May 15, 2016

Welcome New Design Team!

We are welcoming a plethora of new and fabulous ladies to our Design Team!  There are few familiar faces still with us, but the rest are joining the team with a splattering of new styles, techniques and a whole lot of creativity!

What do you say we meet the newbies?!

Giada Rigamonti

I'm an Italian girl living in Lecco, a little town near Milan, with an Art History degree. I'm 27 and when I was 10 my mother gave me my first wooden stamp as a gift. In fact, I've always enjoyed making birthday cards for my friends and family, just thinking that something made by myself would make the difference. I seriously start cardmaking only 3 years ago, when I also start blogging my creations in order to share them and meet other talented crafters. My style is mainly clean and simple, I love critters and colouring them with promarkers or watercolors. Actually I'm also trying to get out from my comfort zone, adding more glitter and graphic layouts to my cards. This is my first experience as DT member and I'm so excited: I love So Suzy craft stuff and I'm pleased to share this adventure with other creative ladies!

Ceal Pritchett

I am South Carolina girl currently living in the Smoky mountains of western North Carolina.  I moved here from The Colorado Rockies back in November of last year and I love the mountains, especially in the fall it's so beautiful. I have been crafting in some form since I was a child and I love all things paper. About 10 years ago, I went to mostly card making and sharing handmade kindness with others. My husband and I are empty nesters and he is so supportive of my obsession..err I mean hobby.

I am so excited to be a part of So Suzy Stamps! I can remember back in Colorado I took a snarky class using them and just laughed the entire time, so much fun! 

My name is Angel Johns. I just recently moved to Florida from Georgia. I am the mother to 2 boys, Caleb (15) and Noah (5) who keep me exceptionally busy. I've been a paper crafter for almost 20 years and have loved to see how much it has evolved over those years. I love to try different things and be a part of as much as I can. I am so extremely honored and excited to be a part of the So Suzy Stamps design team and can't wait to create for you!!! 

I am German, but moved to the US 24 years ago and have been living in New Jersey for the last 20 years. I work full time as a Radiologist. I am married and have two children. My daughter is now 24 years old and independent. My son is 15 and still lives at home. I always loved arts and crafts and doing things with my hands, but 4 years ago my sister got me hooked on stamping and I have been completely addicted since then. My blog is called Stempel Spass, which means fun stamping (in German). If I don't spend time  in my craft room I love to travel, read, hike, bike, cook and bake. I am so excited to have been selected to this fantastic team. I hope I can inspire you and make So Suzy Stamps shine!  

Hi, I am Nupur Priya from Mumbai, India. Arts & crafts was my hobby from childhood and now I am enjoying my full time crafting profession. I love watercoloring, stamping, making cards, scrapbooks and 3D projects. I don't have a fixed style of crafting. It keeps on changing as I learn and experiment with new styles and techniques. I love to read in my free time. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team and share my passion with you all. 

Hi there. I'm Josefine, born in Germany and living in California since two years. That's about the time I started with crafting. At the beginning it was all about scrapbooking, but that turned into card making and art journaling pretty fast. I love all the messy things, so much that my hands are full of paint, ink or paste splatters most of the time. When I'm not at my craft table, I work as a Product Marketing Manager in a tech company. I spend the little time left with my husband and my little craft companion, my dog Freedom. I'm incredibly grateful to be here and can't wait to get messy with all of you and the amazing So Suzy stamps.

Hi, I’m Olesya and I’m a stampoholic :) Live in Russia with my fabulous husband and favorite craft supplies. I’m a teacher but it’s a part-time job, almost all my passion and power I give to cardmaking. I’ve been papercrafting for 5 year already. I remember clearly the moment when I saw my friend’s handmade card for the first time, it was quite simple but seemed a masterpiece to me. I started reading and watching cardmaking tutorials on YouTube. I soaked up all the information like a sponge, tried different techniques and styles. Now I’m passionate about scene cards, love them very much. I’m also mad about coloring with my watercolor markers and Chameleon pens. Coloring is what makes me happy. It’s so great to be a part of this design team and I hope to inspire you by using So Suzy stamps. 

As you may have noticed, we have a lot of our ladies from different countries, but just like Martha's blog, they do have a Translate button and I highly encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and check out their creations!  They are insanely beautiful!

Returning to the Design Team, we have Monica, Martha and Justine!

I was raised in San Diego, CA but currently live in Phoenix, AZ with my husband and 3 dogs. I am a technical consultant and work out of my home when I am not traveling for my job.  I started papercrafting 19 years ago when my son was born and switched exclusively to cards about 5 years ago. While my style is eclectic, I do favor Vintage inspired designs. I have been with So Suzy since the beginning and have been fortunate enough to stay on as a designer for her. I love teaching and inspiring fellow crafters as well as learning new techniques. 

I was born in Colombia, but I live in Miami, USA. My first language is Spanish, which is why my blog is written in Spanish; but don’t worry, I have a translate button. I studied Social Communications and Journalism, but I've loved crafts forever. I used to work with metal jewelry, but one day I discovered stamps, ink and paper, and now it is my passion. I've realized that working with paper crafts is the best therapy. I live with my husband and our two daughters. I divide my time between my family, my work in a Public Relations Company and my passions: my blog and crafting on various design teams. I love to create cards, 3D's and alter different projects because I love to learn new techniques.  I look forward to working on this Design Team and sharing my passion with all of you. 

Justine Hovey - Design Team Coordinator

I am from Thunder Bay, Canada and currently live in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. I am a teacher by profession.  I started papercrafting 10 years ago and switched exclusively to cards about 4 years ago. I have been with So Suzy since the beginning and have loved every minute of it. In my spare time, you can find me crafting, making videos, reading or traveling. My biggest supporter in this is my partner-in-crime, Laynes, who is constantly brainstorming ideas for the future. 

Please take a minute to follow our new team, leave them some encouraging words and be on the look out for June 1st to see their So Suzy creations!  We will be having a little blog hop to help you get to know them and their style, so be sure and join us for the fun!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
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  1. Welcome aboard Ladies, i am anxiuos to see the world behind the So Suzy stamps. Cannot wait to see what will June be, because if you don't know it yet I am the bomdiggityshizznit winner of the entire June release! Buahaha! So because I will have all those stamps bring your creative juices and do your best. So happy to have a variety of styles from all over the world! Welcome aboard Chicas! You better learn Spanish wink, wink!

  2. Congratulations Nupur!!! Keep Rocking girl!
    Congrats New Team!!

  3. Congratulations dear ladies!!! ^__^ Can't wait to see what awesomeness you all come up with! *Big Panda Hugs* <3

  4. Congrats ladies. And Olesya, you have the haircut I tried to get my stylist to do. Mine did not turn out like yours...I love it!


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