Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Welcome to our New Design Team Members, Tina and Amanda!

We are excited to announce TWO new additions to our Design Team!  

A big warm welcome to Amanda and Tina!

We are so excited to have Amanda Wilcox and Tina Smith joining our team! You may recognize their names as they have both had guest spots with us in 2019. We loved their projects so much we've invited them to join our team and continue sharing their amazing creations using NND products!
Amanda and Tina will begin designing with our team this month and we can't wait to share what they creates

Here's a little more about these two new members:

Amanda Wilcox
Twiddler's Nook
Hi crafty friends! My name is Amanda and I'm so thrilled to be joining the design team for Newton's Nook. I've been married to my best friend for 12 years, but together for almost 20! We have one daughter who is 13, and three fur babies at home, 2 cats and a pup. 

My day job doesn't have anything creative about it so I really enjoy my time in the craft room. I've been making cards for over 20 years but really took things to another level just in the last few. I look forward to the adventures this amazing opportunity brings! You can follow my crafting journey on my blog at
Hello crafty friends! My name is Tina and I am so happy to meet you here at Newton's Nook. Happy dance alert!! I am super excited to be part of this Incredible and Talented Design Team. I am a wife, married to the love of my life. I am also a mother of three children super creative and wonderful kids that more often than not drive me crazy but keep me young at heart My passion is baking and creating anything papercraft:) My first memory of creating was in grade school, they handed out glue, scissors and construction paper, I knew it would turn into a love. Same goes with baking, in fact the hubby and I own a Bakery & Cafe in Oklahoma. My online paper crafting journey started a few years ago and now, with the help of staff, I am able to break away from work early and create until my hearts content. That's when I started my Blog & YouTube Channel called Cards and Coffee Time. Be it a cupcake or a card, creating something that is handmade and to give it with someone with love, makes me happy. I encourage you to do what you love and to love what you do!! I am honored to be part of the Newton's Nook Design Team and can't wait to create for you all! Crafty Hugs!

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.
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:

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:

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.
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!


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