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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Joy Meadows January 3, 2021 - 11:40

Welcome Tenia and Emily! Your talents are very evident and I look forward to seeing your designs for Altenew!!

Julie Chudak January 3, 2021 - 11:48

Welcome! I’m looking forward to seeing your creations.

Sadia Ashraf January 3, 2021 - 11:49

Welcome Emily and Tenia. I love your phenomenal cards.

Pai Meng January 3, 2021 - 11:51

congratulations! can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

Lauryne Cunningham January 3, 2021 - 11:55

Congratulations and welcome Tenia and Emily! I have admired your creations for a while now and can’t wait to see what more you have in store for us!

Gail Greif January 3, 2021 - 11:56

Welcome to the Design Team! You both sound amazingly creative and I love the connection with music! Looking forward to your inspiration!!


Samara Joseph January 3, 2021 - 11:58

Sending a warm welcome to your two nwest design team members. I think your followers will delight in their presentations! What a perfect start to this new year.

LC Lamothe January 3, 2021 - 12:10

Congratulations! Both ladies are so very talented and I look forward to being inspired by their wonderful creations.

Linda Rodgers January 3, 2021 - 12:16

Welcome Emily and Tenia. I’m looking forward to your creations.

Celeste Goff January 3, 2021 - 12:20

Happy New Year Altenew! Congratulations on the addition of both Emily and Tenia! I am not familiar with Emily’s work but I love Tenia’s work and think she is an amazing and creative card maker! Looking forward to seeing what they both bring us in the way of inspiration in the new year!!!

Linnea Sundstrom January 3, 2021 - 12:28

great to see you both! looking forward to your unique inspiration!!

Jo Ann Daniel January 3, 2021 - 12:33

Congratulations ladies. You both are both art and musically talented. Excited about seeing your work with Altenew.

Sandy January 3, 2021 - 12:34

Always looking for new inspiration! Welcome!

Maureen Reiss January 3, 2021 - 12:46

Congrats and welcome Tenia and Emily!!! Can’t wait to see more of your inspiration!!!

knurse22 January 3, 2021 - 12:51

Welcome, Emily and Tenia! I have followed Emily for a long time, and totally love her work! Tenia is new to me, but I am really liking her creative and eclectic style I see in her cards above. Can’t wait to see more from both new Design Team members!

Bridget January 3, 2021 - 12:53

Love your new design team members and their work, can’t wait to see their stuff with your amazing products!

anntquilt January 3, 2021 - 12:54

Welcome to the design team. Your blogs are so creative and I am looking forward to your inspirations.

RobiW January 3, 2021 - 12:57

Great additions to a stellar team! Welcome Emily and Tenia!

Tiffany January 3, 2021 - 12:58

Congrats Tenia ad Emily!! I love your work and can’t wait to see what you two create!

Karen Michael January 3, 2021 - 12:59

Welcome Tenia and Emily! I love Emily’s coloring and painting….I have the most problems with that! Will have to follow to learn some of her tips! I, like Tenia, love to be creative and put some multi media in my cards! These ladies will be a welcome addition to your team!

Trina P. January 3, 2021 - 12:59

Congratulations Emily and Tenia! Looking forward to being inspired. Happy new year Altenew!

Mary Ann Thyme January 3, 2021 - 13:01

Welcome Tenia and Emily–looking forward to enjoying the contribution your styles will add to the card blog. Can’t wait to see your work.

Michele K. henderson January 3, 2021 - 13:02

Congratulations and welcome to both Tenia and Emily! I can’t wait to see your beautiful, creative ideas with Altenew!

Jane Thebo January 3, 2021 - 13:04

Greetings to both of you! I look forward to enjoying your creations and to taking some classes from you.

lvngmydsh January 3, 2021 - 13:11

Welcome Emily and Tenia, your cards are gorgeous. I just kept looking at them. Can’t wait to see more of your creations.

Nancy Littrell January 3, 2021 - 13:14

Wow, Two awesome paper craft artists with totally different creative styles:-) Loved all their beautiful card samples and can’t wait to see their DT creations. Fun reading their Bio’s and seeing their cute photos! Congratulations Emily and Tenia.

Linda K January 3, 2021 - 13:14

Welcome, welcome Emily and Tenia!! Your cards are just gorgeous and I am looking forward to seeing many more of your creations!

Shannon L Davis January 3, 2021 - 13:16

Hi Tenia! I’ve been following you since 2010 when you had your Jazzy Paper Design blog. You were one of the first people that inspired me to start creating my own cards. I CANNOT WAIT to see what you and Emily create! The inspiration will know no bounds!

Welcome Ladies!

Betty Helpa January 3, 2021 - 13:20

Welcome to the team! Looking forward to some exciting new designs from you two!

Cheryl Espie January 3, 2021 - 13:21

That’s fantastic news both of you! Wonderful talent and you deserve it ❤️

Jennifer G. January 3, 2021 - 13:23

Welcome!! So looking forward to seeing your designs and new inspiration.

Liz Kuhn January 3, 2021 - 13:41

Congratulations and welcome aboard the team! Your creations are just beautiful and I can’t wait to see what other masterpieces are sure to come :-)

Sandra Mullenix January 3, 2021 - 13:43

I have admired the work of both of you for a long time. I can’t wait to see what you two come up with now that you are permanently on the team. Welcome Tenia and Emily

Monika Davis January 3, 2021 - 13:50

Congrats ladies! Looking forward to seeing many more of your beautiful Altenew creations!

Molly Cadilli January 3, 2021 - 13:51

Welcome to the new team members!!! Such fun new ideas for cards. Love the inspiration

kjwinston January 3, 2021 - 14:25

I have loved several of Emily’s cards this last year and I noticed Tenia for the first time in the last bloghop — love her color combos! Looking forward to getting to know both of your creations better this year.

Mirella Rogan January 3, 2021 - 14:29

Welcome, welcome, Ladies, and congrats! I am familiar with the work of both of you, and am a fan, so cannot wait what more you will create for us! :-)

Taya Faltys Vercelli January 3, 2021 - 14:33

Welcome! I follow both of these creative ladies on Insta and love their work.

hughes3187@msn.com January 3, 2021 - 14:33

Welcome Tenia and Emily. Looking foward to your inspiration!

terriavidreader January 3, 2021 - 14:42

Looking forward to some lovely cards from this outstandingly put together team.

Deepa Lakshman January 3, 2021 - 14:49

Wow, welcome to Emily &Tenia, 2 musically talented artistes now design team members.

Stephanie Zilmer January 3, 2021 - 14:50

Welcome! It will be great to see more of your projects using Altenew products :)

Samantha January 3, 2021 - 14:50

Congratulations to Tenia and Emily! The Altenew Card Design team added two more phenomenal crafter! What an honor!

Jingle January 3, 2021 - 15:01

Congratulations, Tenia and Emily!

lmiltz January 3, 2021 - 15:21

Welcome, Emily and Tenia! It will be fun to see how you combine your loves of the arts into your cardmaking! Congratulations!

Kathy Landphair January 3, 2021 - 15:27

Welcome Emily and Tania! Looking forward to taking in your creations on the Altenew Design Team!

Margaret R January 3, 2021 - 15:32

Congratulations, Tenia and Emily! I look forward to seeing your creations in this new year!

Jenny Lloyd January 3, 2021 - 15:36

Swoon. Emily and Altenew…. perfection. I’ve been waiting for this for years!!!!!Congratulations to both super talented ladies. So excited to see their creations.

thetrailerites January 3, 2021 - 15:38

Welcome to very lovely ladies. Your work is fabulous. Enjoy your new adventure with the best stamp company by far!!

Andre M. January 3, 2021 - 15:41

Congrats to Emily and Tenia on joining the team!

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