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 décor 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!