Vicki Flinchum
Mixed Media and Paper Crafts Artist


About Me:

I'm a 46 year old Stay At Home Mom. I retired from 20 years of government service to stay home and raise my children. I have been involved in arts and crafts since I was a child. More recently I owned a faux painting and home d├ęcor business and an online scrapbook store. I became involved in scrapbooking about two and a half years ago and was hooked. I love mixed media and making altered projects and mini albums. I have taught adult classes on basic scrapbooking and using various scrapbooking tools including: the Zutter: Bind It All and DreamKuts; Purple Cows Cutting Tools and Laminators. I love teaching people (young and old) to scrap, alter and create. I lost my Mother several years ago and inherited a box of unmarked photos to chronicle my childhood. I think mixed media is important (Art is important) and scrapbooking is important to preserve memories for future generations, something I wish my mother would have thought important too. I get my children involved in scrapping, making books and crafts, in general, as often as possible. I've made books, altered doors, built clocks and altered furniture...all in the name of crafting and, of course, FUN.



Current Design Teams:

Purple Cows
Zutter Innovative Products (Original Zutter Zister-OZZ)
Gecko Galz
Scrapperie
Jean's Art Dolls
Rockin' R Retreat Center
Scrapbook Haus



Guest Design Team Appearances:

Bad Girls Project 52 Challange Blog January Guest Designer
Art de Scrapz March (2010) Inspirational Scrapper



Contributing Designer For:

Heart of Texas Studios
My Town Papers
Texana Designs



Previous Design Teams:

FriendScraps
ScrapBook Fever
Making Memories For You
The Shaker Box
Scrapbooks N' Stickers



Accreditations:

PrimaDonna: Prima Endorsed Artist Educator
Tattered Angels Educator
Copic Certified Designer
Certified Fiskars Demonstrator



Industry Products Designed:

Zutter Spinner Album Kit



You Can See My Work In:

Scrapbook Update, November 15 ,2009
Zutter Around The World Idea Book, 2009
ScrapScene Blog, January 2, 2009
Magazine of Memories, January 2009
Magazine of Memories, December 2008
Ready, Set, Create Christmas Card Sampler 2008
Magazine of Memories November 2008
Scrap N' Art November/December 2008, Editor's Choice
Scrapbook News & Review, October 2008
Ready, Set, Create, October 2008
Magazine of Memories, October 2008
Magazine of Memories, September 2008
Ready Set Create Back to School Sampler, September 2008
Scrapbook News and Review, September 2008
Magazine of Memories, August 2008
Magazine of Memories, July 2008
Magazine of Memories, June 2008
Magazine of Memories, May 2008
ScrapStreet May 2008
Magazine of Memories, April 2008
Discovery Alley, ScrapStreet, April 2008
Birthday Special Edition, Ready Set Create, April 2008
Magazine of Memories, March 2008
ScrapNArt June 2008
Ready Set Create Ezine, April/May 2008
Making Memories For You Ezine, February 2008



Blogs I Host (present and past):

Bind It All Blog
Simon Says Stamp (featured artist)
Craft Critique (featured artist)
PrimaDonnas
Making Memories For You
Fiskateers Blog, October 24, 2008
Scrap Scene Guest Poster, September 18 & 19, 2008
Scrapbook Update, Nobvember 15, 2009



Contests and Challenges:

Bad Girls Project 52 Guest Designer Challenge
Finalist: Clear Albums.com February I Love You Contest
Bind It All Book Contest Grand Prize Winner
Making Memories For You Scor-it Blog Challenge, October 2008
Bind It All Book Contest Finalist, August, 2008
{Some} Assembly Required, July Challenge, 2008
Eye-Lets Etc, Let's Blog Contest, August 2008
Design Team Flavor of the Week, Paper Popsicles, January 27 - February 1 2008
10th Day Challenge, New Techniques, 12 Days of Christmas Challenge, Scrapbook Oasis, December 2007
Clear Projects, November Contest, Scrapbooker Online, December 2007
Trash to Treasure November Challenge, Heart In Hand Scraps, December 2007
I Can See Clearly, November Challenge, Couture ScrapBooking, December 2007
Delish Designs Decorate The Tin Contest, ScrapBook Crossing, February 2007