I have to be completely unoriginal, and tell you that there were way more applicants we'd have liked to have on our team than we were able to choose this time around. We had applications from around the globe...from Jewish ladies ranging in observance from secular to completely frum...from non-Jewish ladies with a huge variety of family connections to Judaism...from published artists to ladies who made ours their very first design team application ever. We were so honored and blown away by everyone who took the time and effort to complete our application process and share their work with us. THANK YOU!
The papercrafters we did choose for our inaugural team are all talented (I guess that would be a given ), and we also feel are a good 'mix' of everything from different relationships to Judaism to different styles and crafting strengths and preferences (cards, scrapbooking, altered items, digital/paper...). We hope they enjoy working with us in our seminal year, and that they bring great inspiration to the Jewish papercrafting community through their involvement here.
Please join me in welcoming...
Debby Avraham (Debby66), Israel
Lisa Spiegel (scrapmama), California
Rachel Myerson (boysmom), Pennsylvania
Jessica Barnett (jesslcooper), Arizona
Julie Gelfand (scrappinjuls), California
More information about our designers will be posted on our homepage in the next few weeks, and it won't be long until their first Design Team projects hit the gallery. Stay tuned!