Monday, June 22, 2015

Muse Team News

Vote for your favourites from last week's challenge here before 8 am EST on Tuesday!

Normally on the fourth (and fifth!) Monday of the month, we would have a guest designer.

This month is not a normal month. We've said good-bye to two very special friends and DT members and I'm sure you're wondering who is going to replace them.

So without further ado, please join me in welcoming our 3 new DT members!

Joan Bardee

I am thrilled and honored to serve as a Muse and look forward to seeing what folks make inspired by my cards.  
I've been stamping for over a decade and have tried just about every style and product.  Most recently, my style is what I call "clean and difficult" because it can be quite difficult to know when to stop!  
You can find me at Dear Paperlicious, where I try and have fun! 

Anita Bowden

Hi, I'm Anita and I live in a coastal town in South Devon, in the south west of England.  I have a full-time job as an Audio Secretary and in my spare time I love to get creative and find some escapism in cardmaking.  I bought a few cardmaking kits about ten years ago but it was in 2012 that I discovered some fantastic blogs I saw advertised in a craft magazine and these inspired me to really get involved and create my own blog, 'Neet & Crafty'.  It took me a while to find my own style which I can definitely now call clean and simple.  I love creating with stamps, ink and dies, and adore crisp and clean designs with lots of yummy white space, but I do like to try new techniques and push myself to try something different.  The craft blogging world is such a wonderful community to be part of and I've 'met' so many wonderful friends.  I'm so looking forward to being part of the Muse team and I hope I can provide some inspiration with my designs

Tracey McNeely
Hi, my name is Tracey McNeely, and my blog is In My Creative Opinion. I am a Canadian girl that lives just outside of the city of Toronto. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 25 years and have two fabulous kids--Ben who is 20 and Brooklyn who just turned 18. I love to play with paper, stamps and dies creating projects that are clean and simple. I am so excited to be a part of the Muse Design Team and hope to inspire all of you with my designs!

That's right, we will now have 4 DT members and Guest Designers will be selected in the months where there are 5 Mondays (August 30 will be our next Guest spot).

Our monthly Muse timetable will look like this:

Week 1 - Joan
Week 2 - Michele
Week 3 - Anita
Week 4 - Tracey
Week 5 - Guest Designer

In the meantime, we'll take a little break and come back fresh and ready for the second half of 2015 on July 6, when Joan will be our Muse! We can't wait to get started! See you then!



  1. Congrats Ladies - I look forward to being inspired by your projects!

  2. Congratulations, Joan, Anita & Tracey!

  3. Congratulations ladies and can't wait to see what the design team inspires us with us next month ! x

  4. Congratulations Anita, Joan and Tracey!

  5. Wow! What a fabulous line up of talent!
    Congratulations ladies and I can't wait for your inspiring muses!

  6. Fabulous additions to the team!

  7. Congratulations!! What a great group of talent!

  8. Wow, wow, wow and wow....all-star designers added to the current A-team! So excited - and I'm going to make a far more concerted effort to play often! With inspiration galore, no reason not to! Congrats all around!

  9. Congrats ladies, can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

  10. Thanks lovelies, feeling the love <3 xx

  11. Congratulation ladies, how exciting for you all!! Can't wait to see what wonderful cards you will inspire us with!