Dionne Marie Smith
To share my passion for preserving memories through creative design work. Preserving your heritage should be fun and engaging. There is a wonderful variety of products out there that make scrapbooking, I enjoy testing out new techniques and teaching others. I am available for design team work or special assignments with manufacturers and/or magazines. I am also available for private contract design work, demonstrations and teaching assignments.
A little bit about me…
My husband and I live in Sunny Florida, with our blended family of five children. I am the proud mother of triplets and two amazing step children, my mom always said I was an over-achiever! When not designing fabulous creations, you will find me at the gym or outside running. We live a life dedicated to family, fun and good health.
Why I design…
Scrapbook design is a tangible way to pay tribute to the family that I love so very much. Not only does my scrapbooking allow me to create a family heirloom, it gives me that creative outlet that keeps me sane! My favorite part of scrapbooking is watching my children page through the albums while they read the stories and thoughts I have journaled about. They laugh and reminisce as they recall those moments that have been preserved forever. That's what it is all about to me.
2012 Momenta D-Lite Team (manufacturer)
2012 Sketches4All Guest DT - February (on-line)
2008 Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Chick Design Team (manufacturer)
2008 Magistical Memories Guest DT - January (manufacturer)
2007-08 Home Shopping Network/Paper-Azzi Designer for samples used on-air (manufacturer)
2007-08 Scrapbook Oasis Design Team, Designer & Instructor
2007 3 Bugs in a Rug Design Team (manufacturer)
2007 Scrap-Tastic.com Design Team Girlie (on-line store)
2007 Scrapbooks (store) Design Team Coordinator
2007 The Crop Shoppe (store) Design Team Coodinator
Designer and Manufacturer of Clearly Creative Acrylic Albums
January 2012 January Challenge # 1 , Sketches 4 All.com
November 2007 Magistical Memories Sketch Challenge, Winner
October 2007 Layout of the Day Create My Keepsake
May 2007 Tinkering Ink Manufacturers Contest, Second Place
May 2007 Layout of the Day ScrapGalaxy.com
May 2007 ScrapGalaxy.com ScrapVivor, Second Place
March 2007 Layout of the Day ScrapGalaxy.com
March 2007 Featured Layout for Scraplift Challenge at ScrapStreet.com
February 2007 Layout of the Week TreasuredScrapbooks.com
February 2007 Layout of the Day ScrapGalaxy.com
December 2006 Girlie of the Month Scrap-Tastic.com
October 2006 Scrappin Chicks Fall Layout Contest, First Place Winner
October 2006 ScrapVillage Fancy Pants Layout Contest, First Place Winner
October 2006 Scrap-tastic.com 2007 Beauty Pageant First Place Winner
August 2006 Scrapbook Dream Vacation, Orlando, FL.,Grand Prize Winner
July 2006 Layout of the Week at Scrap-Tastic.com
May 2006 Scrap4Life CherryArte Layout Contest, First Place Winner
2005 Creating Keepsakes Convention, Jacksonville, Florida - Scrapworks, Best In Show Contest, Grand Prize Winner
June/July Issue 2007 Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine, 3 layouts, 1 article April Issue 2007
Scrap Street Magazine "Beautiful"
February 2007 Basic Grey On-Line Gallery "Beach"
December 2006 Super Chicks Cantata Book "These Shoes..."
November 2006 Basic Grey On-Line Gallery "Living Out Loud"
Aug/Sept 2006 Issue of Ready, Set Create E-zine
Page 47 Section 2 "Complex You"
Page 28 Section 3 "Embrace This Moment"
Page 43 Section 3 "Puppy Love"
Page 30 Section 4 "Buddies"
June 2006 Basic Grey On-Line Gallery "Friends"
Scrapbook Promotion and Education…
Scrapbook-Oasis - Scrapbook Vacation Club, Owner/Operator
Scrapping Friends, Owner/Founder - A local Scrapbooking Group, that promoted Scrapbooking in the community, by coordinating classes, crops and scrapbook retreats.
Scrapbook Instructor - I teach all levels of scrapbooking and specialize in technique/advanced classes