November 15, 2009

Design Team Reveal

I am pleased to introduce Kimmarie Baker from Wood-Ridge, NJ. Kimmarie is married to Mark, they recently celebrated 23 years together. She has 3 beautiful daughters; Sara 17, Victoria 9 and Emma 6. Kimmarie started scrapping about 11 years ago and has loved it ever since. She says that over the years her style has changed a lot and that she laughs when she looks at her old layouts, but she would never change them. She stated that she gets overwhelmed with all the new products coming out all the time, so she has determined to scrap her stash and try not to buy any new supplies. Kimmarie said she is happy to be part of the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Design Team, as it will help her fulfil her goal of using her stash, and will also hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Kimmarie recently switched her daughter's bedroom and her scraproom, which not only allowed her to see what she has, but also how much she has in her stash. She said it is very scary to see the amount of stash she has accumulated over the years. Her stash seems to be made up of an enormous amount of stickers, which makes sense because she doesn't use them very often. If she were to complete 1 layout per day she could definitely survive 6 months without buying anything, but if she were allowed to purchase paper during that time she would be able to survive a lot longer.

Kimmarie use some of her stash to create her Stash Project:

Mom's Bench

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The journaling says: The Lake...Mom's obsession for 2009. This summer was the first time we visited Kelly and family in a few years. Kelly lives by a 30 mile lake. At the end of her block there was a bench, it was perfect for my mom to just sit and talk and look at the lake. We walked to the lake several times over the summer, no matter what time day or night, it was beautiful. Mom has claimed this bench her's and it's always there for her.

Kimmarie's other submissions for the Design Team call were some great altered items. She will be a great source of inspiration for all of us to scrap our stash on projects other than layouts.

Please take the time to congratulate Kimmarie on being chosen for the design team. You can see some of her additional work on her blog at . Stay tuned for more design team reveals.

Our first challenge will be announced on December 1, 2009 - make sure you are a follower - you won't want to miss it.


  1. Congratulations, Kimmarie! This layout is so pretty... I really like the softness of it. I also like how you used those flowers... I have a bunch, but don't think I've ever used one! Looking forward to getting to know you!

  2. Congrats Kimmarie. I love the photos from the front & back... and the layout is beautiful. Can't wait to see more of your work! (like those altered items that were mentioned)

  3. Nice to "meet" you Kimmarie! I can't wait to see more of your stuff. I love you layouts "femininity".

  4. WTG Kim...I also love the photo taken from the back.

  5. Congrats Kimmarie and I look forward to seeing more of your layouts! :) the part that stood out to me on your layout was the photos from the front and from the back...quite an unexpected angle, but I LOVE it! :)