Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Interest:
I am scrapping and designing and LOVING IT, but there is really so much more! As much as I love to design, I'm even more excited about writing! Perhaps that is why I enjoy scrapping so much... creative design, family memories, writing my thoughts and feelings, and rocking out to my 80's music in my studio with the door closed! My creative santuary! :-)

My ulitmate goal would be to author a scrap design related book. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my resume! I look forward to chatting with you soon!

Published Items: since September 2007…
"Holiday Patio Lights" * Craft Life and Home, UK - December 2007
"Patio Light Set" * Ready, Set, Create - October/November 2007
"Bates Nut Farm" * Untamed Scrapper - September 2006
"2007 Christmas Memory Keeper" * Ready, Set, Create - December/January 2007/8
"Oh, Baby" - ScrapStreet December 2007
"This Picture Makes Me Smile" - ScrapStreet December 2007
"LOVE Potted Word Art" - ScrapStreet December 2007
"Coco Cay" - ScrapStreet December 2007
"luck" - Ready, Set, Create (February 2008)
"Dream, Believe, Achieve" - Ready, Set, Create (February 2008)
"I Knew I Loved You..." - Ready, Set, Create (February 2008)
"Baby Robbie" - ScrapStreet (March 2008)
" ‘E’ is for Easter” Mini Album – Creating Keepsakes April 2008 issue and on-line extension article
Twig Purse - Creating Keepsakes April 2008 issue and on-line extension article
“Pirates” - Creating Keepsakes April 2008 issue and on-line extension article
“My Treasure” – Ready, Set, Create (April/May 2008)
“Choose to be Optimistic” and featured article– (May 2008)
“2006 Locher Family Memories” Mini Album and featured article – (May 2008)
Set of cards – Ready, Set, Create (Cards Special Issue May 2008)
“Whoever Said” – ScrapStreet (June 2008)
“Bates Nut Farm 2” – Creating Keepsakes Jun 2008 issue and on-line extension article
“Inspire” – ScrapStreet (July 2008)
“4th of July mini album” – (July 2008) – Project and featured article
“Scrapping with Mommy” – (July 2008) – Featured article
Trick or Treat Pumpkin – Home and Heart Magazine (August 2008)
“An Inside Look at a Design Team Audition” – (August 2008) – 4 projects and Featured Article
“Tips for Design Team Auditions” – ScrapScene Guest Post September 23, 2008)
“Love Ya” – ScrapStreet (September 2008)
“Ballet Sisters” – Ready, Set, Create (December 2008)
“Believe Swag Project” – Ready, Set, Create (December 2008)
“Innocent” – ScrapStreet (November 2008)
“My Scrap Studio” – (January 2009) Featured Article
"Chris and Anna" - Ready, Set, Create (February/March 2009)
"Together" - ScrapStreet (March 2009)
“Baby Robbie” – "Scrapate" Spanish Publication (March 2009)
"2nd Year Varsity" - Ready, Set, Create (April/May 2009)
"Hard Work" - Ready, Set, Create (June/July 2009)
"Adjusting the Sails" - Ready, Set, Create (June/July 2009)
"24-Hours A Day" - Magazine (June 2009)
"Swing Me, Daddy" - Ready, Set, Create (June/July 2009)
"She's Not Afraid" - ScrapStreet (August 2009)
"Reach for the Stars" - Magazine (July 2009)
"Our Biker Chick" - Magazine (October 2009)
"The Perfect Pumpkin" - ScrapStreet (October 2009)
"Barbie Twins" - "Scrapate" Spanish Publication (December 2009)
"Grains of Sand" - Scrapbook News and Review (February 2010)

Published Articles:" 'E' is for Easter" Mini Album - Creating Keepsakes online extension article (April 2008)
Twig Purse - Creating Keepsakes online extension article (April 2008)
"Pirates" - Creating Keepsakes online extension article (April 2008)
"Choose to be Optimisic" Featured Article - (May 2008)
"2006 Locher Family Memories" Featured Article - (May 2008)
"Bates Nut Farm" - Creating Keepsakes online extension article (June 2008)
"4th of July" - Featured Article (July 2008)
"Scrapping with Mommy" - Featured Article (July 2008)
"An Inside Look at a Design Team Audition" - Featured Article (August 2008)
"Tips for Design Team Auditions" - ScrapScene Guest Post (September 23, 2008)
"My Scrap Studio" - Featured Article (January 2009)

In addition, have written multiple articles and tutorials for Rusty Pickle, the Crop Addict website and the "A Page in Time" monthly newsletter.

Design Teams:
My Little Shoebox Design Team - June 2010 - present
Graphic 45 Design Team - April 2010 - present
Rusty Pickle Design Team - August 2007 – January 2010 (Company closed)
Ever After Scrapbooks - August 2006 - Present
Crop Addict - January 2008 – June 2008 (Term ended)
A Page In Time Scrapbook - May 2007 - December 2007 (Term ended)

Teaching:I started designing and teaching my own classes in November 2007 at Ever After, Carlsbad, CA.

I have created and taught several Make and Takes for special events/groups.

In 2009, I started teaching the California Scrapbook Expos and CKC Pasadena classes for Rusty Pickle.

FIRST COVER! ScrapStreet November 2008 Issue!
ScrapScene article listed #1 as Best of 2008!
Discovery Drive Designer for ScrapStreet Magazine - December 2007
2007 Ontario Scrapbook Expo Page Layout Contest - 1st Place
Rusty Pickle Amazing Race - 2007 Finalist
2007 San Diego Scrapbook Expo Page Layout Contest - 1st Place
Cruise Out Cancer Layout Contest 2006 - Winner
2006 San Diego Scrapbook Expo Page Layout Contest - 2nd Place

Creating Keepsakes Page of the Day: December 15, 2006 and March 30, 2007 and several other projects highlighted in Erin Lincoln’s Weekly Digest on CK’s website.
Multiple layouts in the Top 10 at 2Peas… most reaching #1.
Several layouts created for and displayed in the Rusty Pickle show booth.
Worked the Rusty Pickle booth at CHA Winter 2008 in Anaheim, CA. (I love to work the shows… lots of work, but so much fun!)
As the Chair of our kids’ high school Grad Nite Committee, I created and stocked our very first Grad Nite Scrapbooking Booth and created the different Make and Takes for the kids!