Style Philosophy: I truly love it and do it all from simple to complex, graphic to collage, clean to shabby chic, and everything in between! While I started out doing this all with “paper & paste”, I now do almost all my scrapbooking digitally with the occasional paper mini album thrown in when the mood strikes.
Experience: I’m an experienced freelance artist and writer for magazines and product manufacturers and you will receive quality work on time or early.
Published over 100 times in print publications including:
Creating Keepsakes, Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks Etc, Scrapbook Trends, Somerset Memories, Somerset Digital Studio, Scrapbook Magazine (UK), Scrapbooking Memories (AUS), Memory Makers, Paper Crafts, Cards, CardMaker, Scrapbook Answers, and Paper Trends, as well as several idea book publications in the scrapbooking and paper crafting industry.
See “Published Work” tab for more details.
I’ve also written articles for magazines published by:
Design Teams & Freelance Work
Digital Creative Team Member for Designer Digitals
Jan. 2010 – Sept 2013
Digital Design Team Member for BasicGrey
Sept. 2011 – Sept 2013
Regular Contributing Artist & Author for Scrapbook Magazine (UK)
Issue 43 (2009) – Issue 75 (2013)
Digital Creative Team Member for Examiner.com via Gone Scrapbooking.com
July 2010-July 2011
Digital Creative Team Member for Michelle Coleman and Little Dreamer Designs
Sept 2010-March 2011 (store close)
Digital Creative Team Member for Kaisercraft
Nov 2009 – June 2010
Design Team Director for Inque Boutique
Oct 2006 – June 2008 when company shut down
(Inque Boutique known as Sugarloaf Products prior to June ’07)
Sugarloaf Products Design Team Member:
Oct 2005 – Oct 2006
Scrapbook Answers Magazine Creative Team Member:
Worked with editors on artwork and writing assignments until magazine ceased publication.
Jan 2006 – Oct 2006
Crossed Paths, manufacturer team:
Created layouts and various other paper crafted items using Crossed Paths products including projects for marketing use (brochures and trade show booth)
June 2005 – May 2006
Memories & More, Inc.:
Freelance Designer of projects for national Memories store classes. Projects included scrapbook pages, handmade embellishments & accents, and cards.
Scrapbook Answers Magazine 2006 Design Team Search – Winner
Memory Makers Masters 2006 – Top Ten Runner Up
Designed and taught classes at Memories in Roseville California; everything from Scrapbooking 101 to advanced techniques.
Trade Show Experience
Display layouts and projects for multiple manufacturers
Make-and-Take designs for Memory Makers magazine
Display layouts, Make-and-Take designs, and Make-and-Take instruction for Memories stores
CHA Summer 2006; represented Scrapbook Answers magazine (sales)
CHA Summer 2007; represented Inque Boutique (sales)
CHA Winter 2008; represented Inque Boutique (demonstrations)