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!

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! 

You 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)!

You 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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Helen Budz January 3, 2021 - 10:09

I’m so looking forward to seeing the creations by these new team members…have seen Emily’s crafting regularly (can identify with collecting crafting products–lol) and like what I’m seeing of Tenia’s designs in this blog. Welcome and congratulations to both of you. Stay well.

lblanch287 January 3, 2021 - 10:10

Welcome to the design team. I look forward to seeing both of your creations.

sgmom4 January 3, 2021 - 10:11

Looking forward to inspiration from these new design team members.

bhholcombe January 3, 2021 - 10:11

Yay!! I’m looking forward to seeing what these talented ladies have to show us in the coming months!!

Laura P. January 3, 2021 - 10:14

Welcome to Tenia and Emily! What wonderfully creative backgrounds you both have. I’m looking forward to seeing your designs!

Teri Spracklin January 3, 2021 - 10:14

Emily and Tenia, congratulations! I am a fan of both of your work (works? 😅) and I’m looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations here regularly! 🎉💕

Susan Moll January 3, 2021 - 10:15

Congratulations on becoming a member of the design team! I look forward to seeing all your creations!!

llong932 January 3, 2021 - 10:16

Welcome, ladies! looking forward to learning more about coloring from Emily and CASing techniques from Tenia (no need to reinvent the wheel!!).

cheryl losieczka January 3, 2021 - 10:19

Welcome to Tenia and Emily! We all look forward to your inspiration!

Sue A January 3, 2021 - 10:19

Congrats to the new two designers. With you bithhavinf amusic background, creativity is within you. Looking forward to seeing more wonderful and beautiful creations from both of you.

Donnalee Boisseau January 3, 2021 - 10:21

Congrats ladies! I look forward to seeing your creations! ❤️❤️❤️

Lori Bowen January 3, 2021 - 10:27

Welcome Tenia and Emily! How exciting for both of you and for all of us.

Cindy C. January 3, 2021 - 10:27

Congrats Emily and Tenia!!

Lizzie T January 3, 2021 - 10:27

I adore both of these women. I’ve been following Tenia for years- I love her fun and funky style!

Audrey January 3, 2021 - 10:29

I have seen some of Emily’s work and love her tone on tone cards the best…
Tenia is new to me, however I already love her due to her self described style “CAS Cray Cray”!!!

Rosemarie Donlin January 3, 2021 - 10:30

So happy to see your lovely designs. Congratulations on a new adventure.

Vickie D January 3, 2021 - 10:30

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I remember both designers as guest designers and love their work! Can’t wait to be inspired again by them!

Cathy Wolff January 3, 2021 - 10:31

Welcome Tenia and Emily. It’ll be fun to see your designs and learn some new techniques!

Susan Stagno January 3, 2021 - 10:31

Welcome Emily and Tania! Looking forward to seeing your designs!

Ursula Longworth January 3, 2021 - 10:35

Tenia and Emily, a very big welcome, two very talented ladies in many ways….look forward to seeing your amazing creations using some amazing equipment….I for one will certainly be following you religiously….always looking for new ideas….Long may you remain on the design team….much love, Ursula xx

Lisa M Byers January 3, 2021 - 10:39

Welcome Emily and Tenia! I am very familiar with Emily’s work. Love her watercoloring! Fabulous!! I’m looking forward to seeing Tenia dazzle us as well!!

Jeanette Jones January 3, 2021 - 10:42

Congratulations to both of you. Absolutely stunning work! Can’t wait to see more.

Sharon Brand January 3, 2021 - 10:42

Love your beautiful work ladies, so welcome!

lnaph January 3, 2021 - 10:47

Congratulations!!!! I like your cards, I can’t wait to see more

Laurie Schlichter January 3, 2021 - 10:48

Welcome to the creative crew at Altenew. I’m a big rainbow fan, too. Can’t wait to see each of your designs!

Michelle Sterling January 3, 2021 - 10:49

Welcome, welcome! Can’t wait for more inspiration from your beautiful designs!

Carolyn R January 3, 2021 - 10:51

I have been watching Emily and Tenia on Altenew’s new blog releases as well as other sites. I will look forward to seeing lots more of their creations.

Barbara Unger January 3, 2021 - 10:51

Welcome ladies! Your card designs are wonderful. They encourage me to get right into my craft room today.

Sharon Gullikson January 3, 2021 - 10:53

I have been following both ladies for several years now. Congrats to both of you! You are both so talented….Emily, I can tell that you love to color because you are so good at it. I’m sure you have spent a lot of time practicing. Tenia, I always enjoy your creations AND reading your personal thoughts, and what you are going through. I also appreciate that you are so up front with your faith. Welcome to the team.

Eveline Miller January 3, 2021 - 10:55

Congratulations to the two new design team members I look at all the design team to get inspired to make cards or scrapbooking along with all the wonderful supplies I just love Altenew

Colleen Balija January 3, 2021 - 10:56

Congrats to you both!!!

Vicky Takata January 3, 2021 - 10:56

Love both design styles- welcome to the team!

Jennifer Colacicco January 3, 2021 - 10:57

These are amazing additions to the team!

Kailash January 3, 2021 - 11:06

Congratulations Emily and Tenia, love your gorgeous card designs!

Michelle Hackett January 3, 2021 - 11:09

Tenia and Emily welcome to the wonderful world of Altenew, where all floral stamping happiness begins. Congratulations!

anushreevaish January 3, 2021 - 11:11

Welcome Tenia and Emily !! Looking forward to see more of their creations here !!

Yvonne Boucher January 3, 2021 - 11:12

Congratulations, ladies. I am looking forward to seeing your interpretations, creations and designs with the wonderful Altenew products!!! Welcomme!!!

Marilynn d-r January 3, 2021 - 11:13

Welcome ladies and look forward to seeing more of your work. Both do very different and beautiful styles.

Carol McCready January 3, 2021 - 11:15

I have been a fan of Emily’s for a long time. I have seen some of Tenia’s work and it has all been amazing. I signed up to follow Tenia’s blog and IG. I am already a follower of Emily’s. I think they will make great new additions to the Altenew Design team.

Janet Sisk January 3, 2021 - 11:23

Sending a big welcome to the new designers for Altenew! I realize that they are not “new” to the design world since I have seen their work around the web. Can’t wait to see how they will inspire us this year! :D

libby628 January 3, 2021 - 11:24

Welcome Emily and Tenia! I am looking forward to your inspirational ideas!

Melanie Cowart January 3, 2021 - 11:25

Welcome to the Altenew Design Team. I look forward to being inspired by your creations!

Nenette January 3, 2021 - 11:25

Congratulations to both of you!!! Wonderful addition to the design team❤️

Alma Dirpaul January 3, 2021 - 11:29

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lynn January 3, 2021 - 11:30

Always excited to see new designers! I found it fascinating that both artists are also musicians. I too am a musician and papercrafter. Must come from the same part of the brain.

beccab33324 January 3, 2021 - 11:31

Wow, two phenomenal artists!! Congratulations to them and to Altenew!!

Eva N January 3, 2021 - 11:33

Welcome to the new team designers! Both of these very artistic ladies make lovely cards and I look forward to getting inspiration from them.

joni52 January 3, 2021 - 11:34

Congratulations Emily and Tenia. Your cards are amazing! Looking forward to seeing more of your designs.

yawninggreyhound January 3, 2021 - 11:35

yay! a fellow coloradoan! excited for you guys!

Ruth January 3, 2021 - 11:37

Congratulations to Emily and Tenia! I am definitely fans of the beautiful creations you both share and I share your love of music, as well (I played trumpet for 10 years – gave it up when I started going to a university and wasn’t majoring in music. My daughter played clarinet through high school and my son is a music major currently at a community college.)
Wishing you both an inspiring year and I certainly look forward to all the wonderful projects you will share!

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