Sunday, September 26, 2010

My scrapbooking resume

Updated July 28, 2015

Objective: To be involved in the scrapbooking industry via design teams, blogging, and publications.

My name is Jennifer Larson. I grew up in Maine and have lived in Minnesota since I attended college at St. Olaf, met my husband at the Mall of America, and settled down to teach English to high school students. I am the blessed, tired mother of two boys, a loveable shepherd mix, and a slightly neurotic but affectionate cat.

I started making cards in 1999, but I became enamored with scrapbooking when I was pregnant with my firstborn in 2002 and attended a basic scrapbooking class at my local scrapbook store. I always try to bring some sort of structure and whimsy to my pages, and if I'm smiling when I finish it, it's a great page.


Simple Scrapbooks:

Sept./Oct. 2008 "Likeable You"
January/February 2009 "Climbing Roots"
May/June 2009 "Doggie Regrets"

Creating Keepsakes

January 2010 "My Best Buds"
Scrapbooking Everyday Memories: "Life" and "Black Friday"
Tips and Tricks: Stamping: "Sweet Spring Time" (featured ClubCK member)
Tips and Tricks: Flowers: "Violin Master"
Tips and Tricks: Summer Fun and Travel: "Summer Boys 2010"
September 2011: "Olympic"
March 2012: "The Year of Date nights"
May/June 2012: "5 Vacation Faves"
September/October 2013: "Let's Do a Science!"

Scrapbook Trends

January 2010 "Fly"
February 2010 "Como Fun"
June 2010 "More Cowbell Please," "Faux," and "Another Great Day at the Home Front"
August 2010 "Routine Woman"
December 2010: "Extreme Sledding", "Holiday Snow", and "Rooftop Fun"
Quick and Easy 2011" "Summer of 1984"
May 2011: "Float"
July 2011: "Silly Summer" and "Sweet Summer"
September 2011: "Ball Park"
November 2011: "Strengths"
December 2011: "Blessings in Disguise"
Create: Holidays:  "Ninja Vs. Transformer"
February 2012: "My Best Friend"
March 2012: "Don't Bee Afraid"
April 2012: "Great Granny," "He's Got Goals," and "Open Sky"
May 2012: "Psycho Suzi's"
July 2012 : "Scenic Hike"
October 2012: "Cool Stuff and Pretty Stuff"
December 2012: "December 2011"
January 2013: "Click Click"
February 2013: "Around Town"
Create: Embellish: "Happy 9th," "Date Night," "Sweet Grandma," and "Sand Beach"
June 2013: "There and Back Again"
July 2013: "Inspired Play," "Perfect Summer Day"

Scrapbook and Cards Today:
Fall 2011: "First Grade"
Summer 2012: "Summer Picnic"
Spring 2015: "We Got Game"
Summer 2015: "Camping Lessons 2014"

Scrap Street Magazine:

September 2010: "Bottle"
July 2012: "2012 Summer Bucket List" (cover layout)

Ella ezine

July 2010 "At the Beach" (cover layout)
"Misting Magic" ezine article
"Little is Big" ezine article

Ella ebook
List It! Childhood Edition (cover layout)
Storytelling Strategies

Special talents and interests:

  • As an English teacher, I have a strong interest and ability in writing and instructing writing
  • An avid cross-stitching, I use stitching regularly in innovative ways
  • I've been blogging since 2009 and participate regularly in online message boards and galleries, including Club CK, Two Peas,, and Studio Calico

Design teams/industry work:

Scrapbook Circle 2014-2015
Simple Scrapper 2013-15
Write Click Scrapbook 2012-2015
Fancy Pants Designs 2013
Thinking Through Design 2012
Elle's Studio 2012
The Scrap Review 2012
Thinking Through Design 2012

Ella Friends: 2010-2011
Scrapbook Generation Sketch Support Team 2011-2012
GCD Studios 2011

Guest Designer/Special Projects

Jillibean Soup October 2014
Come On Get Crafty October 2013
American Crafts: Multiple Photo Pages
One Little Word: Reflect and Yes
Sketchy Thursdays: August 2010
Write.Click.Scrapbook: Custom Backgrounds and Photo Strips
Work In Progress: 2-Page Layouts
Simple Scrapper: Scrapbooking as Therapy
Scrap Rendez-vous: Heritage Photos

Special skills and training:
  • Design classes and inspiration classes at Big Picture Classes, including Design your Life
  • Former demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, which taught me many stamping and card-making techniques

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