Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year + New Design Team!

Today I have a very special Announcement - our new Newton's Nook Designs Team for January through June of 2015!  

We have 2 amazing NEW designers that we've added to our team!

We are so excited to have these two new ladies and can't wait to see what they all create!  Make sure to click through to their blogs and tell them congrats and see their amazing work!

Kimberly Rendino
Kimplete Kreativity

Hello! I live in Central New York with my husband Joe, son Alex (13) and daughter Arissa (11). Oh... and don't let me forget my two sweet kitties, Holly & Ivy! (Who am I kidding - I'd never leave them out! They are spoiled rotten, lol!).

I've always been creative (thanks, Mom!), but I started scrapbooking back in 1999. That led to card making, which is my absolute favorite. I'm a technique junkie - there is always something new to learn, and it's fun to just experiment!

I'm really excited to join the Newton's Nook Design Team in 2015 - I've been a fan since the beginning! You can check out my blog at

Yukari Yoshioka
Handmade by Yuki

Hello! My name is Yukari; however, I go by my nickname, Yuki. I am so excited and honored to be joining the Newton’s Nook Designs DT! I live in sunny Hollywood, CA with my wonderful boyfriend and two kitties, Molly & Mozart. When I'm not busy paper crafting, I train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am a self-proclaimed craft beer aficionado, am obsessed with anything owls and enjoy snowboarding during the winter months. I discovered my passion for paper crafting in the winter of 2013 and quickly became addicted! To see more of my work, feel free to visit my blog at

Next we have these awesome designers continuing on... 

These talented girls have "wowed" us with their NND projects as part of our team and we are excited to have them continue on with us!

Samantha Mann - Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team - January-June 2014
Samantha Mann 
Designer & Design Team Coordinator
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.

Stephanie Muzzulin
Handmade Creations by Stephanie

I am from a very small town in Northwest Connecticut.. I have been married to my amazing husband for 13 years and we have two beautiful children Mackenzie, 10 and Codey, 8. I have just started working part time after being a SAHM for several years. Living in the country does not leave much to do so hobbies are a must besides crafting I love to read and when the weather is good my family and I love to spend time outdoors!! I also love to spend time on the computer getting inspired. I myself have been blogging for a few years and I love it and love sharing my love for all things crafty. More importantly I love meeting new people this hobby has brought me some amazing opportunities that I am so grateful for!! I cannot wait to share my love for Newton's Nook!!!

Jess Moyer
Jess Crafts

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! My name is Jess Moyer and I’m so excited to be able to work these awesome stamps! I live in central New Jersey and work as a kindergarten teacher. My mom introduced me to crafts at a young age but papercrafting was the one that truly stuck. I’m now an avid stamper and I love to color with a variety of mediums and try out new techniques. My style tends toward clean and cute. You can check out my blog Jess Crafts.

Lydia Evans
Lydia Evans Design

My name is Lydia. I live in North Wales, Great Britian with my husband Will and our little ones Archie 5 and Matilda (Tilly) 3. For as long as I can remember I have always been crafting in some way, shape or form. As a little girl my Aunty used to call me 'Sticky Fingers' as I used to love glueing things- mostly really tiny pieces of paper that I never tidied up... ooooppps!

I do all different types of craft but recently card making has become my favourite.. I love all the different techniques and trends that can be incorporated into it too.

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 staying on 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!

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!!

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 continue as 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 the Washington, DC area 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. I have recently been learning how to crochet & knit and have been having all kinds of furn with yarn too! Since cards with cute critters on them are my favorite kind to make you KNOW I 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!

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

So - What do you think? 

I think it's going to be an AMAZING team! These ladies are so much fun and so talented! I know we are going to be inspired by all of them!!


  1. Yay! So excited to be joining the team! :)

  2. Awesome cannot wait to see lots of Newtons Nook Creations <3

  3. Wonderful team! Looking forward to see all your amazing talent!

  4. Congratulations! So excited for all of you! Can't wait to see all your fabulous creations! XX

  5. So excited to work with these ladies and see all their beautiful creations!

  6. Congratulations ladies! Can't wait to see all your beautiful inspiration!


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