Wednesday, August 31, 2011

intRoducing...my new cReative team!!!

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Since it's the *eve* of our Grand Opening...I wanted to share the member of my 2011-2012 Creative Team for


Each of these amazing women have a variety of amazing talents, creative strengths & big hearts...I'm sure you will LOVE to see HOW they use Rhonna Designs in their own creative realm...& we, as a team, hope to  
uplift and inspire you!


Born and raised in Chicago, Amy Tan spent much of her childhood wallpapering her bedroom walls with the colorful and glamorous pages of fashion magazines. She learned how to sew her senior year of high school and what developed was her first passion: designing. Within five years, she had become an award-winning designer and founder of the popular handcrafted t-shirt line Amy Tangerine. Her collections were featured in hundreds of retail outlets, including Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York, and yielded impressive worldwide sales.

In 2007, her business expanded to include scrapbooking, with her fashion design work now being produced on a custom basis. Her love for sharing her clothing and now also paper crafts has taken her all over the globe and given her the opportunity to teach creative classes from Hawaii to Tennessee.

She loves traveling, leisurely bike rides and relaxing in her little Venice Beach apartment, which she shares with her boyfriend, JC, and her two Jack Russell Terriers, Buster and Bamboo. Over the past two years, she's been working on perfecting what she likes to think of as the “art of truly living,” which includes enjoying the everyday; working smarter instead of harder; globetrotting; achieving balance in daily life; and collaborating with other creative people.

**Also find Amy at:   Spark No. 3 this year as a teacher!
twitter: @amytangerine
pinterest: amytangerine
instragram: amytangerine**

Emily Hill is a wife, mother, writer and entrepreneur. When she’s not driving carpool, cleaning crayon off the walls, issuing another timeout or hiding in her closet, she is the woman behind the ramblings on isthisREALLYmylife.com.  She is also the co-owner and managing editor of SassyScoops.com; contributing editor for BoutiqueCafĂ©.com; contributing writer on Blogcritics.org; and a member of the eBay Parent Panel
Diet Coke and chocolate make it all possible.

**Also find Emily at: 
twitter: @emihill**


Hi there! My name is Jamie Pate. I am wife of one, mother of five, daughter of two, sister to one, and friends with many. I love the paper crafts world and have been involved deeply since 1997. To me, telling a story starts with a photo. I consider myself a life artist that tells her story by way of scrapbook layout, mini book, art journal, or even a card to inspire a friend, just to name a few. I don’t try to stay caught up. I just try to tell them when they happen so I don’t forget when they have passed. Digital and hybrid art is just one of many ways to tell those stories, and it brings me lots of joy to be part of this wonderful community.

 **Also find Jamie at:
twitter: @jmpgirl
flickr: jmp girl
 
Jing Van Opstal , once a dedicated hotelier then became a professional “Hausfrau” 13 years ago when she married her German husband who has been giving her constant encouragement on her creative pursuits.  She has been fortunate to live in and visit many countries throughout the world due to her husband’s occupation and thus, experienced several cultural adventures which inspire her to create and combine amazing colors, designs and even scents. 
Her attention to details makes her unique and whatever she ventures out to do, she will try to make it special… aside from artistic work, she loves to entertain at home and that’s where her dining table is always full of themed, home-made accents.  Well, she loves something different from the usual.  Her artistic style? … “I love to discover and try different things – so my style is totally a mystery … I love being mysterious.”

**Also find Jing at:
twitter: @jvotvo
 

 
Kelly Lautenbach is loving life as a wife and empty nester. She spends her days pretending to run her husband’s business and regularly sneaks over to her studio where  time flies by as she creates all kinds of crafty goodness. As dinner time nears, she slips back out to the “real world” in time to do just enough to make it look like she worked all day. Shhhhhhh! Please don’t tell. Her time as a scrapbooker has served her well in her foray into the world of fabric and quilting and other creative endeavors where her creative background influences her current projects. When she’s not creating, she enjoys living the good life in Nebraska and playing Gram to the world’s cutest little boy, Sutton.

**Also find Kelly at:
twitter: @scrapstudio

My name is Kirsty Wiseman, wife to Mark and Momma to Ellie and our handsome pooch, Eddy.  I am foremost a Mum and secondly I am serious finger twitcher.  I cure this ail by constantly tip tapping on my mac or my iPhone or my camera or my wacom.  My fingers rise to the challenge of boredom by creating or searching for beautiful things that make me feel super inspired to craft.  I love the feeling of accomplishment of crafting; of being able to sustain my thirst for creating and giving.  Photographising, scrapbooking, card making and blogging features heavily in my free time and magically they come together to tell stories, create art, fuel inspiration and most of all - make me happy.  Life is wonderful, life is art.

**Also find Kirsty at:
twitter: @kirstywiseman 
instagram: kirstyloolaa
Melissa Mortenson likes to make stuff.. plain and simple. Whether I'm sewing or scrapbooking or decorating it doesn't matter I love it all!  A few years ago I started a blog called The Polkadot Chair to share my creative endeavors with others.  I've had a fantastic time growing my blog and branching out into new areas. I've got a line of sewing patterns and am excited to have been published this year in the book Fresh Fabric Treats!  I've been scrapbooking since my oldest was born 16 years ago and have enjoyed so much watching the scrapbooking industry grow in those years!  I grew up in Salt Lake City but now am happy to call Kentucky home! I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my husband, 16 year old daughter and 10 year old boy/girl twins! Oh yeah, we've got a big furry  dog that lives here too!

**Also find Melissa at:
twitter: @missiemort 
instagram: mmorten
pinterest: melissamortenson
flickr: mmortenky1

Hi my name is Nancy Wyatt and I live just outside of Houston, Texas with my husband Andy.  I love playing in my studio, it's the perfect way to blow off steam after a long day at the office!  I have always been a girly girl and I love to create with paper and mixed medias.  I studied and still love interior design, love having my camera with me at all times( to my husbands dismay) and for the last two years have enjoyed creating with digital art.  I am so excited and honored to have been asked to join this team and look forward to getting to know more of you via this awesome hobby!
**Also find Nancy at:
twitter: @nct621 
pinterest: NancyWyatt  
 

Rosemary Watson is a jack-of-all-trades crafter who loves to create beautiful things on a daily basis. I love photography, sewing, graphic design, hybrid crafting, and home styling. Beyond crafting, I love to cook & bake, and spend a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen. My husband Braden, is the most fun guy around, and we have five children- Olivia (5), Landen (4), Penelope (3), & twins Evelyn & Georgia (18 months). We live in Mesa, Arizona where we grew up and have lots of family to spend all our time with. I am so excited to be a part of the fantastic team and let my creativity grow and inspire others.

**Also find Rosemary at:
twitter: @rosemarywatson 
instagram: rosemarywatson
 

Meet Susan K.Weckesser, the founder and owner of Susiebee Studios Inc. Susan has been teaching, selling crafts and painting for twenty-six years. She also is a freelance writer/designer, editor, photographer and poet. Her work has been published with the magazines Canadian Scrapbooker, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook News & Review, & Canadian Living
 Her designs have also appeared in the Sketches 2 Scrapbook application. 

Susan’s freelance writing has also appeared in several Northern Alberta newspapers throughout the years, before which she wrote and illustrated children’s literature and her poetry has appeared in several anthologies. Susan is also a designer with FaveCrafts, Create Scrapbooks, & Kuretake.

Between 2003 and 2004, Susan K. Weckesser served on the Board of Directors for The Writers Guild of Alberta where she had fun developing her writer’s wings a little more and from 2005 to 2006 she was part of the Arts Council (SWAC) of Whitecourt, Alberta. 

In January, 2011, she had the honour to be a Guest Curator for the online art site; Cresendoh.com. She also loves the Christmas Love Campaign that she started 2 & ½ years ago to help promote love amongst scrapbooker, artists, crafters and the world!

Now, Susan is combining her love of painting and her love of scrapbooking and she just released with her company, Susiebee Studios Inc., her first scrapbooking paper line – Live in Color.
Susan currently lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta with her husband of twenty-one years, Marcus and her four wonderful children; Christopher, Kurt, Ashley, & Jessica and two feline friends. She loves to live life to the fullest and create her dreams each and every day.
**Also find Susan at:
instragram: susankweckesser
 
Welcome, welcome each one of my members...I'm so excited! They have truly uplifted and inspired me...& I'm sure they will do the same to you!
Jump on over to their blogs...because they will be hosting a GIVEAWAY to Rhonna Designs! 

31 comments:

Dolores said...

what a great team!!!

Martha Richardson said...

Incredible...awesome team!!

amy said...

exciting stuff!!
congrats to the Rhonna Designs Team!!

Sheila said...

Oh Rhonna! So excited for you and your team. Be still my heart!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the ladies of your team; can't wait for your new website!
Rolin from Holland

Nerissa Alford said...

How exciting for you, your team & us! Can't wait for all your creative goodness. Look out for the stampede for your grand opening ;)
Nerissa

Audrey Pettit said...

What an AMAZING team!! Congratulations ladies!

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats Ladies!
And a special BIG HUG to my buddy Jamie!!!
I cannot say that I'm surprised to see you here Sweetie for I know for a fact your art SHINES through, always!

BRAVO~

Jennifer Priest said...

Congrats everyone! Woot woot Susan and Nancy!!!

scrappfever said...

Exciting!! Can't wait to see Rhonna! Congrats Ladies and Nancy!!

patty said...

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S to all the giRls... can't wait to see all the goodness that you come up with!
xoxo...
~p

Barbara said...

Congratulations to all the girls.
Can't wait to see what your girls come up with.

Shay said...

I am very excited to see what you and the design team have in store for us...I am sure it will be fabulous.

Emily said...

So excited to be a part of such a talented team! I'm thinking I may be here just for moral support and cheerleading because these gals have more creative talent in their pinky finger than I have in my entire body! ;)

Danee said...

Congratulations to you and the team. I am excited to see what the next year brings. I'm surprised there aren't more blogs listed in the bios; I look forward to seeing the type of work the team puts out.

alicia king said...

congrats! can't wait to see everyone's work! and all your new stuff Rhonna!

Renee said...

This is awesome!! Congrats to Rhonna's Creative Team!!

Anonymous said...

Your new site looks absolutely fabulous!
Great job -as usual-...
love, rolin

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Such a fanfare, Rhonna - thank you for such a pretty welcome :)

patty said...

congrats to all the giRls!!!
xoxo...
~p

patty said...

again! wink!
and lovin' the designs already!

becky said...

So happy to see my girls Kelly and Amy here!

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