Sunday, August 2, 2009

Whimsy Stamps Design Team

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and finding some time to relax. We've been busy rearranging my craft room and office, what a mess! Still not finished, but needed a break. I don't have a card to share today, but I do have some Whimsy Stamps Design Team news!

As many of you know, Whimsy was in search of a new design team member and we had an open call with ended on Friday. We were overwhelmed by the amount of applications and by the fabulous talent of the applicants. We spent many hours going through blogs and artwork, reading about applicants and their crafting and deliberating and deciding who should be our new member.

After long hours of thought and going back and forth and not being able to pick just one person, we have decided to increase our current team of 10 members to 12 members and that allowed us to choose 3 new people!

Our new Whimsy Designers, who will begin designing this month are:

Stacey Brady
Lisa Cook
Ann Vento

We are thrilled to have these ladies on board and can not wait to start working with them. We know they will do Whimsy proud with their design work and we are excited to see their creations!

We also have a current member leaving at the end of August and have decided to ask one of this calls applicants to take her spot beginning in September. So our 4th new member, who will begin designing next month is:

Alysabeth Johnston

Again, it's a pleasure to introduce Alysabeth and we can't wait to see what she will bring to the Whimsy team!

And lastly, we have decided to bring on a holiday guest designer who will be with us for a 3 month term beginning in October. This talented designer will work with soon to be released holiday themed stamps and create some fun eye candy to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and anything in between! Let us welcome:

Sharon Traynor

A big huge thank you and welcome to these talented women for joining our team and being so enthusiastic about the future! We are excited and lucky to have all of you and will look forward to getting to know you all and working with each of you!

I hope you will all pop over to their blog and see what great talent each has as a designer! I was blown away by the diversity and creativity!

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the Whimsy Stamps DT. Thank you for sending in wonderful applications and letting us into your world of crafting by sharing about yourself and your art! We appreciate each of you! If you did not make the Whimsy team this time around, we encourage you to try out again in the future. Each of us has our own special talents to offer and we should continue to pursue our design team goals.

Thank you again and welcome to the team ladies! Have a great Sunday everyone, hope to see you back here tomorrow with a card! Happy stamping! :)


Stacey said...

Thank you so much Denise! I have been bouncing off the walls with excitement since I received your email :o)

raindropecho said...

Congratulations to the rest of the ladies! Can't wait to work with all of you!
- Ann

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Congrats to the new team members!
Looking forward to seeing your creations and getting to know y'all :)

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Hi Denise, I just popped over to say a massive 'thank you' for the GDT place. Can't wait to get started and to join you and all the girls.
Congratulations to those that made the DT - what a great bunch you picked!
Sharon xx

toners said...

CONGRATS to all the new designers! Enjoy!

Pop's Cards said...

Congratulations to you all, hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

A huge congratulations goes out to all of the new members of Whimsy!! I welcome you and look forward to working with you all soon!! :)

CraftyC said...

Congratulations to the the new GDT and DT's. Have alotta fun with the gorgeous whimsy collections, I do!!