Monday, December 7, 2009

To Introduce (and re-introduce) our Creative Team!

lisa-jHi! I am Lisa J.!  I live in Jacksonville, Florida and I have been scrapbooking - in some form or another for probably 20+ years.  Although raising three children (for a while as a single parent) often put the scrapbooking on the back burner.  I found it extremely difficult to keep up with the pages, since it required pulling out all of my supplies - or I would get to a page and run out of ‘just the right thing’ to complete that page.

I bought MMS last spring (2008) to do a book for my oldest daughter as graduation gift. Then,  just before Mother’s Day this year, I got the idea to create a ‘Memory Book’ for my Mom for a gift.  I literally sat for an entire weekend and scanned almost 20 years worth of pictures for this book.  I strolled down memory lane and the early childhoods of my three children for the book.  My children are now 19, 15, and 13 and there were a TON of photographs from our pre-digital days.  I put probably 150 pictures into that book.  Both those that I scanned and the ones that started digital came out BEAUTIFULLY in the printed book that came from MMS.

I joke that mostly my role as parent right now is driving my children places and writing checks for their activities!  But, when I have time at home, I love to sew (I had a website for a while for the handbags I have made ~ but I am creating a Facebook page for them now!) I have always enjoyed creative activities and have always been involved in some sort of “artsy-fartsy” stuff!  I love traveling with my darling hubby, and we have enjoyed visiting wonderful B&B’s in several states! Visit my other blog where I post my MMS creations.

beth-cHi, I’m Beth C.  I’m a happily married mother of four from the heart of Oklahoma.  When I’m not busy being the chef, maid, chauffeur, or teacher, I LOVE to do all kinds of crafts—quilting, crocheting, knitting, painting, and especially scrapbooking!  I have been scrapbooking for several years and have made many scrapbooks and other paper crafts.  I was introduced to digital scrapbooking and My Memories Suite when I received the program for Christmas of 2008.  And I just have to say that I have loved every minute of scrapbooking since I started using MMS because it is so easy and produces such beautiful results (and you don’t have to clean up the scrapping mess when you’re done)!  I’m excited to be part of the Creative Team and get to support a product that I so greatly enjoy.  You can check out my work on my blog.
brooke-fHi!  I am Brooke F.  I am very excited to work with MMS. This software is how I discovered digi-scrapping and now I’m obsessed. I have been a traditional scrapper for almost 10 years and found digi scrapping about a year ago. I love the creativity and freedom that digital layouts give you and the mess free environment. I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive of everything that I do and is always inspiring me to try knew things. I am a stay-at-home mom and I love chasing my two kids around, Sam 3 years old and Ellie 18 months. I’m looking forward to this new adventure with MMS.

sarah-bHi! I’m Sarah!  I am happily married to my hubby of seven years, Mitchell and we have three children.  My daily responsibilities include working full time outside of my home, running the house, and trying to keep up with my kiddos!  With all of these tasks being required of me daily, I thought I would never be able to scrapbook our memories for my children.  All of that changed when I discovered My Memories Suite.  I started using MMS after making several digital scrapbooks with Smilebox.  Smilebox provided simple templates that I could create scrapbooks with, but it didn’t give me the ability to change the page elements or use my creative skills.  My Memories Suite not only provides some pre-made templates for those times I want to make a quick gift or scrapbook, but it also allows me to scrap pages from scratch in just a matter of minutes!  There was NO learning curve - I created my first pages the day it arrived in the mail.  I am so excited to be able to share this software with others, especially with those working Moms who think they don’t have time… I am living proof it is possible!

Sarah B.
mary-m2Hi I am Mary M.!  I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. Degree in Legal Studies and worked as a Trust & Estate Settlement & Tax paralegal at Warner Norcross & Judd ( in Grand Rapids, MI until our first child was born.  I then took several years off to stay home, have two more babies and be a mom.  I decided that I would not have the flexibility that our family needs if I chose to go back to work as paralegal.   So, I took my photography passion to the next level by taking photography and graphic design courses at Kendall College of Arts in Grand Rapids and also attended several photography seminars taught by world famous photographers including Cliff Mautner,and we are enjoying what we are doing tremendously.

jackieJackie L.

Jackie shares Mary's passion for photography and has also taken courses in Photography and Design at Kendall College of Arts.  She has been scrapbooking for 13 years and enjoys the creative process of
bringing photos to life.  Jackie has embraced digital technology and the art of turning photos into a story.

We are ALL very excited to be here to help you with great ideas and tips and tricks for you to learn from!  Please feel free to ask us anything you want to know about MMS!  We just LOVE to help!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Lisa J.

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