We have some fantastic crafters joining us this month as Guest Designers: Angela Simpson, April Antonio, and Caryn Davies! We're so excited to have them on board, sharing their creativity with us the next few weeks. Check out what these lovely ladies have made this week with the Flower Shaker Shapes Bundle and get to know them a little better below!
ANGELA SIMPSON - @mycraftyperspective
APRIL ANTONIO - @april_notes
Hello! I live in Northern California and have been a huge fan of Concord and 9th’s clean bold designs and high quality products for the past 5 years ago. I especially like the Turnabout stamps, and was thrilled when they released their own, unique color palette last year. I am so honored to be a guest designer in celebration of their July release.
I was gifted a scrapbooking kit for my eleventh birthday and spent the next few days on my bedroom floor, surrounded by family photos creating what would become my first scrapbook album! Later, I discovered my love of card making and began watching YouTube videos to learn new techniques and see how different products worked.
I am very visual, and it is easier for me to create when I can see what I have. So, I converted a walk-in closet in my bedroom into a customized ceiling to floor craft room where I labeled dies, stamps, inks, envelopes, etc. and arranged them by color and brand. This helps me tremendously when designing cards and creating other craft projects because I like to keep a clean workspace, as much as possible, and grab exactly what I want when I am thinking about it.
I particularly love using lots of color and paper piecing on my cards. I enjoy working with abstract shapes and lately have been working on improving my coloring skills. I also am loving large open stamps and dies with lots of space for adding color.
When not working as a Financial Planner I can be found in my craft closet selecting dies and stamps for my next project, filming a new YouTube cardmaking video or creating cards for upcoming local craft fairs. I also enjoy swapping crafting ideas and techniques with my cousin, and binge-watching craft room tours to see how others organize their space.
CARYN DAVIES - @glittermesilly
Let's inspire each other! We'd love to see what you do with the Flower Shaker Shapes Bundle! Make sure you tag us in your posts and use the hashtags #c9july2021release, #flowershakershapesbundle, and of course, #concordand9th.