Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hi, I'm Annette.

Glad to meet you! I have worked, taught, and designed for the Crafty Scrapper for over 2 years. But my passion for scrapbooking and all things art goes back to childhood. Let's see...I made my own Barbie furniture at age 7, totally redesigned and redecorated my room at age 15, started my own sign-making business at age 16, and the list goes on and on. Jump ahead to 2007: I'm 36, married 14 years to Perry, with one son, Riley, age 9. I'm more passionate about my creative life than ever before!

My style can best be described as shabby chic. I'm constantly trying new techiques and am most inspired by the latest and greatest products. (That's why working at the Crafty Scrapper is more than ideal for me!!) I recently became a member of the Crafty Secrets design team ( and am having a blast with it!

I grew up in rural Kansas and am a farm girl at heart. I love the simple life and now that Perry and I built a house in the "country" (just 3 miles from town) I am truly at home. My studio overlooks our creek and 3 acres of trees. I am truly blessed to get to live out my passion. I know it is all a gift from God and a treasure to share with others. Let me know if I can ever help you find your inspiration. I believe there is one in all of us!

Here is my latest creation...a prayer journal we'll be teaching as a class in September.

I used manilla envelopes and my favorite, funky papers. There is room for daily prayers, answered prayers and blessings. Should be fun...I'll see you at class!


Susie said...

The prayer journal is fantastic. What a great idea. Can't wait for the class.


Sherri said...

Lovely. We need to have a Barbie furniture party..&..make a bunch of it

The Crafty Scrapper said...

Annette this is my favorite! What I love about you is how orginal you are, your creative is a BIG part of the stores success.Thanks for being my right hand!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I love it.... and I love the rub ons... someone used Luxe ones...

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

I love your style and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

I made Barbie furniture out of anything I could get my hand on (plastic hairspray lids, boxes, scrap wood, etc) and after I learned to sew I made lots of pillows, curtains, clothes, bedding, etc. Fun!