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    AUGUST Release & New Guest Designers!

    Hello everyone! Welcome to August! Today is special in that it is the launch day of our new August products, it's our 4th business birthday, and we have a new round of talented guest designers! Jessica, Hannah & Rachel will be sharing projects with us each Friday this month as part of our Feature Friday series using our new August 2019 product release!

    Read on to learn more about this months guests, and to see what they've created using this months earned rewards: Confetti Turnabout™ stamp set and Cake Layer dies!! Welcome ladies!! :)

    FIRST UP IS JESSICA FROST-BALLAS @jessicafrostballas:

    Here is a bit about Jessica in her own words:

    Hello!  My name is Jessica (though most people call me Jess) and I blog over atAll the Sparkle!  I have loved Concord & 9th from the very beginning with Map Love and Take a Bough dies and I am honored to be helping them celebrate their FOURTH birthday this month!! I'm a short, happily married crafter living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with a small furry herd and a very supportive husband!  I spend my afternoons teaching private music lessons in harp and piano but my mornings and late nights are filled with crafting! I love being a crafty chameleon, experimenting with new techniques and mediums, and I generally cannot resist adding a little extra sparkle to all my cards and projects! When I'm not making cards I can usually be found drinking coffee with a good book, experimenting with new recipes, or covered in alcohol ink!  I look forward to sharing projects with you this month and celebrating Concord & 9th!

     

    NEXT UP IS HANNAH DRAPINSKI @hanlynart:

    Here is a bit about Hannah in her own words:

    Hi ya'll!
    My name is Hannah. I am a self taught artist born and raised in a small country town in the Midwest - a place where the smell of cows and sweet corn make you feel at home. I currently live on a 15 acre horse ranch with my best friend and husband, Jesse. 
    I graduated high school when I was 16 years old. Back in school, I would doodle on any scrap piece of paper I could get my hands on. Little did I know that those insignificant doodles would someday turn into art people would pay for. I Design and Illustrate Stamp Sets for Gina K Designs, as well as manage my own art business on the side. 
    I am also an avid writer. I rarely leave the house without my writing journal packed snuggly in my purse. That or something to doodle on. I have an addiction to popcorn, strawberries, scrunchies, Harry Potter, and all kinds of animals. I love photography, campfires, Chinese food, and spending time with my husband. I am a lung disease warrior, and a survivor in all senses of the word. My intent is to create beautiful things with my work through virtue of imagination. Art is freedom and expression in all areas of life, and I want to share that with the world.

    Love your "Creative Wallflower",
    Hannah

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS RACHEL ALVARADO @theunpamperedstamper:

    Here is a bit about Rachel in her own words:

    Hello!  My name is Rachel and I am a happily married, stay at home mom of three beautiful children.  Prior to having kids, I worked as an Exercise Physiologist in a cardiology office but now most of my days are busily spent homeschooling and driving to and from sport’s practices.  I love to create all types of cards but usually gravitate toward vivid and colorful designs. I have been addicted to card making for the past 4 years and love working with a variety of styles and products.

    BE SURE TO FOLLOW EACH OF THESE TALENTED GUESTS
    ON THEIR INSTAGRAM & BLOGS TOO!

    Jessica Frost Ballas of All the Sparkle @jessicafrostballas
    Hannah Drapinski of Hanlyn Art @hanlynart
    Rachel Alvarado of Rachel Alvarado Designs @theunpamperedstamper

    Come back next Friday, 8/16 for the projects they will be creating using our new Autumn Harvest Bundleand Vintage Artichoke Bundle!