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