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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Introducing the 2012 SPS Design Team

Hello Friends, Family and Fellow Crafters,

HAPPY 2012!!

I am so excited to see what the New Year brings!  

Today is the day for the announcement of the 2012 ShopPumpkinSpice Design Team!

I am so excited to have these wonderful ladies represent Pumpkin Spice.  Their projects are amazing and they are wonderful people as well.  What an amazing group!!

Drum Roll Please……


My Thoughts Exactly

Hello everyone, my name is Alyssa and I am 22 years old. I am currently a full time student and I will be graduating in May with a degree in Liberal Studies and Mathematics. I recently moved to San Francisco with my wonderful hubby who I have been married to for a little over a year. We live with our sweet old fur ball, an 11 year old rat terrier named Princess. I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who supports me in my crafting addiction and who has helped me to start my own stamp line, My Thoughts Exactly Stamps. I am primarily a card maker but I love paper crafts of every kind! I am SO excited to be a member of the Shop Pumpkin Spice design team because I absolutely love the products they carry and the customer service is amazing! I am honored to represent such a wonderful company. I look forward to inspiring you with some new and creative ways to use products from Shop Pumpkin Spice!!


Raindrop Echo Designs

 My name is Ann and I live in beautiful Southern California.  I have four crazy dogs and a hubby who's amazingly patient with my cardmaking obsession. I've been cardmaking since May 2009 and I'm happy to be a part of the supportive, encouraging and friendly papercrafting community.  I love to use stamps, flowers, ribbons, pearls, lace and whatever else you can think of on my creations, but above all else, I love paper!  You can create a card without stamps and embellishments, but you have to have paper!  I am excited to be a part of the ShopPumpkinSpice Design Team because, let's face it, it has the LOWEST prices around and I'm just the type who loves to get the most bang out of her buck ;)  I hope to inspire you with my creations just as everyone else has inspired me!


I am thrilled and excited to start another term as a design team member for the amazing Pumpkin Spice Blog.

I am a mother of two adorable kiddos (baby #3 due at the end of April) and a wife to a wonderful husband. I work part-time as a nurse at a busy metro hospital. When I'm not busy being a mommy and a nurse, I spend time reading and getting caught up in Netflix movies. My family loves to travel and spend time together, so there is alway an adventure on the horizon.

I have been a paper crafter for years, but got my fire rekindled last year when I got a Cricut for Christmas. I've been crazy crafting ever since. I have a passion for my Cricut, Cuttlebug and all my stamps. I adore beautiful paper and embellishments. My favorite things to craft are home decor, mini albums, and cards. I love learning new techniques and being inspired by others.  

May all your paper crafting dreams come true.

Carissa Wittig


Courts Crafts

Hi! My name is Courtney Lee and I have had the incredible privilege of being sponsored by Pumpkin Spice! I approached them because they had the best prices, the best shipping rates, and incredibly great customer service! I am proud to say that I represent Pumpkin Spice and am looking forward to being on the Design Team! I design for Imaginisce, My Pink Stamper, and have been a guest designer for My Mind's Eye and showcased on Echo Park, so Pumpkin Spice has everything I need!

I live with my husband Hans in San Francisco, CA with our Yorkie named Spoon. She is my constant crafty companion! I am excited about this new adventure and am really looking forward to it!



I am married to my wonderful Husband, Who is also my best friend and greatest support.   We live on the Central Coast in CA. I am an exhibiting Artist, the mediums I use are watercolor, acrylic, and sometimes I get crazy and use mixed media.  I serve on the board of Directors of our local Art League; we are a non-profit organization, and a vital part of our art community.  I have always loved art, and as a child, this is what I wanted to do.  I'm very thankful for everyday, and I look at each day as an opportunity to create, share, and show kindness.  On Jan 1, 2011, I started my blog DL.ART and it has opened a whole new direction of art for me, my medium has included the use paper and glue a lot. We will see what 2012 has to offer.

Diana is having her 1st Blog-aversary today... Sponsored by Robyn of My Pink Stamper.  Be sure to hop over and say hello to Diana and wish her a happy 1st Blog-aversary!

Dorcas Designs

Hi All! I'm so thrilled to be accepted as part of the Pumpkin Spice Team! A little about me: My name is Dorcas. I'm married to my very sweet hubby of 18 years, we have a 14 year old daughter that I homeschool and we live in the countryside of North Carolina with our two fat cats and 22 talkative ducks. I love to craft (which is why I'm here! :) but I also love to read, decorate, cook ethnic and spend time in the vegetable garden looking for something edible under all the aphids.  I look forward to bring you some paper inspiration in the course of my DT term here at Pumpkin Spice!


I am a work-at-home mom to two beautiful 9yo fraternal twin girls, both of whom are diagnosed with Autism.  I have been married to my college sweetheart, Doug, for over 20 years.  We also have a 21yo cat named Skeeziks, who is the sweetest furry girl.  I am an avid card-maker with a paper addiction.  If there were a show on paper crafting hoarders, I would probably be on it :)  I am also very frugal; I want to get the newest and hottest paper collections, but at a reasonable price.  That's why I Shop Pumpkin Spice!


Sugar Gem Crafts

Hi there I'm Lenae! I live in Washington State with my fiancée and my black lab fur baby Kalani. I got started in paper crafting about 5 plus years ago when I was invited to a card party. I lost my job about 3 years ago when the company I worked for went out of business. Before I lost my job I mainly made cards for the troops, but once I was jobless I had so much extra time I needed to expand my horizons. I started really getting into 3D design. Last October for my birthday I received a Cricut from my mom, which opened up all kinds of new ideas and avenues. This is when everything exploded for me in the crafting community. I started my blog just a few months after that and haven't looked back! I love designing cards, treat goodies and 3d projects! Most of my projects always come with either a free SVG file and/or tutorial. Crafting has really changed my life. After going through many losses in my family over the last few years I started using my crafting as a form of therapy. It really helped me get through some tough times. I have met some of the nicest, kindest giving people I have ever met in the crafting community! I am so blessed to have all of you in my life! I am also blessed to have a fiancée that supports my addiction.... I mean hobby!  


Hi, My name is Lezlye Lauterbach, I live in Northern California in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. I have been married for 25 years to Jim who is very supportive of my obsession, anything to do with paper crafting! I have three children,one girl two boys ages 22, 19, 18. I have an adorable Yorkie Daizy who will soon be 4!

I have been paper crafting for about 20 years, it's the one hobby that has stuck! I love my electronic cutting machines and use them everyday. I try to post new creations on my blog on a regular basis. I am excited for this new partnership with Shop Pumpkin Spice, to meet new friends and have fun! Paper Crafters are the best!

Luv Scrapping Together

My name is Saundra. I am a wife, homeschool mom, and avid papercrafter. I began papercrafting a little over 3 years ago after I bought my electronic cutting machine. At first I had thought to only use it for bulletin boards and such for my classroom. I was teaching in a private school back then. As I began searching for information I discovered the world of blogging. There is so much inspiration to be had! I love making cards and have tried my hand at scrapbooking and making home decor projects. Besides papercrafting I love spending time with my family and am striving to get fit. That's my 2012 resolution!! I look forward to serving on the Shop Pumpkin Spice design team and hope to inspire you in some small way.

Again, Thank you to everyone that took the time to submit a projects. They were all so much fun to view… ohhing and ahhing.

Be sure to join us again on Saturday January 7th for our 1st 1 2012 Design Team Blog Hop when we will reveal the January Card Kit.

Remember to put all these wonderful designers in your RSS feed or become their Follower to see all the wonderful projects they have to inspire you during 2012...


Saundra said...

Happy New Year, Ladies! I'm so excited to be working with you!


Raechelle said...

Congratulations ladies! What a talented team- I am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Tanya said...

Congrats girls!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats girls, can't wait to see your creations!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats to the new team!

June Houck said...

So nice to re-read about my DT sisters and "meet" the newest ones. This is going to be a great year :)

DIANA L. said...

Congrats to everyone on the team. Here is wishing you all a very healthy and successful year.

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