About Me & Industry Resume

Hello, my name is Michelle and I’m a Craftaholic (and I don’t use that term loosely).
Yes, I am a lifelong Craftaholic. If you asked my parents, they would tell you that I have been passionate about the arts and crafting since childhood. In fact, I remember getting in trouble in elementary school because I kept catching paper on fire while trying to heat emboss on our gas stove. I’m sure I am not the only one to ever do that! 
I progressed from “open flame heat embossing” to cutting strips of paper to add names and captions to all of my dad’s magnetic photo albums. Although, I don’t think he was too crazy about all the stars I used to dot my “i’s” and end my “y’s. 
We moved a lot, so of course I had to create my own stationery to keep in touch with friends. And no flea market would be complete without my brother and me selling the jewelry and hand-sewn purses that we created.
Flash forward to today, where I feel very blessed and lucky to have a truly amazing husband and a wonderful and talented son that continue to encourage me to pursue creative passions. My scrapbooking style is classic with sprinkles of trends and techniques that intrigue me thrown in the mix. 
I enjoy teaching classes and watching the creative spirit come alive in others. I am also a Freelance Writer who gets to write about my passions from my home in Leesburg, VA.

Craft Industry Resume:

DC Paper Craft Examiner – local column
Scrap n’ Art Magazine – Scrapbooking, Paper Crafting, and Digi Scrap Magazine
Cricut Circle Magazine

Scraps of Color (March 2013 – September 2013)

Scrap n’ Art Magazine (May 2010 – September 2011)
Cricut Circle Magazine (June 2010 – October 2010)

November 2011
Just Steampunk! Magazine:
  • Steampunk Chess Table - altered table
  • Steampunk Altered Composition Book
September 2011
Scrap N’ Art:
  • Make Paper Crafting Better with Scrap ‘n Easel review
  • Zip Dry Resist tutorial
  • Trend Watch USA – Hot Air Balloons column
January 2011
Scrap N’ Art Magazine Winter Issue:
  • “Groovy” card
  • “Joy Journal”
  • “You’re Tea-Riffic” card
  • “Cozy and Bright” card
  • Die Cuts to Die For article
  • Soot Paper Card tutorial
September 2010
Cricut Circle Magazine:
  • Tips & Tricks: Inspiration All Around Us article
  • Autumn Traditions article
Scrap N’ Art Magazine Fall Issue:
  • Photo of my studio on front cover
  • “Song Notebook”
  • “Halloween Hugs for You Pail”
  • Stamp Spot – “Note Card” Tutorial
  • “Maui Memories” layout
  • “Free Spirit Necklace”
  • “Journey to Rome” layout
  • “True Love Always” layout
  • “Celebrate Love” layout
  • “Give Thanks” card
  • Sweet Peach Crop Shop Intro & Designer Challenge
  • Let’s Get Organized article – includes photos of my studio
August 2010
Cricut Circle Magazine:
  • Tips & Tricks: Banners, Banners…Everywhere! article
July 2010
Cricut Circle Magazine:
  • Journaling Tips article
  • Cricut Cake intro
Scrap N’ Art Magazine July/August Issue:
  • “Vellum Adhesive Embellishments” tutorial
  • “Creative Quotes Album”
  • “All Fizzy Inside” treat bag
  • “De-Stress Bottle”
  • “You’re Too Kind” altered project
  • “Sundays in Leesburg” layout
  • “Everyday Miracles” card
  • Stamp Spot – Unity Stamp Company article
  • Store Your Supplies In Style article
May 2010
Scrap N’ Art Magazine May/June Issue:
  • “Summer Memories Journal”
  • “Create” wall hanging
  • “Giggle Tag” canvas
  • “Dishwasher Magnet”
  • Fresh Faces – Punk Sprouts article
  • My Digital Diary – Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 article & layouts