Please join us in welcoming two new designers for the 12 kits of Occasions, Michelle Leone and Nancy Penir!
Hello! My name is Michelle Leone. I am married (yikes - 30 years!), am the mother of three amazing young adults (ages 25, 23, and 21), and live in the Rochester, NY/Finger Lakes area. I love estate sales, public markets, food, wine, cooking/baking, my three kitties and anything Mackenzie-Childs. Although I have tried my hand at many,MANY crafty things, stamping has been my hobby of choice for the last 10 years or so. I began blogging in 2011 just so that I could take part in some of my favorite challenges. I am currently on the CAS(E) this Sketch DT (my very first!) and the Frantic Stamper DT, which inspire me to stretch my creative boundaries and provide the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented and creative women! Some of my card making 'favorites' : CAS cards with lots of white space (and maybe a little something "extra"), dies, vibrant colors, and best of all, the many generous and gifted bloggers/designers that continue to inspire!
Hi There! My name is Nancy Penir, & I've been a paper crafter for about 5 years.I'm married, have 5 grown children, and 11 grandchildren. As an empty nester I've found joy in card crafting when my last little chick flew the coop! Something you may not know from my blog, I was an art major in college and have done just about every 'crafty' thing I could my whole life, and actually made a living from home. From sewing baby bedding to painting on clothing (remember that fad?), stained glass to hair bows, I think I've tried just about everything! Why paper crafting now? I've never found anything with such a loving, supportive, encouraging, talent filled community! And on top of the best people, it's fun! I am always blown away by what clever wonders can be done with paper! And I love connecting and commenting on all that inspiration.