to this fine state.  It's where I met my husband, Andy and where we prefer to raise our three children; Will, Alex and Aubrie.  I have always been a crafty soul, testing the waters of several mediums, but it's paper crafting that has me hooked.  I discovered it about 6 years ago when a co-worker asked me to take a card making class with her, and I haven't looked back!  I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator shortly after that, and have been fortunate enough to become a stay at home mom now!  I think that being a paper crafter is the best job I could ever have.  I don't ever dread going to work any more!!!  I've met so many fabulous people in this industry and am now thrilled to be able to join The Paper Players as a Design Team Member!

Hi, I am Helen (aka H or H2) & I live “down under” in Melbourne, Australia. I’m a wife, mum & papercraft addict! I’ve always enjoyed arty pursuits in various forms, but have only recently rediscovered the wonderful world of stamping. I love to experiment, stretching both myself & my stash, & then share my discoveries. I am very thankful for meeting so many amazing artists & making fantastic friendships, due to a shared passion for this ever evolving hobby. I'm honoured to be invited to join the Design Team at The Paper Players for the next 6 months & am very excited to be working with this incredibly talented group of ladies.

Hello, my name is Dawn Easton and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm a wife, mom and work full time. My spare time is spent stamping as much as possible. I started paper crafting about 8 years ago when my daughter started school and I needed a hobby. Over the years I've done several things and been fortunate enough to be on many different design teams as well as the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen back in 2008. Recently I signed back up to be a SU! demo and look forward to making some new friends. I'm lucky enough to have a very supportive family when it comes to this hobby and in fact they love to shop and create along with me! I am looking forward to this opportunity given to me to work with some amazing ladies here at the Paper Player's Challenge Blog!

Thank you ladies! We are looking forward to having you with us as Paper Players for the next term!! Join us on Sunday for a fun Theme Challenge from Ann, when our new design team will participate in their first challenge with us as designers!

Thank you for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team


  1. You are all such amazing stampers! I am thrilled and honored to be stamping by your side!

  2. Wow, so excited to have you all with us! Can't wait to PLAY!

  3. Welcome to the team, ladies! Looking forward to stamping with you! :)

  4. Congratulations ladies! I look forward to seeing your work ;)

  5. Woooo hoooo !! Oh yeah. What a fantastic line up of talent. I look forward to seeing what these ladies share at the Paper Players. Hope I get some time to join in occasionally.

  6. Huge welcome to these lovely ladies :)


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