We are so over the moon excited to be announcing our new Design Team for the upcoming 2013 first term. These ladies are absolutely drippy with talent and we are sure that you will be pleased as ever at the bounty of inspiration that they will be bringing you in the upcoming months on the Kiwi Lane blog.
While it was not an easy task to select our design team, it is easy to say that I’m confident you will love them all to pieces!
So without further adieu, and in no particular order, I introduce you to the 2013, first term, Kiwi Lane Design team. Take a few minutes to read about these lovely ladies and get to know them a little more.
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Where would your dream scrapbooking location be?
If I could scrapbook anywhere on the planet it would be at the beach in Hawaii! Scrapbooking and Hawaii are two of my favorite things, so why not pair them together! Now that’s my perfect paradise!!!
What is your favorite Kiwi Lane Designer Template set?
Cascade Trails, Chestnut Drive, & Celebrate are just a few of my faves!
I am a California girl that met the man of her dreams on a cruise in 2003. After bouncing around a little with Air Force, we have settled into the St. Louis area, where he is from. I love living here with him and our 2 bundles of energy…also known as our kids. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with Kevin (5) and Hailey (2). You will see a lot of these guys in my layouts. They are truly what makes my world go round. I never thought I’d end up at SAHM, but I love every minute of it.
Why Do You Scrapbook?
Sometimes Mama needs a little dose of sanity! My crafting time has become part of that for me. I also love the idea that I am making a record of memories – and not just holidays and special occasions, but everyday moments too.
With friends – it doesn’t matter exactly where. It could be in a basement or in paradise, it wouldn’t matter. Just having friends nearby makes scrapbooking even more fun!
I love cooking. I am working on the whole baking thing. ;-) I also love cross-stitching. I also enjoy having a glass of wine with friends, too.
Hello, My name is Staci Jones and I am a scrapbooking addict! I love taking care of my 4 kids all day long, but as soon as they are asleep, I scrap all night! I have been scrapping for the last 8-10 years and love using it as my therapy. I am constantly trying to catch up on scrapping, but I love it! My other hobbies are running, baking, hiking, and reading.
When I started scrapping, I did it because I love the creative outlet that it was for me. After my mom passed away last year, my reason for scrapbooking has changed. I still do it because I enjoy it, but I now create more so my kids have a picture and written account of the events in their life. I also want them to know how much I love them and so scrapping and journaling is my way of recording my feelings about them. I want them to be able to look back on their scrapbooks and have record of their lives and know that I love them forever.
I would love, love, love to go scrap by the Mediterranean. I have seen pictures and heard stories that it is just gorgeous. I would love to just sit outside and just take in all the sights while I scrap.
Chasing my kids! A few like to run away regularly. That’s probably why I took up running. They are pretty fast and I have to catch them. :) Other than running, I love baking, hiking, and reading.
I live in New Jersey with my husband of 8 years. I work in a university library, which keeps me surrounded by books and colorful characters. It is a great environment that keeps me inspired and creative.
Why Do You Scrapbook?
I started paper crafting around the time of my wedding, when I made my own invitations. After the wedding I started scrapbooking and it became a nice creative outlet, but I wasn’t really interested in the memories, just playing with pretty paper. Then a few years later, a close family friend passed away and the pages I did about him became a source of comfort and that is when it hit me. This is why I do it. We live on in our photos and stories.
My crafty dream, besides endless hours to create and a magically clean scraproom, would be to have a scrapbook studio in New York City overlooking Central Park with huge floor to ceiling windows to fill the room with tons of natural light. If I ever strike it rich, I’ll make that happen.
My other interests include writing (one day I will publish that novel!), reading (though not as much lately because I am writing said novel), watching soaps & TV dramas & ID channel (I am all about the angst), playing around with Photoshop and Sony Vegas, online shopping, and stalking YouTube & Twitter.
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Like I said. Drippy with talent and so much fun!
Welcome girls! We are so excited to have you on our team. We would also like to extend a genuine heartfelt thank you to all of those that applied for our team.
Next year you’ll continue to see inspiration from the Kiwi Crew: Debbie Budge, Shiloh Jorgensen, Susan Budge, Gail Owens, Jennifer Budge, Jen Nicholes and myself—Kristy Lee! We have great things planned and will be kicking off the new year with a bang!
Now before I officially let you go for the day I want to announce the winner of the gorgeous tags that Sandy Ballard created during the 12 Days of Christmas. Susie Livingston, you are our lucky winner! If you could please send an email to email@example.com, I will take care of arrangements to have your gift tags sent to you.
Have a lovely weekend and be sure to stop by on Monday for an amazing December Daily album idea by Jen Nicholes.