Friday, December 4, 2009

The Current and past DT Designers at The Shaker Box

I would like to take a moment and thank all of the wonderfully talented ladies that were part of The Shaker Box Design Team this past year. These ladies rocked the scrap kits and card kits. I am so lucky to have had them work with the kits!
Thank you ladies!
Hugs,
Linda



DESIGN TEAM COORDINATOR: LESLIE MOZAK
March 09 - May 09 & October 09 - December 09
Guest Scrapkit Designer - June 09

Hey ladies….as most of you know, my name is Leslie Mozak and I am addicted to this pastime that we know as scrapbooking.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost seventeen years and am “mom” to an almost 13 year old daughter and a ten year old son (which definitely makes life interesting).
I have always loved being artistic and when I moved to a new town seven years ago, I decided it was time to try something new…..enter scrapbooking. This hobby allows me to get some of my creativity out and, at the same time, document aspects of my family’s everyday life. I am definitely not a simple scrapper. Even when doing “white space” pages, I find ways to cluster tons of embellies to make my page mine! Oh, and I truly am addicted to flowers!
Anyways, I am so thankful to Linda for giving me the opportunity to play with her wonderful kits and I hope that my scrapwork inspires you to try something new!
Happy scrapping!


DECEMBER 09 GUEST SCRAPKIT DESIGNER:LAURA GILHULY


Hi! I'm Laura! I am a thirty something, happily married to a fabulous guy that is really supportive of my hobby. We celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary in August! Together we have two amazing, energetic, and wonderful boys that keep me on my toes! My life revolves around my family as does my scrapbooking. I started scrapping a few years ago, and I am truly addicted. I get to satisfy my creative side, have some much needed 'me' time, and record my family memories...there is nothing better than that! I love that scrapbooking fills so many parts of me.


CARD KIT DESIGN COORDINATOR: BRENDA DERBIN
December 08 - December 09


Hi! My Name is Brenda and I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband Ric and our three children... Logan 15, Lyric 11 and Lyssa 6. I have been scrapbooking since my son Lyric was born. A few years later I became addicted to stamping and card making. More cards roll out of my scrap studio than layout's these days. I have been designing cards for Linda's Card Kits since December and was thrilled when she asked me to be a guest project designer for March 09. I had fun creating the Princess Album for that month's special project.

DECEMBER 09 GUEST CARD KIT DESIGNER: Ria van Son


My name is Ria van Son and I live in the Netherlands. I share my life with Erwin for more then 25 years. I love to create cards and because I am SAHM to Seven, our 2 1/2year old English Cocker spaniel, I have plenty of time to play with my stamps and papers. I really love creating cards with cute stamps. I have a very active blog www.dragonmagic.nl/blog because I love to play at the challenge blogs.

NOVEMBER 09 SCRAPKIT GUEST DESIGNER: JENNIFER FRENCH
Design Team Coordinator: July - September 09


Hello! My name is Jennifer French. I live in SW Michigan with my 5 year old daughter, our 3 dogs and 2 cats. I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago, but became a complete addict when I discovered the online world 3 years ago. My daughter is the subject for most of my layouts, but I have been known to pull over and take a picture because it inspired me for a layout. When I am not scrapping, I am a full time substitute teacher. I absolutley love teaching and hope to have my own classroom soon. I am so excited to be designing for The Shaker Box!

NOVEMBER 09 GUEST CARD KIT DESIGNER: MARCIE MORGAN


Hi! My name is Marcie Morgan and I am a SAHM to three great kids ranging in ages from nine to sixteen. I have been married to my husband for ten years and we live in an older historical home in a small town in central Illinois. We also share our home with six cats and two dogs, and yes they all stay inside! Let's just say that I like to stay busy! I grew up not far from where I live now and have always been a country girl. I love the outdoors and country life.

I have been scrapbooking/paper crafting for about ten years and started out with the idea to do a simple baby book for my daughter, and have been obsessed ever since! I love to think outside the box and am always trying new things and new techniques! I have had the honor of being published numerous online and paper magazines, as well as serving on several design teams.

PAST SCRAPKIT GUEST DESIGNERS:

October 09 : Lisa Marie Mettman
September 09: Calia Yang

August 09: Mindy Gibson

July 09: Diane Pais

June 09: Leslie Mozak

May 09: Ellen Sosnoski

April 09: Mindy Gibson

March 09: Karrie Cook



PAST CARD KIT DESIGNERS:

October 09: Brenda Derbin and Jill Byler

September 09: Brenda Derbin and Linda Wiencek

August 09: Brenda Derbin and Linda Wiencek

July 09: Brenda Derbin and Linda Wiencek

June 09: Brenda Derbin, Jill Byler, and Linda Wiencek

May 09: Brenda Derbin, Jill Byler, and Margo Koroknay

April 09: Brenda Derbin, Jill Byler, and Amy Duff

March 09: Brenda Derbin, Jill Byler, and Linda Wiencek

February 09: Brenda Derbin, Jill Byler, and Amy Duff

January 09: Brenda Derbin, Jill Byler, and Amy Duff


Past Project Designers:

May: Cristal Hobbs (Pinky)- altered Maya Road house
April: Vicki Flitchum - altered chipboard tree album
March: Brenda Derbin - altered clear princess crown album

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April Guest Designers!!!



Introducing our Guest DT for April...




April Guest Kit Club Designer: Mindy Gibson





I’m a Kentucky girl who has been married for over 25 years to a wonderful man. I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2004 as a simple hobby. Now it has become a passion! There are days when I barricade myself in my scraproom for hours. I love creating layouts for my nieces and nephew, making at least one album a year for each. Recently I started using this hobby to earn some extra money, creating personalized albums to order, altered items and more. I would define myself as a “clean and simple” scrapper but I always like to try something new. Currently I am focusing on improving my stamping techniques and am starting to create more cards.

Here's a sample of Mindy's Artwork:





April Guest Project Designer: Vicki Flinchum


I'm Vicki Flinchum. I'm a 45 year old Stay At Home Mom. I live in Central Texas with my husband of 7 years and our kids, a son, 5, and step daughter, 10. I retired from 17 years of government service to stay home and raise my children. I have been involved in arts and crafts since I was a child. More recently I owned a faux painting and home d├ęcor business and an online scrapbook store. I became involved in scrapbooking about three and a half years ago and was hooked. I love making altered projects and mini albums. I teach classes on a variety of topics from basic scrapbooking to complex technique heavy altered projects. I also teach students to use tools like Purple Cows Trimmers and Zutter Bind It All and DreamKuts. I host an annual crop for my daughter's Girl Scout troop. I love teaching people (young and old) to scrap, alter and create. I lost my Mom a few years ago and inherited a box of unmarked photos to chronicle my childhood. I think scrapbooking is important to preserve memories for future generations, something I wish my mother would have thought important too. I get my children involved in scrapping, making books and crafts, in general as often as possible. My DD used my scrappy tools, including my Cricut, to complete her science fair projects! I truly don't think there is anything you can't do with these hobbies. I've made books, altered doors, built clocks and altered furniture...all in the name of crafting and, of course, FUN.

My scrappy style is eclectic, at best! Some days my pages are neat and simple.....others, I throw on everything I can get my hands on. I have a special love of distressed items and ephemera.

Currently, I am on the following design teams:

Zutter Innovative Products
Purple Cows
The Shaker Box (April Project Kit Designer)
Scrapbooks N' Stickers Entourage

I am also a PrimaDonna: a Prima Endorsed Teacher and a Tattered Angels Educator.






Here's Vicki's Family Tree album:


This kit comes complete with step-by-step instructions and will be available in the store on April 15th for 24.99 !


Please check the gallery for larger images and more artwork from these fabulous designers!

Friday, March 27, 2009

HUGE CLEARANCE SALE!!!!

HUGE CLEARANCE SALE AT THE SHAKER BOX!

Hurry in for the lowest prices and best selection. We have everything (except the subcriptions and the digi items) on sale for 50% off!! This clearance sale is effective today, March 27,2009 through March 31, 2009. Don't miss this sale!No other discounts/coupons will be accepted during this sale. If your shipping charges end up being too high, your paypal account will be credited when your items are ready to ship. Be sure to use coupon code CWNZHA when checking out. Items will begin shipping out on Monday, March 30th. Please pass this along to all of your scrapping and stamping buddies.Thanks and enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

NEW PROJECT KIT DESIGNER and KIT!


Hi! My Name is Brenda and I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband Ric and our three children... Logan 15, Lyric 11 and Lyssa 6. I have been scrapbooking since my son Lyric was born. A few years later I became addicted to stamping and card making. More cards roll out of my scrap studio than layout's these days. I have been designing cards for Linda's Card Kits since December and was thrilled when she asked me to be a guest designer for March. I had fun creating this Princess Album, I hope you enjoy it!

Princess Album Kit - 24.99
This album comes complete with everything needed to re-create the entire album, along with step by step instructions. These will be avaialble on a first come, first serve basis starting March 30th, 2009. Be sure to check the store then!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SHAKIN' IT UP AGAIN CROP

Join us for The Shaker Box "Shakin' It Up Again Crop" and Guest DT call on
Friday March 6th at 6:00 pm EST through Sunday, March 8th Midnight EST.

As part of our grand re-opening celebration, we are hosting a fabulous online weekend crop with something for everyone. Whether you are a paper scrapper, digi/hybrid scrapper, or card maker you are sure to find something that sparks your creativity here. Great prizes and raks throughout the weekend!
We are also looking for a few Guest Designers to work with our monthly scrap, project, and card kits. For more information, please register with our site before the crop if possible at www.theshakerbox.com . The DT call specifics will be announced at the crop on Friday. Check us out, I am sure if nothing else, you'll have fun!
For further information, please contact us at kits@theshakerbox.com

Saturday, February 28, 2009

MEET OUR SCRAPKIT DESIGNERS!




Leslie Mozak - Design Team Coordinator



Hey ladies….as most of you know, my name is Leslie Mozak and I am addicted to this pastime that we know as scrapbooking.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost seventeen years and am “mom” to an almost 13 year old daughter and a ten year old son (which definitely makes life interesting).
I have always loved being artistic and when I moved to a new town seven years ago, I decided it was time to try something new…..enter scrapbooking. This hobby allows me to get some of my creativity out and, at the same time, document aspects of my family’s everyday life. I am definitely not a simple scrapper. Even when doing “white space” pages, I find ways to cluster tons of embellies to make my page mine! Oh, and I truly am addicted to flowers!
Anyways, I am so thankful to Linda for giving me the opportunity to play with her wonderful kits and I hope that my scrapwork inspires you to try something new!
Happy scrapping!






Karrie Cook - March Guest Designer

Karrie Cook lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband of 20 years, Robert, and their two boys Kemper age 11 and Griffin age 7. Before she was a SAHM, Karrie spent 11 years in the investment industry and owned a home meal assembly store. Karrie began scrapbooking when her first son was born and has enjoyed the progression of scrapbooking and stamping trends over the years. Karrie enjoys dabbling in graphic design, interior design and is a true do-it-yourselfer.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Shaker Box Forums Are back up!

It's been awhile , but we are back! Our forums have re-opened and I would love for you to join us for some great challenges, artwork, and friendship. We will be having a Grand Re-opening Crop on March 6, 7, and 8. We will run a guest DT call at that time as well.m Don't miss out on all of the fun! You must be registered to view the forums, so walk - don't run to www.theshakerbox.com and click on community to join us. We can't wait to meet you!
Hugs,
Linda

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR and SALE!!!!!

Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to this new year. I really believe things will become so much better this year with a recovering economy, a hopeful safe return of our soldiers from Iraq, and new opportunites for all. I also know that with growth and change comes sacrifice. In order for me to accomplish the growth necessary to keep up The Shaker Box, I need to get rid of the old before I can introduce the new. In the spirit of the new year, here's a sale.....40% off everything (except digi and recent kits)! Also , as with other sales, I will refund your shipping via paypal if your order is over 50.00 after coupons and before shipping. Please use the coupon code JPVVKM during check-out in order to receive your discount! Sale ends on January 04 at 11:59pm EST.

Hugs,
Linda