Bio/Resume



Angela Holt

Professional Paper crafting Educator, Designer and Artist

Email: thealteredpage@yahoo.com




Angela has been involved in the paper crafting community for over 14 years. Her crafting journey began with a simple scrapbook kit and it exploded from there. She lives in Greenbrier, Tennessee with her supportive husband (that loves the crafty tools as much as she does) along with her only daughter, 3 cats (they are not bad luck) and one Chihuahua mix dog that thinks she is the queen of the house.  As her creativity grew, she was fortunate to have a local scrapbook store just blocks away from her home. The LSS was her outlet to teach in a classroom setting to many different women of all crafting skills. She taught to both local schools and crops and various other social events pertaining to crafting. A love of sharing, a passion for teaching, and an eclectic whimsical design style drives Angela’s creative endeavors and characterizes her work.  

Being dubbed the “Scrapper of All Trades” or " The Bling Queen", her vast dabbling in many different mediums, lends her to share her Southern personality with a dash of humor, a hint of shabby chic, a pinch of fantasy with a pot load of the unexpected. Angela strives to try new things and pushes the envelope. What makes her style the most sought after is her affinity for learning and creating techniques that are quick, affordable and accessible to any crafter at any level. Her outlook over the vast pond of the crafting industry is that it will always have a continual learning process that introduces new crafters with new styles and journeys. To “Craft it forward” is the only way that the crafting industry as a whole can continue to grow and become more exciting. To be a part of that connection enlightens and heightens her creativity and drive to cast her ripple across the crafting community. Being able to share her passion about paper crafting with others is Angela's dream job and she is thankful for every moment she's been able to spend and share her creative process to those that share and respect her profession.

Angela launched herself online July 2010, promoting certain products, companion blog, a forum and a LIVE streaming craft show solely online through social marketing, As a result of her efforts and techniques, she has grown her fan base of respected crafters that believe in her work and designs. As she reaches for her goals, she strives to be published in top publications and books, to have her own scrapbook paper line, to jump start a new online store, and to work with professional companies and manufactures by bringing her design style to them with a Southern twist. She's been fortunate enough to be a Professional Designer Member of the Craft & Hobby Association.

When she's not paper crafting Angela enjoys reading, visiting local crafts fairs and shows with her awesome friend Lola, skyping with her crafting girl friends that are miles away chatting up the latest trends and gossip with each other, watching reality shows on Bravo and the Green Channel, and staying in watching movies with her family and her fur babies at her side. Angela is also skilled in graphic design and blog design. She can write in HTML as well as create a few fabulous banner and more for her blogs. She is also skilled in creative writing. 


 Objective
To share innovative papercrafting techniques, products, and projects with others through classes and design team work.  I am seeking design team and teaching positions with innovative manufacturers for whom I can connect customers and products in a meaningful way. Strong social media experience and skills using twitter, Facebook, and other outlets to promote brand awareness, product knowledge, and build a sense of community among readers and followers. 

Current Design Teams and Professional Experience

Launched own product line called Angela Holt Designs Bling Splendor 2013

Currently on the Smoothfoam Design Team   
http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/a-3-tier-display-filled-with-bonbons/

Currently on the Designer Crafts Connection 
http://juliemcguffee.com/designer_crafts_connection

 https://www.facebook.com/DesignerCraftsConnection

Currently on  Artsyshark http://www.artsyshark.com/links-to-art-we-love/

Currently a designer with Etchall http://www.etchall.com

Attended the Summer 2010 CHA Conference Show
Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Designer Member 2012-2013

Product Developer/Designer

Professional Online Craft Educator with Angela Holt Designs

Online Craft Educator of Video Developer

ONLINE Ustream Crafting Educator  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-bling-chronicles






  Jan 2013Present 

My job is to bring innovative techniques and design concepts to the online viewing public in a video format.




Past Design Teams and Professional Experience
. 2010 Guest Design Team Member for " Pages in Time":http://fablady.blogspot.com/2010/02/welcome-to-our-new-guest-design-team.html

Basically Bare Design Team


Scrapbook stamp Society Design Team member

Training, Endorsements, and Affiliations
 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Designer Member 2012


Teaching Experience 
Taught at "Scrappuccino" (LSS) for 8 years
Teaching Live classes from July 2010 to present

Published Work
Northridge Publishing "Bread Trends" Aug issue 2012

Designer Showcase Guest Spots


http://ideasforscrapbookers.blogspot.com/2012/12/special-guest-artist.html
 

Guest Blog Posts, Blog Hops
. Blog Hop "Christimas Greetings 2011" hosted by Angela Holt
. Ghoultide Blog Hop 2011 Hosted By Angela Holt
 
 
 
Featured Work
.March Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Angela Holt:  http://www.cool2craft.com/march-cool2craft-creative-play-contributor-angela-holt/

. Brave Girls Club Featured Artist: http://www.bravegirlsclub.com/dailytruths/apr1211.htm


Contests
 . Silhouette America Winner of our Fall 2011 Project Contest!:http://pinterest.com/pin/119063983868175910/
 . Want2scrap Chipboard and Bling Showdown Contest of 2012

. Prima Marketing Online Fan Week 2 Challenge Winner -
Prima Marketing Flowers, Chino, CA. 18,530 likes · 2,089 talking about this. ... All About The Fans Week #2-Layout Challenge winner is : Angie Holt!
www.facebook.com/PrimaMarketing?v=app_2309869772



Miscellaneous

These are magazines that I were co-editor of and put together the layouts for! 

Color and Create Magazine

 http://colorandcreatemagazine.blogspot.com/2012_07_01_archive.html
 http://colorandcreatemagazine.blogspot.com/2012/08/fall-issue-of-color-create-magazine.html