Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Hello and A Farewell....

Hi Friends!
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend!
I am so excited to be posting this morning, but also sad - it's bittersweet.
Today we're introducing you to our new Design Team!

But before I get to that, I want to take a moment to once again thank my Team A Designers for all their creativity and support they've provided us and The Paper Variety for the past 6+ months. April and Yara have been with TPV since day one, almost a year ago, and it's so difficult to see them and the others leave us. These 6 beautifully talented artists have amazed Suzanne and I with their lovely paper crafts and overall dedication in making TPV what it is today. These are wonderful women, inside and out, and I know they will all continue to inspire the paper crafts world with their wide range of talents. I wish each and every one all the very best in everything they do. I also thank Lisa Wilkinson, who had to leave us mid-term for all her contributions to TPV as well. Please take a moment to join me in expressing well wishes for our departing Team A.

(pssst - anyone have a tissue? *sniff sniff*)

And now.. our big announcement!!

Our new Design Team for
July through December!

We received almost 50 DT apps during our last call, the most apps we've ever gotten! Suzanne and I were just in awe at all the fabulous talent out there and humbled that all those wonderful artists desired to be a part of TPV. Our hearts were very happy.
But.. choosing just TEN of them was torture!
Our decisions were based on variety- we chose designers of different experience levels and paper crafting styles. Several of them being newly introduced to the paper crafting challenge community as this is their first design team gig - Yay! :) We believe we've chosen ten ladies who will best represent The Paper Variety and who will surely inspire our diverse blog readers. We're so thrilled to introduce you to them today!!

**Abby's Team A**
Jackie Weeks - Florida, USA

Kylie Symons - Tumut, Australia

Nicole Doiron - Eastern Canada

Pam Pritzl - Michigan, USA

Sue Sedlak - New York, USA

**Suzanne's Team B**

Cassandra Cyr - Connecticut, USA

Hannah Mullens -
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Jamilie Rader - Georgia, USA

Rachel Kokes - Colorado, USA

Sandi Pressley - Florida, USA

There they are.. our new TPV designing team! Congrats to all! :)
We've got to know each other a bit over the last week and I can tell you, they're all lovely lovely ladies! Suzanne and I look forward to creating with them as they join us by inspiring you with their beautiful creations!

Want to learn more about them? Well join us for the next 6 days when we (re)introduce you to myself, my TPV co-creator Suzanne and all ten designers! Two designers will be featured each day along with their bios, blog links and examples of their gorgeous paper crafts!

New TeamA designers begin tomorrow with our next challenge, so don't miss it! :)

Suzanne will be back later today with our sketch challenge winner, so be sure to enter your project by noon today! Click here to enter your project!!!

And once again, best of luck and well wishes to all
of our departing designers on both A & B Teams!
Amy, April, Jan, Marilyn,
Melissa, Mindy, Patti, Shannon,
Suzy, Tessa, Theresa & Yara!!

-Abby & Suzanne


  1. YAY! Congrats to the new DT! Can't wait to see what they all create. :-)

  2. I will miss being a part of TPV's DT SO much. This has been an amazing team to be a part of and I've really enjoyed working with the talented bunch of ladies that were here with me. I also think Abby and Suzanne are an amazing pair of ladies who are just awesome to work for!!

    On the other hand, I am soooooo excited to see the new ladies here!! I know you will all do an amazing job with the challenges each week and I can't wait to play along!
    - April

  3. though i will miss being a part of the team here at TPV, i am so excited for the new team and can't wait to see their creations.



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