10 designers & shops to watch in 2010

Jennifer Wilson

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January 19, 2010

Last week I conducted a brief poll on Twitter, asking for nods for up-and-coming and/or hot designers. Here are some of the responses, coupled with a few of my own thoughts and predictions.

Designers

1. Crystal Livesay at Scrapbookgraphics – Is anyone NOT talking about Crystal? She burst on to the scene with great white space, cluster-focused templates at The Digi Chick. With her move, I’m pleased to see more variety in her designs.

2. Fizzy Pop Designs at Catscrap – Lizzy has been known for her killer page designs, so it seems natural that she jumped into designing. I’m loving the innovation in her work, particularly in the small details.

3. Janet Phillips at Sweet Shoppe Designs – With her move from The Daily Digi (and return to more designing), template lovers are relishing in more “perfectly imperfect” products from Janet!

4. Jennifer Barrette Designs at Scrap Matters – Jennifer’s colorful, traditionalist style rivals that of great designers at SSD and Two Peas. Her skills grew immensely in 2009 and I think we’ll see her star grow brighter in 2010.

5. simply.scraps at The Digi Chick, Elemental Scraps and Gotta Pixel – Laura experiments with a variety of design styles, all with a touch of whimsy. I expect we’ll see her find a niche by the end of the year.

6. ListGirl Designs – I was ecstatic to hear that Christine was opening her shop last year. Her layouts are so creative and completely original. I hope to see her expand into a shop this year, where her talent can get more visibility.

7. Jazzmin Designs at After Five Designs – I love it when a fabulous new designer sneaks up on me! These kits are full of fine little bits, perfect for a range of scrapping styles. I’m predicting this designer to show up in other locations by year’s end.

8. One Little Bird at CatScrap – Peppermint has stepped on to the scene with elegant designs of a seasoned-pro quality. If you love Paislee Press and similar styles, you’ve love One Little Bird.

Shops

9. The Digi Chick – I am loving how this shop is evolving under the leadership of Nicole Seitler. The designers are diverse in style, but of a quite superior quality.

10. MScraps – Rumor has it that a lot of familiar faces will be turning up at this new shop. I’m eager to see if the owners can pull together a coherent, fresh vision in this crowded market.

What designers are adding new-found joy to your life? Who would you add to this list? What predictions do you have for digital scrapbooking in 2010?

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18 Comments

  1. SirScrapalot

    I am watching Wild Dandelion Designs!

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    • Jennifer

      Meg’s work is an excellent addition!

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  2. Carri

    I have been perusing Design House Digital. I’d love to see a complete list somewhere of the various reputable stores and a little bit about each one.

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  3. Debra

    Awesome list here! These are all among my faves and congrats to each one to be on this list!

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  4. lizzyfizzy

    jennifer, i am so honored to have made your list! just WOW!!! i nearly passed out from happy! congrats to all of my other girlies who made the list as well!! totally deserved!

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  5. Crystal

    oh wow!! What a surprise!!! thank you for mentioning me! I have my eye on quite a few people you mentioned! Another super fab and not hugely known designer is Sahlin Studios. šŸ™‚ She is amazing and unique I think!

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  6. Peppermint

    Well make my day! Haha. I was just sitting at my desk at work staring at the pile of work in front of me, wishin’ I was at home working on a new kit. So, you definitely improved my outlook on life by including me on this list.

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  7. Jessica

    I already love most of the designers/shops you mentioned but a few are new to me and look amazing as well!! (Jennifer Barrette is defenitely awesome!! Im so lucky to be chosen to be on her CT šŸ™‚ )

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  8. Christine

    What a surprise and honor to make it onto this list! There are definitely some new and talented designers to watch on here! šŸ™‚

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  9. Melissa

    Great list – all very talented and deserving designers!

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  10. Beth H

    I think this is a fantastic list!! You listed a couple of my faves, and gave me a couple others to watch! šŸ˜€ Great job Jennifer! šŸ˜€

    Now I’m off to look at the poll you linked to…….. šŸ˜€

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  11. Laura

    I am TOTALLY watching Sir Scrapalot Designs. I love that he stays true to himself and his stuff is just what I’m looking for.

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  12. Shannon

    I’m over the moon about Design House Digital. If there were no other reason, and there is, Aud Neal’s there, and I do adore her work.

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  13. maaike

    Everyone mensioned above is great and I am looking forward seeing more of them!
    And Lizzy(fizzypop) and Jasmin(Jazzmin)…….love you girls!You rock!!!!!

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  14. Laura

    I am still beaming over being included- thank you so much! :-*

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  15. Kristin Call

    I’m IN LOVE with one little bird’s stuff! I was doing SO GOOD at not buying new scraps, but I’m 100% sure this is inevitable. šŸ™‚ Thanks for the amazing list!

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  16. Jen Graham

    What a great and deserving list. I second the mention of Sahlin Studios. Her stuff is gorgeous!

    Reply

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