Card Design Team


 May Sukyong Park was born and raised in South Korea and moved to Southern California with her husband in 2009. She had not enjoyed any arts and crafts until she was first introduced to stamping in 2010. Then she started scrapbooking and slowly moved into making cards. It became her biggest hobby where she found her passion when she started blogging in 2012. She loves to create clean and simple cards based on creative designs and clever ideas. She is also able to tell a whole story with a single image. Her projects are just witty, catchy, original, and fun! 

You can find more of May's creations on her blog and connect with her on FacebookInstagramPinterest, Youtube, and Flickr.

Originally from Taiwan, Virginia came to Canada for grad school and received her Master’s degree in Education in the mid-80s. She ended up marrying a physician and becoming a Canadian citizen! After managing her hubby’s medical office for over 20 years, she now devotes all her time to stamping and blogging. Virginia discovered stamping when her son was a baby and has always loved the aspect of creating something original, authentic and handmade. Virginia loves to try out new techniques and products. Her card-making style is fun and simple, yet polished with a WOW factor. With her language skills (Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, and German) and passion for stamping, Virginia loves to encourage card-makers all over the world. She finds that working as the Coordinator for Altenew Educator Certification Program a perfect fit for her!

You can check out her creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr.

Svitlana was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to NYC in 2010 when she married her husband. She holds an Applied Mathematics master’s degree and is a full-time software developer. She started paper crafting in 2010 when she first made a scrapbook album. She has tried different styles and projects since then. But once she discovered clean and simple style in card-making, it became her major passion. Now she mostly makes CAS cards although, sometimes, among her work, you can find vintage or mixed-media projects. Her biggest love in the creative process are techniques. Svitlana likes learning new techniques, discovering and trying new supplies and tools.

You can find Svitlana's creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Flickr and Facebook.

Lydia lives in Buckley, Flintshire, North Wales, U.K. with her husband and their two little ones. She has a degree in English and Media and has always wanted to be a children’s TV presenter when she was younger. She has always been crafty; ever since she can remember, she has been cutting paper and sticking things. She got into stamping through scrapbooking. She started scrapbooking in 2009 when she had her little boy and then wanted to take her pages further and make her own patterned paper - stamping helped her do just that. Her passion is for CAS style cards; she sometimes likes to add lots of techniques into her cards but there is always a clean look about them. Lydia has been published in a number of magazines and represents Altenew on U.K.'s Create and Craft channel.

You can find more of Lydia's creations on her blog and connect with her on FacebookFlickrInstagram and Youtube.

Aga is a short form of her name, Agnieszka. She was born and raised in Poland and moved a couple of years ago to Manchester, England. She always loved being creative and, about 6 years ago, she started her paper crafting adventure by making cards for family and friends. She has been hooked on card-making ever since. During this time, Aga has served as a member of several design teams and has guest designed projects for a number of others. She has been published in numerous craft publications and contributed to several craft-related classes. Among other honors, she was also chosen as one of the 10 finalists in the Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Contest. She describes her style as clean and simple, with a touch of ink splatters and messy thread tangles.

You can find Aga's creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr.

Sveta Marchenko (blogger nickname – Fotinia) is in her 30's and she is living with her hubby, her baby Eva, and their abyssinian cat in the port city of Odessa, Ukraine. She has a Master's Degree in Economics but has been working as a Marine Crew Coordinator for the last 10 years. She can’t live without stamps, inks, paper, her friends, and her blog. Her main hobbies before were traveling and photography, so she likes to make layouts and mini albums to keep her memories in a beautiful way. Still, cardmaking is her main passion: stamping, die-cutting, watercoloring, and trying new techniques is pure magic for her! She gets inspired by the supplies themselves. When she takes a stamp set or a new die, her brain starts to create lots of combinations and pictures. According to her, joining the Altenew team is one of the best things that ever happened in her life!

You can find Sveta's creations on her blog and connect with her on InstagramFlickr, Facebook and Pinterest.

Her friends call her E.T. She hails from Karachi, Pakistan. She started blogging in 2008 and named her blog "VIBGYOR Krafts" because she loves rainbow colors. Her crafting style varies from shabby chic to CAS and she can accomplish both looks beautifully. She loves to color - whether it's watercoloring or pencil coloring. Her friends motivated her to start selling her work so, in 2010, she launched her brand Glitter & Swirls where she sells her work and also takes on commission work. When she is not crafting she is rescuing injured or abandoned pets. She has a house full of cats of her own too; she loves them unconditionally.

You can find Erum's creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, FacebookPinterest, YouTube, and Flickr.

Therese lives on the Gold Coast in Australia with her husband and two precious cats. She has also lived and worked overseas a few times; in the U.K. and in Guernsey. She has always enjoyed many kinds of crafting, but everything was put aside when she found her love of card-making in 2005. She wanted to share the joy so she created her Youtube channel in 2012 and along with design teams, magazine publications, swimming, camping and travel (oh, and full-time shift work) she manages to keep herself quite busy. She likes to try out many different styles and techniques, but especially loves to create with flowers.

You can find Therese's creations on her blog and connect with her on Youtube and Pinterest, and Instagram.

Norine Borys is a Canadian living in Arizona, USA, except for July and August when she and her husband return to their cottage on a lake in Northern Canada. She has raised a daughter and 3 sons, and is now being rewarded for her efforts with 2 adorable grand-babies. Norine has always been crafty and artistic. Her favorite subjects in Kindergarten were Cutting and Gluing. For many years she she ran a home-based craft business exhibiting in shows throughout Canada, taught art to Middle school students, and has finally retired to play with paper, stamps and paint. She loves it all, but her favorite projects include florals and watercolor.

You can find Norine's creations on her blog and connect with her on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Laurie Willison was born and raised in Colorado but now lives with her husband and 2 children in Kansas. She is a Registered Nurse, part time, at a Clinic. The rest of her time is spent as a travel planner and papercrafter. Laurie was introduced to stamping in 2007 and now has been a blogger for 11 years. Throughout the years, Laurie has been on the design teams of several stamp companies. She has been published in several magazines over the years and was honored to win Paper Craft Magazines Stamping Royalty in 2011, along with placing in the top 10 for Gallery Idol in 2011. She is passionate about clean and simple cards and loves white space but incorporates the rainbow in where she can.

You can find Laurie's creations on her blog and connect with her on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.

Past Designers