July Guest Designer : Jen Gallacher

As our July Inspiration Gallery went live yesterday, you no doubt were able to see the amazing work of our newest seven member design team.  What?  You saw the work from eight highly creative ladies? 

Your eyes didn’t deceive you – there are eight!  Each month, we’ll bring a special Guest Designer on board to create alongside our talented design team.  A new face for our design team, but without a doubt the same inspiration you’ve come to expect from us.

Elle’s Studio is thrilled to welcome our July Guest Designer, Jen Gallacher.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jen in the past and am so happy to have her sharing her work with us.  She is one of the most amazingly kind people you could ever hope to meet in this industry.

Jen says, “I began working in the scrapbooking industry in 1998 designing for PaperKuts Magazine. From there I designed for a variety of companies including Making Memories, Li’l Davis Designs, and Little Yellow Bicycle. My true passion is writing and I began writing a monthly article for Scrapbook Trends magazine a few years ago. Since then I’ve moved on as the Creative Editor for both Create Magazine and Cricut Magazine and Idea Books and as the Contributing Editor for Scrapbook Trends Magazine. I also serve as one of the contributing writers for both the Northridge Publishing Create blog and Echo Park Paper’s blog. Besides writing, I enjoy designing for American Crafts and serving as a Garden Girl for Two Peas in a Bucket. In my free time (if there is such a thing), I like to ride my bike and read and spend time with my two children and husband.”

I asked Jen a few questions so you could learn a bit more about this amazing scrapbooker :

Name : Jen Gallacher
Location : Utah
Why did you start scrapbooking and how did you get started?
My Sister dragged me to a class in 1996 and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Where do you scrapbook? 
In my office, which is upstairs near all the bedrooms so I can somewhat hear and respond to any emergencies.
What do you listen to/watch while scrapbooking?
I love listening to the “Weekly Warehouse Walk” videos from Two Peas in a Bucket while I work. Weird. Right? But something about them soothes me and helps me create.
What are three products you can’t live without?
  1. buttons
  2. twine
  3. stamps
What are three facts about you that others might not now?
  1. I am afraid of flying.
  2. I play the piano and sometimes accompany the church singing when asked.
  3. I am completely addicted to Plain and Peanut M&M’s and I should probably consider buying stock in the company.
What are your three favorite ES products? 
  1. Come to Mama!: 2011 Monthly Pennants
  2. Numbers slay me: Mix & Match Vintage Number Tags – set of 31 – Turquoise
  3. Weak in the knees for these: Chic Date Tags – Brights
Thanks again to Jen for sharing her work with us this month!
Would you like a chance to win Jen’s favorite Elle’s Studio products?  We’d love to give them to you!  Simply visit the July Inspiration Gallery and let us know which of Jen’s projects you enjoyed most, found inspiring, etc.  We’ll select one commenter at random to receive Jen’s three favorite ES products.  Comment must be posted by 11:59p on Saturday, July 30, 2011.


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