Sunday, October 30, 2011

Announcing our NEW RRR Design Team!!


It's hard to believe that it's time to announce our new Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team. Where did the last 6 months go?? First I want to thank all of our retiring design team members. We will miss them. They all did a fantastic job and gave us tons of great ideas and inspiration. I encourage you all to visit their blogs and become a follower so you can continue to be inspired by their fantastic work.
I also want to thank everyone who applied for our new design team positions. There were so many awesome entries that it was very hard to select just 12 people. You'll find some familiar faces below and several brand new ones too.
So without further delay, please meet our new Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team.

We are so happy to have Cheryl returning for this term. 
Hello everyone, my name is Cheryl Walker and I'm super excited to be staying on with RRR! Ive been married for 20 years to the most wonderful husband in the world, and we have 3 wonderful kids together. We also have 2 cats (the boys) and 1 dog (Chloe). We now live in Utah. I was born and raised in California and lived there for 35 years before moving to Utah in 2005. Yes, that means I'm now 40....hehehehehe :) I used to scrapbook back in 1995-1998 and then took a break for awhile. I started card making in 2005 shortly after our move to Utah. I went to a SU! class and was hooked!! Now I do cards, scrapbooking, altered items and other fun projects too. I'd love to have you visit my blog Sweet Designs by Cheryl.
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Misty will also be back for another term with her terrific hair bow ideas and scrapbook pages.

Hi!!! I am Misty Willis, a Stay At Home Mommy of 5 kids. I was sooooo honored and thrilled to be chosen as part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team! I adore ribbon, as I am sure all of you do if you are here!! I have been doing crafts all my life...crochet, cross stitch, scrapbooking, and much more. When I had my first daughter in 2000, I longed to be able to make those GORGEOUS hair bows like I saw at Gymboree and specialty boutiques. I bought a few bows for her, but was not about to pay those outrageous prices. With the birth of my 2nd daughter, I set myself a goal to learn how to make them! Thus, began my "Love Affair" with ribbon! I accomplished that goal, and have made hundreds of bows, hair clips and head bands...along with other fun matching accessories and home decor items. To me, adding that bit of ribbon is like adding the "Icing" to the cake. I am constantly playing with ribbon...you will see it pop up on most everything that I do. Stop by my blog Mommy of 5 Kidz to see some of my work.

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My name is Corri Garza. I'm so excited to be part of the Really
Reasonable Ribbon design team. I started paper crafting in 2009 when
I got a Cricut at a black Friday sale. I've been hooked ever since.
I love making cards, banners and altered items. I also enjoy
photography and watching my kids play sports.  You can see my work
at my blog Bug Lover Cards.

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Hi, I am Dawn Lotharius from the state of Wisconsin. Let me say I am thrilled to be asked to join the RRR Design Team.  I am working on my third year as a blogger/crafter, but I have always enjoyed crafting as long as I can remember.  I am the wife of "honey", that is what I lovingly call him.  My three adult children and brand new daughter-in-law round out my family.  My constant companion and craft partner in crime is Pippie.  She is a funny black cat that really doesn't know she is a cat.  Shhh, don't tell her!  Looking forward to playing with more RRR products than I presently " hoard", I mean own.  I hope to share some inspiration with my style and projects.  Come and see some of my work on my Dawn's Craft Place blog.
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Hey everyone!  My name is Emily Lanham and I reside in Southern Ohio with my childhood best friend who doubles as my husband, Brandon, and my 3 year old daughter Reagan. I've been scrapping for as long as I can remember but I really made it a hobby about 6 years ago.  I slowly became a collector of all things scrapbooking (especially ribbons, paper and stamps!). I rarely scrap my own layouts but I do enjoy making cards and mini albums for others (and some of those for myself on occasion!).  I really like making things from items that I can find around the house such as: toilet paper rolls, food boxes, paper lunch bags, and all kinds of other found objects that I can alter!  I am very excited to be a part of this fabulous team!  I hope I can inspire you all along the way! You can see more of my work on my blog at http://www.createserendipity.net.

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Hi everyone.  My name is Jan Hennings and I'm a mixed media, altered artist who enjoys life in a small rural community in Iowa. I'm a wife to Ryan and a mom of seven. My work has been published in Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, Gallery, Belle Armoire, Green Craft Chic, Art Doll Quarterly, Just Cards and Scrap and Stamp magazines. I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion with others.  You can see my work on my blog Papercraft Pleasures.

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Hi my name is Joanna.  I'm a scrapbooker, cardmaker, DIYcrafter, blogger, personal chef to my family, mommy, wife and part-time hairstylist. I love being crafty.  It's very relaxing to me and helps relieve stress.  I have always been a creative person as long as I can remember, but after my daughter was born it's gone to new levels.  I really love learning new things I find from browsing through blogs and galleries.  I hope I can inspire you in your creative journey and I'm SO thrilled to be on the RRR design team! I hope you stop over and visit my Scrap-Making blog.

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My name is Judith (Judy) Rozema. I live in Central Nebraska, in Cornhusker country, and have been married for 29 years. I have a daughter who is a freshman in college, and a married son who is a pastor and lives in North Carolina. Two dogs (labs) and a 17 year old water turtle round out our family.
During the school year, I am a part-time elementary music teacher. When I'm not stamping, I enjoy watching movies, crocheting, and junk jaunts! You might know me on Splitcoaststampers as StampingQueenJAR. My blog is
Joy in a JAR and I hope you will stop by for a visit!  I am thrilled and delighted to be a part of the Really Reasonable Design Team!
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And now for our Special Events Designers who will join us for Monthly Blog Hops and some other fun activities.


Trudy will be back for another term (we just can't let her go!!)
My name is Trudy but friends call me True.
I have been crafting all of my life. My mom an both grandmothers were all crafters so it's in my genes.  I started card making about 4 years ago and fell in love!
I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Robert for almost 30 years now. We have a wonderful 26 year old son Kurt, a beautiful new daughter-in-law Kristin, and 4 fur babies. 3 of the feline persuasion Quilt, Brother, and Nother plus an English bull dog Zoey.
I enjoy creating little pieces of art that will give others joy. Teaching coloring techniques and card making is another of my favorite things to do, both in person, online, tutorials, and in publications. I have been on dozens of design teams but Really Reasonable Ribbon is one of my favorites. This is my 4th 6 month term and am returning this time as a Special Events Designer. I love Bonnie and all of the girls I have met on the past teams and look forward to getting to know the new girls better. There are once again some amazing artists who will be creating up a storm for your inspiration.
My hobbies are: card making, quilting, riding behind my sweet hubbs on the Harley, wild mushroom hunting, fishing, swimming just to name a few. Oh.....and collecting beautiful ribbons and embellishments! :) Stop over and visit my blog sometime! 
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Jeanne will also be returning for another term.
Hi! My name is Jeanne and I live in Texas on 40 acres with my husband Joe and our crazy dog KoKo. I have 4 sons and 2 grandchildren. When I’m not busy with the kids you can usually find me coloring something (my favorite thing to do!) or crafting in my studio.  I’m so excited to be part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon team! Stop by and visit me at my Inky Paws blog.

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My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in Oceanside, CA.  I’ve been a CA resident since March 2005, after living in five other states.  I live with my husband of 24 years, who is my “financial advisor,” and our three children, ages 19, 16, and 11. Besides being “queen of the craft women,” I am also active in my church and I homeschool my two youngest children. (My oldest son graduated and now attends college full-time.)
I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life.  I was always the child who needed all 96 crayon colors or all 48 colored pencils or the largest stack of colored paper.  And now, I am collecting Copic Markers in a rainbow of colors!  In 1990 I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996 I stumbled across modern scrapbooking.  I renewed my paper love-affair, which is nothing short of an obsession!  Once I discovered modern scrapbooking, and realized that my stamping products, my cross stitching supplies, my yards of ribbon, and all my beading paraphernalia could be used in scrapbooking and card making, I was well and truly addicted. My first thought was, “all my toys can play together!”
Since I have dabbled in so many different crafts, it’s natural for me to explore and create with many mediums and products.  I am always on the hunt for new ways to create.  My motto is “seek out new crafts that you have never done before.” I seem to be the queen of mixing product lines and mediums into my projects, and I guess my style is quite eclectic, as I love everything from collage art to simple, graphic page layouts. I used to fuss that I did not have a “signature style” but I now realize that I’d be bored with doing the same type of work day in and day out. I enjoy the creative process, the discovery, and the “happy accidents” that sometimes arise during crafting time.  Stop by and visit my Scraps of Life blog.

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Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I was introduced to stamping in 1988 and, over the years, I have taught many classes at the local stamping and scrapbooking stores. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I've been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders™ Blog Team, JustRite Stampers, Crafty Secrets, Discount Cardstock and Want2Scrap™ Design Teams. I have been published in a variety of national and international magazines, catalog/idea books, newsletters, sales ads and packaging. My design work has also been featured on Scrapbooking Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), QVC, HSN, Creative Home Arts and Create and Craft TV in the UK just to name a few. I love creating cards, altered arts, home d├ęcor, and scrapbooking— traditional and digital. In my spare time I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, photography, floral design, painting, gardening and jewelry making. To see more of my artwork and step-by-step tutorials please visit my blog Embellished Dreams.

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Isn't our new design team fabulous?? They will begin posting on November 2nd.   I hope you'll stop in each day to see what they create for us.  You're in for a real treat!





10 comments :

  1. woo-hooo! I'm beyond excited to be part of this amazing team!

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  2. Happy to be back as a Special Events Designer and excited to meet the newbies! I feel lots of inspiration headed this way! :)

    Hugs,
    True :D

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  3. What a fabulous team! I can't wait to see the wonderful projects that are to come in the next few months! Congrats to the new members, and welcome back to those who are returning!

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  4. WOW welcome everyone. I for sure will look so forward to see all your awesome creations here the comming year. As I know some of you, I have no doubnt in my mind, that we will get to see some really awesome and amazing things here.
    Have lots of fun with whatever you´re doing girls, that´s always the most important, I think. Good luck and let´s then have some fun here.

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  5. How fun to put faces with names! I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful team, and look forward to working with you for the next few months!

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  6. I love seeing everyone with their pictures, it is great putting a face to everyone.
    So excited to be here with all these super talented ladies,I keep pinching myself to make sure it is true!

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  7. Huge congratulations ladies!!!!

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  8. Congratulations ladies!!!! This is a amazing team....look forward to all your beautiful creations.....

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  9. woohoo! congrats to all the new designers! :)

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  10. Congratulations everyone, I look forward to seeing your creations and your blogs!

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