Well, is everyone having fun yet? What a way to kick off our third anniversary! It was so exciting to see all of the participation yesterday! I am so thrilled to see how many of you are stopping by to play along! Just wait until you see what else we have coming up during the course of the next few days!
Today, I am excited to introduce you to the 2010 Stamp Designer line-up! All of these ladies have worked so incredibly hard to bring you the most versatile, innovative stamps we will have introduced yet! It is going to be so hard to wait for each set to be unveiled over the coming year because there is just SO much goodness! First, let me introduce you to the two newcomers we have for this year!
I told you yesterday that Becky Oehlers was leaving behind her Design Team responsibilities to focus on working for us in a new capacity…and here it is! After realizing how passionate she was about stamp concepts, Becky decided to train herself as an illustrator. I am so proud of how far she has come and I know you will love her work! It's whimsical with just a touch of modern style, something fresh and fun to offer our customers. Her fist set will be coming in March!
Niki Estes has spent the better part of a year learning the illustrating programs we work with and her precision and dedication to perfection is certainly admirable. Her clean designs are immaculately executed and I know you will see the versatility in her stamps the moment you begin using them! Niki has begun her line with images that she herself as a stamper has been longing for in her collection and I think many others will agree that it's just what they were missing! Her first set is coming out during this exciting February release!
After a big move into a new home, Alli Miles has taken things up a notch and will be releasing several new sets this year, one of which is coming this very month! All of us love Alli's font combinations along with her modern style. Alli has integrated some fun innovations with many of her offerings this year, whether it be tool coordination or technique driven images. You are going to LOVE what Alli is bringing to the table in 2010!
Beth Silaika, a busy mom of six, is going to blow you away with all she has scheduled for this year! Her style is very whimsical, reminding me of playtime & doodles. It aways makes me feel like the artist within me comes out to play when I use her fun stamps. Not only does Beth produce fun stamp images, but she also has a FUN personality, taking life by the horns and enjoying every single moment! Beth's first set of 2010 is coming next month, in March, so be sure to keep your eye out!!!
I know many of you will be thrilled that Dawn McVey is joining us for another year of stamp designing! Not only can Dawn design amazing images that we turn to again and again, but she also invests a lot of time via her blog in SHOWING you what amazing things you can create with her images. Dawn has several sets in the schedule for this year and we can hardly wait for them to begin releasing! The first of which is coming this month!
Heather Nichols is joining us for another year, and boy, what a BIG year it is going to be! She has lots and lots up her sleeve which will slowly be announced over the coming weeks AND months! We have heard you loud and clear that you love her style as much as we do. Rustic whimsy is a term I use whenever I refer to Heather's signature look that has really made her recognizable throughout the industry. Look for one of Heather's many announcements later on this release!
Lisa Johnson released several sets last year, but will always be most well-known for On My Couch & Life. It was absolutely delightful to follow along with publications and bloggers as they fell in love with these two sets and consistently figured out new & fresh ways to use them! Lisa's mind works in a wonderful way, thinking about every angle of each image she includes in a set and how it can be used to it's best advantage. Lisa will have some "encores" this year along with some brand new concepts that you will be head over heels for!
Clean & simple is the perfect way to describe Melissa Bickford's design style. She has designed SO many of the basics that we use over and over again, and you won't be disappointed with what else she has to offer you along those lines this year! I just adore Melissa's stamping style as well, so it is always such a treat to see her projects each countdown! She has her first set of the year coming out this very month, so you won't have long to wait to see some of the exciting things she has created for your enjoyment this year!
Tiffany Pastor has captured many of your hearts with her vintage distressed style. Since she is first and foremost a scrapbooker, it is always interesting to see how she uses her images with those types of applications. Her next set will be coming later this summer, so you have something to look forward to in the warmer months!
Each member of the 2010 Papertrey Stamp Designer Team has created a birthday image for you to download, print and utilize as an embellishment for a handmade birthday card, wishing us a happy birthday! There's just a few easy steps to follow in order to have a chance to win BIG!
1. Visit each of the stamp designer blogs (links above) and download one, two, three or ALL the free images they have created on your behalf!
2. Print the designs you would like to work with.
3. Create a project or projects using the image(s).
4. Upload a photo of your project to you blog or online gallery. (You can enter one project for EACH designer's graphic, so you can have up to NINE entries total, meaning nine chances to win!)
5. Add the link for your photo(s) to the Mister Linky box below.
6. Those that leave a comment talking about what their favorite Papertrey stamp set of 2009 was, will also be eligible to win. Those that create a project link in Mister Linky AND comment will have an extra entry. Only one comment per person please.
We've put together an AMAZING prize package that any stamper would love to receive! This includes SEVEN of the best selling stamp sets from last years designers! All in one BIG prize package that will be given to one lucky randomly selected winner! That's $159 worth of new stamps! They include:
- Daily Designs by Alli Miles
- Winter Swirls by Beth Silaika
- Signature Greetings by Dawn McVey
- Simple Valentine by Heather Nichols
- On My Couch by Lisa Johnson
- Background Basics: Retro by Melissa Bickford
- Christmas Friends by Tiffany Pastor
*You can use any products you like along with your printed embellishment while creating your project(s).
*Don't delay because you only have until Wednesday, February 3rd, 7am EST to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on our February Release Winners page by noon EST the same day.
I hope you enjoyed all of today's creative goodness as our third anniversary celebration continues! Now GO GET INKY!!!! :)