Sunday, June 24, 2012

Scrapbooking Resume for Penny Arnold

Hello, and welcome to my scrapbook resume! Thank you for your interest in my resume, projects, and design experience profile.  I am available for special projects, design teams, product testing, craft booth displays,  projects, photography, and your written publication, or blog needs.  As you scroll downward you will see some of my various projects. Each project is clickable if you would like to read the details about how it was made.

New Smile 
Entered in My Mind's Eye Challenge - 2012
Published in Aug 2012 in "Scrap Art"

If you like what you see here you can contact me at the bottom of this blog by leaving me a comment. I usually reply within one day. 

Social Media Links
Scrap Blog: Scrap-aholic - With over 120 follower's
Pinterest Boards  -  With almost 12,000 follower's

 1st place scrapbooking county fair - 2006

I have over 30 years of crafting experience in many craft forms including but not limited to:
Scrapbooking,  quilting,  trash-to-treasure,  jewelry making,  altered arts,  photography, painting, and other forms of mixed media.  I am a traditional scrapbooker with a classic/simple approach to my layouts.  I enjoy giving my projects my own unique flair, and style. Often accents on my pages will include lots of frugal tips, and tricks along the way.

1st place scrapbooking county fair - 2007

How can I be an asset to your company:

I can meet, or exceed all of your design, and publication requirements.
Showcase your products on your blog, or other social media sites.
Generate more traffic for your site by helping to engage your readers.
Increase sales, and product name recognition through my projects, and designs.
Pursue all forms of publication opportunities including: Websites, blogs, printed publications, and E-magazines. 
Update my blog regularly, and post on several popular scrapbooking websites, using keywords for SEO enhancement. 
I am proficient at writing step-by-step tutorials, and enjoy sharing my projects, and design tips.
Maximize exposure for your site, or products by entering an assortment of contests, and challenges on a regular basis.
I try to educate myself on current trends, and techniques used in crafts, and photography arenas.
Explore new ways to use everyday items on my layouts, making them uniquely my style.
Generate uses for older products to help scrapbookers on a tight budget, and newcomer's who think this craft is too expensive of a hobby for them to enjoy.
Focused on learning new skills including new, or different editing techniques so that my photos will show your product in the best possible way. 

Recent layout for DT project 2017

Published Work:

Printed publications:

Cricut Magazine -  July 2012 issue - Featured an altered skateboard for a boy's room.
Mother Goose's Guide to Scrapbooking Your Baby - Layout featured for the Mother Goose poem - "What Little Girl's Are Made Of " - Layout titled - "Pretty Little Girl". 
Legacy Magazine - "Window Up Above"- This included a layout, and an article for their memories section.
Scrap N Art - April 2015 a layout titled: Matthew
Scrap N Art - April 2015 a layout titled: "Frances"
Scrap N Art -  Feb 2015 a layout titled: "Unconditional Love".
Scrap N Art -  Feb 2015 a layout titled "Home Sweet Home".
Scrap N Art -  July 2012 a layout titled - "I Love You".
Scrap N Art - August 2012 a layout titled - "New Smile".
Won 1st place 4 times at our local fair, with scrapbooking layouts, 2016, 2011, 2007, 2006 (Those are the only year's I entered anything.)
Design Teams
Current Design Teams
Currently the DT Lead, and Cross Promotional Lead for ScraPerfect - since June of 2015
Tape Technologies - June -2017
Previous Design Teams
Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Supplies Jan 2017 - June 2017
Linnie Blooms - Manufacturer (Sorry I don't remember the correct year) 
Picture That Sound - Manufacturer  - Designed samples that were used during a live broadcast, on the "Home Shopping Channel Network", in 2012, and 2013.  
Scrap Our Stash- Won a GDT that turned into a DT spot in  June 2012 
Trinkets, Trash and Treasures - Kit club -Completed a 6 mth 
Creating With Paper - Kit Club - Completed a 6 mth term, and was asked to stay on for another 6 mth term, which I also completed.
I have also served as a Guest Designer on several other sites. 

Website Layout Links:
Sample Layouts
The last sample on this page includes a step-by-step tutorial.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to view it.  Layouts, and altered art samples are click-able if you would like to read more about them on my blog
Madison -June 2012
This photo was extremely hard to take, I never dreamed white on white would be so hard to photograph. 

Madison's Wings Tinkerbell Layout
 Little Yellow Bicycle contest - 2012

Altered Art Samples

Memory box
DT work for kit club - Creating With Paper

Book marker 
DT work for kit club- Creating With Paper.

Altered Bookends 
DT work for kit club - Creating With Paper.

Altered Wooden Box 
DT work for kit club Creating With Paper.

Altered Badge Holder
DT work for Creating With Paper

House Number Plaque with Tutorial 
(This tutorial does not include step-by-step photos as it was written after this project was completed. DT work for kit club - Creating With Paper.)
This is a house number plaque that I made for my mother's home.  

To make this project you will need the following supplies:
1 - Wooden plaque of your choice.
1 - 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper (If your plaque is larger than 12 x 12 you will need additional sheets of matching paper.)
1 - Strand of matching beads (If you are making a larger plaque you might need two strands)
Wooden house numbers that fit your home address.
1 - Pair of scissors
1 - Cameo - Mine was an old piece of  broken jewelry.
Assorted Rub-on's of your choice as these may no longer be available.
3 - Small tacks
1 or 2 - Picture hangers brackets for the back of your plaque.
1 - Small hammer
1 - Silk flower
1 - "Home Sweet Home" sticker or another sticker of your choice. 
1 - Burnishing stick (a Popsicle stick will work)
1 - Jar of Modge Podge
1 - Small bottle of white paint.
1 - Small paint brush
1 - Glue stick
1)  Use the paint brush, and paint both the plaque, and the wooden numbers with the white paint.
2)  Mount the picture hanging brackets onto the back of the plaque. Using the push pin type of hanger or small nails, and bracket option. (Make sure the nails are short enough so that they will not penetrate the front of your plaque once they are in place.)
3)  Since my plaque was an odd shape.  I laid the pattern paper on the plaque, and used a burnishing stick (popsicle stick) to rub the edges of the paper. The caused the paper to form into the shape of the plaque.  Then I cut the paper out to the burnished shape, this made for a perfect fit.
4)  Use the glue stick to adhere the pattern paper to the plaque.
5)  Layout your house numbers till they are in a pleasing design. Then glue, or nail them in place.
6)  Tack the cameo, and flower in place with small tacks. Use the hammer to do this if necessary.
7)  Add your choice of rub-on's, or stickers.
8)  Glue the beads to the edge of the pattern paper. Forming them into the shape of your plaque.
9)  Apply a coat of varnish, or modge podge over the entire plaque except for the flower.

This plaque is not designed for rainy conditions. Please take this into consideration when choosing where to hang this number plaque.
Have fun, and try altering some other household items soon! 
Happy Scrapping!  Love Penny

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