Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A HUGE Shimmerz Welcome Is in Order!

Shimmerz prides itself on having some of the best designers in the industry and we are so happy to welcome some new Design Team and Education Team Members!

Joining our Design Team are:

Hi! My name is Jill Sprott, and I’m so happy to be joining the Shimmerz Design Team! I live on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, with my husband Rob and my daughter Zoe. I started scrapbooking over seven years ago out of curiosity, and although it took me a long time to shake off the fear of “messing up,” I kept at it, and I’m glad I did. There is nothing quite like falling into the process (as opposed to obsessing about the product). I want my pages to tell a story, but I also want them to convey emotion – and I want them to reflect me, whoever and however I was in the moment that the page was created. In order for them to truly do that, my process relies heavily on serendipity, a multitude of happy accidents that appear to come together in a deliberate way. I'm always searching for that satisfying "click." I suppose my style can best be described as a form of convergence, pulling together “telling” bits and pieces until they click for me, until they all say what I want them to say. I am also BIG on color, and thus, am completely addicted to painting and misting...and now, to Shimmerz!

Hi! I’m Carrie. I’m so excited to join the Shimmerz team! I’ve been inspired by Shimmerz paints for quite some time and was like a kid in a candy store when I opened my box of goodies. I haven’t been able to stop playing and creating! I live in Indiana. I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We have 2 grown boys and a new daughter in law. I started scrapping in 1999. Ever since I’ve been a little girl I’ve loved pretty papers, colorful markers, colored pencils, journaling and taking pictures. As an adult I combined those loves and call it scrapbooking. My style is linear and clean lines with a great big dose of fun and funky added to it. It’s all about the final details for me … I love working on those final details and getting that “Oooh, I’m likin’ this” feeling to a page. I’m fortunate to be published in different scrapbook magazines; Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Memory Makers, Handmade, and Scrapbook Trends. I’m honored and excited to create for this amazing product and be a part of this fabulously talented team!

Christie Bryant:

My name is Christie Bryant and I am so thrilled to be a designer for Shimmerz! I am married to my sweetheart, Dan and we have two children, Parker & Izabelle who I am constantly taking photos of and who end up being the focus of most of my Scrapbooking projects. We've recently relocated from California to Idaho and it's a surprisingly lovely change. I've been scrapbooking since 1996 (back when cutting photos with decorative scissors was all the rage) just before my husband and I were married. From a young age, I have loved looking through photo albums. I feel that it is very important to document our lives; Scrapbooking has become my way of journaling. I can honestly say that my family's life is well documented (maybe a little too well). I love to see my children's reactions when they look at a layout I have created with their photographs. It is always amusing when I create a layout or other project as a gift, my children always ask if I will make one for them too. Scrapbooking has brought a lot of joy to my life.

Currently I am also on the Design Team for Graphic 45 papers, and I design classes and kits for Paradise Scrapbook Boutique in California. I look forward to being part of the Simmerz Design Team and hope to help inspire others to use the fantastic Shimmerz products!

And our Guest Designer for June and July is

Lolly Chessie:

I started doing arts and crafts projects when I was 4 years old (encouraged by my mom who is super crafty). I have dabbled in little bits of everything (stuff like jewelry making, pottery (hand building and wheel throwing), drawing, ceramics and photography). In 2006 I discovered scrapbook supplies (love them to pieces) and have been hooked ever since!!

In August 2008 I started a blog to document my projects and share tutorials. It's been quite an adventure and along the way I have met tons of super nice folks!

The other side of my life is that I work full time for a ginormous telecommunications company as a manager of a web team (comprised of extremely talented designers, developers, information architects and content writers). I love my job and I love crafts too! It's the perfect balance

Joining our Education Team are:

I am Jing-Jing Nickel. Pronounce it like there are nickels in your pocket making that jingling noise! *laugh*

I've been scrapbooking for over a decade now. I started out scrapping my travels but now my children are the primary subject matters in my scrapbooks. My style is humorous and linear. My projects are generally flat and easy to understand.

I am thrilled to be joining the Shimmerz education team. My day job is being an I.T. engineer, so when it comes to this art, my motto is: anything I can do, you can surely do better! You just have to pick up that bottle and start spritzing ;)


My name is Kimberly and I am both honored and proud to be a Designer and Educator for Shimmerz. I live in Bigfork, Montana and I am married to Todd Neddo, the love of my life. I have 3 beautiful children, Noel, Foster and Olivia and 3 bonus (step) children Mike, Lexx and Charlie.

I've been scrapbooking for 14 years and enjoy the idea of passing on a legacy of history to feature generations to come. I scrapbook a little every day…I just love creating. I've been honored to be published by Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends and Pine Cone Press. I design for Sassafras Manufacturer and have been with them for 5 years now. I also design for Scarlet Lime kit club, as well as The Girls Loft kit club. Another online website I enjoy designing for is the Got Sketch Blog, whenever they request. I’ve had the honor and privilege to be a guest designer for Pink Paislee and many other online communities as well. Creating is a passion of mine, whether it be with scrapbooking or photography and love the challenges they both give me on an ongoing basis. I am thankful for this opportunity to create and inspire using the FABULOUS Shimmerz products. Thank you for taking the time to know me more. Blessings to you! Kimberly

We are so excited to have all of these talented women joining us!


Lori Renn said...

Welcome to all the new members of our Shimmerz family! I can't wait to be inspired by your creations! :)

Roberta said...

Welcome ladies! Can't wait to see all your shimmery project!!!

Stacy Cohen said...

Hurray!!!! I'm so thrilled to have all you ladies joining the team. Welcome!!

LollyChops said...

How fun! So much talent and such fantastic products! I can hardly wait to get started!

Jocelyn said...

Congrats Ladies and I so look forward to seeing your work!!! A special Yippee for Jing Jing!!!

I just love my Shimmerz!!!!

Sasha Holloway said...

yayy .. COngrats ladies

Daniela said...

Congrats ladies!!!!!!!! How awesome!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the warm welcome ladies. i'm so excited to be joining an amazing group of talented ladies!

jonaks said...

congrats ladies. I'm sure you will rock us with your creations!

Angela W said...

Awesome additions! Congrats ladies! I can't wait to see your projects!

Juliana said...

Congrats to all of you! what wonderful additions to the team and guest designers too! special hugs to Carrie and Lolly!!!

Taj White said...

Whoohoo!! Welcome ladies. So excited to be working with you all!!!