Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope a pesky little leprechaun did not make a mess of your house. I'm sad that my girls no longer build creative traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun... or at least his gold (chocolate coins!)
I am feeling very lucky today because I get to introduce the new 2017 A Muse Studio Design Team. These talented designers are ready to wow you with their awesome designs over the next nine months!
I've asked the designers to share a bit about themselves so that you can get to know them. I hope you will visit their blogs and follow them on Instagram for more crafty inspiration!
Hello, I'm Emily Fulfs. I'm a part-time SAHM and part-time outdoor preschool instructor. I love watching my kiddos explore the nature and snapping photos of interesting wildlife, especially mushrooms, as we go. I'm a life long University of Washington Husky and was a member of the Husky Marching Band (where I met my husband). I bleed purple and gold! I live in the Seattle area with said husband, son Kieran, Yorkshire Terrier Ginny, and more crafting supplies than I care to admit. I've been stamping and paper-crafting ever since my wedding nearly 10 years ago. Once I started embossing monograms over a pretty damask pink stamped background, I was hooked! I also love to knit, read almost anything science fiction or fantasy, and bake.
Fun Facts: I worked at a Camp Fire summer camp for 6 summers and can't stand to eat my cereal with milk on it!
Emily's blog: Stamped and Delivered
My name is Ilina Crouse. By day I work as Electrical Engineer/Bid Manager. I have been married for 12 years and have 3 most craziest kids, Anna (5), Milena (3) and Jason (2). By night (when the kids are sleeping) I am a card maker. I am addicted to color and coloring. I have been stamping since very young age. Besides stamping and card making, I love running, especially distance running. My life is crazy and there is nothing simple, so I try to keep my crafting style clean and simple. You will see a lot of white space on my cards and only one or two layers.
Fun Facts: My favorite A Muse color is Mermaid, and I love strawberry Shortcake!
Ilina's blog: Creativity Within
Hi! My name is Lisa Lahiff and I’m so excited to be working as a design team member for A Muse Studio! I am currently a crafty stay at home momma of two, and I have been born and raised in Southern Ohio. I first discovered scrapbooking in 2005, and found my love for paper at the same time (total hoarder alert!). When I stumbled upon card making and blogging in 2008 my heart was stolen. I’m now an avid crafter of all things involving paper, and love learning/trying new techniques all of the time. While my paper crafting style tends to gravitate towards Clean and Simple, I love all styles and occasionally I will try various styles myself.
Fun Facts: My favorite A Muse Color has to be Bermuda as blues have always been a favorite of mine. And I don’t like cake… so for my Birthday I always have brownies, ice cream sundaes, or the real way to my heart is a homemade chocolate chip cheesecake!
Lisa's blog: Lisa's Creative Niche
Hello there! I am beyond words to express just how excited I am to be a part of the design team for A Muse Studio! What an honor!
I'm a wife and mother to four lively children, ages 3-12. As a family, we are very much outdoor enthusiasts, enjoying hiking, running & biking. Despite our love of being active, I happen to love white cupcakes with buttercream frosting & sprinkles. A cupcake in each hand is a balanced diet, right?! Give me cup of coffee with it and you're guaranteed to have one happy creative person standing before you!
I have always loved the creative side of life, coloring, drawing, tracing and writing poetry in my youth. I started scrapbooking & stamping off and on during my college days along with some friends. After graduation, DH & I relocated and a friend quickly helped me become addicted to stamping. From there, I explored endless craft supply companies, discovering A Muse Studio along the way! My style has evolved over time from piling as many craft supplies as possible onto a card front to the clean & simple style seen in my gallery today. I love using quality, unique stamp images and supplies to create minimalist card designs. A Muse Studio is perfect for my style! I am especially in love with the dreamy Ocean ink color! Talk about dreamy and inspiring!
I am thrilled to be joining the 2017 design team and look forward to creating lots of A Muse Studio inspiration in the months ahead!
Melissa's blog: Inked Regards
In addition to our new 2017 Design Team, we will be sharing the work of some amazing Guest Designers throughout the year. So much to look forward too... Including Sneak Peeks for our April Collection that will begin next week!
Thank you to everyone that submitted an application to be part of our Design Team. We enjoyed reviewing all of the submissions and encourage everyone to apply next year as we hope to expand our team in 2018.
Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!