Creative Resume

My Crafty History

I guess that I can thank my maternal grandmother for the gene that evokes the urge to create. Like her, I can't just 'sit'.  If I am sitting, most of the time I have something in hand...be it a knitting project (that's been started and re-started too many times to count) or a crafty magazine.  Simply put, I  L-O-V-E makin' stuff.

I was the Editor of my High School yearbook in 1989; back before computers were
around to aid in creating a page layout.  Even then, I loved the concept of placing a photo (here), putting a title (there) and a cute little clip art (about here).  So when I was introduced to 'scrapbooking' in 1997, it was like getting re-acquainted with an old friend...the rest (as they say) is history...I've been puttering with paper, adhesive and scissors ever since!

In 2002, after the birth of my daughter, I wanted to start a scrapbook club to help supplement my crafting hobby.  The Life Preservers Scrapbook Club was soon up and running...and running and running. By 2008, it was running so much that I seldom had the time to be crafty...or even the desire to be crafty. Couple that with the start of a part-time job and I made the hefty decision to sell out rather than close its doors completely.  Since then, I've been happily snipping paper and designing one-of-a-kind creations to sell at Etsy. My style varies from one end of the spectrum to the other. Some days I feel like getting grungy and wearing glitter rather than eye shadow; other days I want precision with a side of neat and crisp.

I've always wanted to do the Design Team or Creative Team 'thing', so I figured that 2011
would be as good a time as any to give it a go.  I'm enjoying the journey :)

CURRENT, PREVIOUS & GUEST DESIGN TEAMS 

April 2014
  • Guest Cards Designer (by Invitation)- Jillibean Soup Kitchen Card Kits (Manufacturer)
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation)- Miss Kate Cuttables (Online Shopping) 
Spring & Summer 2014
  • Altered Girl Design Team Member- Chickaniddy Crafts (Manufacturer)
Winter & Spring 2014
  • Design Team Member- Xyron (Manufacturer)
February 2014
  • Guest Cards Designer (by Invitation)- Basic Grey (Manufacturer)
January-December 2014
  • Design Team Member: Doodlebug Design (Manufacturer)
  • Design Team Member: Simple Stories (Manufacturer)
  • Creative Team Member: Pink Paislee (Manufacturer)
October- December 2013
  • Design Team Member: Top Dog Dies of AccuCut (Manufacturer)
October 2013-2014
  • Design Team Member- Cards & Altered Art: Bella Blvd (Manufacturer)
August 2013-2014
  • Prima Ribbonista Team Member: May Arts Ribbon (Manufacturer) 
June 2013-2014
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation): Authentique Paper (Manufacturer)
June 2013
  • Guest Design Team Member (by Invitation): Petaloo International (Manufacturer)
April 2013-April 2014
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation): Little Yellow Bicycle Biker Team (Manufacturer)
March 2013-December 2013
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation): McGill, Inc. (Manufacturer)
February 2013
  • Guest Design Team Member (by Invitation): Little Yellow Bicycle (Manufacturer)
January-December 2013
  • Design Team Member: Doodlebug Design (Manufacturer)
  • Creative Team Member (by Invitation): Pink Paislee (Manufacturer)
January-June 2013
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation): Curtsey Boutique (Etsy Shop & Blog)
October 2012-2013
  • Design Team Member: Cards & Altered Projects: Bella Blvd. (Manufacturer)
October 2012-March 2013
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation): The Paper Bakery Kits
July & August 2012
  • Guest Design Team Member (by Invitation): Pro 21 Crafts (Online Shopping)
June 2012-2013
  • Design Team Member: Unity Stamp Company (Manufacturer)
  • Design Team Member (by Invitation): Authentique Paper (Manufacturer)
April 2012-2013
Design Team Member: Simple Stories (Manufacturer)
March 2012

  • Guest Instructor (by Invitation): Miss Arts Papercrafting School (Online Tutorial Site)
  • Guest Design Team Member (by Invitation): Kraft Outlet (Manufacturer) & Little Yellow Bicycle (Manufacturer)
January-December 2012
  • Design Team Member: Imaginisce (Manufacturer)
  • Design Team Member: Vintage Street Market (Manufacturer)
  • Design Team Member: EAD Designs (Manufacturer-CLOSED)
  • Creative Team Member: I Heart {Ippity} (Blog featuring Unity Stamps)
September & October 2011
  • Guest Design Team Member: Little Yellow Bicycle (Manufacturer)
August 2011-August 2012
  • Design Team Member: My Scrapbook Nook (On-line Kit Club/Store/Forum)
July 2011-December 2011
  • Creative Team Member: Your Scrapbook Stash (On-line Store/Gallery)
  • Creative Team Member: I Heart {Ippity} (Blog featuring Unity Stamps)
  • Creative Team Member: Paper Issues (Blog)
July 2011
  • Guest Designer: Back Porch Memories Kit Club
August 2009
  • Guest Designer: Life Preservers Scrapbook Club (closed)
2002-2009
  • Designer/Owner: Life Preservers Scrapbook Club (closed)

PUBLICATIONS:  

Paper Haus Magazine (Fall & Winter 2012; Spring, Summer, Fall Winter 2013)

Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine (December 2012)

Scrapbook Trends
(January 2013)

Create: Stamping
(February 2013)

Simply Handmade:
Let's Party (March 2013)

Create: Embellish
(May 2013)

Cards (June 2013)

Cards
(July 2013) Bridal Shower & Wedding Cards

Create:
Mini Albums (July 2013)  


Create: Mini Albums (September 2013)

Cards (September 2013)

Scrapbook Trends: Halloween (October 2013) 


Scrapbook & Cards Today: Fall 2013 and Winter 2013 


Scrapbook & Cards Today: Crop & Create Delivered Winter Kit- Four Designed Cards 

PageMaps Card Universtity: March 2014 Card Designer 

CardMaps 4: Cover Card and 6 Designed Cards 
 
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