Creative Resume

My style
I enjoy mixing product and playful elements to create projects that are vibrant with a touch of whimsy.  Patterned paper, buttons, flair, ribbon, tags, doilies, and mists are my go to products when creating pages that reflect the little moments of my life.  I love layers and lots of bits and pieces.  Title work is my favorite part of the process, I love the way it grounds the layout,  and helps to introduce the story behind the photo.  Every layout has a story to tell, sometimes a great title can say it all, but my layouts usually include a little journaling.  My scrap subjects, although often people-focused, also include other important elements of my life. 

Design Team Experience
Paper Issues Design Team Member - January 2013 - December 2015
- blog a Feature Spotlight post 2 times per month
- create coordinating layouts for monthly "issues" on a voluntary basis.
Fancy Pants Designs Design Team Member - January 2015 - July 2015
- create 2 projects per month
- participate in joint initiatives with other scrapbook based organizations/manufacturers
- post regularly to online galleries
Pink Paislee Creative Team Member - January 2015 - July 2015
- create 3 projects per month
- have an active presence in various social media sites
- post regularly to online galleries
- monthly contributions to the Pink Paislee ebook and/or newsletter
Paper Camellia Kit Club Design Team Member - January 2015 - July 2015
- create 3-4 projects a month and blog about each on both my personal and the Paper Camilla Kit Club blog
- participate in product swaps, and blog hops/special events
A Flair For Buttons Design Team Member - September 2013 - February 2015
- create 2-3 projects/month using Shelley's beautiful flair buttons
- create coordinating blog post for each layout
- participate in blog hops
Scraptastic Kit Club Design Team Member - June 2013 - July 2014
- create 3-4 Kit based projects per month
- create coordinating blog posts for each project
- actively participate in the Member's forum
- maintain an active presence on the Facebook Page
Chic Tags Design Team Member - October 2012 - July 2014
- create 1-3 product based layouts per month featuring their fabulous product
- create coordinating blog post for each layout
- participate in blog hops
Creative Scrappers Design Team Member - September 2013 - May 2014
- create 2 sketch based layouts per month
Cre8tive Cre8tions - January 2013 - September 2013
Let's Get Sketchy Design Team Member - September 2012 - June 2013
- design 2 layouts/month with assigned sketch, comment on layout entries
Use It Tuesday Design Team Member - January 2013 - June 2013
- create two challenge based projects per month
- comment on member project entries throughout the month
Scrapping Everyday Miracles Design Team Member - December 2011 - March 2013
- create 2-3 layouts per month
- compose 5 blog posts throughout a six month term
- contribute to blog hops/contests providing projects and/or prizes
- contact advertising sites two times monthly with challenge descriptions
- maintain Facebook Page for each challenge
- comment on member project entries throughout the month
-maintain a presence on the Facebook page
Let's Capture These Sketches Design Team MemberJune 2012 - November 2012
- design 2 layouts/month with assigned sketch, comment on layout entries
Let's Capture Our Memories Design Team Member - June 2012 - November 2012
- design 2 layouts, and one altered project per month
- compose one coordinating blog post per project
- maintain consistent presence and activity on the forum
- be involved in organizing/running special events on the forum and Facebook (i.e: online crops)

Guest Design Team Experience
Guest Designer at PageMaps - March 2015
Guest Designer at Fancy Pants Designs - November 2014
Guest Designer at PageMaps - January 2014
Guest Designer at Paper Secrets - August 2013
Guest Designer at Kiwi Lane Designs - February 2013
Guest Designer at Use It Tuesday - November 2012 
Guest Designer at My Scrapbook Nook - June 2012
- create one layout based on a sketch
Guest Designer at Let's Capture Our Memories April 2012 - June 2012
- design 2 layouts, and one altered project per month
- write one coordinating blog post per project
Guest Designer at Creative Scrappers February 2012
- design one layout using an assigned sketch
Guest Designer at Scrapping Everyday Miracles November 2011
- create one layout for the Main Challenge

Guest Blog apperances
17 upcoming - upcoming
Tombow USA - July 2014 - Sticky U
Scrapbook & Cards Today - September 2013 - All About Layers
Scrapbook & Cards Today - September 2013 - An introduction to layering
His Glory Girl - September 2012 I Spy...Jesus

Broken Treasures - July 2012 Feature A Friend Friday

Print -
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Summer 2015 - "Summertime Awesome"
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Winter 2014 - "Today & Always"
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Summer 2014 - "Cover Take" finalist
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Summer 2013 - "Live For Adventure"
Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Summer 2013 "The Next Generation"
Scrapbook Trends Magazine June 2013 "Be So Happy"
Creating With Sketches Vol2 - March 2013 "Momentary Bliss"
Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Winter 2012 "Family Photo"
Scrapbook Trends Magazine August 2012 "Right Now"

Ezine/Online -
Fancy Pants e- newsletter October 2014 "My Girls"
Fancy Pants e-newsletter September 2014 "Scholarship"
Life.Paper.Scrapbook June 2013 "Love This", "You Bring The Sunshine"
Scrap Street Magazine July 2012 "With All My Heart" 
Craft Gossip April 23, 2012 "In Love"
Scrap Street Magazine  April 2012 "Personal Trainers" 
Scrapbook News and Review 2012, Volume #5, Issue #3
"Disney Vacation"
Scrapbook News and Review 2012, Volume #5, Issue #1
"It's a Beautiful Day", "@37", "Our Family", "Summer Fave",
"Winter Memory", "My Dream Come True"
Craft Gossip January 2012 - "Together"
Scrapbook News and Review 2011, Volume #4, Issue #11&12 "Welcome Home"
Scrap Street Magazine October 2011 "Like Sisters"

Recognition Layouts We Love - April 2015 Layouts We Love - January 2015 Layouts We Love - May 2015
Life. Paper. Scrapbook Featured Designer - June 2013
Lily Bee Design Layout re-tweet - June 2013
Paper Issues Feature Layout - April 2013
Paper Issues Feature Layout - April 2013
Paper Issues Feature Layout - April 2013
Paper Issues Featured Layout - March 2013
Echo Park Paper Instagram shout out - March 2013
Gallery Highlights Feature - March 2013
Instagram Pin by Echo Park Paper - March 2013
My Mind's Eye Feature - January 2013
Pink Paislee shout out on Facebook - November 2012 
Jillibean Soup Spotting - November 2012
Lily Bee Design Double Dutch cards re-tweet - September 2012
Week In The Life album re-tweet by Ali Edwards - May 2012

Liebster Blog award January, 2012

Two Peas in a Bucket Top 3 Layouts
June 9, 2012 "About Me"
January 21, 2012 "Sleepyhead" 
January 17, 2012 "Together"
January 6, 2012 "Three Generations", "Sweet Treats","Dream Come True"
January 11, 2012 "Project Life title page"
December 22, 2011 "Family Photo
December 20, 2011 "Cousins", "Unexpected Blessing"
November 21, 2011 "Sweetheart"
November 9, 2011 "One Sunday"

My Scrapbook Nook
July 27, 2012 Friday Fave "Funny Faces"
April 28, 2012 Friday Fave "Getting Away"
January, 2012 Chosen as original layout for Scraplift Chain Challenge "One Sunday"
October, 2011 Chosen layout for October Sketch Challenge "My Dream Come True"
September 2011 Scraplift Chain Challenge organizer, and manager
September 30, 2011 Friday Fave "Happy Boy"
August 19, 2011 Friday Fave "Two Crazy Goofs"
July 20, 2011 Member Inspiration layout "Freefall" 
July 15, 2011 Member Inspiration card "Welcome Home"
May 27, 2011 Friday Fave "Thanks"
September 20, 2010 Kit Layout of the Week "Fine Young Ladies"

Scrapping Everyday Miracles
October, 2011 Inspiration Monday Challenge Winner "Like Sisters"
August, 2011 Top 3 Layout "Be Still And Know"
July, 2011 Top 3 Layout "Licklicious Ribs"

About Me:
I am a fun loving, kind-hearted, cheerful Canadian girl. I live under the wide open sky of Manitoba, Canada with my hubby of 19 years, our three girls (Isabelle(16), Théa(13), and Eden(12)), and Wilson, our very spoiled miniature poodle. The death of my mom 15 years ago, helped affirm to me how important this hobby is. There was so much I had yet to discover about her when she passed away. Scrapping is a way for me to ensure my girls have access to the real me: the mother,the wife, and the friend.  I use this fun and creative hobby as a way to document not only people and events, but all the little things around me that lend themselves to the story of me, including pets, chores, the outdoors, sporting events, and even inanimate objects. When I'm not scrapping I can be found working as an Office Administrative Assistant, enjoying things like signing in the band at my church, volunteering at my girls' schools, teaching classes at my LSS, going for coffee with friends, or dancing once a week in a Adult Tap Class among other things.  

If you would like to connect with me personally, you may do so via email.

Updated January 2016