Tuesday, October 2, 2012

World Cardmaking Day: Meet the Demonstrators: Jennifer Priest

Next up on our meet and greet tour is Jennifer Priest.  She’ll be demo’ing  both Saturday and Sunday this weekend for our Creative Cynchronicity's "World Card Making Day" event.  Join us on October 6th from noon to 5 pm Eastern and on the 7th from noon to 6 pm Eastern for online live streaming craft demos and giveaways.
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Jennifer has been involved in the papercrafting community for over 12 years. She lives in the High Desert of California with her supportive {and sometimes scrappy} husband, two kids, and two dogs. For the past 9 years, Jennifer has been teaching papercrafting classes at events, charity crops, and local retailers as well as online through My Creative Classroom. A love of sharing, a passion for teaching, and a happy, whimsical design style drive Jennifer's creative endeavors and characterize her work.

A potpourri of styles from across the spectrum, Jennifer's work always includes a bit of humor and fantasy, a touch of the unexpected. Jennifer mixes her passion to try new things, push the envelope, and experiment with her affinity for techniques that are quick, affordable, and accessible by others. Her outlook on crafting is that it is a continual learning process, with every crafter at a different place in their crafty journey, each of us learning from one another. She loves the community that naturally develops when crafters share with one another and is excited to be a part of that connection. Being able to share her passion about papercrafting with others is Jennifer's dream job and she is thankful for every moment she's been able to spend "working" at it.

Jennifer has represented multiple manufacturers as an educator and design team member as well as social media consultant and coordinator for several brands. In 2007, Jennifer launched Hydrangea Hippo, promoting the etsy shop and companion blog solely online through social marketing, As a result of her efforts and techniques, her sales have doubled each year since opening and her advice on marketing is sought by colleagues regularly. Jennifer founded HippoMedia in March 2012 to further her work in social media by networking with, coaching, and managing programs for designers & crafters, indie businesses, and craft manufacturers. She's been fortunate enough to have had her work published in top publications and books and is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association. When she's not papercrafting, Jennifer enjoys gardening, visiting local crafts fairs, junking and yard saling, and taking touristy day trips around California with her family. Jennifer is also an Army veteran, volunteer for local charities and dedicated mom and wife.


Hurry!  Go grab your tickets for the "Stop to Smell the Flowers with Charity Wings" raffle  to benefit the Charity Wings Art Center. Each day of this two day event, we’ll draw for a winner to receive an amazing prize pack filled with all sorts of flower themed supplies!  Check out this post to find out more about the prizes.

Raffle Tickets are ONLY:

3 Tickets for $5
10 Tickets for $10
25 Tickets for $20

Click HERE to get your tickets!

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