It's Feature Friday! Today we start to take a closer look at the products in our November release and to help us out we have three new guest designers: Barb Engler, Jenny Colacicco, and Ricky Burton-Romero! We're so excited to be featuring the work of these these super talented crafters and hope you are too. Today we'll be showing you what they made using the Snail Mail Bundle and the Postmarked Turnabout™. You can find out more about these fabulous designers and check out their projects below!
BARB ENGLER @bdengler4
I live in Minnesota with my husband, and we have two grown sons. Years ago, when my kids were young, I started scrapbooking but fell in love with card making in 2010. I retired in 2015 and I’ve really enjoyed having more time to create cards. I also love to knit, crochet and go on long walks around the many lakes near my home.
Shortly after retiring, I was approached by Simon Says Stamp and asked to run their Flickr group, where we continue to host a biweekly challenge. I also run Simon’s Instagram challenge account, which has a monthly theme. I feel so grateful to be able to now work in the crafting industry and do what I love every single day!
JENNY COLACICCO @jenccards
Hi I’m Jenny Colacicco and I live in New York with my husband and daughter Ruby (who is just starting kindergarten). I’m originally from England and moved to the USA ten years ago. I discovered the joys of cardmaking just after moving here and it has consumed most of my free time ever since! I particularly love florals and technique based cards! When not in my craft room or at work, I love hiking with my family and movie night - I’m a huge Star Wars nerd! I’m thrilled to be guesting with Concord and 9th this month and excited to share inspiration for this awesome release!
RICKY BURTON-ROMERO @bromerocards
My name is Ricky, but I introduce myself as “It’s your boy Ricky,” thanks to my Instagram followers. I have been a card maker for five years. What started as a one-time Christmas card making season turned into a full-on life of art, people, and love. I am so happy that I have been introduced to this world of kindness, and it makes me even more comfortable that I can be who I am without judgment. I have been introduced to so many amazing people and have been able to work with some of the most fantastic artists out there!
I am an animal lover by nature, and I volunteer with non-profit organizations. I have created yearly card drives to assist animals in need. For my daytime job, I am a retirement manager/analyst. Card-making is my escape into my little world. I would say that clean and simple cards are my favorite, but that would be a lie, because well, I love super tacky colorful cards too!
I live in Chicago, IL, have a wonderful husband named Tony and two lovely pit bull rescues named Ivy & Izel. Izel is a special needs dog as she is deaf. She has taught me a lot about being the best person I can be. That is my life motto, to be the best person I can be and help others be the best they can be. I am so excited to guest design for Concord & 9th this month. It is truly an honor!
Let's inspire each other! We'd love to see what you do with the Snail Mail Bundle and Postmarked Turnabout™! Post your projects using the hashtags #c9november2020release, #snailmailbundle, #postmarkedturnabout, and of course, #concordand9th.