Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm THRILLED to announce...

The members of the new Work in Progress Design Team!!

You may recognize Jana Eubank because she was a former guest design team member for WIP kits this past May! She and her husband live in Utah with their 4 children, and are getting ready to move into their dream house! Jana has an amazing eye for classic layouts with lots of details--and you can view her blog, and her gallery/resume to see what I mean!
Francine Clouden is originally from the island of Grenada in the Caribbean and currently resides in France. I've been a fan of her work for years on 2Peas (where she's known as "raggafran"), and her knack for journaling and storytelling is evident in all she does. You can view her blog and her gallery and resume here.
Colleen Vasconcellos may be a familiar face to those of you who love kits! She is the former owner of Cupcake Scrapshop, and a wickedly talented lady indeed. She's a history professor by day and has an eclectic flair that is evident in her layouts and art journals. Her blog (aptly named "A Brasilian in Atlanta") and her work will surely inspire you as well!

I was honored to have Laina Lamb as the guest designer for WIP last month, and her bold use of color, classic design and penmanship are things I love about her work. She isn't afraid to use non-traditional materials when scrapping her 3 boys, either! You can view her blog here, her resume here and her gallery here.
Ah, yes. A familiar face! Janelle Richmond is one of the two returning design team members, and I'm thrilled to have her on board again! Her use of white space, mix of patterned paper and ability to create a sketch and work it have made her pretty darned popular in the industry. Her Sketch This and Random Chaos challenge sites are linked to the right as proof! You can check her gallery here and her blog here.
Amy Coose has a playful style and sense of humor and it flows through her work and everything she does. I've been a fan of hers for some time, and if you check out her blog, you'll see exactly what I mean. Love that she uses her embellishments (unlike me--a hoarder.)
I know she was just featured on the WIP blog a few days ago, but Emily Anderson is now officially a WIP design team member and no longer a guest! She has a simple yet fresh approach to design and you can view her gallery here. Her blog is titled after her little ones...3Peas {in a pod} designs (too stinkin' cute!)

And last but certainly not least, Tina Zarlenga is making a repeat performance on this design team. Known for her altered items & mini books, she is a crafty gal all the way around and is always into something fun that I want to lift. How she finds time to read as much as she does, I'll never understand! You can view her gallery here and her blog here.

WHEW!!! Can you believe the rock solid talent here? WELCOME!!

I know, long post, huh? Well, I can't go without recognizing and expressing gratitude to each and every one of you who submitted entries this go-around. Thank you for applying--I truly appreciate it! I also wanted to list people who really need to be recognized as honorable mentions:

Honorable Mentions:

Jamie Pate
Heather Saxberg
Vanessa Molina
Norma Kennedy
Brandi Pitts
Brooke Clark
Julie Wright
Charity Hassel
Cindy Borcherding
Molly Peckham
Libby Lohnes
Mary Patterson
Ria Mojica
Anna Sigridur Eyjolfsdotttir
Erica Hettwer

Congratulations to each and every one of you!!

Thank you all so very much!!


Valerie said...

I am jumping up and down with excitement! I can't wait to see what is coming down the pike from these ladies. PLUS, I can't wait to read each any every blog! Congrats to everyone!

P.S. Tina...I LOVE the picture! Beautiful!!!!

Stacey said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Girls!! We can't wait to see what designs you have in store for us!! Keep cranking our inspiration! ~Stacey

Damaris said...

WOW!!! That must have been one hard decision to make. I think you were covered in talent from head to toe my friend! Congrats to all the girls. I am sure I will be viewing some amazing work with those amazing kits of yours.

Tara said...

Fantastic choices! I've always loved your gallery and I can see no one will be disappointed with the new ones!

jamie said...

This should make for a great new season of kits with lots of talent to show them off. Very eager to see what this team comes up with as I am very sure it will always be fresh and exciting. Bring it on!

Charity Hassel said...

congrats ladies!

Anilu Magloire said...

Whoa!!! Killer DT, Trish! I cannot wait to see their work with WIP!!

Congrats girls!!

borcherding said...

CONGRATS ladies!!! Can't wait to see the layouts!!

Mary said...

congrats girls - can't wait to see all of the awesome creations from all of you - and wow trish what an amazing team you have put together! :) m -

Erica Hettwer said...

What an awesome team!!! I've been blog surfing and have seriously found some new inspiration!!!

Can't wait to see what they create! :D

Jana Eubank said...

Seriously, what a dream to be a part of such a talented team with such fun, inspiring kits! I can't wait to get going! Congratulations, everyone!

Sonda T said...

Congratulations to all you fabulous ladies! :)

Brandi said...

Congrats everyone!

Janelle said...

what an awesome team! im thrilled to be working with all of these fantabulous girls!

congrats to all!

pickmepam said...

i'm so excited that you have ladies from all over the world!
can't wait to see what they come up with!
congrats all!

Teresa Loop said...

Congrats to everyone - so exciting! I'll be watching to see what you all whip up with these kits! =)

Ady said...

what a wonderful selection of women. I can't wait to see their work month to month. Congratulations ladies.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Congrats to all these talented ladies!!! I love your work and I cannot wait to see what creations you come up with for August and beyond!!! So exciting :-) Great job, Trish!!!

Norma Kennedy said...

Wowzers what a FAB team.... Congrats Girls !!!!!


Debbi T said...

Fabulous team! Congratulations to everyone!

Gina said...

WOW! What an awesome team! Congrats to everyone. I am so excited to see everyone's incredible wok with your fabulous kits!

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

Congrats to the new DT and thanks so much for the HM!