I am a graphic designer living in Colorado with my husband, Mike and two children, Hayden and Riely. I have a degree in Advertising & Communication, and in 2000 before my son was born, I started my own design business. I have always felt passionate about art in all its forms and feel very lucky to be able to make a living doing something creative. I love that scrapbooking encompasses my love of so many art forms: photography, story-telling, and page layout. By creating scrapbook pages, I hope to document pieces of our lives that might otherwise be forgotten or lost. I hope to share a bit of myself and my loved ones with future generations, to help them see our similarities, even through generation gaps. Mostly, I hope to leave the impression that I enjoyed life and lived it with love, passion, and hope (and had a lot of fun doing it!). You can catch up with me at lisadickinson.typepad.com, where I blog about scrapbooking, motherhood, running, and my deep-seated hatred for the Comic Sans font.
I am an accountant/designer/scrapper, married to my best friend; Bob, mom to; Marv 28 (his wife Brittianee), Tasha 20, Step-Mom to; Nick 25, Matt 21, & Grandma to; Lilah 19 months. I keep busy working two jobs but still try to get away for occasional weekend scrapping retreats with my girlfriends! I’ve worked at Creative Memories Home Office for over a year now and have really enjoyed seeing the new products evolve from just an idea, to using them and then seeing them appear in the catalogs. It’s so exciting to see first-hand what the talented staff here at CM will come up with next! I’m thrilled to be part of the CM Design Team and look forward to a very creative new year!
I am a graphic designer. I have been married to my husband for 16 years. I have three wonderful children, Rachel (13), Jack (10) and Ben (6). I enjoy our country life on a farm near Albany, MN. Our family enjoys spending time camping, fishing and going out for pizza. Along with being on the CM Design Team, I am fortunate to work at the Creative Memories Home Office in the workshop. Who’d ever imagine I'd get a job scrapbooking? Crazy, I know and I love it! I began scrapbooking 14 years ago while pregnant with our first child. I’ve attempted an album per year for each child, not realizing how many albums that would be on my shelves! Nothing is more rewarding to me than a finished album of a child. I enjoy scrapbooking weekends away at the cabin with great friends.
My Favorite type of project: Hmmm … just about anything! I am a clean & simple sort of scrapbooker. I love cardstock, alpha stickers, and bold colors. I’ve been married for 13 years to an amazing guy who can totally talk “scrapbooking.” I have 4 boys and 1 girl. I am blessed to stay home with my kids, and I also have a photography business.
Something silly about me: I have a serious Caribou addiction. Medium mint condition with skim milk and white chocolate … Mmmmm.
I am a stay at home mom and wife living in Virginia with my loving and supportive family, Tim (almost 10 years of marriage), Tyler, (9), Corinne (4.5) & Crush our cat (2.5). I am a homebody at heart but love being outdoors. I have been scrapbooking for over 8 years and enjoy being creative! I love capturing the everyday life of my kids on camera and getting my hands messy with paper and glue. The mess I create in my studio usually carries over into the kitchen, where more mess is created because I thoroughly enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes. But I also like exploring local restaurants, winery’s, being with friends & spending time with my family time. Other crafts that keep me creatively busy are metalsmithing, making jewelry and photography. You can read more of my ramblings on my blog at tctliebel.typepad.com.
I enjoy creating layouts and mini albums. I love to keep my work clean and simple but that doesn’t mean my work is boring. I believe that by using the right photos and designs, simple projects can be so attractive. I am truly honored to be a part of this wonderful team, and look forward to challenging myself as well as inspiring you. I began scrapping in January 2001. I remember when mom asked me to go to a Creative Memories party with her. I laughed telling her no way, I’m not creative enough! By the time I left that party, I had my first album, cardstock, pens, trimmer, scissors and lots of stickers, die-cut shapes and templates. Little did I know that I’d be addicted! My favorite subjects to scrap about are my 9 month old son, my sisters, myself, my dogs, and my wonderful husband! Something silly about me: I can’t stand to touch raw meat. It really grosses me out. When I come home from the store, I make my husband separate the meat in bags. Having said this, I am not a vegetarian. I eat meat as long as it’s cooked thoroughly.
I am a mother to 3 beautiful children. A 5 year old and almost 3 year old twins. I think it goes without saying that I am incredibly busy! I am also a wonderful wife to my husband....oh wait....I mean I am a wife to my wonderful husband of 9.5 years. I have been scrapbooking for around 8 years, but I started digital scrapbooking around 4 years ago. It is my newfound obsession. I see ideas and color combinations everywhere I go. I would say I have a random style. I love simple, neat pages and I love pages with layers upon layers of embellishments on them. I just love seeing it all come together. I am a fan of only using 1 or 2 pictures on my pages and making those the centrepiece of the layout. In general I am an addict!
I work at CM as the Design Team Coordinator. I pride myself in being a “traditional” scrapper, because I love the dimension of it. Altering projects tend to be another love of mine as well. I am truly honored to be a part of this wonderful team, and look forward to an adventure of changing times! I started scrapping about 16 years ago after receiving a Creative Memories album from my grandmother as a wedding gift-what a treasured gift! Since then, I spend a lot of my spare time with my family making memories to add to my scrapbooks. My favorite subjects to scrap about are my 14 and 17 year old sons, and my wonderful husband!
Something silly about me: I have to have matching socks, and love to put ketchup on just about anything….including my pizza!
Hi! I’m 29 years old and have been married to the love of my life (Marc) for 9 years now. We have 3 wonderful boys, Ty (8), Blake (5), and Spencer (3). We moved from Las Vegas into our first “real” home here in Texas a few years ago and we love it here. Besides scrapbooking I love to read, surf, swim, go camping, sew, quilt, eat chocolate, and I also love photography! My favorite subjects are my boys of course, but I also enjoy occasional opportunities to do wedding photography. As for scrapbooking I’ve been doing that now for about 13 years, but it has been the past 8 years where this hobby has really exploded for me. I have had the opportunity to work as a scrapbooking instructor, design for several wonderful companies, have layouts and projects published, and best of all, I am having a great time recording those sweet (and sometimes not-so-sweet) moments of my life I never want to forget! I’m very grateful to be designing for Creative Memories. They were the company that introduced me to scrapbooking, and for that I'll be forever grateful!
I am a mother of three to Emma, Ellie and Ethan. I reside in North Texas with my husband, Bryan, of 13 years. I have a degree in Psychology and hold a Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Education. My love of scrapbooking began after the birth of my first daughter. My daughter’s baby album was a Creative Memories album that my fellow teachers created for me. I made several of my own in the next few years. Photography also became an instant hobby that I adopted after the birth of my first two children. I enjoyed editing photos in Photoshop and accidently stumbled across some digital scrapbooking websites from a photography forum in 2008. I gave it a try and have been addicted ever since. My style is simple and clean. I always try to make the photographs take center stage. In my spare time I also enjoy jogging, baking, volunteering at my daughters’ school and snow skiing. I hope you will come and visit me on my blog at http://nicoleleblancphotography.blogspot.com where you can see my love of documenting my family memories.
Hi! I am Gretchen McElveen. I live outside of Birmingham, AL with my husband and our dog. No kids for us yet…but soon! I work full time as a physical therapist in an outpatient clinic but of course I would rather be scrapbooking! My aunt introduced me to scrapbooking by way of Creative Memories during college but I did not really get into it until after we got married in 2002. I still have the corner rounder that I bought during that first Creative Memories party though! Scrapbooking is such an incredible hobby! It is my creative outlet and a way to express emotions and feelings I often have difficulty saying. It is my way of documenting life and the special people who are such a big part of it. I cannot think of a much better way of spending my free time! And I am so excited to be able to share by love for scrapbooking now as a part of the Creative Memories team!! Happy scrapping!
Please feel free to learn more about me and check out more of my work on my blog: www.gretchenmac.blogspot.com
I am a graphic designer living in California. Fifteen years ago, I stumbled into a new joy in my life – album making. I love creating albums because it allows people to express themselves artistically at any level. I truly love helping people create a project that brings joy and their story to life. I believe each one of us has a fabulous story and finding a creative and engaging way of telling that story is important. My days are filled with the loves of my life – my two teenage boys, my wonderful husband, my mischievous wiener dogs – and all the chaos with modern life, but sunshine and creating provide my balance. Smiles :).
I live on the east coast of Canada in Nova Scotia and I have lived here all of my life. I have been married to the love of my life, Todd, for nearly 20 years and we have been together for 25 years so it is hard to remember life before him. We have 3 beautiful children, Lauren 14, Ben 11 and Grant 6. We are busy with dance, music and hockey in our house! I started scrapbooking 11 years ago, 2 weeks before I became a Creative Memories Consultant I fell in love with scrapbooking and it was a natural fit with my love of photography. When digital scrapbooking was introduced I fell in love with Creative Memories all over again! If I had to pick one over the other, traditional and digital, I really don’t know which one would win out! I love the textures, real photos, embellishments and paper in tradtional and in digital I love the flexibility with sizes, overlays and how you can change your photos so easily from B & W, sepia or colour with the click of a mouse. I love travel, reading, running, scrapbooking of course, photography and being a Creative Memories Consultant.
I am wife to an amazing husband of 15 years and mother to 5 wonderful kids ages 2 to 14. I live at the foot of the of the gorgeous mountains in Northern Utah, and I’ve been scrapbooking for almost 15 years. I’ve had the pleasure of working for some wonderful manufacturers in the scrapbooking industry, and you can find my work in Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Digital Scrapbooking, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapbook and Cards Today, and Making Memories. I also teach online at Big Picture Classes. If I’m not running my children around as our family taxi driver you can find me singing, playing the piano, at yoga practice, or eating peanut butter M&M’s and watching Once Upon a Time episodes while working in my craft room...that is if I can convince my 2 year old to take her nap.