Welcome to Day 2 of our 5th Anniversary Festivities! I hope you had fun with yesterday's challenge & announcements! We are excited to continue the momentum today. First, let me share today's sneak peeks of some of the products that are coming up this release!
Lizzie Jones, one of our new stamp designers, has designed a collection of $5 sentiment sets that cover basics for each of five languages. This collection is our way of honoring all of our wonderful international customers!
Heather Nichols is kicking off a new $5 series entitled the Framed Out collection. The series will feature a die that will cut a frame with an opening and the coordinating stamps will provide images to go with the open frame and the leftover center, giving you so many opportunities to mix and match. This month's introduction is a set of two square frames with some unique sentiments to tuck inside either one, or both layered together.
Melissa Bickford is also kicking off a new $5 series with each addition centered around an ongoing theme of hearts. The series has a vast amount of themes that it will cover throughout the year. This month's edition features an adorable to go coffee cup with interchangeable cup cozies. And the sentiments are fabulous as well!
And now onto the announcements for today's anniversary festivities! I wanted to dedicate today to focusing on the amazing stamp designers we have contributing to our product releases this year, both old and new. This team of talented women has so much to offer this year and we just know you won't be disappointed! They have all contributed to a wonderful selection of freebie images for you to use in paper crafting for today's post, so you won't want to miss that further below!
Beth Silaika is returning to work with us once again. Her whimsical style is so unique and infuses so much playfulness into our stamp collection. She is known for applying her special touch to so many different types of themes and this year will be no different. What I love about Beth is that because her style is so full of whimsy, you are able to instantly add that type of look to your projects when using her images. She is truly an important asset to our team!
CLICK HERE to read more from Beth Silaika and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Dawn McVey has been designing with us for some time now and as introduced dozens & dozens of your favorite products. She has contributed so many wonderful basics that we all turn to again and again when paper crafting. I love how she is able to add a little vintage touch yet maintain her signature modern style. Dawn is a joy to work with, always eager to tackle a new project at the last minute. I look forward to working with her again this year and can honestly say you have some amazing products to anticipate from her in the upcoming releases in 2012!
CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Erin Lincoln has crossed over to "the other side" and has been working hard to develop her illustrator skills over the past year. Her style is modern & clean with a bit of a retro feel. Erin has such a unique perspective when designing and really embraces the whole concept of a "stamper designing for a stamper". She will certainly become another one of your favorite designers over the coming months as she introduces some of her fabulous & innovative products.
CLICK HERE to read more from Erin Lincoln and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Heather Nichols is consistently a designer with high standards and immaculate artwork. Her rustic style is so easy to incorporate into a variety of looks and has rapidly become one of our best sellers. She has a special way of creating basics that always feature that special touch, look or feel that just brings a project to the next level. Her yearly series that she has done each year are some of the best of the best work we have seen from her yet. The coming year holds so much fabulous introductions from her! You definitely have much to look forward to!
CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Lexi Daly is another one of our new designers this year. Her blog has been one of my personal favorites for many years. Her clean & simple approach to design is the perfect mix of style and usefulness. She really things through each detail of a set before completing it and therefore they are so easy to work with. Lexi fills a special spot within the team and I feel so honored to have the opportunity to work with her in this capacity, meanwhile you are just as lucky to have the opportunity to collect her products in the coming year!
CLICK HERE to read more from Lexi Daly and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Lisa Johnson has always contributed the most fabulous designs to our product line-up. The look and feel she is able to add to all of her design work is highly commendable and such an asset for our company. Each of her product designs are full of heart and versatility at the same time. Lisa is the queen of designing images that can be used in a variety of ways and hold more than meets the eye. She is a hard worker and one of the most dedicated people I know. We are thrilled that she has opted to work with us again this year in this capacity.
CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Lizzie Jones is another new addition to our team in 2012. She won our guest designer spot during last years anniversary festivities and when she volunteered to create the whole set from scratch when it was intended to be a collaboration, I was so intrigued to see what she would come up with. When the final results, the previously released set Rhythm & Soul, arrived in my inbox I could really see a world of possibilities open up. I am truly looking forward to working with Lizzie's clean designs and I know you will too!
CLICK HERE to read more from Lizzie Jones and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Maile Belles is back again this year with lots of new stamps that will truly make your heart sing! I love Maile's designs because they are always so versatile and stylish. I am also so amazed to see her using her own sets and the way she thinks of the most fabulous ways to use her images. These characteristics paired together are a recipe for perfection. Maile has so many great things being introduced this year, you can fully expect nothing but the best as each release unfolds.
CLICK HERE to read more from Maile Belles and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Melissa Bickford has a special knack for embracing whimsy with her traditional clean & simple images, something that definitely requires a special gift. Last years Flower Fusion collection is something that she should be especially proud of from last year, but her new Heart-2-Heart series (which we showed you a sneak peek of above) is something that she will become even more widely known for. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with Melissa again this year. Her talent is truly remarkable and I have always felt that she is a true match for Papertrey.
CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Bickford and see the project she created with her freebie image.
Tiffany Pastor is one of those designers that are able to take simple images and add layers of texture, grunge and other rustic attributes and completely take them to a new level. I have always admired this look from afar and am so pleased that we have Tiffany's contributions to fulfill this niche. Tiffany is an extremely talented designer that I respect highly and it is always exciting to see what she comes up with next!
CLICK HERE to read more from Tiffany Pastor and see the project she created with her freebie image.
I hope you will join me in welcoming the new designers as well as showing gratitude for all of the dedication & ingenuity the returning designs contribute on a regular basis!
For today's contest we have a sheet of freebie images that each of the 2012 Stamp Designers has contributed to. Your challenge is to print out the sheet onto white cardstock and incorporate one of the images into a project. With so many amazing images to chose from on the sheet, it may be difficult to pick just one! Download the freebie sheet below!
2. Your project must use at least one Papertrey project.
3. Upload a photo of your project to your blog, online gallery or any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
4. Add the direct link to your project on our InLinkz list :::::>HERE<:::::
5. You may create as many projects as you like for the challenge, but each project should have a separate link.
6. And/or you can leave a comment here to be eligible to win. Welcome the new designers and express gratitude for returning designers! Only one comment per person please. (Just click the small "comments" link in blue beside the date in the footer of this post)
7. You have until 7am EST, Tuesday, February 7th to add your project link or comment and qualify for the contest.
Each of the stamp designers has selected their favorite stamp set of their own design, while new designers opted for their overall favorite Papertrey set! We have assembled all of their choices into one incredible prize package!
- Lock & Key stamp set
- Lock & Key die collection
- Background Basics: Newsprint stamp set
- Button Boutique stamp set
- Button Card die collection
- Tag-its stamp set series
- My Punny Valentine stamp set
- Larger Than Life stamp set
- Larger Than Life die
- Rhythm & Soul stamp set
- Bells & Boughs stamp set
- Bells & Boughs die collection
- Sending You stamp set
- Sending You die collection
- Embellishments stamp set
- Embellishments die collection
Thank you so much for joining us today for the festivities! We look forward to seeing you back here again tomorrow! And best of luck with the contest!