Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Good morning! 

If you would tell anyone that knows me now, that I used to be REALLY shy way back when - they'd probably laugh their heads off. I think it's safe to say, I'm not so shy anymore. (I think moving away to college cured me of that.) 

I'm such a "people person" now! Just ask my bestie Abby (and partner in crime here at The Paper Variety) - I talk really fast, too. When we talk on the phone, she can barely keep up LOL!  I wish my fingers could keep up with how busy my brain is. So much to say, so little time!

So, imagine my excitement today when I get to announce our next TPV design team!!! Wahoo! I get butterflies every time we begin a new term. It's amazing how many talented paper crafters there are - not only all across the states, but all over the world. Pretty cool, huh? And, to think we get to "WORK" together here. Work? Yeah right, we're having so much fun planning the next 6 months!! :)

One thing in the works you'll notice right away.. our normal "Team A and B" have merged into one mega-talented team. 


Kate Vickers, Ontario, Canada
Theresa Neubaum, Texas
Carolina Schultz, Chile
Marcia Dehn-Nix, Minnesota
Sandi Pressley, Florida
Sara Zenger, New York
Holly Gagnon, Nevada
Jenifer Evans, Nebraska

and your founders ;)
Abby Laubenstein, Illinois
Suzanne Spokus, Pennsylvania

One team?  As my first graders would ask dramatically, "So what does that meeeeeeean?" :)

It means we will be having bi-weekly challenges, on the 1st and 15th of each month. Not only does this give you more time to enter your paper projects, but we will also be providing you additional technique, video, and guest designer posts. We have a talented team and we want to share the inspiration!

So, please join me in welcoming the ladies above. Throughout the next 10 days, we'll introduce them formally so you can get to know their scrappy styles and personal blogs. Make sure you are a follower of The Paper Variety so you don't miss a post!

Feel free to also grab our new logo:

New Logo

Wishing you the merriest of holidays,
Suzanne (and Abby!)


  1. Woohoo! I can't wait to get started!

  2. Congrats to the new DT! I look forward to seeing your projects! Merry Christmas!

  3. So excited to serve another term on here....bring on the challenges!!!!

  4. Awesome! Congratulations to all the talented designers! I look forward to being inspired by you!

  5. Yay! I'm so honored to be chosen, just can't wait to start the fun :D

  6. So excited to be designing for you too. Now let the fun begin!!!

  7. Looks like another awesome team at TPV! Cant wait for the inspiration to begin! Happy Holidays, ladies!

  8. Awesome, I'm really looking forward to the new year and new fun and challenges at TPV, I was not as involved here last few months but I promise that is changing with the new year. Congratulations to all the new design team members.
    Barbara Greenberg

  9. AWESOME!!! Congrats to the new design team! Can't WAIT to see the new challenges!

  10. Congrats will really enjoy being on The Paper Variety DT..i know i did!

  11. Congrats to the new team! You are some talented ladies :)

  12. Congratulations to each one of you! Cannot wait to see what you create!


We love hearing your feedback! :) Thanks so much! ~ Abby and Suzanne