* Resume


* Artistic, resourceful, and productive are the best words I can use to describe my scrapping style. If I had to choose a name for my style it would probably be something like “Artful Scrapping”. I love combining mixed media art and mediums with scrapbook supplies! I’m always ready to try new things, but I also like spending time fine tuning techniques that I already like to use. Good photography is extremely important to me, and I strive to improve my own every chance I get. My layouts and other scrapbooking projects are usually easy to re-create, and I love sharing new and old techniques that have worked well for me.

{Published Work}

*Sun goddess – August 2005 edition of Scrapbook Trends.
*Joy to the World – Scrapbook Trends 2005 Holiday Idea Book.
*Altered tin pen can – Scrapbook Trends 2005 Home Idea Book.
*Practice – 2005 Pine Cone Press Sports Book.
*Ultimate Adventure – 2005 Pine Cone Press Sports Book. (Is located on the back cover)
*Life in Slow Motion – Memory Makers 2006 Baby Idea Book.
*The Man I call Dad & Timeless Beauty – 2006 Complete Idiots Guide to Scrapbooking
*Nature’s Beauty – 2007 Complete Idiots Guide to Altered Arts *Happy Holidays – Memory Makers Scrapbook Idea Gallery 7 (2006)
*Honoring a Hero – Memory Makers Scrapbook Idea Gallery 7 (2006)
*Puddle Pouncing Puppy – Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Idea Book Volume 10
*Celebrate Us – Memory Makers Celebration Gallery Spring 2007
*Almost Family Time – Memory Makers Idea Gallery 8 (Fall of 2007)
*A Perfect Summer Day – Memory Makers Idea Gallery 8 (Fall of 2007)
*M is for Memphis – Memory Makers Online Idea Gallery Featured page – July 2007
*Give Me Wings – Memory Makers Online Idea Gallery Featured page – August 2007
*Live Out Loud – Memory Makers Online Idea Gallery Featured page – August 2007
*Seriously Good Gumbo – Pine Cone Press 2008 Recipe Idea Book
*Thanksgiving – Pine Cone Press 2008 Recipe Book
*V-Day #7 – Pine Cone Press 2008 Calendar Idea Book
*December Calendar – Pine Cone Press 2008 Calendar Idea Book
*June Fun – Pine Cone Press 2008 Calendar Idea Book
*Playing Year Round – Pine Cone Press 2008 Calendar Idea Book
*Grandfather – Scrapbook Trends 2008 Embellish It Idea Book
*Several layouts, cards, and tags for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Flair Designs Flip its (projects that can be seen on the back of Flair papers), as well as several projects in the Flair product catalogs, Flair Booths at both Memory Trends and CHA, Home Shopping Network, and Hobby Lobby Kits!
*”Home” Key Ring Holder – Crafts ‘n Things (July 08), & Creative Home Arts (July/August 08)
*Sticker Book – Paper Crafts Kids Issue 2008
*Look – Paper Crafts Color Issue 2008
* A Work In Progress – Somerset Memories Oct/Nov 2008
* For the Love of Mud – Somerset Memories Oct/Nov 2008
* Growing Like a Weed – Scrapbooks Etc. January 2009
*”Remember To Dream” – Somerset Memories April/May 2009
* Growing Family” - Creating Keepsakes February 2011 issue
* Celebrate Time – The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages by Memory Makers May 2011
* Always Only You – The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages by Memory Makers May 2011
* All About Family – Scrapbook Trends July 2011 issue
* Supercalifragilicticexpealadocious – Creating Keepsakes 2011 Special Flower Issue
* Perfect Picture – October 2011 issue of Somerset Memories
* Watercolor Canvas Bag – Mixed Media Project in March 2012 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors
* Perfect Picture –
2012 Creating Keepsakes February Issue
* Girl C  layout in Featuring Magazine 2012 – Issue 1

1 layout in the 2013 Northridge Create Idea Book coming out in January!

{Design Team Experience}

* Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team – May 2011 – May 2013
* STAEDTLER Design Team/Coordinator – November 2011- Present
* Stampendous – Scrapbook Design Team- June 2012- March 2013

* Amy G Designs Lead Layout/Project Designer – Winter 2010
* Flair Designs Inc Design Team Leader – Fall 2004 – July 2009
* ScrapFriends Review Team Coordinator – July 2007 – August 2009
* Memory Villa Design Team Leader – August 2004 – July 2008

{Teaching Experience}

* I am now teaching classes almost monthly in Rusellville, AR.  Several of my classes are held in the meeting room at the Laquinta and others at a variety of local crops & retreats!

* I’ve taught at several Creating Keepsakes Conventions, Scrapbook Expo Conventions, Archiver’s Scrapfest, local Scrapbook Stores, crops in and out of state, CHA in Chicago & Anaheim, and the Memory Villa Annual Retreats!

*I also taught a six week college course on the art of scrapbooking at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, AR.

* Upcoming Classes:

Visit the link below to see all of my upcoming classes and retreats!

{April’s Classes}

* I have a series of videos up on the Core’dinations Hard Core Crafter website, and you can also click on this link to go to my blog – I have a box titled, “Technique Videos” along the right hand side of the page and it is filled with direct links to some of my videos! * (My projects are listed under: The Pink Lipstick Experiment, Perfect Pearl Color Wash, Distress Stain Painting, & Black Kraft Distressing).

* You can find me on 2peas as “Lavenderdragon”, on Face Book under April Derrick, on Instagram under Lavenderdragon, and I am also on Pinterest – of course because it’s awesome – and I’m under April Derrick / Lavenderdragon.

{Personal Goal}

*I would like to help inspire other scrapbookers, and show them that they can create art from their memories too, even if they are new to the exciting world of scrapbooking.

Creatively Yours,