Thursday, January 4, 2024

Welcome 2024 Guest Designers!

Hello, Stampers! 2023 flew by!  Sadly, we said goodbye to our 2023 Guest Designers with our final challenge of the year. Suzy Hinton, Fran Wing and Tara Carpenter absolutely wowed us with their creativity! Week after week, they shared their talent and creations with us.  Ladies, we were so happy to be able to create with you and we hope you will continue to join us in the gallery each week! 

BUT don't be sad! A new year brings new beginnings and starting January 7, 2024, we'll have a couple of new Guest Designers to inspire us weekly: Cynthia and Jolanda!  We know you have seen their amazing work in the gallery. Now, it's time to learn a little more about each of them.

Hi, I live in Northeastern BC, Canada and have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2009.  I will be celebrating my 15th year in March of 2024!  

How the time flies when you're doing something that you really love to do. 

You can find me sharing my creations most days over on my blog Cynthia's Creative Corner and I'm excited to be joining the Paper Players as one of their guest designers in 2024.

Jolanda Johnstone

Hi, I'm Jolanda Johnstone.  I currently live in Greenville, South Carolina with my husband of 30 years.  We are originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I am now retired and very happy to have the time to pursue my hobbies and principally my cardmaking every day.  I have been stamping for most of my adult life and was happy to find Stampin’ Up! 16 years ago, when we re-settled.  I still have the first card I made.  It is framed for posterity.

Along the way, I discovered card challenges and set up my blog site The Inque Spot Studio in 2020 to better participate and share my creativity.  I just love combining challenges.  A layout from here, colors from there, and a theme from yonder. It is exciting to see what develops.  I am such a fan!

What fun to be asked to join the talented group of Designers of The Paper Players as a Guest Designer for 2024.  I am so chuffed!  The Paper Players has been a weekly favorite of mine ever since I discovered them.  Such great inspiration and I am looking forward to what the year will bring.  Cheers.

Welcome to the team, Cynthia and Jolanda! 

Be sure to join us on January 7, 2024 for our first challenge of the new year!


  1. Two of the best! Can't wait to see their creations!!

  2. So happy for them both! You will have such a great year as The Paper Player girls are the BEST! Congrats!!!

  3. Welcome to the team, Cynthia and Jolanda!

  4. I wanted to take a minute and thank all of you on the team, along with Fran and Tara. It was truly an honor to work with you all last year. I was amazed weekly by your talent and I learned a lot. I will see you for the weekly challenges! Suzy

  5. I look forward to seeing your creations, this team is a wonderful supportive and inspiring group. Congrats!


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