Monday, February 3, 2014

Meet the design team, part 2

Thank you for joining us again today to welcome the rest of our design team. Let's get right to it!

Hi I'm Jennifer Haggerty from Central Illinois.  I am a stay at home mom to two children and a crazy pug!  I've been scrapbooking for around 15 years and it is truly my passion!  I love creating layouts but mini books are a favorite too.  Trying new trends in our industry keeps me inspired and passionate about creating! I'm excited to a part of the Chic Tags family!

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Hi there! I am an optometric physician turned SAHM. A born and raised Cheesehead, I have called the Ozarks of SW Missouri home for the past 10 years. Married for nearly 19 years to Michael (aka "Mick") and the momma to two lively young gentlemen; Ian (nearly 16) and Ethan (12), I enjoy documenting the EXTRAordinary of everyday life with photos + words + an eclectic mix of scrapbooking supplies. My designs often include Silhouette cuts, sewing, misting, white space, and graphic lines. I really love trying new techniques and implementing some of the latest trends while staying true to my own design aesthetic. Besides scrapbooking, I enjoy photography, all sports (but especially tennis), reading, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends at our cabin on the lake. My designs have been published in issues of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and Create magazines and I currently design for Cocoa Daisy Kits and Come On Get Crafty (an online paper crafting store) in addition to my newest designing adventure here with Chic Tags!  

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Suz’s Twitter and Instagram ID: (username: SuzMannecke)

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I am wife of one, mother of five, daughter of my parents and sister to one other sister. Paper artistry has been part of my life since I was in middle school. Ever since I could purchase my own paper by the pound at the shop in the mall I have been playing with hand lettering, stickers, words, and even photos. My creativity centers around my family who provide me with plenty of stories to tell every day. I absolutely love this creative approach to life and and am very very happy to have a part in it's community.

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Hi Chic Tags fans! My name is Jen Chesnick, I go by Chez too.  A long time family nickname that I married into and it just kind of took a life of its own. Currently I live in the great state of Maryland with my husband Bill and my daughter Parker.  I sell cheese and crackers by day for Mondelez International and by night I craft, scrapbook, obsess over Pinterest & Facebook. Not only am I a social media addict I watch almost all reality TV it’s quite ridiculous.  Remember The Real World?

That’s where it ALL started.  When I am not coped up in the house I like to travel, and don’t be shock but I love to camp.  As long as I have wi-fi and a power strip all is well in the world.

 I started scrapbooking in 2006 after seeing one of my Mothers scrapbooks. I've always been a pretty crafty gal.  Some of my favorite childhood memories are of making crafts in Girl Scouts and patching together random fabric pieces making clothes. Paper crafting has turned into a full on obsession.  I teach locally  as well as work for a few manufactures.  I am delighted and honored to be apart of the Chic Tags team. Thanks for having me I hope I inspire you!

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Hey there! My name is Mandy Kay Starner. I live in a small town not too far from Baltimore, Maryland with my husband of fourteen years, our three beautiful daughters and three crazy dogs. I started scrapbooking in 2003, after my second daughter was born. I started out with one of those giant 5,432 piece scrapbooking kits from one of those home shopping was all downhill from there. :) I have been fortunate enough to have my work featured in several publications including PageMaps 2, Paper Crafts, and Scrapbook Trends. I have been a huge fan of Chic Tags from the very beginning and I am out-of-my-head excited to be a part of the creative team.

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Hello!  My name is Malika Kelly.  I am mother to three beautiful kids, Noah 10, Ashton 8, and Piper, 4.  We live in central Illinois, but I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Before becoming mom, I was teaching elementary school.  I have since decided to stay home for my family.  I have always been the crafty type, even as a young child.  I love to keep my hands busy.  I started scrapbooking about 13 years ago, just after I got married…my style has evolved immensely since the days of pictures and stickers!   I love documenting my kids' lives with pictures, stories and the funny things they say.  You can find my creations on my blog at or follow me on Instagram, emkay5.

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I am a stay at home mom to 3 boys that keep me very busy!  They are involved in all kinds of activities (mainly sports) that keep me and the whole family on the go. I've been scrapbooking since I was 12 after a trip to California, but in the current style since right before my eldest son was born in 2001.  In January of 2011 I decided to get involved online, add my projects to galleries and submit for publication.  I've been fortunate to have my projects published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends and Cards.  In addition to scrapbooking I enjoy reading and photography.

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I’m Mary Ann Jenkins from sunny Southern California.  I have 3 awesome boys, 1 sweet little princess and a wonderful husband that are the subjects of many of my scrapbooking layouts, I love recording the stories of our everyday lives. I’ve been scrapbooking since 1987, when I heard a commercial on the radio about learning to preserve family memories.  A few patterned papers and decorative scissors later, I was hooked and never imagined paper crafting would become a passion, or that I would have a room in my home dedicated to the hobby.
I have been fortunate to have my projects published in the top paper crafting magazines and idea books and have had my work displayed at the Craft & Hobby Tradeshow, I love sharing my ideas and inspiration! You can find me blogging at:
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My name is Amy Coose and I am thrilled to be working with Chic Tags amazing products again!  I am a stay at home mom of three, ages 14 to 2, and my sweet husband of almost 19 years. When I am not busy parenting a teen or a toddler, you can find me at our local hockey rink.  We are a big hockey family and spend a lot of time traveling for hockey games all over the east coast. I have been scrapping for almost 15 years, and I love it more each and every day.  I have been blessed with some great opportunities in this industry, and have made some wonderful lifelong friends. I am so grateful for this opportunity and am looking forward to amazing things from Chic Tags!!

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Thank so much for dropping by the blog today to meet the rest of our team.  We are so excited to see their amazing work with Chic Tags products!


vegetablog said...

Wow, I just wanted to leave a note and remark on what a small world scrapbooking is, in a way! I met my husband in central Illinois and we lived there for 6 years in grad school...and now I live outside of Baltimore in Maryland! So cool.

Looking forward to all the inspiration this great team is going to share!

~Natalie (QSOgirl)

mommy2alex said...

Love reading about everyone and seeing their work!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So glad to see so many returning DT members!!

rhonda nickol said...

I too have enjoyed reading about each of the ladies and loving their projects shown, congrats to each of them!

janet said...

Gorgeous work!!

enthusiasticscrapper said...

Each & every one of you has such different style, but they are all gorgeous. You are all very talented women, that's for sure.
How would I be able to follow your work? I'm rather nerdy with blogs, etc. So I need some help please.
Thanks so much!