Spotlight: Jen Chapin

The first member of our new team we're going to shine the light on is Jen Chapin! (Blog: Jen Chapin | Instagram: @jenchapin | Pinterest: @jenchapin | Twitter: @chapinjen | Facebook: Jennifer Chapin)

Jen Chapin


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Supplies: Finders Keepers (340341) – Magnify, Finders Keepers (340336) – Lost & Found Transparency, Finders Keepers (34023) – Keen, Finders Keepers (340234) – Today Phrases Thickers, Finders Keepers (340235) – Transparent Stickers, Documentary (340199) – Snapshots Black Foam Thicker Phrases, Documentary (340198) – Noted Cork Alpha Thickers

How to: Start with a piece of 12×12 white cardstock for the base of the layout. Using another piece of white cardstock, cut strips slightly larger than your circle punch. Punch holes across these strips, then adhere them to the white base and machine stitch the edges. Use a variety of patterned paper circles, stickers, Thickers and other embellishments to fill in the negative circle spaces. Using foam adhesive, adhere the photo. Embellish with stamps or stickers. Adhere the title. Add journaling strips and other finishing touches.

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Short bio: Hello there! My name is Jennifer and live in Iowa with my husband Adam and two kids, Keira (6) and Connor (3). I work full time as a Quality Improvement nurse, but after the kids are in bed you can usually find me scrapping. I primarily create 12×12 layouts and pocket pages. I have been scrapbooking since 2006 and literally cannot imagine my life without it! Other than scrapbooking, I love to cook and practice my photography. I can't function without coffee and I have an embarrassing typewriter obsession. I am excited and honored to be designing for American Crafts, this is truly a dream come true!

Favorite thing to scrap: It's a tie between pocket pages and 12×12 scrapbook pages

Favorite American Crafts product: The embellishments – American Crafts has such unique and detailed ones in all their lines.

5 fun facts:
1. I have been a nurse for 10 years and am currently pursuing my Master's degree. 
2. I collect typewriters and have seven!
3. I would rather be inside than outside.
4. Next year we are going on an Alaskan cruise; I am so excited!
5. The sewing machine I use for scrapbooking was given to me by my grandmother and originally purchased in 1986.

Be on the lookout for more of Jen's amazing creations for the next six months!