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Friday, August 2, 2013

Introducing our August Guest Designer

It's time to welcome our talented August Heart 2 Heart Guest Designer, LaJeania Hicks!
My name is LaJeania Hicks and I am from Texas. I have been married to my wonderful husband, James, for 22 years. We are both Special Education teachers at our local elementary school. We also have four amazing children: Nicholas, who is 21 years old and is a college student; Ryan is 20 and is a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and is currently stationed in Washington DC; Jefferson is 17 and will be a high school senior this year; and our daughter Kendall is 6 years old and will be in first grade. As I am sure you can tell, we are very busy, but we are love our crazy, hectic life and wouldn’t change a thing! Our children and our students give us many picture-taking opportunities and I have the pleasure of preserving those memories through scrapbook pages. Almost 17 years ago, shortly after Jefferson was born, I was invited to a home gathering and asked to bring a few pictures. Well, by the time that Saturday afternoon was over, I was hooked! I knew that this would become my new hobby, but I did not realize what a big role it would play in my life. About 6 years ago, I was introduced to the Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Company and became an independent consultant. I currently teach scrapbooking and cardmaking classes monthly to an amazingly talented group of ladies. Scrapbooking not only allows me an outlet for my creativity, it has also given me the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people.

Thank you, LaJeania, for joining us this month! We can't wait to see how you tackle the August challenges. The first one will be brought to you this Monday. See you then!


Paige Dolecki said...

Welcome LaJeaniea! I love your work and am looking forward to seeing your Guest Design Team art!

Paige - DT

Carol Labuski said...

Welcome LaJeania! I also love your work and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create this month. I hope you have fun with the challenges.

Kigz said...

So excited to have you "on board" with us this month, LaJeania! Cannot wait to see your projects! :)