Monday, November 03, 2008

Fall Survival Designer - Marie Pilgrim

Marie Pilgrim

Hi! My name is Marie Pilgrim. I’m a thirty-something speech-language pathologist, who works in the public schools. I’m very happily married to my college sweetheart, who is going back to graduate school to become an SLP, too!

No kids yet (we're praying hard), but we have a spoiled chocolate lab who thinks he’s our kid (probably because we treat him like our kid). When I’m not at work, I’m usually at church; I’m involved in children’s and women’s ministries.

During my downtime, you’ll find me either reading (voraciously) or scrapbooking! I’ve been scrapbooking since 1990 but it’s definitely become an obsession in the last few years. My favorite supplies are patterned paper, rub-ons, and lately I’ve developed an addiction to buttons.

My style tends to have a graphic/linear foundation and then I have fun layering patterns and embellishments on top!

Please join me in welcoming Marie to the Fall Survival Design Team!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fall Survival Designer - Aubrey Rives

I'd like to introduce you to our 8th designer. You've seen her work with Maya Road. She is simply amazing!! Please welcome....

Aubrey Rives
Howdy! My name is Aubrey Rives and I am a proud to be from the Lone Star State. I am a graduate of Texas A&M University and a career Elementary school teacher (18 years). I am happily married to my high school sweetheart. He is my soulmate, the love of my life, my rock and the world's best DAD! I have two beautiful daughters! They are both outstanding athletes (in addition to being great kids). Nearly every free minute of my life is spent watching them play softball and running them to and from practices.

I have been scrapping for over 12 years. I originally started paper crafting as a stamping consultant for CTMH (back when they were still called DOTS). In my early scrapping years I did solely two page layouts... then I went to one page layouts... and now, I'm a MINI ALBUM fan! I still do layouts, but my passion for scrapping has definitely shifted to altering chipboard albums.

I have designed for a couple of other kit clubs but the highlight of my scrappy existence is that I have been blessed to be a member of the Maya Road design team for the last two years. I am excited to be a designer for Homegrown Scrapbooks Fall Survival Program! Let's have fun together!