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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Barbara Keller January 3, 2021 - 15:49

Love your pic!

Heidi Rees January 3, 2021 - 15:54

I have followed Emily’s card making journey on Instagram for a while now and she is incredible! Not only as a card maker but as a mother as well! It’s nice to learn about new card makers as well!

Daria Z. January 3, 2021 - 16:06

Congrats, Ladies! Two different styles – both beautiful. Looking forward to see what you create.

Lani January 3, 2021 - 16:14

Welcome Emily and Tenia. Your projects look beautiful and inspiring!

Leith McDougall January 3, 2021 - 16:24

Welcome to you both. I look forward to seeing more of your cards and gaining inspiration. I am always in awe of artists like Emily who do such a beautiful job of colouring the flowers. I hope to pick up some new ideas and skills.

Denise Bryant January 3, 2021 - 16:24

Welcome to Emily and Tenia! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!

Misti January 3, 2021 - 16:26

Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you both!!!

Angella Crockett January 3, 2021 - 16:28

Congrats, ladies! Emily, I am not familiar (yet) with your work, but your samples here are amazing…can’t wait to see more! Tenia…woohoo!!! I already know that you are awesome and I can’t wait to see your creativity with the Altenew products!!

Dianne January 3, 2021 - 16:30

Congratulations Ladies, I love what you have shown here and look forward to what we will see in the future.

Angella Crockett January 3, 2021 - 16:32

Congrats, ladies!! Emily, I am not (yet) familiar with your work, but your samples here are amazing! Tenia, woohoo! I already know that you are awesome and I can’t wait to see your creative designs using Altenew products!!

Nandini January 3, 2021 - 16:35

Congrats Emily and Tenia! Looking forward to getting inspired by your beautiful work!

Donna January 3, 2021 - 16:37

You will both be a great addition to the team! Love the beautiful cards!

DebbieT January 3, 2021 - 16:45

What great additions…. looking forward to your contributions~!

Geri S January 3, 2021 - 17:09

Welcome! I’ve seen more of Emily’s works (love) than Tenia’s and can’t wait to see what more they do with Altenew. (especially the CAS cray cray.)

Nicki Baxley January 3, 2021 - 17:19

I’m excited for new styles and want these 2 will bring!

Greta H January 3, 2021 - 17:20

Beautiful work by Emily & Tenia! Congrats to both!

Julie Greaves January 3, 2021 - 17:36

Welcome Emily and Tenia. I look forward to seeing your designs. I have seen some of Tenia’s designs before – she has a unique style and signature mark of the staples on her designs. Have fun ladies and enjoy. Thanks for the inspiration that you will no doubt give us all as we follow you through Altenew and beyond. :)

Karen Hale January 3, 2021 - 17:44

Congratulations Ladies and welcome! I’m familiar with Emily’s awesome creativity and can’t wait to see what Tenia has in store for us. Both are very talented artists and designers, so I’m positive we’re in for lots of treats and some surprises.

Sharon B Fangsrud January 3, 2021 - 18:02

Welcome! I can’t wait to see waht you are going to make to inspire our creativity in 2021!

Mel H January 3, 2021 - 18:03

Welcome ladies! I love the idea of CAS Cray Cray. That’s so me.

Golda January 3, 2021 - 18:05

Welcome to the Design Team ladies! I’m looking forward to seeing your work.

Jennifer Williams January 3, 2021 - 18:13

a heartfelt welcome to Emily and Tenia. I am happy to see some more new faces. Welcome to the Altenew Team I aspire to be in your shoes one day so I am encouraged. I am especially happy to see Tenia because women of color are so few in the craft world (although growing in number daily) and many are not in the forefront. I know you will enjoy being a part of the diverse world of Altenew and I know personally that they are a great group to be a part of as well as the fact that they make quality products and have AWESOME customer service. I am so glad you are both are a part of the team…. enjoy!!

Jan Thomas January 3, 2021 - 18:17

Enjoyed both of these two artists.

Christi January 3, 2021 - 18:35

Welcome ladies to a wonderful company! It is nice to see you are both musicians! I also am a paper crafter with a degree in Music , majored in voice. I do play a few instruments though also. I look forward to seeing what both of you create and will be watching! Welcome again!

Kim M Jacobs January 3, 2021 - 18:36

Congrats to you both! I cannot wait to see more if your amazing creations.

Sheri Kempke January 3, 2021 - 18:51

Congratulations ladies–I know you will have a wonderful time designing with all of the amazing Altenew products!

Mary Pizzimenti January 3, 2021 - 19:15

Congrats to you both. Based on your intro, I’m planning on being a big fan and follower.

Marie Andersson January 3, 2021 - 19:24

What lovely designs you made! Looking forward to see more and hope to learn a lot to. Like the different styles you have.

JoAnn P. January 3, 2021 - 19:25

Welcome! Can’t wait to see what you create for altenew!!

ruby January 3, 2021 - 19:26

Congrats! Can’t wait to see more!

Virginia Ellison January 3, 2021 - 19:42

Welcome to the Altenew Design Team…. I know you will have a lot of inspiration to share.

Dee Earnshaw January 3, 2021 - 19:57

oooh – love these two crafting ladies – they always manage to inspire me with their creativity – so excited to have them join your team:)

Anita M. January 3, 2021 - 20:02

Congratulations and welcome, ladies! I have been following Tenia on Instagram for a bit and love to see her card designs. Looking forward to seeing more from both of you talented and creative artists.

Lisascreativeniche January 3, 2021 - 20:14

Yay!!! Congratulations ladies!!! How very exciting for you both!

Tarina Holloway January 3, 2021 - 20:15

CONGRATS, AND WELCOME Emily and Tenia!!! You both have a strong an unique flair to your artwork, and I can’t wait to see more of it.

Kim Johnson January 3, 2021 - 20:37

Welcome Tenia and Emily. Looking forward to seeing all your creations. Congrats!

Jane January 3, 2021 - 20:38

Congrats and Welcome!! I’m excited for a new crafty year and lots of inspiration!

tawna21 January 3, 2021 - 20:57

Congratulations! Both of you have a definite and unique style with your card making. I can’t wait to see more of what you share!

Tamara Rhone January 3, 2021 - 21:03

Congratulations Tenia! You are so beautifully gifted. I am so thrilled you are sharing it with the world!❤️

Kathleen Dippner January 3, 2021 - 21:07

Emily & Tenia, welcome to Altenew. I’ve seen your work in other places as a recognize your names. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Sue McRae January 3, 2021 - 21:11

Wonderful to see a couple new faces added to the design team! Welcome ladies!

dorothyayotte January 3, 2021 - 21:26

I love the cards both Tenia and Emily make. (It’s been so fun to see your work on so many previous bloghops). Looking forward to seeing more. So great to hear about your careers and family- thanks for sharing! (I laughed about Emily’s craft collections- Oh can I relate!)

gertrude61 January 3, 2021 - 21:29

Emily and Tenia, I look forward to seeing your projects as DT members for Altenew. Congratulations to you both!

Marisela Delgado January 3, 2021 - 21:39

Congratulations, ladies! Yay for both of you!

cricketfern January 3, 2021 - 22:28

Welcome Designers! You’ve joined a great group. Looking forward to you inspiration.

Lydia Bagley January 3, 2021 - 22:39

Welcome both Emily and Tenia to the Altenew Card Design Team!! I love the samples you’ve shown and how they are displayed. I have much to learn! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Asel B. January 3, 2021 - 22:52

Congratulations! Excited for Altenew!!!

mckcampbell January 3, 2021 - 23:01

Welcome all. Looking forward to see new ideas and great cards!!

Leanne S January 3, 2021 - 23:04

Congrats Emily & Tenia. I’m your follower on IG & I know both of you will do an amazing job here too.

Susanbcards January 3, 2021 - 23:28

Congratulations to the new design team members! Looking forward to seeing your work!

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