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Mayberry Guest Designer: Jennifer Gallacher

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Our Mayberry Guest Designer is none other than the amazing Jennifer Gallacher!

Jen Headshot in Yellow
Short bio: I have worked in the scrapbooking industry since late 1997 when I contributed my first article to PaperKuts Magazine. Since that time I've had the opportunity to work as a designer for many manufacturers including Making Memories, Li'l Davis Designs, Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts, and Echo Park Paper creating project samples for classrooms, catalogs, and tradeshows. In the past 15 years, I have had over 100 projects (including five covers) published in Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Memory Makers Magazine, Scrapbooks, Etc., Cricut Magazine, and Scrapbook Trends to name a few. In 2010-2011 I worked as a Contributing Editor for Scrapbook Trends, the Creative Editor for the Create Idea Books, and the Assistant Editor for the Cricut Magazine and Cricut Idea Books. In addition to designing, I co-hosted the tutorial based "Nth Degree" webisodes, appeared on CreaTV through Northridge Publishing, and taught several online classes for Two Peas In a Bucket. You can often find my work at Two Peas where I design and teach as a Garden Girl. In addition I currently function as the Managing Editor for Echo Park Paper's Electronic Idea Books, as well as, manage the social media for their company. When I'm not designing, or writing, or editing, I am hanging out with my two children and husband because making memories is even sweeter than documenting them!

How did you get started scrapbooking? My friend took me to a scrapbook class, where I became hooked. That was back in 1996, and I've been enjoying it ever since.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I seriously cannot live without the Permanent Dot Adhesive runner. I buy a year's supply so I don't run out.
Twitter: @JenGallacher
Instagram: @jengallacher1


Summer-Hello

SUMMER HELLO by Jennifer Gallacher

Tip: I only used the 6×6 paper pad for the patterned paper in this layout. I used a flag punch to punch out the layered flags and then curled up the ends with my finger for dimension.

Supplies: 6×6 Paper Pad (36026) – Mayberry, Cardstock Sticker Book (42396) – Mayberry, Epoxy Stickers (42398) – Mayberry, Pockets with Cards (85672) – Mayberry, 12×12 White (AM710-81) – Cardstock, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive, This to That Foam (AMF617-10) – Adhesive, Limo Black (61-01) – Marker, Sewing Machine, Yellow Sewing Thread, Tan Photo Corners


Loved-Card
LOVED CARD by Jennifer Gallacher

Tip: I layered several different embellishments on this card to make it
as feminine as possible. A little machine stitching gives it a handmade
finish.

Supplies: 6×6 Paper Pad (36026) – Mayberry, Cardstock
Sticker Book (42396) – Mayberry, Cardstock Die Cuts (85667) – Mayberry,
Puffy Stickers (42397) – Mayberry, Value Pack Ribbon (58877) – Mayberry,
12×12 White (AM710-81) – Cardstock, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive,
Sewing Machine, Yellow Sewing Thread


Little-Bro
LITTLE BRO by Jennifer Gallacher

Tip: I like the look of layered items so I removed the card that came in the pocket and added a canvas tag. Then I added journaling, twine, and embellishments to the pocket to finish it off.

Supplies: 6×6 Paper Pad (36026) – Mayberry, Pockets with Cards (85672) – Mayberry, Bits Cardstock Die Cuts (85667) – Mayberry, Chalkboard Stickers (42399), – Mayberry, Epoxy Stickers (42398) – Mayberry, Puffy Stickers (42397) – Mayberry, Foam Thickers (53469) – Mayberry, Border Punch Starter Kit (63012) – Punches, 12×12 Kraft (AM71464) – Cardstock, Plastic Buttons (85569) – Chap, 12×12 White (AM710-81) – Cardstock, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive

Sunshine-Mini-Album
SUNSHINE MINI ALBUM by Jennifer Gallacher

Tip: I documented several favorite summer memories in this album. I love using an entire collection to quickly decorate and document my memories.

Supplies: 6×6 Paper Pad (36026) – Mayberry, Cardstock Sticker Book (42396) – Mayberry, Epoxy Stickers (42398) – Mayberry, Pockets with Cards (85672) – Mayberry, Bits Cardstock Die Cuts (85667) – Mayberry, Chalkboard Stickers (42399), Puffy Stickers (42397) – Mayberry, Cardstock Stickers (42400) – Mayberry, Chipboard Daybook (36024) – Mayberry, 12×12 White (AM710-81) – Cardstock, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive, This to That Foam (AMF617-10) – Adhesive, Limo Black (61-01) – Marker


Beautiful-Is
BEAUTIFUL IS… by Jennifer Gallacher

Tip: I cut the strips off the 12×12" paper sheets and tied ribbon to the center of this layout. Then I punched circles from black and white photos to create this circular design.

Supplies: 12×12 Paper Pad (36027) – Mayberry, Foam Thickers (53469) – Mayberry, Value Pack Ribbon (58877) – Mayberry, Cardstock Sticker Book (42396) – Mayberry, Puffy Stickers (42397) – Mayberry, 12×12 Kraft (AM71464) – Cardstock, This To That (AM617-13) – Adhesive

Thanks for all of your lovely creations Jen – they're amazing!