Designer Work


 

A Little About Me:
I work full-time as Graphic Designer/Pre-Press Operator at a small print company. I have been involved in some aspect of art my entire life. From oil paints and watercolors as a child, to paper crafting and digital art as an adult, rarely a day has gone by in my world that doesn’t include art. I am an Alumnus of a national Art School, where I graduated with Honors and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications. I started papercrafting shortly after graduating High School, but I ended up just hoarding supplies and not completing any projects. But, a few years ago, my love of papercrafting was rekindled when I was invited to scrapbook at a friend’s house. I have been obsessed ever since!!! The name of my blog comes from my love of Autumn and everything Fall (and it helps that I have an Autumn birthday, too!).

My goal is to inspire other people to use their creativity. I firmly believe that EVERYONE is creative, but we are all inspired by different things. With so many different techniques and supplies available, anyone can learn to love card making and scrapbooking and have fun while doing it.


Current Design Teams:
Therm O Web Designer (My Gallery is HERE)
Spectrum Noir Design Team Member
Catherine Pooler Creative Team Member







Past Design Teams:
Simply Scrapping Crafts Color Challenge Director, Blog Hop Director,
  & Sketch Team Member, 2011 (Site no longer exists)
CS Designs Guest Designer, April-May 2011
Scrappin with Sharon and Smokey Creative Team Member, 2011 (Site no longer exists)
Guest Designer for Scrapbooking Throwdown, February, 2012
Guest Designer for Lawnscaping Challenge Blog, July, 2012
Guest Designer for A Blog Named Hero, October, 2012
Kite Tails Design Team Member, May - October 2012
My Time Made Easy Illustrator, Product Designer and Project Designer, August 2012 - August 2013
SP and Company DT Member & Team Leader (April 2011 - August 2013)
Crafting By Designs Design Team Member (2012 - August 2013)
Pinspired {Pin Head} Design Team Member (January 2013 - December 2013)
Newton's Nook Designs Guest Designer (February 2014)
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Design Team Member (January 2014 - March 2014)
Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team Coordinator (2014-2015)
Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team Member (2015)
Papercrafter's Library Instructor (2014-2015)
The Alley Way Stamps Design Team Member and Team Lead (2013-2015)
Blitsy Creative Team Lead (2015)
Creative Contributor for Prime Publishing (2016 - ongoing)
Guest Designer for Therm O Web (2016)
Guest Designer for Catherine Pooler Foundations Box Release and January Release (2016)
Blitsy Creative Team Member (CT Coordinator and Member 2015, Member 2016)
Lawnscaping Challenge Design Team Member and Graphic Design Coordinator (2012-2016)
Crafter's Companion US Education Design Team Member (2012-2017)
Scrapbook.com and Spellbinders Collaboration Guest Posts (2017-2018)


Contests:
CK Summer Camp 2010 for Heat Embossing Category - Winner, July 2010 (Club Creating Keepsakes)
Scrapbook Layout featured on Scrapbook Challenges Site, August 2010 (Scrapbook Challenges)
Winner of the Card Challenge for February 2011 (Simply Scrapping Crafts)
Winner of CS Designs big Extravaganza Contest, Most Imaginative Category, April 2011
Featured cards/layouts (several times) on Simply Scrapping Crafts, 2011
Featured cards/layouts (several times) on Crafting By Designs, 2011-2012
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Friday, August 2011
Spotted by the Patrol {Lawn}scaping Challenge, September 2011
Grand Prize Winner for My Time Made Easy Sketch Challenges, November 2011
Papercrafts Magazine October Gallery Challenge Winner, October/November 2011
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Friday, February 2012
Honorable Gnome for {Lawn}scaping Challenge, February 2012
Featured scrapbook layout on Fawny Flickr Friday, March 2012
Featured on the Paper Issues Blog, April 2012
Top 5 at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge, April 2012
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Friday, July 2012
Top 15 in the Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing Contest, September 2012
Featured on the Paper Issues Blog, February 2013
BE Inspired #20 Challenge Winner for The Alley Way Stamps, February 2013
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Friday, May 2013
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Friday, July 2013
Showcased on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, September, 2013
BE Inspired #37 Random Winner for the Alley Way Stamps, October 2013
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Halloween, October 2013
Featured card on Simon Says Stamp Facebook Page, October 2013
Showcased on The Alley Way Stamps Blog, November 2013
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Fall, November 2013
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Christmas, December 2013
Featured card on Fawny Flickr Friday, February 2014
Featured card on Paper Crafter's Library Blog: Trendy Tuesday Watercolors, March 2014
Featured card on Paper Crafter's Library Blog: Trendy Tuesday On A Angle, March 2014
Moxie Fab Winner: Styling With Stencils, April 2014
The Ton Cue Word Challenge Winner, January 2018


Publications:
PaperCrafts Magazine - Card Creations, Volume 10 (1 card, May 2012)
PaperCrafts Magazine - Holiday Cards & More (1 tag, September 2012)


Other:
Accredited Spectrum Noir Colorist
Projects shown on Create And Craft TV (UK Television Show), January 2013
Blog and Badge Design: Crafting By Designs
Badge Design: Lawnscaping Challenges
Blog Artwork: Paper Crafts by Laurel (2016-2017)
Projects created for and shown on HSN for Crafter's Companion, October 2014
Projects created for and shown on HSN for Crafter's Companion, multiple shows, 2015-2018

Trade Show Work:
Worked the DeNami Design Booth at the CHA Tradeshow, Summer 2011
Multiple projects shown at the CHA Tradeshow, Crafter's Companion Booth, January 2013
Multiple projects shown at the CHA Tradeshow, Crafter's Companion Booth, July 2013
Multiple projects shown at various Craft Trade Shows/Scrapbook Expos 2013-2018
















Newton's Nook Designs - Design Team












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