Hello everyone! Welcome to February launch day! The 9th comes around so quickly, yet it's our favorite day of the month. We get to see if you are as excited about the latest release products as we are!
Not only are we launching new products today, but we also get to introduce a new round of guest designers! Jeff, Tracey & Laura will be showcasing projects from our February 2019 release today, and the next 3 Fridays too!
Read on to learn more about this months guests, and to see what they've created using our new Floral Print Silhouette Bundle!
FIRST UP IS JEFF LINDBERG @mrjefflindberg:
Here is a bit about Jeff in his own words:
My name is Jeff Lindberg and I’m thrilled to guest design for Concord & 9th!
Originally born and raised in a waterman’s village in Hampton Roads, VA, I now have enjoyed 23 years in Orlando, Florida, where I pursued my dream of working for The Walt Disney Company. My role includes leading the amazing Disney Special Activities, VIP Tours team. Together we articulate the strategy behind the specialized visits of dignitaries, corporate executives, celebrities and special Guests of Disney Parks.
At night I’m an actor and an amateur card maker, finding both an amazing outlet to my high-octane day job!
I share a life in downtown Orlando with my partner, Dan, an Elementary Music Teacher and our amazing (and personality filled) rescue mutt, Hazel Harper! (Yep, two first names…and we say them both every time. Believe me, it matches her human personality!)
4 and half years ago Dan got me a Silhouette Cameo to cut down on my holiday decor expenditures! (I’m really big into holiday overlays, even outside of the main staples of Christmas and Easter!) Little did he know, he created a card making monster!
While on vacation, I walked into a stamp and paper craft store in midtown Manhattan looking for inspiration and was drawn to a display with the gorgeous Concord & 9th logo…and fell even harder for their stamps and die cuts. I probably bought more of their product in one day than I should have!
Now four years and tons of support from mentors like Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Tim Holtz, Cathy Zielske and Simon Hurley, I’m all in! I enjoy the social side of the community. I’ve guest designed for Simon Says Stamp and been featured as a Guest Artist for Online Card Classes.
I’m sort of a unicorn…an amateur male crafter who continues to learn and publicly share my learning curve. I develop my skills by finding inspiration in the networking, fellowship and on-line connections of great crafters like you!
Connect with me via my Instagram @MrJeffLindberg where you’ll see insights to my clean and simple, white space heavy style. You’ll also see my passion for home decor, my life with Dan, my muppet Hazel Harper and working for Disney!
And if you’re a dude who crafts, or know one…have them connect with the hash tag #dudescrafttoo!
NEXT UP IS LAURA VOLPES @abitofmycrafts:
Here is a bit about Laura in her own words:
Hi there! My name is Laura, an Italian crafter with a huge passion for cardmaking! I live in England with my husband, who always encourages me and supports me in my creative journey. I love making cards and I love experimenting with different media and techniques. It is a continuous learning process that I really enjoy! I also love sharing my creations with the amazing papercrafting community, so full of talent and positivity!
If you'd like to connect with me, you can follow me on myblog, my Instagram profile and my YouTube channel! I hope to see you there!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST TRACEY MCNEELY @traceymcneely:
Here is a bit about Tracey in her own words:
Hi there, I'm Tracey and I live in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. I have been marriedfor28 years and we have two amazing children--Ben, who is 24, and Brooklyn, who is 21. I have enjoyed being creative all of my life and have tried many different crafts--pastels, sewing, knitting--you name it. Several years ago I began a love affair with paper and stamps so I began scrapbooking and making cards. My style is mostly clean and simple, but I do love playing with layers and getting messy with watercolours and inks. I am so excited to be guesting with Concord & 9th this month and I hope that I can inspire you to get creative.
Yes, this is just a photo of the Floral Print Silhouette Bundle. Unfortunately, Tracey's products didn't arrive in Canada to her in time (insert sad face here)! Fingers crossed she'll have them by the next Feature Friday post on 2/15!
Be sure to follow each of these talented guests
on their Instagram & blogs too!
Laura Volpes of A Bit of My Crafts @abitofmycrafts
Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion @traceymcneely
Come back next Friday, 2/15 for the projects they will be creating using our new Hey There Turnabout™ Bundle! Can't wait! :)