Saturday, February 8, 2014

Getting to know our Designers: Christine, Krissy, Becci, Majken, Karen

Each week we will be doing a post allowing you to get to know some of our designers! We have some veterans and some newbies and think you'll enjoy getting to know them better!
This week we are getting to know Christine, Krissy, Becci, Majken, and Karen
Where do you Currently Live?  Illinois
How Long Have you Been doing Paper Crafts? 9 years
How long have you been on the design team for Practical Scrappers? I founded the site about 4 1/2 years ago!
What are some of your favorite companies to play with? Doodlebug Design, Paper House Productions, Imaginisce, Pebbles Inc, SRM Stickers, Echo Park, and Simple Stories
Why do you do paper crafts?  To relax and to record little day to day memories of life as a busy mom
How would you describe your style?  Bright and whimsical with clean lines and usually a big focal point
What are some things we will see a lot of in your work?Outlining/doodling/faux stitching, doilies, circles, hearts, multiple photo layouts
What part of paper crafting is your favorite? It's a toss up between cards and layouts
What are your three favorite tools? My Silhouette Cameo, my WRMK Corner Chomper, and my Selphy photo printer
Have you been published anywhere? CARDS Magazine, Creating Keepsakes, Create, Paper Crafts Magazine, and Life, Paper, Scrapbook
Do you design for any manufacturers or other blogs? I currently design for Imaginisce, Paper House ProductionsHelmarSamantha WalkerKiwi Lane DesignsThe Scrapbooking Studio, and Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine.

Here's all my Social Media Links:

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Where do you Currently Live? I live in a suburb right outside Houston, Texas.
How Long Have you been doing Paper Crafts? I first started scrapbooking in April 2009.
How long have you been on the design team for Practical Scrappers?I've been around for a couple of years, and I hope to be on the team for a few more yet!
What are some of your favorite companies to play with?  I can never choose just one - or even two or three!  Right now, I am playing with Pebbles, American Crafts, My Minds Eye, and Fancy Pants.  But I really love them all!
Why do you do paper crafts? Like everyone else, I love to record memories.  But, honestly, I mostly love playing with papers and pretty things!
How would you describe your style? Definitely photocentric in that I rarely use more than one photo.  Often introspective because my scrapbooking isn't always centered around a particular event but more around how a photo makes me feel.  And there is generally a whimsical or "quirky" (I love that word) element to it.  I just do what makes me happy and if that happens to be what is currently "in" then I consider it a bonus.
What are some things we will see a lot of in your work?  Sewing, doodling, and layering of lots of patterned papers.  
What part of paper crafting is your favorite? Asking me to choose a favorite part of paper crafting is like asking me to choose a favorite child...
What are your three favorite tools? My spring-loaded scissors, my Silhouette, and my black Zig double-sided marker.
Have you been published anywhere? Yes!  Scrapbook Trends; and Scrapbook and Cards Today.
Do you design for any manufacturers or other blogs? I design for Pretty Little Studio, Paper Bakery Kit Club, and My Scraps and More Sketches.

Here are my favorite Social Media Links:
Instagram: krissyclarkmckee

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Becci Manies
Where do you Currently Live? California's Central Valley
How Long Have you been doing Paper Crafts? 7 years, since my first daughter was born
How long have you been on the design team for Practical Scrappers?Not quite a year
What are some of your favorite companies to play with? 
My favorite is October Afternoon hands down, but I also love Crate Paper and Pebbles
Why do you do paper crafts? I started out doing cards for friends and scrapbooking my daughter's first year and then it grew to things like banners, home decor, party planning, and it is ever growing!
How would you describe your style? Embellished Vintage - I love a retro look with sparkle and shine and plenty of embellishments!
What are some things we will see a lot of in your work? Rhinestones, Stickles, water-coloring, sewing, bright colors and fun with fonts
What part of paper crafting is your favorite? Designing and dreaming ... and having a finished product to show for it
What are your three favorite tools? My cameo, water-colors, sketch pens
Have you been published anywhere? A few times in each: Cricut Magazine, Create Magazine, Cards Magazine 
Do you design for any manufacturers or other blogs? I design also forSWAT and The Paper Girl's Challenge Blog

You Can Find Me At:
My Blog: B-Handmade
Pinterest: Becci Manies

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Where do you Currently Live?  Texas
How Long Have you Been doing Paper Crafts? 25 years
How long have you been on the design team for Practical Scrappers?I’m a newbie to the team!
What are some of your favorite companies to play with? My Mind’s Eye, Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park, Pebbles, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey (lots more, too!)
Why do you do paper crafts?  It’s my stress relief, I get to show my creative side, and I get to archive our memories.
How would you describe your style?  Simple and cheerful
What are some things we will see a lot of in your work? Ink spritzing, machine stitching, layering, distressing, 2-page layouts
What part of paper crafting is your favorite? I love to create scrapbook layouts and cards
What are your three favorite tools? My Silhouette Cameo, my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and my paper piercer
Have you been published anywhere? Not yet, but hopeful!
Do you design for any manufacturers or other blogs? Not yet, but hopeful!

Here's all my Social Media Links:

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Karen Sessions
Where do you currently Live? 
London, UK 
How Long Have you been doing Paper Crafts? 
I began seriously in 2006 but I really started in the early 90's 
How long have you been on the design team for Practical Scrappers?18 months
What are some of your favorite companies to play with? 
My Minds Eye & Prima 
Why do you do paper crafts? 
My soul longs to create. I just love combining randomness into beauty in a unique way. 
How would you describe your style? 
My scrapbooking style is more about the "art" than the "story telling." My creative style is embellished, sophisticated, girly, and full of layers. I'm all about the tiny details. 
What are some things we will see a lot of in your work? 
I love embellishments so there will always be gems, glitter, buttons, & flowers. I especially love rubber stamping my greeting cards and creating backgrounds. 
What part of paper crafting is your favorite? 
I am passionate about the need to create original works as my joy comes from the originality of the completed creation. I love the process of selecting papers, colors, & bits of a project and seeing them come together. 
What are your three favorite tools? 
Heat Gun, Zig Waterbrush, Jelly Roll Stardust Gel Pen 
Have you been published anywhere? 
Scrapbook Magazine & Life, Paper, Scrapbook 
Here's all my Social Media Links 
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1 comment:

Kelly Jean said...

Love learning more about my fellow DT members!!