Introducing Kelly Lunceford

By April 8, 2009General

With the April release comes the introduction of our new Distinguished Designer who will be staying with us for a two month rotation.  I am very excited to bring you Kelly Lunceford, a true artist in every sense of the word, someone that captured my attention many months ago with her signature look and meticulous attention to detail.

Kelly's creative journey began when she was just a child.  She says,

"I was fortunate to be raised in a home where creativity was encouraged and embraced."

She first began scrapbooking in high school and then became more serious about the hobby after her wedding and subsequent birth of her son.  Scrapbooking was an addiction with a sweet subject to occupy her time. 

Kelly delved into the stamp world like most, through a Stampin' Up! workshop.  She truly has a knack for using ink & paper in such a way, one would think the finished piece could be purchased in a boutique as an amazing piece of art to permanently display.  The layering and dimension she includes in each project is like a carefully orchestrated symphony that always gains her a standing ovation.  She incorporates amazing detail with style and grace.  Each and every thing she creates looks almost as if it would have it's own story to tell, like a fine painting or sculpture. 

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Kelly is most well known for her tenure as a member of the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Design Team (May-October 2007).  Many fellow stampers fell in love with not only her signature style, but her kindness and the way she seems to embrace all aspects of life with patience, love and understanding.  After her Splitcoaststampers term, she decided to start her now popular blog, as a special way to continue to share herself and her designs.  She posts regularly, participating in some of the many challenges that are available around the web.  The inspiration that can be found there in color combos, layouts and overall design are truly mind-boggling!  If you haven't taken a close look at her blog yet, what are you waiting for!

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Kelly has also made a name for herself by contributing to several of the TweetyJill Publications Idea Books.  She is currently a member of their design team and showcase their beautiful vintage products in her own special way.  Kelly can also be found in other publications such as Paper Crafts, Paper Trends and Cards magazines.  I truly believe that Kelly is just beginning to take the first steps of a very, VERY successful career in the stamping industry!

Kelly and I are the same in that we both enjoy dabbling in other realms of the craft world.  She enjoys other pastimes such as sewing, embroidery and cooking.  In fact, she even highlights some of these projects using other materials and talents on her blog occasionally.  So be sure to keep an eye out!

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Because Kelly has made such an amazing first impression on me, not only is she now joining us as a Distinguished Designer for the next few months, she is also permanently contributing to the Timeless Template idea downloads that are included with all of our printable templates.  This month, along with her regularly assigned projects, she will be providing you with some sneak peeks into what she has been creating with Lauren's templates!  I am beyond thrilled at the prospect of seeing Kelly's use of our images and know she will bring all of you so much inspiration!

We are all so excited to have her included in the group and hope you are too! Please join me in giving Kelly a VERY warm welcome into the Papertrey family!

And a BIG giveaway!

Don't forget to stop by her blog today to see the the amazing Papertrey Picks Prize Package she has hand-picked to give away to one of you lucky readers!  You definitely don't want to miss out!  I will see all of you tomorrow as the countdown to April's amazing releases begins!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 29 Comments

  • 1
    April C. says:

    Wow, congratulations Kelly! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us! Like I said on your blog – it’s sure to be FAB!

  • 2

    AWESOME!!! Welcome Kelly! Looking forward to sharing with you! 🙂

  • 3

    Great news! I adore Kelly’s style and have been a blog stalker of hers for awhile now. She’s the PERFECT addition to your already fab team!

  • 4
    Betsy Z says:

    yowza! Kelly will rock the house!

  • 5
    cherylquilts at scs says:

    Congratulations, Kelly and PTI! I love Kelly’s style and enjoy her blog. She is fabulous and is a great addition to PTI. Thought it couldn’t get any better…wrong! LOL!

  • 6
    Amy says:

    Nichole, I just wanted to say, Kelly has long been one of my favorite stampers. Thank you so much for tapping her to be a guest designer for my favorite stamp company!

  • 7
    Lyn says:

    I just popped in to say lovely cards! And sooooo many great ideas!


  • 8

    So many gorgeous creations. What an inspiration! Can’t wait to see more!

  • 9
    Patti Swartz says:

    Love your creations. Great work and fab designer!

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    Ginny Schleich says:

    I’ve never seen Kelly’s work before, but I am in love with what I have seen here on your blog! I’m looking forward to seeing more of her creations and what she comes up with using PTI products. Thanks for introducing her.

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    Crisanne Durrant says:

    Fantastic choice in Kelly! I have been keeping an eye on her work for a long time, and have loved it! I am so excited to see all that she contributes to Papertrey!

  • 13
    Vivian says:

    Great choice for an addition to Papertrey. I just visited Kelly’s blog and her work is amazing!

  • 14
    Stephanie L. says:

    Thank you for expanding my creative horizons! Congratulations Nicole and Kelly – a perfect Papertrey match! I love her creations and anxious to pop on over to her blog to take in some more!!!

  • 15
    Carol says:

    A very nice addition to your entire team. Looking forward to the releases!

  • 16
    Chrissi says:

    Wow!! Kelly’s work is just amazing!!

  • 17
    Heather Curoe says:

    PTI, you are the best! Kelly is one of my favorite stampers, and I am just thrilled she is going to show us her take on PTI stamps! Whoo Hoo!

  • 18
    Tracey C. says:

    What exciting news. I ♥ Kelly’s work, and look forward to seeing what she brings to your already incredibly talented DT!

  • 19
    Ann says:

    Kelly, How wonderful! I have always wanted to see you work with Papertrey stamps! I visit your blog all the time and haven’t seen much PTI so this will be a treat!

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    Tami McBeain says:

    Kelly is a perfect pick, I adore her work and I’ve been a huge fan of hers for a long time! Congrats Kelly!

  • 21

    Congratulations, Kelly! I love your work and can’t wait to see what you make with PTI products!

  • 22
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    Welcome to PTI Kelly, I look forward to your work because what I have seen so far is amazing! CONGRATULATIONS and TFS.

  • 23
    Helen F. says:

    Kelly will be a GREAT addition to your wonderfully talented group! Congratulations and best wishes for much success.

  • 24
    Robb_eeie says:

    Congratulations Kelly 🙂 Can’t wait to see this month’s Template and all the fun, unique creations everyone achieves with them!

  • 25
    Betty says:

    Congratulations, Kelly!!!! I am a big fan of yours and cannot wait to see what you create using PTI stamps. Wonderful choice, Nichole!!!!

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    Nancy Riley says:

    Go Kelly, Go Kelly, Go Kelly! I can’t tell you how many times Kelly has inspired my craft over the years! Her style is like no other! The talent just oozes out of her!

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    Jeanne says:

    Eager to see what she does with the templates! One can never have too much stimulus for projects.

  • 28
    Sandy Kay says:

    Kelly’s blog is one that I check on a daily basis in order not to miss anything she has to show! Can’t wait to see what she does with the latest PTI releases!

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    Sharon says:

    Awesome as usual–how about guidelines on Kraft cardstock ??? YES !

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