First, I want to welcome back one of my favorite Designers and good friend Candice Elliott! I love Candice's style and she can rock some American Crafts and Crate Paper -- whewwwweeee! She is definitely a designer to watch in the industry as well as a sweet and beautiful woman full of life.
Next, a big promotion is in order!!!
I have named previous DT Member Nancy Keslin as my new coordinator. Nancy is so on top of things and has been guiding my wayward ship over these last months ... she has helped kept me on track! I am looking forward to her help in keeping this DT ship afloat as well as working on newer and bigger things. Want to do a cross promotion with us? Nancy is your gal!
I'm a Southern girl relocated to Northern California, mom to three not so little anymore children (ages 11, 14 and 17) and two fur babies, one cat, one dog. I have a wonderful husband of 20 years who supports me in all my wacky endeavors. I have been scrapping since my oldest was a baby (goodness that is a long time).
Finally, we have added not one but TWO new Designers to the team. It is always very difficult to choose designers because lots of my friends apply but also people who are really influential in the industry applied too! That is so flattering but at the end of the day, I am looking for designers who match a set of skills, experience, social networking ability and connections, and styles and sometimes, that puzzle fits together in unexpected ways - it doesn't always make sense to choose my friends or the superstars who applied.
These new team members bring to the table pieces that we were missing and I am so looking forward to seeing how they round out the team and your experience with our monthly kits here at hydrangea hippo! They bring alot to the table as well as an excitement about creating that is contagious -- be prepared to get inspired!
And finally, I want to say "thank you" to Megan Aaron, our outgoing DT Member from 2012. Megan is a good friend and a super talented designer!!! I am happy that I still get to work with her day to day through the Clearsnap Creative Team but I will miss her work here at Hydrangea Hippo.
Please take a moment to head to each of the DT Members' blogs to congratulate them on this new adventure!! They each have a $25 Hydrangea Hippo gift certificate to give away so be sure to visit their blogs!
Holly - http://experiencelifewisely.blogspot.com
Heather - http://miraclesmommadesigns.blogspot.com
Nancy - homesclscrapper.blogspot.com
Candice - truedivinehand.blogspot.com
And finally, I am still in the process of choosing guest designers so keep your eye on your inbox :) Thank you so much to everyone who applied!! This is always a tough decision as we have a limited number of spots ---we appreciate your time and your enthusiasm!! Keep up the amazing designing :)