Queen Bee, Kim Crothers:
For me, scrapbooking was love at first BYTE!!! I discovered I could
scrapbook on my computer in February of 2005 and I haven't looked
back since! I've been designing my own papers and embellishments since
my very FIRST layout! My background is in Fine Art/Graphic Design, so
designing my own products just seemed totally natural when I was creating
my pages. Then I started designing full-fledged kits and began selling
them at Scrapbook-Bytes. Then came Creative Snaps!!!
Creative Snaps is my own, small, digital boutique that frequently has
freebies and fun contests. The site was relatively easy to put toge
ther since I was a web designer for WorldCom in my past life...heehee...before
kids. Shortly after my site launched, Sony corporation contacted me to do
digital scrapbooking projects for them. You can now find my designs
on the SonyPictureStation (their photo kiosks) and on a new portable
photo printer, the SnapLab, that was just released in 2006!
I just feel totally blessed by this hobby and all of the opportunities
that have come way since I've been digiscrapping! And the absolute
icing on the cake was winning a spot in the 2006 Creating Keepsakes
Hall of Fame! It has truly been an awesome year, and I'm just trying
to cherish every moment!
I'm a mom to two wonderful kids,
Quinn (17.6 years) and
Kacy (14.9 years).
My husband, Kevin, is the best!! He couldn't be more supportive, encouraging, and
helpful with all of this digital scrapbooking I've been doing!!
They amaze me and inspire me everyday....and they are normally the
subjects of my pages. Kevin and I will have our 7th anniversary
this year! Wow how times fly! He works for a medical supply
company and talks me into designing things for them as well!
Worker Bee, Kevin Crothers:
Kevin began his IT career with 3 years of technical research for the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He then spent 3 years as Systems Manager for the
Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality - implementing the state's
first Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). In 1993, Kevin was asked
to network and automate LDDS Communications in preparation for over 60
acquisitions - including
MFS / UUNet,
AOL Network Services, and
MCI, that ended up building
MCI WorldCom, a Fortune 25 powerhouse that owned
- and ran - over 50% of the Internet! Kevin, as department head of Corporate Web Systems, provided and
lead corporate communications for all these acquisitions - throughout 47 countries, and in doing this,
developed a number of award winning and globally recognized websites, communications
models, and the most heavily used intranet site in the world.
Kevin then prepared for the CIO spot with First Choice Medical Supply by contracting
with Health Management Associates (A.K.A. HMA, a network of nearly 50 hospitals)
for a bit over a year, where he architected and administered a HIPAA-secure
communications infrastructure and became familiar with the technical and financial
abilities of the healthcare industry's two leading suppliers and First Choice's
biggest competitors - Medline and McKesson. Kevin joined
First Choice Medical Supply as CIO in 2003 to create and provide
the most exciting, dynamic e-Commerce environment the eldercare industry
has ever experienced.
He's on our team to help us create the most exciting, dynamic digital scrapbooking site
that we can! New content will be added to our site EVERY WEEK, and
Kevin plays a huge role in managing our online store and products!