Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome to the new Design Team - 2012 - 2013

With over 125 applications received and an incredible talent pool, deciding upon the 2012-2013 Design Team for PSA Essentials was difficult.   We narrowed applications down to the top 30 and then to a final 9.  We have a mix of mom bloggers, party planners, DIY home décor enthusiasts, seamstresses, and card makers this term.    The eclectic mix of talent is sure to make for interesting reading here at PSA Stamp Camp.  I am pleased to announce the 9 new design team members for the 2012-2013 term over the next two days.   Our talented Jennifer Holmes, Mae Armstrong, Kim Moreno, Regina Mangum and Jamie Cripps are fortunately staying on with us, now meet the new faces of our team.   I cannot wait to see what these talented ladies come up with using PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps.   And now introducing….


Taylor Urban is author and designer for Its Taylor Made, a DIY a craft blog with an emphasis on home, family and art.   She graduated with a degree in Costume Design and studied studio art and sewing in college.  Her creativity is impressive – she touches on recipes, sewing projects, and shares ideas for family.   She is a contributor for Honest to Nod Blog and Pellon Artist and she was recently published in Real Simple Blog, Apartment Therapy and Ohdeedoh.   If that’s not an impressive crafting and blogging resume, I am not sure what is!   She also opened a retail boutique (a lifelong dream) called Ampersand (!/HOME) .   I’ve included a few snippets of her projects on her blog… take a peek here but also head to her blog to see!


Krissy Sherman Bonning is author of B-Inspired Mama:  and from Pine City, NY.    Her fast growing blog has monthly page views more than quadrupling from March 2012 to July 2012. Her focus is on kids crafts and she has been featured on popular sites like, The Crafty Crow, Craft Gossip, Childhood 101, and Pottery Barn Kids!  She is a full time mama to 3: ages 7 months, 3 years, and 5 years and manages to come up with crafty ideas for her readers to do with your kids.  Go check out my favorite project of hers that I have seen, it’s a Kids Emotion Game.  She has tons of great ideas for kids and since so many of our readers are moms, I just can’t wait to see what she does with PSA stamps for kids projects.


Jennifer Ingle is a card maker whose clean and simple style is just up my alley.  She’s not afraid of white space but she has a real knack for design and color.   Jennifer currently serves on several design teams including Gourmet Rubber Stamps, Eyelet Outlet, Retro Cafe Art Gallery, Stampendous!, Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, and May Arts.   She has been published several times in Paper Crafts magazine as well as their special issues and is an active crafter and blogger.  Jennifer enjoys various mixed media projects and dabbles in Art Doll making!  Check out her blog and work at  She’s spunky and fun, you’re going to love her work as much as I do. 


Ginger Bowie is author and designer of Ginger Snap Crafts,  and lives in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.  Her work has been featured on Tatertots & Jello, Skip to Lou, Someday Crafts, Craft Gossip and Tip Junkie – some of the biggest blogs out there!   She’s been married to her hubby for 18 years and is a mom to 5 wild & crazy kiddos… three boys & two girls.  She absolutely loves being a wife & mother, and it shows in her projects.   She loves to create fun, simple & easy crafts.    Her photography is gorgeous and she’s got all sorts of Back to School stuff on her blog right now… check out some images of her latest posts.


Ashley Rene’ Thurman is author of Cherished Bliss, a DIY crafts, sewing and home décor blog that gets a lot of attention, including from the Huffington Post (   Ashley is a stay at home mom with two little kids and started Cherished Bliss to document the things she does to make her house a home.   Check out her project gallery here:  She does GREAT tutorials – really good step by step projects.  Here’s a great example of a toddler tote bag she made, and a dessert favor box.


Shelly is a cardmaker and author of a blog called Shelly’s Sweet Greetings:   She’s been published in Paper Crafts Magazine and has a clean and simple style.   She is the mother of four kids and lives in Melbourne, FL. and with three kids in school, has lots of mommy and crafting time.   We’re excited to see what she comes up with using PSA Essentials stamps!  Here are some of her cards I adore.   They’re romantic yet CAS style!

See you Friday to meet the rest of the team! 


  1. A Huge CONGRATS ladies!! I can't wait to see what you create:)

  2. Welcome to the team girls! I am so excited to be designing with all of you and look forward to getting to know each of you better!

  3. congratulations ladies! and Jingle, I love that flair on your middle card *wink*

  4. Looks like a wonderful array of outstanding and creative ladies!

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