HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?
Email me. I read each email and make every effort to respond in a timely manner. Please take a look at the following FAQ’s before emailing – it’s possible your question will be answered below.
WHAT CAMERA, SCANNER, PRINTER, ETC. DO YOU USE?
- Camera: Canon 5D, iphone 4, Instax Mini
- Lens: Canon 24-70L, Canon 50mm 1.4
- Scanner: Epson Perfection 2480 ( model discontinued )
- Printer: Epson Stylus Photo R2000
- Photo Paper: Epson High-Gloss Premium Borderless Photo Paper
- Computer: Mac
- Photo Editing Software: Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Elements ( mainly for tutorials, free trial available here )
- Photo Organization: Aperture
SPONSORSHIP + GIVEAWAYS
HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR ON YOUR BLOG?
Email me for more information.
WILL YOU DO A GIVEAWAY WITH MY PRODUCTS?
Giveaways are a benefit for sponsors. Please email me for more information.
WORKSHOPS + EVENTS
DO YOU TEACH ONLINE?
Yes. I now offer instant-download project classes that include full-color PDF instructions and video overviews here in my shop. From time to time I also teach online workshops at Big Picture Classes. In addition I have a Projects Now class called Family Gratitude Spinner that’s always available (PDF project download).
CAN YOU TEACH AT/ATTEND OUR EVENT?
I’m traveling a lot less these days but am always interested in hearing what you are planning and potentially participating in your event. Please email me with your event details. If you’re interested in taking an class from me in-person check out my events page for my current schedule.
WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR BOOKS?
Check out the links in my Shop.
YOUR BOOK LIFE ARTIST IS CRAZY EXPENSIVE – WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?
A couple of my books are now out of print which is resulting in some inflated prices on Amazon. I’ve purchased the rights back for two of my books (Life Artist and Designer’s Eye for Scrapbooking) and am in the process of making them available as downloadable PDF’s.
WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR DIGITAL PRODUCTS?
I release new digital products just about every week at Designer Digitals.
WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR STAMPS?
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD YOUR OFFICIAL FONT?
You can download a free font I designed for Creating Keepsakes here. Please note this font is not available for commercial use. If you are working on a commercial project and would like to use my handwriting please email me for more information on custom lettering services.
HOW DO I GET STARTED DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING?
Check out my list of links, tutorials and suggestions here.
I’VE GOT A QUESTION ABOUT STORING PHOTOS, PRODUCT ORGANIZATION, FINDING MY STYLE, JOURNALING, ETC. CAN YOU HELP ME?
From time to time I do Q&A posts that usually address most of these sorts of questions and are a great place to start. You can see the archives of past posts here or use the search feature at the top of the page to find something more specific.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE SCRAPBOOKING INDUSTRY?
Scrapbooking began for me as a hobby. When my son was 11 months old I got the urge to create a baby book for him that would include all the photos and stuff we had been accumulating since his birth. My quest for a modern-style baby book was unsuccessful and through a series of online clicks I came across Two Peas In A Bucket. It was there that I really had my first taste of modern scrapbooking.
I became immediately hooked on the creative combination of words + photos. I started uploading my layouts into a gallery and began meeting so many really cool people who shared this same love. If you go to my gallery on Two Peas you can see my evolution as a storyteller.
In 2003 I entered Creating Keepsakes Magazine Hall of Fame contest and was one of the winners that year. That was really the beginning of my working relationship with Creating Keepsakes and the start of my professional journey. Since that time I have written four books about scrapbooking, traveled and taught in some of the most amazing places, and in so many ways I have really gotten to know myself better.
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
I have a BA in American Studies (history, literature, & political science) and an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. Scrapbooking is the perfect blend of my passions.
A CAREER, TWO KIDS, AND A HOBBY? HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH IT ALL?
I don’t try to keep up with it all. There’s a lot of letting go and learning when to say yes and when to say no and when to stick to what I feel is most important. I keep a fairly regular working schedule most days of the week when Simon is in school and Anna is cared for here in our home. Scrapbooking is my passion and my business and there’s definitely a lot going on around here. I really just try to take it one day at a time and be thankful.
WEB DESIGN + BLOGGING
WHO DESIGNED YOUR WEBSITE?
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WHAT’S THE BEST PART?
Doing what I love. Working from home. Focusing on my family. Celebrating the treasure of our everyday existence.