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... 


  1. Well, how nice for me to be able to catch up with your life since the Paper Rabbit in Montrose!!!! God, you rock! Good for you! oxoxoxo

  2. WOW!!!!! What a resume! Congrats on your new artistic endeavors!!!! You rock!! Beth

  3. It is a small world. I met you through the 2014 NLWM and come to find out I have one of your books (The ABC's of Creative Lettering) with my writing books!

  4. I see that the blog is not your main art form.

    I met you because I was looking for blogs from a particular state (Ca, right?) to put on Blogs from Countries Where I have Readers, part IV, Ukraine to United States which is a blogpost of mine which now links to your blog.

    If you like this publicity, enjoy, if not feel free to delete to get more appropriate comments for your one blog post!