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Scrappin' in the City Design Team
Fall 2019

We are so proud of our new group of city chicks. They each have their own style and something different that they bring to our store. Together they help to make up Scrappin’ In The City. Without them...our store would not be the same!!! So, take some time to get to know them and watch for their work to be added to Pinterest and the blog weekly - we’re sure you’ll be inspired and fall in love with them like we did.

Debra Lord

Hello everyone, I'm Debra and so happy to be joining the Design Team.  I've been a crafter for most of my life with sewing, macrame (remember when?), sand art, all kinds of things. In September 2015 I went to a rubber stamp and scrapbook show in Sevierville and was introduced to the world of papercrafting. I fell in love with stamps and dies and especially the idea of sharing my creativity with others by sending them a thoughtful card.  Since I work a full time job, you'll find me making cards around 5:30 AM Saturday mornings with a big mug of coffee in the quiet of the morning.
  I'm really looking forward to working with the Design Team and seeing their creativity in action.

  Check out Debra's designs on Pinterest.

 Jennifer Gatewood

Hi! I'm Jennifer! I am a mother, wife, hair stylist and a scrapbooker! My favorite thing is spending time my boys but I am quite addicted to scrappin'. I've been at it for 16 years! I'm slowly getting into mixed media so we'll see what happens! I am known to share a chilled boxed Moscato with my friends and, oh yes, margaritas! My favorite sayings are "You do you Boo" and "Fake it till you make it."

  Check out Jennifer's designs on Pinterest.

Jessica Walters

Hello everyone!  My name is Jessica and I am thrilled to be on design team!!!  I am a stay at home mom with two daughters and a patient husband who has learned to put up with my Scrapbooking addiction!  I have never considered myself to be a creative person but with the encouragement of friends and family I have become a scrapbook and card maker.  I am so excited to share my creations with all of you!!!

Check out Jessica's designs on Pinterest.

     Liz Longest

I believe you can DIY almost anything, pretty things matter, and you're never too old to have ice cream for breakfast - or any other meal! Wife, cat-mom, reader, paper-crafter and graphic designer.

Check out Liz's designs on Pinterest.

Melinda Davis

As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a librarian (I thought you got to live at the library with all the books and cards and pockets and stamps) and I wanted to make things. And I did grow up to be a librarian (had to find my own housing though) and all along the way I made things, everything from cross stitch and needlepoint to origami and bookmaking. But when I discovered mixed media, and more specifically, the gel plate, I knew I had found my happy place. The thrill of pulling prints and the fact that you can’t completely control the outcome keeps me coming back, and I love having my own papers to work with. Besides doing mixed media, I read and knit a lot, cook a little, and clean even less. I’m looking forward to working with the Design Team, learning new techniques, pushing the limits of our supplies and tools, and sharing the results with you.

Check out Melinda's designs on Pinterest!

Michelle Uhlenhake

Hi everyone! My name is Michelle Uhlenhake and I am super excited to have been chosen to be on the design team. My  husband and I recently moved here from Illinois, with our golden doodle Cooper. I have two boys who are both in school in Indiana, so I I definately see some road trips in my future. I  have been paper crafting for over 20 years now, but really got into card making about 7 years ago when a scrapbook store opened in my hometown and I saw so many new things to learn!  I love stamping, embossing, and anything stencils. Yet, my true love is copics, I just cant get enough of those markers!  I look forward to sharing my love of cardmaking with everyone over the next 6 months. 


Check out Michelle's designs on Pinterest!

  Seanna Rupe

    Hi, I'm Seanna.  I've been scrapbooking since 1994.  I enjoy traditional 12x12 scrapbooking but also  card making as well as mini-albums, and most recently working in the travelers notebook format.  My favorite scrapbook subjects are my family and pets, and I am a story-focused scrapbooker.  My husband and I recently celebrated our 35th anniversary, and we have three grown daughters, three cats, and a huge white dog named Jed Barklet.  In addition to paper crafting, I have worked from home for several decades in the healthcare industry.  I recently earned an MBA and have been enjoying the extra time I forgot I had now that school is over.  We moved to one of the historic districts in Knoxville in 2013, and one of the coolest things about our home is that I could walk to Scrappin' in the City--so far that hasn't happened, but I like that it is an option. 

Check out Seanna's designs on Pinterest.

 Tandara Smith

I started scrapping about 20 or so years ago when my children were young.  The craft was just starting to grow in popularity.  I started trying 12x12 pages but was overwhelmed.  I soon went to card making because it was a smaller canvas.  I have since progressed to where I enjoy making   my own mini albums.  I love to learn new things.  I work full time so that does hinder my crafting time.  My youngest daughter, Sami, still lives at   home with me so we craft a lot together.  We enjoy our time. 

Check out Tandara's designs on Pinterest!

Could you be on our next Design Team?

Our Design Team rotates every 6 months to a new group of customers just like you. Watch every March & September for our Design Team Call... when we ask our customers to submit entries to try out!  Our Design Team chicks get free crops, an exclusive member t-shirt, first dibs on product arrivals and a sweet discount!!  We also feature our design team's fabulous work on our blog on a weekly basis.  We like to have a mix of all genres on our team, so whether you're a card maker, scrapbooker, mixed media artist, stamper... doesn't matter, we want you all!!  So, put it on your bucket list to submit for our Design Team the next go-around and give it a try.  We promise you'll get some serious inspiration from all the creativity around you.

Contact Us:

Phone: 865.247.6879
Address: 777 N Hall of Fame Dr
                Knoxville, TN 37917
Hours:Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sundays 1-5pm
Now open 7 days a week!!