Thursday, December 29, 2011

An Expanded Design Team

I am sorry to announce that one of my DT members Barbara Washington has dropped from  posting on my blog.  I will miss her posting her beautiful artwork.  I wish you well Barbara in your new ventures.
Vicki Romaine
T he Cheerful Stamp Pad
I am so glad to be starting a new year of blogging with an expanded Design Team.  It has been such a fun year.  Just think.  I wouldn't even be knowing these wondeerful ladies if I had not been blogging.  I do not have the talent that these ladies have, but am thrilled that they accepted my request to have them on my 2012 Design Team.  Please welcome them and come back to see their creations and join in on the challenges which start again Jan 2.

2012 Design Team
I  have three  DT members returning this year.  They are Petra Berendsen, Michele Storm and Valerie Jael.  Now, I am excited to announce three new members joining my Design Team.  They are Cindy Pointe, Sharon Rogers, and Jenn Borjeson
*New Members*
Cindy Pointe
I've been a painter for over 20 years and had hesitated getting into papercrafting as I "already had enough hobbies", but my sister became a Stampin' Up demonstrator and I received lots of product by helping her out hosting a party and then letting her pay off a washer with stamps! I basically just fiddled around making a few cards now and then. Since I don't have kids I didn't think I "needed" to scrapbook. That all changed when my sisters, Mom and I created a scrapbook for my Dad's 70th birthday and I really enjoyed it. So...I made scrapbooks for my dogs! And then for trips. Now I scrap everything that is meaningful to me. A few years ago I got a Cricut to make scrapping easier and then discovered Sure Cuts A Lot. What a revelation! I could make anything I wanted from paper! Now I design SVG files that I offer for free on my blog and sell. As for painting, I still love it but I find myself papercrafting more and more. I've recently moved into multi-media artwork where I can use ALL my paint and paper supplies and am loving it!

In January 2011 I started my blog,, so that I could show my projects in paint, paper and other media. I also share SVG files, tips and techniques there.
I live in northern Michigan with my supportive hubby and bulldog Millie and am counting the years until I can retire from my day job and hang out in my studio full time.
Hi there - my name is Jenn Borjeson. I'm 40 years old and I live in Worcester, Massachusetts in the USA with my husband and our 2 kids. Trevor is 18 years old, a freshman in college - and Cassidy is 16 years old, a junior in high school. I've been stamping for 10 years now, I made almost strictly cards for many of those years but have ventured into art journaling, mixed media, and other things over the past year or two and have been having a blast with it. My latest obsession is ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and I run my own ATC challenge blog called Wicked Wednesdays. I LOVE digi images and have amassed quite a collection! I am currently on a few design teams (Dilly Beans, Just Some Lines, Jellypark, and Desert Islands Crafts) and am an alumni designer of Michelle Perkett Studio. I am also currently carrying the pink torch as a guest designer for Amber Ink.
I work part-time at the local community college and I love to read, Stephen King is my all-time favorite author. I blog regularly at and I'm addicted to Pinterest, Facebook, and surfing my fellow crafters' blogs.
Sharon Rogers
Hi – I’m Sharon from Australia – I’ve been crafting and cardmaking for half my life! I love to make anything and everything and as well as papercrafts I like to create with fabric. I like to work with all styles but particularly love vintage and collage but I make a lot of sassy and quirky creations too. I have way too many rubber and digital stamps, paper, embellishments and creating items in general! Thanks to Vicki for having me on her Design Team and I hope I can inspire you and make you laugh with some of my creations!
*Returning Members*

Petra Berendsen
Being a bit of a craft addict I immensely enjoy anything to do with crafting - especially papercrafting, crocheting and sewing. My creations range from ATCs and cards to full 3D projects whereby I always try to incorporate some stamping, paint and paper-piecing.
 Michele Storms
I fell in love with stamping when my son was in elementary school and we got some stamps for a school project he was doing. He is now in college and a few years ago I started stamping again and got interested in mixed media as well. Now I've been blogging for a year and a half and I love the connections I've made in blogland. I'm lucky to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and I have fulfilling work in the public service field. Challenges are a great way to build your skills so I thank everyone in advance for joining in!
Hi everybody. My name is Valerie-Jael. I come from England, but have been living in Germany, near the Rhine, for many years. I am addicted to painting, drawing and crafting. I have been blogging for 2 years, and haven't regretted it yet. I like to use lots of photos in my art-work, and am fortunate to have lots of old family photos.


  1. Oh yay us!!!! :) Happy to be here, thanks for asking me! xoxo

  2. Yes thanks Vicki - I'm looking forward to the challenges and seeing what everyone comes up with!!

  3. Wow ... You've got great talent there with Jenn and Sharon!

  4. So happy to be here with all you talented ladies! Looking forward to creating with you!

  5. Congrats! 2012 is going to be a great year!

  6. How did I miss this post?? Congratulations, ladies! I'm familiar with most of you and your wonderful work, and look forward to seeing more of all your arty makes!