Jamie joined us in February 2012 after her guest projects blew us away. She is quite accomplished when it comes to her creative resume. She's been published in Creative Memories Catalogs, In a Scrap Creation, LTD Commodities, Making Cards Magazine, Michigan Scrapbooker, Momenta Winter Catalogs, Practical Scrappers, Scrap n' Art, Scrapbook News and Review, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbook Trends - Cricut Magazine, Scrapbooking.com, Scrapjazz & ScrapStreet.com. She is currently on design teams for Kanban Crafts, Momenta, Samantha Walker, SRM Stickers, Sweet Stamp Shop, The Twinery & WOW Embossing Powders. Check out her amazing work: http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Holmes (www.simpleflourishes.com) has been published in Scrapbook Etc, Card Creations Volume 8, Paper Creations, CardMaker and racking more up by the month. She’s been on design teams for Waltzingmouse Designs, Purple Onion Designs, and Papertrey Ink (Click Simple Team). Jennifer is from Olympia, WA and her clean and simple but also layered style is a real asset to the team. I also had trouble finding work of hers that I could show since she’s had so many assignments picked up in the last few months by publications!
Kim Moreno (www.livingthecircuslife.blogspot.com) returns with us to scrapbook. She’s been published in Scrapbook Etc, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Paper Crafts and Scrapbook & Cards Today. She was featured on the covers of the May 2009, July 2008, and November 2009 CARDS magazine and has several layouts in Memory Makers Idea Books. She was a Memory Makers Master Runner Up in 2008. She’s been on a bunch of design teams, including Jillibean Soup and Core’dinations cardstock. Can you believe she has 5 kids and she still finds time to create cards & layouts? My hat goes off to her.
From Raleigh, NC, Mae Armstrong is the mother of twin boys and had me with pictures of their 1st birthday party. It’s something straight out of a Martha Stewart magazine. She’s a skilled graphic designer – fluent in Illustrator, Photoshop, and others that I am dying to master. Her work has been featured on Tip Junkie, Catch my Party, My Party Impressions, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Pure Joy Events, Polka Dot Party, Sheek Shindigs, Blowout Party, Pirates and Princesses, A to Zebra, A Chi Chi Affair, Kinderplays and Little Monster Studio. Best of all for our readers, Mae offers great tutorials and step-by-step instructions on how to create projects. Witness this step by step on party hats…. http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/06/tutorial-tuesday-circus-party-hat.html. Visit her blog http://maearmstrong.blogspot.com.
Regina lives in San Francisco, CA and is a mom of a sweet and spunky little boy who often appears in her projects. Regina's crafting resume is impressive, which is one of the reasons we chose her! She was Paper Crafts Magazine 2010 Gallery Idol Top 5 Finalist and Card Ideas for Cardmakers Top 10 Designer. In addition, she's been published in Card Creations: Favorite Occassions (November/December 2010), Paper Crafts Magazine (Jan/Feb 2011), Paper Crafts Magazine (Mar/April 2011), Card Ideas for Cardmakers (August 2011), Paper Crafts Magazine (Sept/October 2011), Card Creations: Get Inspired! (Nov 2011)She is currently on the design team for Taylored Expressions and has worked on design teams for Clear & Simple Stamps and 2 Sketches 4 You Weekly Challenge. Be sure to check out here blog here: http://www.thestampinbean.blogspot.com.
Regina lives in San Francisco, CA and is a mom of a sweet and spunky little boy who often appears in her projects. Regina's crafting resume is impressive, which is one of the reasons we chose her! She was Paper Crafts Magazine 2010 Gallery Idol Top 5 Finalist and Card Ideas for Cardmakers Top 10 Designer. In addition, she's been published in Card Creations: Favorite Occassions (November/December 2010), Paper Crafts Magazine (Jan/Feb 2011), Paper Crafts Magazine (Mar/April 2011), Card Ideas for Cardmakers (August 2011), Paper Crafts Magazine (Sept/October 2011), Card Creations: Get Inspired! (Nov 2011)
Taylor Urban is author and designer for Its Taylor Made www.itstaylormade.com, 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 (http://www.ampersandshop.com/index2.php#!/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
Krissy Sherman Bonning is author of B-Inspired Mama: http://binspiredmama.blogspot.com 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. http://binspiredmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/kids-emotion-matching-game-with-free.html. 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 http://justjingle.blogspot.com/. 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, www.gingersnapcrafts.com 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
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 (http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/11/craft-of-the-day-comic-book-letters_n_1579056.html). 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: http://cherishedbliss.com/project-gallery. 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.
Read all about this tote bag here: http://cherishedbliss.com/2012/07/toddler-tote-tutorial-lifestyle-crafts.html. And check out this dessert box here: http://cherishedbliss.com/2012/05/pink-lemonade-favor-boxes-lifestyle.html.
Shelly is a cardmaker and author of a blog called Shelly’s Sweet Greetings: http://www.shelly-sweetgreetings.blogspot.com/. 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!
Jamie Greene is the designer and author of http://jamie-thegreenefamily.blogspot.com/ and lives in Bossier City, LA. She’s been a guest designer for Peachy Keen Stamps blog (Oct 2011) and her work was published in Paper Crafts Sept/Oct 2012 issue. She’s been in several special issues from Paper Crafts magazine in 2011 as well as Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters this year. She’s also been in Cricut Magazine and has additional work that will be published later this fall/winter. She’s a proud mom of 3 amazing kids and married to her best friend! Here are two cute paper crafts she’s done recently.
Gina’s blog called the Shabby Creek Cottage (http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/) journals one remodeling project after another, and lots of DIY projects, tutorials and before and after photos. Her work has appeared in Mom Blogging for Dummies, Brides Magazine, Casa Romantica, Romantic Homes, Nashville Bride, Somerset HOME and Better Homes and Gardens. Her blog attracts thousands upon thousands of readers, she has a loyal and large following. She also has great tutorials for your home project! Check out her project gallery here: http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/p/project-gallery.html
Jessica Hill is the author of the very popular Mad In Crafts Blog which features DIY projects for the home. She used to spend her days teaching Shakespeare and Longfellow to high school students, trying desperately to make the classics modern for her students… or at least to keep them awake for the 45 minute class period. Now, she teaches readers how to combine classic style with modern trends in decorating, DIY, cooking, writing, and more! She’s the host of a popular link party that attracts thousands of viewers each week. Head over to http://www.madincrafts.com/ and see a few samples here.