Today we finally get to reveal what we have been up to! Are you ready??
It is with much excitement that we introduce you to our brand new design team! This is such a talented group of designers that we know will excite and inspire you every single day.
Say a big, wonderful welcome to:
Along with the new design team, we are also revamping our blog and will be providing weekly challenges, tutorials, behind the scenes looks, sketches and much more! This new content will be coming to you from our fabulous new team.
Today, let's formally introduce you to Lexi and Kinsey.
My name is Lexi Bridges and I am beyond thrilled to be joining the October Afternoon design team! I am a stay at home momma to two precious and crazy boys: Aven (5) and Paxton (3). I am married to my high school sweetheart and live in Missouri where it can be snowing and 75 degrees in the same week. Crazy! I started passionately scrapping about 3 years ago. I have always dabbled in crafty arenas...rug hooking, feather tree making (seriously!) , cross stitching, but once I discovered scrapbooking I haven't looked back. Playing with paper allows me to be creative and preserve memories of my family at the same time and at least to me, there really are no rules, so it is freeing! Besides playing with paper I also enjoy thrift stores, the colors orange and aqua, chocolate and chevron printed anything. I look forward to "meeting" all of you October Afternoon fans and sharing our projects!
"Alien Love" by Lexi Bridges
Hey everyone! My name is Kinsey (Kins for short) and I'm a stay at home mama to my 9 (going on 16) year old daughter, Brianna. I've been married to a handsome Air Force fella, Sam, for 11 years. When we're not packing or unpacking (gotta love the Air Force lifestyle!), we're busy playing nerdy boardgames (a family favorite!), hanging out and enjoying our time together :)
I started scrapbooking (like many other scrappin' mamas) when I was pregnant with Brianna in 2001. We got stationed in England when 'Beezy' was 2 and I took a part time job at the base craft store...that was my 'aha' moment. Shortly after I began working there, I was promoted to a retail purchasing position and attended my first CHA and at that point it was on :) I began teaching classes there and designing kits and I loved every minute of it! We got stationed in Northern California 4 years later and I love scrapbooking now just as much- if not more- than ever.
"Old Fashioned Candy Shoppe"
We will continue to introduce the rest of the designers this week. Help us welcome these fabulous ladies by leaving them a comment on this post. To celebrate our big news, we will pick a winner for some 5 and Dime goodies!