Sunday, August 15, 2010

My art....

Just a quick resume of me.... for starters...
there will be pictures of art and projects soon, but
for now... this will have to do!

.early years- La Canada High School
Attended Art Center School of Design
Pasadena City College - Merchandise/
Management degree

.1981 - opened my store
(still in business after all these years!)

(in our parking lot) - still going today, hosted by
Kat Okamoto , A Stamp in the Hand

.1984 - opened second store in San Marino, CA

.1987 - opened third store in Valencia, CA

.1988 - got married to brent and had a baby....bailey
( just trying to stay on task!)

.1989 - had a second baby ... kurtis

.1994 - had a third baby... riley jean (done!)

.1995 - wrote "The ABC's of Creative Lettering" book for
EK Success using ZIG pens

.1995 - started designing and partnering with Cut-it-Up
(one of the first scrapbooking companies)

.1996 - started The Origninal Scrapbook Convention
( first scrapbook convention...ever)
Glendale, CA

.1997 - started designing for Westrim Crafts
(stickers, papers, die cuts, albums and kits

.1998 - Appeared on QVC with EK Success/ Zig Pens a few times, Aleene's Craft show and had projects on Scrapbook Memories with Julie McGuffee

.1997/1999 - continued to write books for Cut-it-Up, Design
Originals, Hot Off the Press, Hygloss and Scholastic

.1997 - now - continued to design products for ...
- LMNOP more Creative Lettering book
- XYZ still more Creative Lettering book
- The 123's of Creative Doodling book
-Doodle-e-do it book
- Border it up book
-Clip it up book
-Pop it up book
-Punch it up book
Paper Adventures/ ANW Crestwood
Hot Off The Press
PM Designs
Scrapbook Specialties
Scrapyard 329
Westrim Designs/ Creativity Ink
Scrapbook Borders
- The Kids book of Creative Lettering
- Me,Me,'s all about ME!
Whipper Snapper Rubber Stamps
Pinecone Press
- Scribbles Creative Lettering book

.1997/now - contributor to magazines
Creating Keepsakes
Memory Makers
Scrapbooks Etc.
Paper Crafts
Paper Works
Somerset Studios
Sew Somerset
Cloth Paper and Scissors
Somerset Gallery
Art Quilt Studios
Art Journaling

.1997/2001 - taught on numerous Scrapbooking Cruises with Memory Maker magazine and others

.1997/1999 - writer for continuing column
Scrapbook Retailer Magazine

.1999 - technical editor, Wiley Publishing
Scrapbooking for Dummies

.2004 - opened new store, The Paper Rabbit
Grass Valley, CA

.2007- closed store, went to work with
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames
Buyer. /dept. head- paper arts

.2010 - Pinecone Press
Hocus and Pocus Halloween line at CHA
Cookie and Company Line at CHA

.2011 - Pinecone Press
Chocolate Hearts line for Valentines
Whipper Snapper - Spring Line Rubber Stamps

.2012 - DCI / Designs Combined
Halloween and Christmas Home Decor / Wall Art

.2013 - Published
  - Somerset Studio
  - Sew Somerset
  -Art Journaling 
  - Green Craft
  - Cloth Paper and Scissors
Rubber Stamp Line with RubberMoon Rubber Stamps

 Published - Art Journaling
                  -Somerset Home
                  - Somerset Life
                  - Somerset Memories
                  - Somerset Studios
                  - Sew Somerset
Line of Products with Adorn It - Art Play Paintables

 - got an agent! Feeling hopeful...