Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Design Team Reveal!

Our New Design Team Revealed!

Today I have a very special Announcement! I get to reveal our new Design Team!

Before I reveal who we chose I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who applied. We were amazed at the wonderful talent out there and that so many of you were interested in working with us! We were truly flattered! We would have loved to have picked everyone but we had to narrow down our choices to just a few. We hope that those of you who were not chosen will continue to participate in challenges and apply again the next time!

Now, without further ado, I present the new Newton's Nook Designs Team for January through June of 2014!  

First, I have two amazing ladies returning from our inaugural team

I am super excited to announce that Tessa Wise and Samantha Mann have agreed to stay on for another six months! These two ladies have done an fantastic job with our stamps so far and I can't wait to see what they will come up next! Scroll down to read their bios and see a favorite project that they created using Newton's Nook Designs Stamps! 

Tessa Wise - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Tessa Wise

My name is Tessa Wise and I'm so happy to be part of the Newton's Nook Designs Team! I live in Northern Virginia with my husband Jeremy and two little girls, Zoey and Natalie. I love being a mom and have enjoyed staying home with them for the last few years. They are sweet girls and love to craft, just like their mama! I have always enjoyed arts and crafts but none compare to my love of paper crafts! I love to shop for cute stamps, fun patterned papers, and embellishments. I like to use different techniques and also try out different design styles. I share my projects at my blog, CraftyGirl Designs. You can also find my work at my local scrapbook store, Scrapdoodles, where I teach and coordinate the class schedule.

Here is an favorite Holiday card by Tessa using SEAson's Greetings!

Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Samantha Mann

Hi, I'm Samantha Mann and I couldn't be happier to continue for another term with Newton's Nook Designs!! My husband and I have lived all over the US, from Washington State to Florida, but we're currently in hot, humid, coastal South Carolina! We have two little boys (who I usually call my little menn)! I have always been in love with school supplies (ever since elementary school when I would save my nickels to buy cute pencils or erasers!) and that love just grew and developed into my crazy obsession (read: passion!) of paper crafting! I love making cards and even dabble with the occasional scrapbook layout! I tend to lean towards clean and simple design, but not always! I am all about learning new techniques from fellow crafters! I'm definitely quirky, and love to make playful, humorous sentiments for my cards (and layouts)! I work full time for an advertising company and spend every other moment I can paper crafting, reading and enjoying the little moments in everyday family life.

This project using the Dinosaurs from Prehistoric Pals is one of Samantha's favorites (and mine too)

Next we have SIX amazing NEW designers that we added to our team!

We are so excited to have these ladies and can't wait to see what they all create!  I've included a card from each of them so you can get a hint of their style but make sure to click through to all of their blogs and tell them congrats and see what else they can do! Some of them even have new projects featuring NND stamps on their blogs today! 

Taheerah Atchia - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Taheerah Atchia

Hi Newton fans! I'm Taheerah and I'm so thrilled to be joining the Newton's Nook Designs DT! What better way to combine my love of cats and stamping?!

I'm a 30-plus-a-few Londoner now living in the North West of England with my beautiful cats. I work in IT by day and craft by night! I love all things geeky - having a background in science and working in my profession I guess that can't be avoided! I've always been creative but stamping and cardmaking have truly captured my heart and my imagination. I love experimenting with most styles and am definitely a huge lover of trends. I really thrive on pushing my skills and creative eye to the limit, so my work is frequently packed with techniques, outside-the-box uses of product, and clever details! I hope you'll stop by my blog at and take a further look at my work - I'd love to see you there!

Holiday Kitty Tag by Taheerah Atchia using Newton's Antics stamp set
Here's a beautiful Holiday tag that Taheerah created using Newton's Holiday Mischief! 

Christine Drogt - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Christine Drogt
Hi, it's Christine from Germany. I have been crafting all my life (I'm 31 now) and started card making in 2010. I have no idea how that happened - but I got totally addicted to stamping. (I bet you know that feeling that you NEED that stamp!). I live with my hero Michael and our three cats who all respect my crafty mess.  Lucky me :) I am also lucky to work in a youth centre with a focus on creativity (theatre, photography, arts,..) and enjoy motivating the kids a lot.

On my cards I love to use clean lines, different elements and little details. It's an honor to be on this Design Team, working with the cutest Newton's Nook Designs' stamps.

Winter Kitty card by Christine Drogt using Newton's Antics stamp set
Here is a gorgeous card by Christine using the Newton's Antics stamp set! 

Larissa Heskett - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014

Larissa Heskett
Larissa Heskett Designs

I've been married to my best friend Adam for 8 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (7 years old) and Greyson (11 months)! We live on our family farm, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a rural life. I'm a Certified Surgical Technician, but I'm very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy crafting in every way, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I've been a creative soul from birth and really got my start in 4-H (making it to the State Fair was a goal each year - which I did)! I LOVE to stamp and have been doing so for the last 3 years. I LOVE all of the inspiration and the creative people I've found/met online and through other events! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies! I've made my dream of becoming a published artist a reality and have had my first works published in the CARDS Magazine Nov/Dec issue, with more to follow after that! I have a blog, Larissa Heskett Designs, and I've guest designed and designed for several of my favorite manufactures. I look forward to inspiring you with the AMAZING Newton’s Nook Designs products!! I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Design Team!! 

Winter Card by Larissa Heskett using Snow Day stamp set
Larissa created this adorable bunny card using our Snow Day stamp set. 
Crafty Math-Chick - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Crafty Math-Chick
Canines and Card Designs

Hi!  I'm Meredith and I am WICKED excited Jen invited me to be a member of Newton's Nook Designs team - I am still waiting to wake up and discover it is just a dream...  You can probably guess from my use of 'wicked' that I grew up in Massachusetts but I have lived all over the country and move frequently courtesy of my husband's job.  We currently reside in OK with our pup Ty who is truly the sun of my solar system and a source of never-ending joy.  I am HUGE dog & critter lover, an animal adoption advocate, a mathematics educator and a lover of all crafty things, (thus my online handle 'Crafty Math Chick'), though papercrafting continues to be my favorite.  Since cards with cute critters on them are my favorite kind to make you KNOW I am going to have a blast designing with Jen's adorable whimsical images!  I am honored and humbled to be a member of this talented group of ladies and look forward to sharing my NND creations with you!

Cheese card by Crafty Math-Chick using Just Say Cheese Stamp set
A "cheesy" card by Crafty Math-Chick using the Just Say Cheese set!

Danielle Pandeline - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Danielle Pandeline

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Newton's Nook Design Team! I am a huge animal lover so I think we are a purrfect match!  

Let me tell you a little more about me. I live in Central Florida with my fiancée Chris and two fur babies. Nash the tuxedo cat and Sidney the mini Dachshund.  I have been crafty all my life from as far back as I can remember I have always been making something.  I dabble in a bit of everything Cards, Layouts, Project Life, Smash books, the list goes on! I am a photographer and work for a local Ford Mustang Restoration business and handle all their advertising, eBay and anything else they throw at me!  When I am not working you can find me getting inky, or riding my Honda Scooter around town! You can see all my creations at

clear Kitty card by Danielle Pandeline using Newton's Antics stamp set
Here is a colorful and fun clear card by Danielle using Newton's Antics

Valerie Ward - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Valerie Ward

Hi fellow Crafters! My name is Valerie, and my awesome husband & I have 4 kids (ages 11-16), and 2 little doggies. We live just north of Chicago, Illinois, in the good ole U.S.of A! I've been scrapping since I was a child, and I discovered card making 3 years ago when I started my job at a craft store, which changed my entire focus of crafting! I'm also a substitute teacher, and when I'm not busy working or being swallowed up by my family, you can always find me in my craft room enjoying the glorious world of creativity!

Holiday kitty card by Valerie Ward using Newton's Holiday Mischief stamp set
Check out the amazing coloring on this card by Valerie using Newton's Holiday Mischief! 

So - What do you think? 

I think it's going to be an AMAZING year! I can tell you - I've been having so much fun getting to know these ladies already and the team has barely begun! I'm really looking forward to next year - I know we are going to be inspired by all of them!!


  1. What a fantastic group! I look forward to seeing everything that you create!

  2. Welcome and can not wait to see your wonderful creations!

  3. Jen, what fabulous news you've shared in revealing this A-Team! Their creativity + NN stamps = perfect combination for amazing inspiration! Excited to see all the "magic"!

  4. YAY! How exciting to meet all the new designers! I'm looking forward to things settling down after Christmas so I can play along in the challenges again. : )


  5. Congratulations to talented crafters! Looking forward to your projects with NN Designs!

  6. AWESOME!! CONGRATS Ladies/TEAMIES!! I can't wait to get our Craft on and create for the January Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for this opportunity to Design for you I'm so EXCITED!! Have a Fabulous Holiday Season!! =)

  7. Fantastic cards, a big congrats to all!! And a very special shout out to go girl!!!

  8. What a fabulous new team! Congratulations to everyone!!