Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A Big Welcome to Andrea Shell and Design Team Recap!

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We have a new addition to our Design Team!  A big warm welcome to Andrea!

We are so excited to have Andrea Shell joining our team! You might recognize Andrea as a former member of our inky paws challenge inspiration team! We've love her work  for quite some time now so when we had a spot open on our team - We knew she would fit right in! Andrea will begin designing with our team this month and we can't wait to share what she creates!

Here's a little more about her and some of her favorite creations using NND products:

Andrea Shell
Blissfully Scrappy

Hi, NND friends!  My name is Andrea, and I live in the beautiful state of Tennessee.  I'm wife to a wonderful, supportive man and mama to two human babies and two fur babies.  I originally got into papercrafting with scrapbooking, but a few years ago, I fell hard for cardmaking (I still scrapbook because I want to preserve my family's stories, but I spend way more time making cards!).  One of the first stamp companies I discovered when I started this hobby was Newton's Nook Designs.  I just love their adorable, whimsical images!  To be joining their Design Team is truly a dream come true, and I can't wait to share my love for NND with you!

Previously, I was on the Inky Paws Challenge Team and would like to share a few of my favorite projects from that time.
As a dog lover (no offense, Newton!), Woof Pack is hands-down one of my favorite stamps! I love that so many different breeds are represented, including the one dearest to my heart, the Westie. Although Woof Pack easily fills an A2 card front, I chose to use it for some spotlight stamping. I just love those cute doggies!
Another of my loves is flowers, and these peonies from the Peony Blooms set are gorgeous! I colored them with Copics, my go-to coloring medium, and added some gold embossing to the centers. That lovely pink peeking from behind the black strip is the elegant Floral Lace Stencil.
Well, no collection of NND cards is complete without Newton himself! I love the beach and I love making scene cards and married those two loves on this pop-up card featuring Newton's Summer Vacation. For a chance of pace, I colored those cute kitties with Zigs. The waves were created with the Sea Borders Die Set and distress ink.

I'm looking forward to sharing more creations with you very soon. Have a wonderful day!

- Andrea

And a Now we'd like to give a BIG shout-out to the rest of our AWESOME Design Team! 

We just LOVE our Design Team! We are so thankful to have all these lovely ladies staying on our team!  They continue to amaze us each month with their incredible creativity!

Amanda Bodine | Design Team Member and Coordinator for Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
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.
Amanda Bodine | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Amanda Bodine
RutabagaPie Designs

Hi!  I’m Amanda Bodine.  I am so excited to be joining Newtons Nook Designs and their talented Design Team.  I’m married to Rob going on 21 years and we have a 19 year old son in college. We also have a dog named Scout and a kitty named Ashe who are loved and adored by all of us.  I’ve always been a crafty person.  From the time I was little, I loved to color and create fun little projects with arts and crafts supplies.  The year my son was born, I was introduced to scrapbooking.  10 years later I began making cards, and I’ve been passionate about it ever since.  I often travel with my Copics and pages of my favorite images to color.  I love creating in my studio on rainy days, with a tall pottery mug of tea, listening to podcasts or NPR.

Holly Endress | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Holly Endress
Hollybeary Creations

Hi I’m Holly Endress. I’m a Stay at Home mom to two Special Needs boys. My husband is retired Navy and after living all over the US we now live in PA just outside MD. I’ve been paper crafting for over 26 years and I love everything about. My favorite mediums right now are Watercolor, Copics and anything with Distress ink. I’m looking forward to working with everyone here on the Newton’s Nook Designs team and sharing Fun projects with you.

Ellen Haxelmans
Crafty Ellen

Hello, I’m Ellen and I live a little further from the USA; I come from Belgium with my soon to be husband Davey.

I've always been artsy and even studied art. In my current job I don’t do anything creative and that’s why I really like to paint, draw and of course create cards in my free time. Even till Davey gets nuts of it haha! As a big Newton’s Nook Designs fan, I'm so blessed and happy to be a part of this awesome team for another term! I’m so curious what the next release will look like, so bring it on!

You can see more of my work on my blog: crafty ellen

Larissa Heskett | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Larissa Heskett
Larissa Heskett Designs

I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for almost 13 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (11 yrs.) and Greyson (5 yrs.)!! We live on our Family Farm with an Entourage of Animals, 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, jewelry making, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I LOVE Spending time with my Family and Friends and meeting/crafting with other creative people I’ve found/met online and through other events! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies!! 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!! For More Info about my Designs you can Visit my Blog:

Zsfoia Molnar | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Zsofia Molnar 

Hello! My name is Zsofia Molnar and I am a card maker from Hungary. I am thrilled to join this amazing Design Team. I live in beautiful Budapest with my 2 kids (7 and 4 years old) and the most loving husband ever. We are a truly trilingual family as my husband is Egyptian and we communicate with each other in English. I started paper crafting more or less 4 years ago when I was fascinated by all the pretty scrapbook layouts. I have never even made a single one, but rather fell in love with making cards and sharing handmade kindness with my family and friends. I am an addict since then, I have to be crafty every day to feel good. This is my little escape. I love cute critters, florals and I really enjoy building scenes with layers. I am curious to try new techniques but my favourites are still Copics and Distress inks. You can follow my crafty journey on my blog: or on Instagram @safsafdesign2016.
Nakaba Rager| Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Nakaba Rager
Notes from Naki

Hello Newton lovers! My name is Nakaba Rager but most people call me Naki. I am originally from Japan, came to the US to learn the English language in 1996, I met my husband in 1998 and got married 9 months later! We have 4 beautiful children together (boy, boy&girl twins, and girl) and we also have 2 boy cats! I met card making in 2012 but it was 2 years later that it became my true passion (AKA obsession) when I was introduced to many small companies including Newton's Nook Designs! I started to play many challenges and here I am, on the NND DT! Jen's adorable and sweet designs truly make me happy, and being on this DT is a dream comes true! I am so honored to be on the same team as these so very talented AND super fun and sweet ladies! Not to mention all you Newton lovers are so creative and awesome, too! Thank you so much to Jen and Jeff for having me on their AWESOME team!

Maria Russell | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Maria Russell

Hello stampers and crafters. My name is Maria Russell and I am so THRILLED to be a part of the Newton’s Nook Designs design team.  My husband and I have lived all over the world and we have two talented, beautiful children (now adults).

My love for paper crafting began in high school when my friends and I wrote each other letters, took photos, kept a journal and scrapbooks.  It kind of looked like a smash-book because I had everything in there from ticket stubs, to beautiful napkins, to candy wrapper.  Paper crafting is very therapeutic for me.  I only ventured into card making in 2013 and I am hooked!  I was really honored when one of my cards got published at Scrapbook and Cards magazine, Creative Cards Volume I in 2015.

I am so HAPPY to be a part of this amazing design team!  I’d be honored if you’d like to visit my blog:

Tatiana Trafimovich | Design Team Member for  Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
Tatiana Trafimovich
Tatiana Craft and Art

Hello! My name is Tatiana and I’m so excited and honored to be joining the Newton’s Nook Designs DT! I live in sunny Rome with my hubby, stepson and two sweet kitties, Tommy and Lilly.

I always loved everything handmade and crafty related and tried all kinds of hobbies from jewelry making to crocheting until I discovered and felt in love with a magical world of paper crafting. Cardmaking and coloring became my relaxing getaway.

I like getting inky, experimenting, stretching my supplies, learning new techniques and coloring with any medium, especially cat images which I often make look like my kitties.

That's a lot of amazing talent, don't you think!? We can't wait to see what everyone creates next!


  1. YAY Andrea! Such an awesome design team. I always love all their inspirational projects!

  2. Welcome Andrea! Can't wait to get inspired by your beautiful projects!!!!

  3. Welcome Andrea ! Your card designs look fantastic, can't wait to see what you come up with x


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