Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Welcome to our New Design Team Members!

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

A big warm welcome to Tina, Samantha and Farhana!

We are beyond thrilled to have these amazing and creative ladies join us! They will begin designing with our team this month and we can't wait to share what they create!

Here's a little more about our new members:

Samantha VanArnhem

Sam Van Designs

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha and I'm so excited to be joining the Newton's Nook Designs DT!  I live near Cleveland, Ohio with my husband and two teenage daughters, one large, sock-eating yellow lab named Finn and Ginger the cat who believes she is in charge of all of us.  I've been papercrafting for nearly 20 years and during that time my style has always remained clean and simple.  I blame my CPA brain - it requires me to make everything even and straight.  Seriously, crooked isn't really an option.  If I'm not crafting ("crafting" includes watching YouTube videos of people crafting, right?),  I'm reading, walking the dog or cross stitching. You can find me on Instagram @samvandesigns or my blog at samvandesigns.com.  Looking forward to spending some time with all of you so let's get crafty! 

Tina Herbeck
The Scrappin Rabbit

Hi crafty friends! My name is Tina and I'm so excited to be joining this super creative and talented design team!! I am a music teacher and live in sunny Southern California. Arts & crafts and music have been my passion from as far back as I can remember. I enjoy all papercrafts but especially love crafting with cute critters. I am a wife to an amazing husband who supports my stamp addiction and the mother of 2 wonderful kids currently in college. I also have 2 pups, 2 cats and a conure in my family. I love sharing my crafty creations on my little blog and YouTube channel called The Scrappin Rabbit. It is such an honor to be a part of the Newton's Nook design team. I am inspired by so many of my crafty friends and I hope I can be an inspiration to you.  

Farhana S
Everyday Engineered

Hi crafty friends! My name is Farhana and I am so excited right now to be part of the Newton's Nook team! I've been crafting for almost 10 years now. It's always been paper crafts, transitioning from scrapbooking to cardmaking. Newton Nook Design stamps were some of my firsts from back in 2013, so there are many retired sets in my stashing and the Inky Paws card challenge was also the first challenge that I ever did! With two littles at home, crafting gives me a much needed break after bedtime! I can't wait to create with NND products and inspire all of you! Critter stamps are cute, but florals will always be my favourite! 

When I'm not crafting or running after the littles, you'll find me baking in the kitchen or taking in the great outdoors here in WA! I'm super excited to be here and see what 2021 has in store for all of us! 

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 boys (who I usually call my little Menn, even if they're not-so-little anymore)! 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! You can always find me with some inky fingers and lots of ink blending! 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 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 or on instagram at craftyellenh

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

I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for almost 15 years, and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (14 yrs.) and Greyson (8 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: larissaheskettdesigns.blogspot.com

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 (10 and 7 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 7 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 www.safsafdesign.wordpress.com or on Instagram @safsafdesign2016.
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 www.mariarusselldesigns.com or follow me on Instagram @rprmlr77
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.

Amanda Wilcox

Twiddler's Nook

Hi crafty friends! My name is Amanda and I'm so thrilled to be on the design team for Newton's Nook. I live in Oregon with my amazing husband, our wonderful daughter and our 3 wild fur babies. 

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 and have loved it all. I look forward to the adventures this year brings with it. You can follow me along my crafting journey at twiddlersnook.blog.
Tina Smith
YouTube Video Contributer
Cards and Coffee Time

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!

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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