Outstanding Mini Albums Blog Contributors:
Hi, I’m Kimmy Jaster. I live in the same tiny Arizona town I grew up in, 2 doors down from my childhood home. I’ve been scrapbooking since I was in junior high school (I won’t tell you how long ago THAT was!) I am currently on the design team for Punky Sprouts (a fabulous mini manufacturer) and True XoXo (a challenge blog). I love all sorts of paper crafting, but mini albums are my favorite medium. I’ve got 3 baskets full of completed ones, plus a whole bin of blank ones. Ten months out of the year I teach 4th grade. I like to spend my summers traveling. I don’t have any kids of my own, my students fill my heart. I have 3 beautiful dogs, that are spoiled rotten.
Hi, my name is Kim, but everyone calls me Kimi and I am a SAHS (Stay at home scrap booker). I am married and have three grown sons. All of which have left home. So I have heaps of time on my hands for crafting. I fell in love or became obsessed with Scrapbooking in 2005 when I wanted to give my husband something different and handmade for Christmas. I made him a mini album with photo’s from his childhood. That was it for me. I was totally hooked. I have since ventured off into various aspects paper crafting, but I am always drawn back to creating mini’s and not a month goes by that I don’t create at least one – be it big or small. I have been crafting most of my life. I learnt to crochet from my grandmother when I was 10 and have been doing it ever since. I also learnt to sew from my Mother and have dabbled in quilting; cloth dolls; embroidery and small patchwork items. I now use a lot of these skills in my paper crafting projects and I sew more paper than fabrics these days. One of my most favoured styles is shabby chic/vintage and I also love to dabble a little in grunge. I am super excited to be a part of Outstanding Mini Albums. I can’t wait to share my my unique scrappiness and creativity with you and my fellow contributors here at Outstanding Mini Albums.
Amy Sotolongo is a junior high special education teacher by day and a creative soul by night. She loves scrapbooking her photos and recording the stories! She has been scrapbooking since 1997 and never plans to quit. She has a love for mini albums and teaches them on a regular basis at local scrapbook stores. She currently designs for The Paper Bakery, Papercrafts TV and I (Heart) Ippity. Besides crafting, Amy loves to bake yummy treats and travel with her husband all over the world. She is an avid sports fan and loves attending Dodger games. Visit Amy’s blog here: http://www.abstractsmixedwithextracts.com
Tiffany Davis is an energetic 23 year old from Alabama, USA. She started scrapbooking when she was 15 and still loves it. Her shih-tzu, Jada, is her biggest fan. She loves scrapbooking because of the creative outlet it gives her. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to create. When it comes to creating a page, she lets her memories and emotions take over. When she first started scrapbooking, Tiffany was the only person around who even knew what it meant. Most of her friends thought of scrapping as an ‘old-woman’s hobby’. However, she’s managed to teach a few friends and now they’re hooked too! Tiffany is still learning everyday so she’d love to make new friends and learn new techniques. Visit Tiffany’s blog here: http://vibrantvalleydesign.blogspot.com
Carlene aka PinkScrapper99 has been crafting for over 17 years now. She’s dabbled in just about every craft from beading to paper crafting and you will find a lot of multi- media in her projects. She loves creating things from start to finish, and especially she loves altering old items and turning them back into treasures. Carlene is a self-taught artist who loves teaching and inspiring people. She has owned and operated her own Scrapbooking Studio, taught classes for Cricut, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and a local craft store. Carlene’s work has been published by Prime Publishing on their website and You Tube channel. You can find her blog at pinkscrapper99.blogspot.com or catch her videos at youtube.com/user/pinkscrapper99
This is Sunday, otherwise known as 24 hours, halfweekend, or ‘Sun’ to her besties. Before you even ask: Yes, she was born on a Sunday; her favorite day of the week is truly Sunday; and no, she doesn’t have any kids that are named after other days of the week. Funny, but oh so true!
She is: the proud (sometimes too proud) Mommy to 3 crzy, spunky, loud kids and one boxer dog – Riley 11, Sidney 8, Karic 6 and Scout the Boxer, 5; wifey to her amazing husband and best friend – Shawn; & an all around super creative, silly, energetic & happy person. Sunday finds funny things just about everywhere, loves to take photos of it all & save them for who knows when. Besides her 3 kids, she indulges in scrapbook arts, extreme crafting, art supplies, writing, designing, birthday cake & cookies-n-cream froyo with snowcaps on top, a bikeride on her beach crusier, a fabulous pair of jeans or a date with her hubby. Enjoy her posts and the projects she creates. Making things is half the fun. Stop by Sunday’s blog @ http://itsmesunday.com or say hi @itsmesunday on Twitter.
Nicole is from Morris, Manitoba, Canada and has been scrapping for about 10 years. One of her current projects is scrapping her wedding photos….a huge task! She was married one year ago and her photographer took over 1200 photos so just sorting through them is a huge task! She and her husband have no children but they have a sweet little pug named Max, who feels he rules the house!
Nicole works in the office of a bus manufacturing plant but as soon as she gets home she is ready to scrapbook! It’s a great way to relax after a long day (they commute an hour each way everyday to work). She mostly scrapbooks pages or mini albums but has been doing more and more cards. She generally scrapbooks items to give as gifts…most people she knows do not scrapbook so it’s a great gift to give family and friends. Mini albums especially are a great item to give. Nicole is very excited to be a blogger with us and she has some great ideas to share. Visit Nicole’s blog here: http://www.nicole-recksiedler.blogspot.com
If you love mini albums and are interested in being a contributor for Outstanding Mini Albums Blog, please email jess.acs (at) gmail.com