Hi! I'm Penny! I have been scrapbooking FOREVER! Since Mrs. Grossman stickers were about the only embellishment out there! LOL! But took long breaks due to "life". Before kids, I use to be a Registered Veterinary Technician working in emergency medicine AND a marine mammal trainer! (Yes, I trained dolphins!) I started scrapbooking continually after I moved home to the Eastern Iowa area, when my best friend opened a scrapbooking store. And BOY did she create a FABULOUS store! I started paying attention to the "outside world" of scrapbooking about a year and 1/2 ago, and I haven't looked back! Since then I have lead a book project for Pine Cone Press, designed product line for a small scrapbooking company, been published, done some design team work (including starting a challenge blog), teaching and designing each month at Scrapaganza (the Eastern Iowa store I work for), and been Certified as a Educator for Ranger! But I can honestly say, this is one of the most EXCITING things that has happened to me in scrapbooking-being chosen for this FANTASTIC team!!
I have three kids, 6, 7 and 8... and a FABULOUS husband, (and three goofy dogs!) and in addition to scrapbooking, I like to get outside whenever we can as a family (camp, walk, bike) and just PLAY! Scrapbooking, and related crafting, is my only hobby! I LOVE it! Come visit me on the web at my blog!! I look forward to a AWESOME year of creating!!