Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Special Announcement from the Paper Players!

Greetings everyone! We wanted to share some exciting news here at The Paper Players today! 

Starting with our June 7th challenge, we will be welcoming 3 new Guest Designers to our team. We are very excited to have these ladies join us and asked them to share a little bit about themselves.

Amy Koenders

I’m Amy Koenders, I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for about 3 years and I’ve been stamping for about 5 years.  I took many art classes when I was much younger and have always enjoyed painting and creating.  I’m glad that I’ve found such a fun hobby to share with so many others.  I’m married to my wonderful husband Lance, who has graciously put up with my stamping habit (and ever growing stash) without complaining a bit.  I’m also a runner and have finished many road races in every distance from 5K to Marathon.  I’m easy to spot out on the road, I’m the one with sweaty ink smudges on my forehead and glitter stuck in my hair.

Lisa Elton

Hello! I'm so very grateful to have been invited to guest design with this talented team. Thanks Anne Marie! I live in Ohio with my high school sweetheart husband. We are blessed with one amazing son, his beautiful wife and a 6 month old granddaughter who is the light of our life! I'm a former floral designer/instructor and now stay at home wife who cares for our granddaughter while our son & daughter-in-law work. I've been a polka dot loving stamper for about 15 years, a blogger since 2011. I hope I can bring you a bit of inspiration here at the Paper Players over the next 6 months!

Jodi McKinney

Hi, my name is Jodi McKinney.  What a thrill and honor it is to be asked to be a part of The Paper Players Design Team as a Guest Designer!  Stamping and "paper playing" is something I do at "life in between" - the fun times in life when we get to choose what we want to do instead of doing those things we have to do.

I am a wife of 33 years, mom of two grown sons, and Director of Corporate Communications for a home health and hospice company.  I live in Mars, PA - for real!  

There are never enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do, discover all the things I want to learn, and spend enough time with the people I love.  In addition to stamping, I love to bake and cook, I am an amateur photographer, and I am trying to teach myself to watercolor.  

I love creating one-of-a-kind cards that are created specifically for the individuals they are created for... gifts of HeART.

We couldn’t be happier to welcome these amazing designers to the Paper Players team. Please stop by their blogs and say hello to them. 

One more thing….if you haven’t played along with Jaydee’s Theme Challenge this week, there is still time. The challenge is open until Friday, May 22nd at Noon (PST). You can find the challenge details by clicking HERE


  1. Congratulations, ladies! We are delighted to welcome you to the team!

  2. Welcome everyone! So fun to have you join us!

  3. Welcome to the Team!!! I am so thrilled to be creating alongside the three of you!

  4. Awesome designers! Welcome, ladies!

  5. I am SO STINKIN' EXCITED to welcome these creative gals to the Paper Players! Woohoo!

  6. Welcome to the team ladies! SO excited to work with you! :)

  7. Welcome, welcome, welcome! I am so pleased you three are able to share your creative talents with us for the next 6 months and am so looking forward to working with you!

  8. I am so honored to be asked to be part of this amazing team and so excited to be a "Designer!" I am truly looking forward to getting to know all of you lovely stampers, papercrafters, cardmakers, and artist participants in the coming month as we share and inspire each other from the HeART!

  9. Welcome, ladies! I'm very excited to have you on board and look forward to seeing what you create in the next six months!

  10. Thanks so much for the warm welcome!! I'm looking forward to working with you fabulous ladies!!

  11. Congratulations to the team for the additions and to the guest designers for the honor! Excellent choices!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Welcome to this new group of wonderfully talented ladies. Looking forward to playing along with you all


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