Welcoming NEW Altenew Card Design Team Members + Giveaway

by Altenew

Hello, crafters! We have some thrilling news to start 2021 off on a great note. Our Card Design Team is growing by two members!

World map for Card DT 2021

Please join us in giving a hearty welcome to Emily Midgett and Tenia Nelson.

You may recognize these two talented crafters, as they have both served as guest designers for many of our release blog hops in the past. We absolutely love their card making styles and are thrilled to have them on the team.

Without further ado, let's get to know a little about our new design team members.

Emily Midgett


Emily lives in the Midwest with her husband, big twins and baby twins, two cats, and a large dog. In a past life, she obtained a master’s degree in music, specifically voice, and had a private voice studio, but she became a stay-at-home mom after her older set of twins was born.

She has been crafting for most of her life in one form or another, dabbling in painting, drawing, jewelry-making, scrapbooking, and Cricut-crafting. (Basically, being a craft-supply collector.) Her love of papercrafting really intensified after getting married, when she was looking for the perfect thank you notes and ended up purchasing half of the stamp aisle and many shades of blue ink from Hobby Lobby – the start of a slippery slope.

While stamping was the beginning of her papercrafting passion, she now has discovered her true love: coloring. Watercolors, alcohol markers, and colored pencils are never far from her reach, and coloring Altenew flowers is one of her favorite ways to unwind from the stresses of mom-life. Flowers, vivid color, and the occasional sparkle can always be found on Emily’s projects! 

emily collageYou can find Emily's creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram.

Tenia Nelson


Tenia Nelson grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but has called Denver, Colorado her home since 1990. She is a wife to Tim (15+ years!!), momma to Thelonious (9 years old), and doggie momma to Snowball. When Tenia is not making cards or getting inky, she plays music professionally as a pianist and percussionist and teaches private and public school music (over 20 years!).

Tenia got her start in paper crafting over 20 years ago and dabbles in everything from cardmaking and scrapbooking to mixed media, hand lettering, and metal stamping. Tenia’s cardmaking style can be described as CAS Cray Cray (CAS with LOTS of FUN and goodness going on)!

tenia collageYou can find Tenia's creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram.

Who's excited to welcome these two amazing ladies to our Card Design Team?! We can't wait to see what these two will be sharing with us in the upcoming months.


We'd love to hear from you! Leave our NEW Card Design Team members some love in the comment section below and get a chance to win one of three $30 gift certificates to our store! Winners will be announced on 1/7/2020 on this post.

While you're here, check out the other amazing members of our Card Design Team HERE. Thank you for dropping by!


As promised, we have randomly chosen the winners of the $30 gift certificate to our store from the comments left in this post. The winners are Daria Z., Nancy Littrell, and Cathy Wolff.

How to claim your prize:

Congratulations! Please send a screenshot of your winning comment or a link to this blog post to winner@altenew.com. Use the subject line “New Card DT Members Giveaway Winner”.

Thank you to everyone who left wonderful comments!


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cropladyva January 4, 2021 - 12:53 AM

Congrats on being on the Altenew DT. Your card examples are exquisite. I can’t wait to see more.

dawnnz January 4, 2021 - 1:45 AM

Congratulations to both talented ladies. Can’t wait to see more of your creations.

donna mikasa January 4, 2021 - 2:42 AM

Huge congrats to Emily and Tenia! Love the diversity of your team and can’t wait to be inspired!

Bev Karolak January 4, 2021 - 3:27 AM

Congratulations! Can’t wait to see your creations! 🙂

Lya Lin January 4, 2021 - 3:43 AM

Congratulations to both of you! I look forward to see and be inspired by your upcoming artworks as new members! Happy Happy New Year!

Penny McRobert January 4, 2021 - 4:31 AM

Congratulations, great to see a Company with such a diverse, talented team of designers. Can’t wait to be inspired.

Athena January 4, 2021 - 5:03 AM

Always happy to know the names and faces behind the cards that inspire me. Congratulations to both Emily and Tenia!

stampingrama January 4, 2021 - 6:30 AM

Happy 2021 and a most heart-y welcome and congrats to Emily and Tenia!! Gorgeous papercraft projects! Am looking forward to lots of creative inspiration!! Great job, Altenew!!

Marcia K Designs January 4, 2021 - 6:37 AM

Congrats Emily and Tenia! Look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.

Jeanne Beam January 4, 2021 - 8:47 AM

Congratulations Emily and Tania! I have seen many of your creations. Welcome to Altenew…

Sandy S. January 4, 2021 - 9:21 AM

Two musicians on the team! Welcome!

Sue Wisniewski January 4, 2021 - 9:39 AM

Congratulations to Emily and Tenia on becoming members of the Altenew team.
Beautiful cards from both of you.
stamping sue

Andrea Megan Hastilow January 4, 2021 - 10:23 AM

Fantastic that the team is growing again. These two awesome ladies are going to bring you some stunning pieces from what I’ve seen of their past projects. Welcome to you both & Happy New Year to the entire team T Altenew x

barbara lassiter January 4, 2021 - 10:52 AM

What a great way to start 2021 with two new talented team members to inspire and encourage our creativity. Your card samples are beautiful and I’ve already noticed and appreciated your work on the blog hops for Altenew! Happy New year everyone!

Maura January 4, 2021 - 11:23 AM

Congrats to Emily and Tenia – I have been a fan of both of these talented women for a long time and can’t wait to see what they do with the fabulous Altenew products!!!!

Marilyn Haselbauer January 4, 2021 - 11:37 AM

Welcome!!! Always ready for new ideas😁

Cyndi Morris January 4, 2021 - 11:41 AM

Welcome Emily and Tenia! I’ve been following Emily for a long time, and I can’t wait to be awed by Tenia. Altenew has the most talented designers to showcase their amazing products.

Juanita Derks January 4, 2021 - 11:41 AM

Congrats to the new team members. Good luck.

Cathy M January 4, 2021 - 11:43 AM


tara prince January 4, 2021 - 12:02 PM

great new team members!!

Nana Griffin January 4, 2021 - 12:23 PM

Welcome Emily and Tenia! Looking forward to more of your ideas.

maria f. January 4, 2021 - 1:10 PM

Love the new additions to your incredible team. Looking forward to Tenia’s modern takes on Altenew’s fabulous products.

1948mary January 4, 2021 - 1:18 PM

Welcome Emily & Tenia. The more, the merrier I always say. Love lots of new ideas and videos. So glad you joined the rest of the team.

Inkin' Chickie January 4, 2021 - 1:42 PM

Congratulations and welcome! I’ve enjoyed past post and look forward to the coming ones.

Jade McClung January 4, 2021 - 2:14 PM

Tenia and Emily create amazing cards. They are very talented. I have seen many of their cards and I am always in awe. My best wishes to Tenia and Emily. Thank you.

jellybeanerz January 4, 2021 - 2:38 PM

welcome to the entire new design team! I look forward to new projects!

Stacey Kowbel January 4, 2021 - 5:17 PM

Congrats to Emily and Tenia! Looking forward to their projects throughout the year!

Deborah B January 4, 2021 - 8:03 PM

What an accomplishment ! I love both of your unique backgrounds you created!

Julie Shields January 4, 2021 - 8:06 PM

Welcome to the team, Emily and Tenia. I love both of your styles!

Pauline Abeysekera January 5, 2021 - 12:27 AM

Emily and Tennia, I’m so happy you’re both joining the design team so we’ll see even more of your designs with Altenew.

Carla Hundley January 5, 2021 - 2:23 AM

Welcome to the team!
I’ve followed Tenia for
awhile now. Looking
forward to both of your
Carla from Utah

Lori Lehnen January 5, 2021 - 8:33 AM

Congratulations and welcome to the design team!
Looking forward to seeing inspiring ideas from the two of you!

Mary-Anne V. January 5, 2021 - 10:37 AM

Excited to see these two talented ladies join your team! Such a great power house team of inspiration you have Altenew!

Bobby Hagen January 5, 2021 - 5:29 PM

What great additions to the Altenew team.

Heather DePasquale January 5, 2021 - 8:00 PM

Wow! I love how you are both musical. Creativity through and through. May you enjoy the Altenew Team. I’m sure this will grow and stretch you to even greater knowledge and skill. Congratulations!!

Amanda Steele January 5, 2021 - 8:16 PM

Wow, congratulations to both of them. So happy for both of them.
I am aware of Emily and even follow her on Instagram but was not lucky to know about Tenia beforehand.
It’s nice to see a black lady, like myself, on the design team. I have just followed her on Instagram! So can’t wait to see what both of they create for 2021 for Altenew!!

Chandhini January 6, 2021 - 12:12 PM

I have always loved both the designers style of card making. Waiting to see their gorgeous cards.

Rosali B. January 6, 2021 - 2:43 PM

Congrats to Tenia and Emily!! They are both amazing and talented and I look very much forward to their inspiration!!

Sue D January 6, 2021 - 9:51 PM

Welcome. I am familiar with both of these ladies.

Dionne January 7, 2021 - 7:18 AM

Congrats, can’t wait to see your creations

Connie Johnson January 7, 2021 - 9:32 AM

Been following the wonderful work of these two lovely ladies for some time now! Great choices Altenew!!! I know they’ll inspire us all! Welcome Emily and Tenia to the Altenew family of crafters :)

Connie Johnson January 7, 2021 - 9:39 AM

Welcome Emily and Tenia :) I’ve been following these two lovely ladies’ work for some time now! Great choices Altenew! I know they’ll inspire us all!!! Welcome to the Altenew crafting family :)

gizzzimo January 7, 2021 - 10:48 AM

Welcome Tenia and Emily! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see your beautiful creations.

poodlegal56 January 15, 2021 - 8:20 PM

Tenia, WOW on your style of cards…. new to me. Love the layers. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Susan Brittain January 15, 2021 - 8:23 PM

Welcome, Tenia and Emily. I think you each bring a unique style to our creative community.

darlene0222@aol.com January 15, 2021 - 9:17 PM

The team keeps getting better and better. Congratulations to both Tenia and Emily. I had to laugh when I read Emily’s bio, I have been there and bought whole isles myself, and at times half the store. My craft room proves this, and after decades of crafting my craft room is proof positive. I am a self proclaimed craftaholic and love every minute of it. Looking forward to seeing more from both!

Marcia Morgenthaler January 15, 2021 - 10:20 PM

Always looking for inspiration from
New designers! Welcome to the team!

Alice Turak January 16, 2021 - 12:43 AM

Congratulations to Emily and Tenia. I live in Denver and hope to hear Tenia’s music.

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