Julie Ann Shahin Designs


"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us."  ~ Roy Adzak

 

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 Bio -updated June 2007

Julie Ann started scrapping in 2004 immediately after she was married to David, a musician.  Her first mini-album (about her honeymoon) was abandoned when she discovered that there were more desirable techniques than sticker-sneeze.  She has been inspired to do more sophisticated and artistic pages since her start. Today she barely sees a distinction between digital scrapping and traditional methods of scrapping as she creates. When she received her Canon Digital RebelXT from her husband as a 2005 Christmas/Birthday/ Valentine's/ Groundhog Day/ Anniversary present, she formed an interest in Photoshop Elements and taking her scrapping to a different level with the computer.  After taking Renee Pearson's Doing It Digi course at Big Picture Scrapbooking this spring, she was off and running with her digital designs right into the pages of Scrapbook Trends and Creating Keepsakes. She participated in the Ultimate Digi Scrapper as well as Last Scrapper Standing contests.  She placed first place in the Creating Keepsakes Convention-Buffalo digital layout contest sponsored by Epson in July. 

 

In December 2006, Julie Ann was asked to join the staff at Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine before it's premiere launch, and soon was promoted to Creative Editor. Scrapbook Dimensions is the first and only magazine that focuses on bringing together traditional scrapbooking methods with digital methods for every project featured.

Julie Ann gets most excited about scrapbooking when she discovers edgy designs and challenges such as The Dares and The Digi Dares.  She has recently dug deep into her past bringing out more meaningful journaling and fine art techniques. Her writing background started 26 years ago, while her art education started 19 years ago.  Scrapbooking offers the perfect opportunity to blend her love of writing with her love for art, while getting the chance to play a vital role as family historian.  A milestone moment recently came to Julie Ann when she introduced to 2peas animated layouts during the Last Scrapper Standing contest.

JA, as she is known by her online friends, enjoys sharing her time and energy with others.  She has participated on the design teams for DieCuts with a View, ScrapBookerOnline.com, Scrapwear Designs by Tenika Technicolor Transparencies.  She currently holds a position on the design team at Creating Inspirations as well as at Scrapquick, and has met a handful of the members in real life becoming instant friends. She has worked behind-the-scenes for DCWV Founder Nancy Hill's QVC appearances as a project designer, and she provided Nancy with DVD's of her appearances for future reference. The idea for the Everyday Digital Scrapbooking Blog came to her because she wanted to give back to the online community after learning so much from other blogs such as The Effers, and Shimelle.com.

Julie Ann grew up in the mid-west suburbs of Cleveland, and Mansfield, Ohio as well as attending high school in a suburb of Detroit. She stayed in Michigan to attend Michigan State University. She has settled down in a beautiful lakeside area near Rochester, NY.  Her hope is to continue to make time to scrapbook her memories first and foremost above any loftier aspirations.

How Julie Ann can help scrapbookers, manufacturers, and publishers:

  • If you are looking for layout page ideas, tutorials, and/or instructions with screen shots, I can provide you with unique and innnovative creations.
  • If you have a tough deadline, my turn-around is extremely fast as I consider scrapbooking my full-time job.
  • I have experience with newsletter content, judging contests, and holding intriguing challenges for scrapbookers.
  • I am involved in a network of expert talented designers who are reliable, creative, and level-headed available for project work.
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