Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saying Farewell & Hello!!

Hi everyone!

Today I just wanted to give you a little update on the 2011 Design Team, because you are going to start seeing some new names pop up on the blog!

But first, I want to say farewell to the 2010 Design Team members that are moving on. We have loved having them on the team, and have loved all the amazing projects they have done with Glitz Design! Thank you so much, ladies, for making 2010 a special year for Glitz!

The girls moving on are:
Jeni Boisvert
Nicole Petersen
Kay Sibley
Courtney Baker
Danni Reid
Christine Penaflor

We have also found seven amazing people to fill the big shoes of those moving on.  Without further ado, please meet the 2011 additions to the Glitz Design DT!!

First up, here are the 4 joining the card team with current team member Carla Peicheff!

Iwona Palamountain
Hello, my name is Iwona Palamountain. I'm a SAHM to a 15 month old Zuzia and have a very supportive husband. I've been crafty all my life, and I tried a number of things, before I settled down for paper crafting two years ago. I love having a creative outlet, that lets me give my ideas a physical form. Creating cards is my main passion, and I love sending them to my friends and family!
I'm thrilled to join the Glitz Team, and I hope that my work will give you an inspiration towards creating!

My blog: Random Acts Of Creativity

Kristii Lockart
Hi everyone! My name is Kristii Lockart and I live in beautiful southwestern Montana with my amazing husband of 26 years. We are very blessed to have three wonderful adult children and two absolutely sweet Yorktese dogs!!! By day I work in our hometown high school library, and by night you will find me creating in my basement studio. I love all aspects of paper crafting, but creating cards is my one true obsession!!! I am thrilled to be a part of the Glitz team and very honored to be a part of such an amazing group of women!

You can see more of my work at

Michelle Philippi
Hi! I'm Michelle Philippi and I live in Idaho.

I’m a wife to a fantastic guy who supports my crazy adventures, and I’m a mother to the cutest little redheads you ever did see. I’m a working mom, but at the same time I strive to be Super Mom. In my “spare time” you will find me and all my chubby cheeks plopped down at my craft table making cards, goodie bags for the kids’ parties, school and church functions, and making gift tags too. I’m all about the heartfelt and handcrafted – but at the same time I’m all about the quick & easy. I don’t have the time or the patience to make anything that takes more than an hour so I work quickly in a small crafting space with everything within reach.

I am completely honored to be a part of the Glitz team and hope to inspire you with my creations this year!

Laurie Schmidlin
Hi, my name is Laurie Schmidlin. I live in Southwest Montana with my husband and four children. When I'm not homeschooling our kids or helping my husband out on the ranch, you will most likely find me locked away in my stamp room! Since discovering stamping 14 years ago, I not only have found a passion for paper crafts but have developed many close friendships along the way!
I can't even express how excited and honored I am to be a part of the Glitz Design Team! What a fantastic year this is going to be!


Next up is the wonderful lady who is joining Tammy Tutterow and Emeline Seet on the altered team!

Melissa Phillips
Hi, my name is Melissa Phillips. I was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, my husband and I moved to Southern Nevada where we currently live with little, Miss Sierra, our 7-year old daughter..
After the birth of Sierra, I wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of my life. I don’t know what I’d do without this creative outlet.
I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making, mini booklets, tags, and on occasion it all comes tumbling out in the form of a layout. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with others.

My blog:

And last, but definitely not are the amazing scrapbookers joining the ranks Leah Farquharson, Lisa Andrews, Michelle Jackson-Mogford, Noel Culbertson, Sasha Halloway and Tracie Hudson on the layout team!

Mou Saha
  Hello, I'm Mou Saha from Tampa, Florida. I love to play with different techniques from quick and simple to artsy and eclectic. I'm thoroughly enjoying this creative journey that helps me express myself better than anything else. Currently, I work as a Contributing writer for Creating Keepsakes magazine. So excited to be part of the Glitz Design team this year.


Rommel Okuma

Hey there! I’m Rommel Okuma, a 30 y.o. guy and I live in São Paulo, Brazil with my boyfriend, we have lived together for about 4 years. I have a degree in Business Administration and I presently work as a Marketing Assistant in an Educational Foundation.
I have always loved different artistic techniques, and ever since I was a child I have loved playing with colored pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, origami papers and other artistic materials. When I found out about Scrapbooking, just over one year ago, I immediately became addicted.
For me, Scrapbooking means more than just keeping my memories close and registering good moments. This artistic expression gives me many possibilities to express myself, my story. I have an eclectic/artistic style and I love to develop colorful projects.
I’m so honored (and excited too!!!) to be part of the 2011 Glitz Design Team! Hope we enjoy some great and inspired moments together! Yeeeey! :)

I can't even tell you how excited I am to see what these amazingly talented people have in store for Glitz Design this year!  Please be sure to give them a warm welcome, and you will see their wonderful creations starting this month!!

Until later,
~Lea L.


Rommel said...

Welcome ladies!
Can't wait to see how many fabs projects we will have here! Yey!

HeatherC said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the projects y'all come up with! I will miss some of the older DT girls though. I look forward to all the new posts on the blog!

Lisa Andrews said...

Can't wait to see all of the new project this year. Welcome to the DT!

Connie said...

Congrats ladies!!!Special shout out to Kristi!!!! Whoo hooo!!! can't wait to see what you create!!!

nancy jane said...

Wow, this is some line up. Looking forward to seeing their new projects with Glitz.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Fabulous team! Congrats to all you lovely and talented women!!

Dani Nascimento said...

Hi folks,

Congrats for new DT members!!!
I can't wait to see the wonderful projects that's coming!!!


Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

Congrats girls!! And a special congrats to the dear Rommel, this amazing person I'm sure everyone will love to work with, as I do!!!

Manunamoral said...

Oh my God...

Clapt, clapt, clapt...

Very I am moved to see these choices gorgeous.
To see my friend between them is a bigger emotion.

Dear congratulations.

And: arassaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.


Natascha Curi said...

Great, great, great team. Can*t wait to see all the work these guys are gonna do.
Although the 2011 team is fascinating, I already have my fav: rommel. I am huge fan and he is a great and terrific guy.just love his arts and love him
Wonderful choices!
All the best, guys. Happy new scrap year,

Fernanda Isabel Marques Argoud - "Fê" said...

Hi, Girls & Boy!! ;D
Already a follower, now, and SO excited about new DT Rommel, my personal friend and scrap-idol! ;D

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