Sara ~ Chief City Chick
It Takes a Village ~ or a City
Margaret ~ aka Lead City Chick
Carla was a customer at our store at one of our very first crops when we opened back in 2007. We immediately fell in love with her bubbly personality and her laugh. She gets the trophy for juggling multiple projects at once for sure! At any given time you will find her cutting vinyl on her Cameo and making shirts, stamping and making cards for the next card swap, editing hundreds of photos at a time…and while they are printing she can even spit out several fun scrapbook pages!! She brings that same enthusiastic energy to the sales floor at The City. You better watch out when shopping under Carla’s watch…she’ll have you buying things you didn’t know you ‘needed’ when you came in only for adhesive, LOL. She loves to help customers find the perfect paper and embellishments to go with their pictures. If you can catch her for a moment it will be on the weekends or at crops as she’s a 1st grade teacher during the week. She has a precious family that is always on the go…I swear I don’t think she sleeps. She is a loyal City Chick all the way and I am proud to have her on my team.
She works tirelessly and rolls up her sleeves to get the job done. Thank you, Jonna, for making me look so good and put together :) and for your love and loyalty. I'm always saying "Jonna has saved the day" because she's helped me pull it all off. With her on my team, I know whatever project or idea I have next can be done!
Melinda is our mixed media guru! She loves paint and abstract art and I seriously think she does ALL the crafty hobbies. I'm all the time hearing of her latest crafty adventure and I'm secretly jealous. Melinda is so giving of her time and her knowledge. She is extremely meticulous at everything she does... which is why I have her working on my inventory management weekly. I'm thankful for her attention to the details. She's amazing at kitting all the projects and labeling everything in sight! Odds are, you'll not see Melinda much as she's always quietly behind the scenes doing all the necessary work to make the store run on rails. She's a fabulous worker bee and such a joy to be around.
Amanda J ~
Amanda H ~Amanda is another friend that I met through the store cropping at our monthly crops. We got to know her and she got close with several of the other croppers. I also got to know her work and she does beautiful layouts with her strong suit being able to use all the leftover patterns. She worked the storefront for awhile until she had to take a full-time job. Now we get to see her work through the Traveler's Kit Club as one of our designers. Amanda also helps with my event planning for the big crops. She can bring an idea to life at a party!
Tiffany has been a customer for many years and a member of our previous design teams. Her husband of 40+ years encourages her to stay crafty. With her 3 children and 5 grandchildren, she has plenty of scrappy material. Her love of crafts started with a neighbor and cross stitching and has evolved into card making and scrapbooking. Tiffany has always been an avid learner at Scrappin' In The City and takes almost every class offered .... not because she needs the instruction, but because she's always searching to learn new techniques and loves to be with her crafty people. Tiffany is our newest City Chick and will be helping with our updated loyalty program and some other behind-the-scenes kitting and prepping. I know you'll love her as much as I do!
Michelle ~ Copic & Watercolor Instructor
Being an engineer, it was a really fun journey to discover I had a creative side. I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years, but really got into cardmaking in 2016. It started when I walked into my local scrapbook store and saw a copic class going on. Hmm, I thought, what are copic markers? Silly question, I know, but I quickly became obsessed. Just a few months later, I attended Copic Certifications classes and started teaching Copic Classes.
About the same time I was at a Creating Keepsakes Show and "found" the Art Impressions booth. Poor Kendra probably thought I was a stalker. I spent hours at their booth just watching her create images. I was in love in watercoloring the Art Impressions Way. A short while later I started teaching Art Impressions classes as well.I have now been teaching Copic and Art Impressions Watercolor classes for almost five years. I truly love teaching people how to color with Copics and how to watercolor the Art Impressions way.I believe no one ever stops learning. I also honestly think anyone can learn either of these techniques. Give them a try, and find your happy place, as I did mine.
Missy ~ Bible Journaling Instructor
Wife and mom of three plus a bonus daughter in law. My oldest is married and lives in Arizona, my daughter is a senior in high school, and the baby is in middle school. I have loved all things paper, pens, and markers for as long as I can remember. Back to school supply shopping was always one of my favorite times of the year. I have paper crafted for most of my life. From a little scrapbooking, to zentangle, to the planner world, and many things in between. I have tried a lot of different things, but about 8 year ago I saw a Bible journaling page on Pinterest, and I found my creative outlet. Bible Journaling has completely changed my relationship with God's word, and I have a passion for sharing that with others.
I fell in love with Scrappin' in the City about 5 years ago...and, now it is my happy place away from home. Tends to be a little quieter (ok a lot) than my own house. I love taking all kinds of paper crafting and incorporating that into my Bible journaling. From ink to stamps and dies it all goes in the margins of my Bible. My hubby, kids, and serving at church keep me busy, but any down time you can find me at my messy table Bible journaling or some other paper crafting. From junk journals to flip books I love when creativity and faith collide.