Meet the Paper Girls

Amber - Social Media Coordinator
As far back as I can remember I was creating things. I remember making clothes for my dolls. I mean I couldn't sew back then but I knew how to use safety pins and scissors! I started scrapbooking in high school. Although I didn't even know it was called "scrapbooking" back then! I had one of those magnetic photo albums and thought it was so boring so I started embellishing with all kinds of stickers and magazine cut-outs. I didn't seriously start card-making and scrapbooking until about 4 years ago when I moved to a tiny town and was expecting my third child. I mean, there was nothing else to do ; ) . It has since become quite the addiction hobby for me. I truly could run a small store from my craft room! By day I am a SAHM to my 3 young boys (9, 7, and 3). Paper-crafting has been a wonderful creative outlet for me! I also love painting, mixed media, art journaling, jewelry-making, stamping, and cake decorating.


Erica - Blog Designer
I was the little girl who used to make purses and envelopes out of notebook paper, tape, and staples. I moved on to study art in college and am back to making purses, envelopes, and all manner of things out of (ahem!) paper again. I love scrapbooking, card making and all other forms of paper crafts. They are projects that are easily finished in the course of a day even if that means ignoring housework for that day. I'm also a technique junky. I love to collect different ways to use all of my supplies. I teach various classes on stamping and paper crafting and I also work as a book keeper and have a husband and four crazy kids.
Kristy - Design Team Coordinator
I started out in the crafty world doing cross-stitching.  While I still love the number game of cross-stitching, I have fallen in love with papercrafting.  As a stay-at-home-mom of 2 great kids (and wife to a wonderful man) in the "wilds" of Montana, I joined a card making group as a way to have a Mom's Night Out (much needed during the cold winter when everyone is stuck in doors all day!).  In 2010, I started making scrapbook pages, and now I'm hooked.  Now, playing with paper has become my sanity during some really crazy times in my life.  One for which I'm very thankful for.  I hope you enjoy playing along with our challenges!



Michele - Guest Designer Coordinator
Hi, my name is Michele and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stamping, scrapping and card making give me a much needed crafty break from my job as an engineer. I like to stamp and craft alongside my 3 year old daughter. I tend to prefer a more clean and simple style on my cards, but I like to layer up embellishments on my scrapbook layouts too. When I’m not crafting, I like to ski and read, and hang out with my husband and daughter. I’d love it if you would come visit my blog at about-the-paper.blogspot.com.


Kerys
Hi! My name is Kerys Sharrock, and I'm super excited to be asked to join the Paper Girls Design Team! I moved from the UK to the USA 4 years ago - and I absolutely love it! I used to work as a special needs teacher of Autistic children and so I have always been arty/crafty. It was until I moved to the USA and became a stay-at-home-mum, that I discovered scrapbooking and card making. I don't do an awful lot of scrapbooking these days but I do LOVE to make cards. I love coloring in images with my prismacolor pencils and using the countless number of sketches available. I have so many scrapbooking papers and embellishments, I don't think I would ever need to buy any more materials again! 



Brittany

I have always loved family history and the stories that have been shared for generations within my family. But, I didn't start documenting my life stories until I got married in 2004. Now, there is rarely a day that goes by that I'm not creating something by hand to tell the stories of my family's daily life. Besides scrapbooking, I make cards and other paper crafts, but I really enjoy sewing and quilting. When I'm not crafting, I work full-time for a non-profit Research Institute in Seattle, but the rest of my free time is spent with my husband and three kids...preferably outdoors hiking or mountain biking!  



Karrie
I live in Ontario, Canada, and am a FT receptionist.  My hubby and I enjoy travelling,  motor-bikes, camping/boating, and I play beach and indoor volleyball. I started scrapping in 2001 when I made an album of our Dominican trip to my dad and step-mom’s wedding  (read: an extremely basic album with rudimentary supplies – construction paper, glitter glue and stencils!)  
In 2009 we made some changes at home, my hubby suggested I take the little bedroom for a craft room and I jumped at the idea!  A few years later my son moved out and I expanded into his room. Then we redid the basement and now my space is a beautiful 11×20 room, packed tight and I can be found there most weekends.






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