Name

Debby Lewis

About

My passion is to create and share the passion for paper art and crafting.

I was told once to find "my style" and stick to it. The problem with that is that I enjoy all styles. I enjoy simple and clean, heritage, distressed art, collage styles well as creating something lively for my children. I find it challenging to create scrapbook pages and incorporate "altered art" on a simple scrapbook page. I continue to grow and challenge myself artistically.

I'm a wife, mom, grandma, and the recipient of God's Love and Grace.

What inspires me most? The way the light illuminates a moment in time ... a smile, a twinkle, or even a simple gesture. I can create a lifetime of stories from those little moments in my life.

D's Paper Studio Blog home of 12 Days of Home for the Holidays annual blog event and Debby's Designs (series of Vintage Photo Tags)

Owner, Founder, Organizer of Debby's Dare Blog Event "12 Day of Home for the Holidays." 2009 and contiues.

Founder Fellowship of Scrapbookers

Design Teams
Keepsakes, Scrapbooks and Memories, 2005-2007; Coordinator
Pages from the Heart, January 2008-January 2009
UnKit, unDesign Team Member, May 2008-2012
Create Scrapbooks Creative Team, 2009
Artful Legacy Rubber Stamping and More! March 1, 2010 - December 2010
Glue Dots® Adhesives Design Team, September 2010-August 2011
Epiphany Crafts, February 2011-October 2011
Epiphany Crafts, February 2011-October 2011

Other Features for Manufacturers
Epiphany Crafts, layouts, altered items featured at Summer Craft and Hobby Association, Summer 2011
Glue Dots® Adhesives Website Features: Christmas Mock Stockings; Mother's Day Floral Candle Holder; Easter Decor-Purse Craft; Spring Hat Craft; Spooky Halloween Canvas; Holiday Gingerbread Garland Decorations; Fix Crooked Pictures with Glue Dots; and Adhere or Reattach Felt Chair Pads.
Featured Artist, Paper Issues 2013, Fiskateers (Fiskars) 2013, Graphic 45 2013, Blue Fern Studios 2013, Paper Issues 2013, May Arts 2012,

EK Success Consumer Board, 2007-2010

Honors
Fiskateer of the Year 2008, Fiskars Brands

Published
Scrapbook Answers, Berlin, October 2006
French Inspired Romantic Creations, TweetyJill Publications
Basic Grey Gallery
Jacob, January 2006, Friends, March 2008, Elephant Poop, April 2008
Oh, Scrap, Premier Issue, Front Cover Daddy's Eyes, April 2008
Scrapbook Retailer, Family, September 2008
Sommerset Studios, Memories, The Boys, October 2009
Scrapbook News and Review Hope, Jammin' and My Life, September 2009
ScrapStreet, Grace, October 2011
Scrapbook News and Review, November 2012 & 2013

Debby's Designs Published
Ready, Set, Create, October 2010; designer Connie Mercer
ScrapStreet.com Magazine, vintage tags pg.15 Feb 2011; pocket card with" vintage girl" tag pg. 54 April 2011designer Connie Mercer
Basically Bare Blog Feature and Featured at Basically Bare's Craft and Hobby Association Winter 2012 booth; February 2012; designer Erika Taylor

Articles
Scrapbooking.com; Family Heritage, April 2008 6 Layouts featured; Really Goin’ Green, May 2008, Elephant Poop featured; Punch Magic, July 2008, Love Personified, Happy Day, and Blessings feature; Our Teachers, July/August 2008, Courage, and “Me & Ms. Jones” feature
Oh, Scrap; Review of Fiskars Corner Boarder Punches, October 2008

Photo Contest
Lil’ Davis, 2008, 1st Place

Awards
SC State Fair
-Carolina Girl, October 2005 1st Place
-Surprise, October 2006 2nd Place
-Grandpa Smile Hannah, October 2007, 1st Place
-1 to 49, October 2008, 2nd Place
-She is my Life, October 2009, 2nd Place
Scrapbook Awards
-Blessings, 1st Place in Baby Category 2012
-Big Top, 1st Place in Other Category 2013
-Best Dad. 2013

Guest Artist
-Studio 490, 2008 Stamp Jewelry
-Studio 490, 2008 Layout, "Family Canvas"
-Faith Sisters, 2008 Grandma's Advice
-Australia/New Zealand Fiskars; Canvas Mini-Book, Layout, 2 Cards
Fiskateers Blog, December 2008 FOY Holiday Projects
Jump Create, October 2009, Guest Blogger and Mommy and Me Crafts
The PaperLife, October 2009, Featured Project "Boo Tree"
Making Memories Blog , March 10, 2010, "Awesome"
Ranger Inks Blog , April 2011, "Resist Technique"
Featured Artist, Scrapbook News and Review, November 2012, Baby Announcement Postcard Layout
Crafty Goodies, December 2012, "Guest blogger-Debby Lewis !!!!"

Contests
Scrapbooking.com, Heritage,” March 2008, 1st Place
Paper Crazy, Biltmore Gardens, June 2008, 1st Place
Graphic 45, Bridal Brainstorm, Designer/Retail Contest, June 2008, runner-up
Paper Crazy, The Colors of Summer, July 2008, 1st Place
Paper Crazy, Home Decor, Wreath, July 2008, 1st Place
Creating Keepsakes Convention, Simple Scrapbooks, August 2008, 1st Place
Fiskars May Sketch of the Month, May, 2009 The Gang
Scrapbook Awards, First Place in Baby category, October/November 2012, Blessings

Papercraft/Scrapbooking Instructor
-The Stamping Place, Local Scrapbook Store
-Use of inks, Grungeboard, Fragments on Scrapbook layouts.
-Utilizing Fiskars tools in Scrapbooking
Pages from the Heart, Local Scrapbook Store
-Stamping on Scrapbook pages, Home Décor, and Projects
Fellowship of Scrapbookers
-Taught the use of tools and uses of Ranger inks, stamps, paints and grungeboard
AC Moores
-Stamping cards and Scrapbook Pages, Projects
-Scrapbook, Design, and You, EK Success
Micheals, Arts and Crafts
-Two Stores, Scrapbook, Design, and You, EK Success
JoAnn's
-Scrapbook Page Layouts
Homeschoolers
- Art classes
Private groups
Certified Fiskars Demonstrator, Trainer, and Instructor
Certified Xryon Instructor
EK Success Scrapbook Design and You Certified Instructor

Events Coordinator
National Scrapbook Day, Fellowship of Scrapbookers, Lexington SC May 2, 2009
Scrap, Rattle and Roll Fiskateers Exclusive Event, Greenville, SC May 15-16
Christmas in July Charity Crop Toys for Tots, Fellowship of Scrapbookers, Lexington, SC July 25, 2009
County Fair Crop, Fiskateers Exclusive Event, Cola, SC September 12/13 2009
Scrap Pink Charity Crop, Lexington SC October 3, 2009
Christmas in July Charity Crop for Operation Write Home, Fellowship of Scrapbookers, Lexington, SC July 2010
Orange Blog Hop with Fiskateers Community Members, Organizer, Fall of 2010 and 2011

Demo Artist for
Fiskars as a Certified Fiskars Demonstrator
-AC Moores, Columbia, SC (regular bases), Jacksonville FL (class), Ft. Walton Beach, FL (class)
-JoAnn, Augusta, GA
-Independent Stores:
-Pages from the Heart, Columba, SC
-Funky Monkey, Greenville, SC
-Scrapbook Creations, Spartanburg, SC
-Scrappin’ Creations, Columbia, SC
-Scrapbook Heaven, Lexington, SC
-Scrapbook Supply Store, Greenville, SC
EK Success via EK Success Scrapbook Design and You Certified Instructor
-Michaels Arts and Crafts Columbia, SC two locations

Other Online
Producer for Sudie TV! March 2008-2012
Desk Editor and South Carolina Reporter for PaperCrafter's Corner August - November 2010

Other
Master of Arts in Christian Education
Columbia International University, Creative Teams Professor and Field Education Creative Teams Coordinator
University of South Carolina, Coordinator of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for Student Retention