Friday, February 27, 2015

A Big Welcome to New Design Team Members!

We are very excited to welcome some new faces to our US Design Teams and we can't wait to share their amazing creations with all of you!

Joining our Education Team, please welcome:

I'm a mom to two grown kids and a fabulous wife to my husband.  :-)  At least that's what I tell him.  I've been making cards and such for over 15 years and loving it!  I love working with other people who also enjoy this crafting journey.  Simply put, I enjoy good company and people that love to share their knowledge and humorous adventures in this crazy hobby called card making.  I don't have a particular style in crafting as I'm game to try any and every new technique out there.  I am honored to be a part of the Crafter's Companion design team.  

Hi. My name is Vera Wirianta Yates. But, I also go by my nickname Ling. I was born & raised in Indonesia, but been calling Texas home for almost 20 years now. I am married and mom to 2 furry kids. I've always enjoy paper crafting and I'd describe my design style as clean, simple and cheerful. I am so honored and thrilled to be joining Crafter's Companion. I love cutesy design. Besides paper crafting, I love to travel, watch movies and pugs. Am also very passionate about dog rescue. Thank you Crafter's Cmpanion for having me and I am looking forward to this new adventure.

I have always loved vintage, and that has influenced my work. By the age of 9, I had a large collection of beaded purses, antique clothes, boxes of old photos and ephemera.  So I guess I was that quirky kid that everyone just kind of thought marched to her own drum.  That early sense of style lead to me to have a passion to create, to be confident in my own designs, but I also appreciate the historic influences of the past. 
I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was a very successful bead artist, but my beaded pieces took 500-1000 hours to complete. About 13 years ago, I started scrapbooking, when my first nephew was born. I instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours I spent beading!) I have really grown to love the paper crafting industry and enjoy finding new ways to take my pieces to the next level.  I’ve been fortunate to design for some amazing companies in this field.  It's really funny to look at any of my work, from beaded pieces to mixed media and to be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium.  I have always loved dimension, and color and layers.

I’m married to a very supportive husband, who teaches high school chorus– so while I’m getting crafty, he’s busy with his music. He doesn't craft with me, but he is my biggest cheerleader.  We are blessed to live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina – an area that could inspire anyone to create.  

Joining our International Inspiration Team, please welcome:

Hi, my name is Rosemary and I live in Texas with my hubby and sweet boy. I originally got into scrapbooking over 10 years ago, but switched to card-making a few years ago. I love that I can complete something from start to finish in a few hours or days versus working on a scrapbook that can take lots of years (for me anyways)! I'm also addicted to crafty supplies especially stamps and dies.....LOVE it!! Being a part of the blogging world has given me the opportunity to make new friends and share my love of crafting. Joining this amazing team with so many talented crafty ladies is a definitely blessing and dream come true! I can't wait to share my creations with you. :)

And... returning to our International Inspiration Team:

As a stay-at-home-mom to 2 elementary school aged children, I am lucky enough to have some free time most school days to get creative. When I started card making, back in early 2008, it appealed to me mostly because I could create a project from start to finish (usually) within the confines of nap time. My crafting time is no longer a race, but I still enjoy being able to finish a project in one sitting. It's both satisfying and rewarding. I enjoy exploring many different styles in my cardmaking/crafting; everything from distressed and vintage to clean and simple gets my creative juices flowing. When I'm not creating or blogging about it, I'm hanging with my family.

I live in the UK with my wonderful husband, two daughters and two crazy dogs. My aunt Introduced me to paper crafting way back in 2000 and the rest as they say is history ! I love to make cards but my passion is to create 3D paper boxes, bags etc. In addition to designing for various crafting companies over the last few years, I have also taught classes in my home and at local scrapbook stores. Outside of crafting we love to go on family days, watch movies out or play games together.  I am thrilled to be returning to the Crafter's Companion Team!!!!

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Shelly said...

YAY! Congrats, ladies!

Eva said...

Congrats ladies, can't wait to see all your inspiration!

Lori Barnett said...

Here's a big WELCOME HUG to all of you... (((((((HUG)))))) So happy for you, AND for us!

Trena inNaperville said...

Welcome Lovely Ladies!! Looking forward to designing with you!!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!!

Lea said...

Congratulations to all! Can't wait to see your creations!!

beadz said...

So excited to be working with such a talented team - and such an awesome company!

Ruby N said...

Congratulations and welcome to everyone!!!!

Snoopy said...

Congratulations, ladies and welcome!

Snoopy :D