Resume

     I've been scrapbooking since 1996 and working as an independent scrapbook and paper craft designer for various manufacturers since 2004.  I am innovative, enthusiastic, easy to work with and self reliant.  I am familiar with both cross-promoting products and with featuring a single product/manufacturer in a project.  I manage my time well to complete assignments according to deadlines yet I'm also accustomed to meeting tight deadlines with mock-up materials.  I'm experienced with writing craft related articles for manufacturer websites, writing detailed instructions with step-out photos, and posting my work on-line in galleries and on my blog.  

     My style is best described as layered, linear and detailed.  I also like to incorporate stamping and paper techniques and will often explore a variety of current trends and techniques in my work.  I enjoy a challenge and I'm happy to grow as a crafter in the process.  My designs primarily include cards, scrapbook layouts, mini albums and embellished paper crafts / home decor projects.  However, over the past several years I've found myself doing a variety of other crafting projects as part of my commitments, including  sewing, floral design, and beading. 

     I hope to continue working with various manufacturers and publications in the scrapbook and paper craft industry.  I truly enjoy my role as a designer and sharing my creations with others.  I find my work challenging and exciting!  I hope that as I continue to work in this industry I'm able to further explore opportunities including special assignment work, teaching and product design.

CURRENT DESIGN TEAMS:
  • currently retired from designing.  :)
Past Design Teams:
  • Therm O Web:  October 2012 - December 2013
  • Bella Blvd: September 2013 - December 2013
  • Bo Bunny: September 2009 - August 2012
  • Glue Arts Adhesives: December 2009 - June 2012
  • Fiskars Americas: January 2006 - May 2012
  • Pursuit of CRAFTYness BLOG:  October 2009 -June 2010
  • Sassafras Lass: August 2004 - February 2009
  • Karen Foster Design:  August 2004 - June 2007
  • Three Bugs In A Rug:  April 2006 - September 2006
  • Go West Studios:  October 2004 - October 2006
  • Memory Creators:  March 2004 - July 2005
  • Scrapbook Answers MAGAZINE:  January 2006 - October 2006  *magazine discontinued*
  • Cloud 9 Design:  January 2005 - January 2006  *Cloud 9 Design joined with Fiskars - January 2006-January 2009*
  • Heidi Grace Designs:  November 2004 - July 2005 *Heidi Grace Designs joins with Fiskars - January 2006-January 2009*

CONTESTS:
  • Creating Keepsakes Magazine: HALL OF FAME 2007 ~ Honorable Mention
  •  Two Peas in a Bucket ECHO PARK CHALLENGE 2011- "Christmas Stockings" Layout
  • Scrapworks BEST IN SHOW CONTEST:  Award of Merit ~ 2ND PLACE  
    Creating Keepsakes Convention ~ Charlotte, NC 2005

PRINT PUBLICATIONS: 

CREATING KEEPSAKES MAGAZINE:
  • THE SCRAPBOOKERS HANDBOOK 2013 (Special Issue)-"Beach Treasures" forthcoming
  • JAN/FEB ISSUE 2014 - "Pooh Bear & Me" forthcoming
  • HALL OF FAME 2007 Issue - Honorable Mention  -"She Adores You"
  • AUGUST ISSUE 2007 - Butterfly Card (Tips & Tricks)
  • SCHOOL MEMORIES IDEA BOOK April 2006 - Embellished Pencil Box
  • TIPS & TRICKS April 2005 - "Holiday Memories" Mini Album "Celebrate You" Mini Album
  • JEWELRY CREATIONS by CK Media ISSUE #2 2008 - 2 Bracelets

SIMPLE QUILTS & SEWING MAGAZINE
  • Fall 2011 Issue - Pumpkin Pincushion

PAPER CRAFTS MAGAZINE:
  • SEPT/OCT Issue 2009 - My Friend Card
  • ONLINE FEATURE September 2007 - Card
  • CARD CREATIONS IV 2006 - Valentine Card; Baby Card
  • BIRTHDAY CREATIONS April 2006 - 3 Cards & a Giftbag for Karen Foster Design; "Steppin' Out" Birthday Party Set
  • HOLIDAY CARDS & WRAP September 2005 - Card & Gift Box
  • OCTOBER 2005 Issue - Halloween Tin [Cover Item]; Reindeer Card; St. Nick Card
  • CARD CREATIONS III July 2005 - Birthday Party Hat; Congratulations on Your New Puppy; Hospitality Thank You
  • TAG CREATIONS April 2005 - DAD Tag Card

STAMP IT! MAGAZINE:
  • STAMP IT! CARDS June 2006 - "A Mother's Love" Card

CARDS:
  • MARCH Issue 2007 - "hello"
  • FEBRUARY Issue 2007 - "Best Friends"
  • JANUARY Issue 2007 - "Thank You"
  • SEPTEMBER Issue 2006 - "Think Pink"; "Twice"
  • JULY/AUGUST Issue 2006 - "Sweet, Sweet Summer"
  • MARCH/APRIL Issue 2006 - "Happy Birthday"
  • JANUARY/FEBRUARY Issue 2006 - "So Sweet"

SCRAPBOOK TRENDS:
  • 'Tis the Season HOLIDAY IDEA BOOK 2006 - "Merry Christmas" Card
  • AUGUST 2006 Issue - "Quick 2 Cry"
  • JULY 2006 Issue - "Still"; "Penny"
  • NOVEMBER 2005  Issue - Merry Christmas Tag; Merry & Bright Card
  • FAMILY IDEA BOOK 2005 - Home Decor - Wall Plaque
  • HOLIDAY IDEA BOOK 2005 - Recipe Book & Tag
  • ALL ABOUT KIDS IDEA BOOK 2005 - "My Hummer" (Boys)

Ivy Cottage Creations: [Now Scrapbook Trends]
  • JUNE 2004 Issue - "It's Simple"

PAPER TRENDS:
  • DECEMBER Issue 2004 / JANUARY Issue 2005 - "Merry Christmas" Card; "Joy" Card
 
SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY MAGAZINE:
  • WINTER Issue 2009 - Card
  • FALL Issue 2009 - "A is for Apple" Card

SCRAPBOOKING & BEYOND MAGAZINE:
  • DECEMBER Issue 2006 - "JOY"

CRAFTS 'N THINGS MAGAZINE:
  • JUNE Issue 2008 - "Smile" Card

PAPER CREATIONS MAGAZINE:
  • SPRING Issue 2007 - "happy SpRiNG" CARD [COVER]
 
MEMORY MAKERS MAGAZINE: [No Longer In Publication]
  • IDEA GALLERY 7: 2006 Special Issue - "Georgetown Lighthouse"
  • SCRAPBOOKING TOP 50: 2006 - "Cowboy"
  • JANUARY 2006 Issue - "Winter Wishes"
  • IDEA GALLERY 6: 2005 Special Issue - "It's sNOw Fun!"
  • FAST & EASY July 2005 Special Issue - "Gotcha"
  • TRAVEL SPECIAL ISSUE April 2005 - "Colonial Williamsburg"
  • SCRAPBOOKING TOP 50 ~ 2005: Best Sports Line (Title Block) for Karen Foster Design

CARDMAKER MAGAZINE:
  • JULY 2007 Summer Party Invitation

SCRAP & STAMP ARTS MAGAZINE:
  • MAY Issue 2007 - Forever Friends Card; Friends Through Thick and Thin Card
  • JUNE Issue2007 - Happy Father's Day Card

LEGACY MAGAZINE: [No Longer in Publication]
  • OCTOBER/NOVEMBER Issue 2006 - Mini Album
  • FEBRUARY/MARCH Issue 2006 - "Happiness"
  • JUNE/JULY Issue 2005 - "Fatherhood"
WOMEN'S DAY MAGAZINE:
  • THE BEST IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS Special Issue OCTOBER 2006 - Advent Calendar; Christmas Card
  • PAPER CRAFTING ISSUE 2006 - 2 Cards
 
SCRAPBOOK ANSWERS MAGAZINE: [No Longer In Publication]
  • HOLIDAY CRAFTS SUPERGUIDE September 2006 - Gift Bag; Gift Wrap Project
  • AUG/SEPT Issue 2006 - "Rose Colored Glasses"
  • SPECIAL Issue DVD: MAY 2006 - "Happy"
  • MAY Issue 2006 - "H2"
  • NOVEMBER Issue 2005 - Eye On Design ~ "I Love You"; Mini Album~ "Precious 2 Me"

PINECONE PRESS BOOKS:
  • PENS & NEEDLES Idea Book OCTOBER 2006 - "DUDE!"; "Lazy SUMMER Days"; "TWO"
  • HOLIDAY CARDS BOOK 2005 - 4 Cards; 1 Project
  • PHOTO ART CARDS BOOK 2005 - 1 Project

PAPERARTS MAGAZINE:  [formerly Correspondence Art Magazine]
  • SPRING 2005 Issue -  "Grandma's Brag Book"
  • FALL/WINTER 2004 Issue - "Life's Little Pleasures"


MEMORY MAKERS BOOKS:
  • "ACCENTS" by Pam Klassen -3 Layouts
  • "EMBELLISHMENTS for Scrapbookers, Cardmakers and Papercrafters" by Pam Klassen 2006 - 5 Projects - Mini Album, Gift Bag, 2 Cards, Embellished Tin
  • "YOUR SCRAPBOOK, YOUR STORY" August 2005 - "Who I Am"
  • "501 GREAT SCRAPBOOK PAGE IDEAS" March 2005 - "Shades of Blue, Shades of You"

SCRAPPIN', STAMPIN' & STATIONARY:
  • CREATIVE CONCEPTS FOR HOBBY LOBBY 3RD QUARTER ISSUE 2006 - "Catch A Wave"

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS:  

The Scrapbook Magazine [UK] for Karen Foster Design SUMMER 2007 - Garden Party Set pieces (2)

Scrapbook Inspirations [UK]
  • APRIL 2007 Issue - "Happy Father's Day"
  • 2007 Issue - "Chalk Artist" Layout; "Groovy Love" Card

Scrapbooking Memories [Australia]
  • AUGUST 2005 Issue - "Me"
  • FEBRUARY 2005 Issue - "This is ME"

CANTATA BOOKS:
  • THE JOY OF SCRAPBOOKING: AUGUST 2006 - "Can We Keep Him?"; "Spring Blossoms"
  • THE KODAK BOOK OF SCRAPBOOKING YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOS: APRIL 2006 - "Celebrate 8"
  • A SCRAPBOOKER'S COLOR PALETTE: DECEMBER 2005 - "The Price of Beauty"; "Who Says Boys Don't Like Pink?"

PAPERKUTS MAGAZINE:  [No Longer in Publication]
  • FAMILY MATTERS IDEA BOOK 2005 - "My Godparents"
  • TIPS & TECHNIQUES II 2004 - "Our Girl"

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
  • SCRAPBOOK PAGEMAPS by Becky Fleck - February 2008: 2 layouts
  • BRADITUDE ~ THE BOOK OF BRADS by KAREN FOSTER DESIGN -Idea Book October 2006 - 8 Layouts
  • BRAINIAC SCRAPBOOKING TRAINER OF THE MONTH - January 2006  Mini Book Project featuring Paper Garden

SCRAPBOOK PREMIER BRAIN FREEZE RESCUE KIT
November 2005 Brainiac Scrapbooking - 3 Brains for Karen Foster Design - "You Color My World"

CLIKIT IDEA BOOKLET 2005 Karen Foster Design - Assignment - 4 projects

HALLOWEEN AD ~ Karen Foster Design; Creating Keepsakes - October 2005 and Other Publications


TRADE PUBLICATIONS:
CNA SCRAPBOOK INSIDER February 2005 - "Ballet"

PHOTO TRADE NEWS (PTN)
SCRAPBOOK SUPPLEMENT COVER for Karen Foster Design
May 2005
November 2005

CLIKIT AD [Tag Design] for Karen Foster Design

CRAFT TRENDS July 2005

CNA July 2005 & Various Other Publications


CATALOG WORK:
FISKARS Americas SUMMER 2009

CLOUD 9 DESIGN WINTER 2006

3 BUGS IN A RUG SUMMER 2006 CATALOG - "Our Boy"

SASSAFRAS LASS 2005 CATALOG - 3 Layouts



TRADE SHOW WORK:
  • CHA WINTER 2013 - Therm O Web 
  • CHA WINTER 2011 - Glue  Arts
  • CHA SUMMER 2009 - Fiskars Americas
  • CHA WINTER 2009 - Fiskars Brands
  • CHA SUMMER 2008 - Fiskars Brands; Sassafras Lass
  • CHA WINTER 2008 - Fiskars Brands; Sassafras Lass
  • CHA SUMMER 2007 - Fiskars Brands; Sassafras Lass
  • CHA WINTER 2007: Las Vegas, NV - Karen Foster Design; Cloud 9 Design [Fiskars]; Sassafras Lass
  • MEMORY TRENDS 2006: Las Vegas, NV - Karen Foster Design; Fiskars Brands / Cloud 9 Design; Sassafras Lass
  • CHA SUMMER 2006: Chicago, IL - Karen Foster Design; Fiskars Brands / Cloud 9 Design
  • CHA WINTER 2006: Las Vegas, NV - Karen Foster Design; Cloud 9 Design [Fiskars]; Sassafras Lass
  • MEMORY TRENDS 2005: Las Vegas, NV - Karen Foster Design; Sassafras Lass; Cloud 9 Design
  • CHA SUMMER 2005: Chicago, IL - Karen Foster Design; Sassafras Lass
  • CHA WINTER 2005: Atlanta, GA - Karen Foster Design; Sassafras Lass; Go West Studios; Cloud 9 Design
  • MEMORY TRENDS 2004: Las Vegas, NV - Sassafras Lass

DISPLAY WORK:
  • MICHAELS STORES: Header Board Projects 2007 - Fiskars Brands
  • JOANN'S STORES: Project Sheets, Store Samples & Header Board Projects
    2006 - Fiskars Brands
    2007  - Fiskars Brands
  • HOBBY LOBBY: Store Project Sheets - 2006 - KAREN FOSTER DESIGN
  • A.C. MOORE: Header Board Projects
    2006 - Karen Foster Design
    Video TMTV Projects
    2007 - Heidi Grace Design
    2008/2009 - Cloud 9 Design

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS:
  • QVC Television 2007 ~ Multiple projects featuring CLOUD 9 DESIGN/FISKARS/HEIDI GRACE
  • GREAT LAKES MEGA MEET CLASS: CLOUD 9 DESIGN 2007
  • SCRAPFEST 2006-MALL OF AMERICA  Bloomington, MN: CLOUD 9 DESIGN / FISKARS - Class Project Design
  • SCRAPBOOK MEMORIES -PBS TV: CLOUD 9 DESIGN / FISKARS - 2006 episodes Layouts & Projects
  • HSN TV~featuring KAREN FOSTER DESIGN: April/May 2006 - 5 Layouts featured
  • CKU - PROVO 2005: Layout for Cloud 9 Design for Keynote Address by Stacy Julian, founding Editor ~Simple Scrapbooks


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
March 2002 - February 2005: Scrapbook stores in the Columbia area of South Carolina