Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Design Team News (Nance said Yes!) and November's Guest Designer

Hi Paper Players!

If you are looking for our current challenge please click HERE.

I have some news to share about our design team.  Paper Player LeAnne Pugliese of WeeInklings, has decided to take a break from designing for the next little while.  She has a new granddaughter and needs some time to settle into being a grandma!  She will still be stamping and involved with card making but just for herself.  She has decided to take a "Wee" break from her Design Team duties for a while.  That said, she will be back in the new year I am sure!  We will miss her in the meanwhile.

Fabulous news to share is that Nance Lempinen-Leedy will be staying with us as a permanent Design Team Member.  Nance said Yes!!!  I am so happy to have Nance on the team as a permanent fixture and admire her work greatly!  Hooray Nance!

 Nance Lempinen-Leedy

Here is some information about Nance!
I live in the beautiful tree canopy of North Florida with my husband, our daughter and two feline friends plus a whole menagerie of woodland animals and critters.  I am a Reference Librarian at our local state college and have been crafty since my mom taught me to sew at the age of 8. I am inspired by art, interior design and fashion. Becoming a Stampin’ Up demonstrator has opened a whole world of paper crafting to me that I love sharing with friends, family and blog readers like you!   

Thanks Nance!  We are thrilled to keep working with you!

We also need to announce our newest Guest Designer.  From this point on, the Paper Players will be selecting one guest designer each month to help with our challenges.  We will choose guest designers from the crafters who play our challenges.
Our Guest Designer for November is Anne-Marie Hile

Here is some information about Anne-Marie!

-I live in the great state of Texas with my husband, who is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force.
-I recently took a huge step and "retired" from a 15 year career in management to return to school and continue my education, focusing on a law degree.

-I have been "playing with paper" for as long as I can remember. I enjoy the creative and social outlet that cardmaking and scrapbooking provides. Because of that, I decided to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in March of 2008. I get so excited to create something special for those that mean so much to me because, let's face it, we ALL like getting something "hand-made and heart-felt" in our mailboxes.

-My other hobbies include traveling, photography and cooking. I am THAT gal that always is always snapping pictures at every event. I believe that capturing those memories is what keeps them alive. Life is too short not to celebrate every single day!

-We share our home with three, sweet fur-kids. All were adopted from shelters. We have a boisterous terrier, named Ozzy and two mischievious felines, named Benjamin and Tomas. They keep us very busy and we wouldn't have it any other way! :)

Welcome to the team Anne-Marie!  We look forward to playing with paper with you!!

To all of our participants, thank you for your support of our challenges and for your wonderful comments each week!  If you are interested in being a Guest Designer at some point, feel free to let us know in your posts when you play along with our challenges!  We will feature a new Guest Designer each month.



  1. Congrats to both Nance and Ann Marie! You both have a great classy style and will be an asset to the Paper Players!

  2. Sorry about that. I made some major fat fingered typos... Wow! Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to Nance for being chosen as a permanent fixture on The Paper Players. She is my FABULOUS Upline who, although lives many states away is close to me in support and inspiration. She will be an fabulous asset to your team!
    Also congrats to Ann Marie for being chosen as this months guest designer.
    I can't wait to see what's next from both of these talented designers. ENJOY!

  3. CONGRAT'S Nance how nice for you to be invited to join the team at Paper Players as a permanent member. Of course I believe it is well-deserved and I know you'll continue to share beautiful cards for all of us to case!

  4. I will miss LeAnne's creations here, but will continue to stalk her blog for her latest updates (and sweet granddaughter pics)! Congratulations to Nance on a well deserved spot on the DT! I always look forward to seeing what she's been crafting and am thrilled to see her take a permanent spot on the team. Congrats to Anne-Marie on your Guest Designer spot, too! I can't wait to be inspired by you!

  5. Congrats, Nance and Anne Marie! I will enjoy creating beside you on the DT! And LeAnne...enjoy your granddaughter, and hurry back to us!

  6. Thanks so much ladies! I am looking forward to playing along in November! :)

  7. HUGE fan of that Canopy girl! Great news that she joined your team. Welcome to Anne Marie as well - looking forward to your creations!

  8. Thank you so much for all your kind words...I am speechless and you know that doesn't happen very often! I am so honored to be on board full-time and look forward to working along side Anne Marie this month. Big hugs!!


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