Designer Spotlight Featuring Joni!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We are back with another Designer Spotlight! Joni has been with Frosted Designs for quite a while and we are so lucky to have her!

5 Fun Facts about Joni...

  1. I am allergic to mushrooms, bleu cheese & bananas
  2. Just celebrated my 20 year wedding anniversary
  3. Originally from Ohio (Go Bucks!) and have lived in Phoenix for 17 years
  4. My husband coaches our son’s recreational basketball team and I’m “so involved” that when they inducted him into the “Coaches Ring of Honor” they called me to come up to the podium too…they call us “Team Parker”. 
  5. I’m a huge Phoenix Coyotes hockey fan, although recently when we’re given 2 tickets to a game, I’ve been “giving up” the second ticket to my son (he’s 9) so he can go to the game with Daddy and I get a “night of scrapping in peace”…That’s a WIN-WIN as I see it!!

More About Joni...

I started scrapping in about 1999 when a friend asked for help making a mini for her mother for Christmas since I was “crafty”.  I had never done anything like that before, but she brought over a little kit with deco frames and when we were done, I knew there was more to it.  I ventured into a small LSS the next week and was forever hooked.  I ended up working at that LSS and later at another, both whom have since gone out of business.  I am currently a store liaison for Memorable Seasons (online store) after being on their DT and co-DT coordinator over the last 2 years.  I’m also currently an editor at Thinking Through Design and on the DT at Sketches in Thyme as well as here at Frosted Designs for the last 3 years.  I’m also on staff at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.  This last assignment has really been a great experience and has pushed me into the Mixed Media world.  I’m still a very simple scrapper…I don’t layer much and I don’t use a lot of embellishments but I see my style getting a little less “practical” and little more “adventurous”.   Also, somehow I try to work my sarcastic sense of  humor into most of my work…even if only I can see it!

I work full-time in the IT department of a Health Insurance Company.  I taxi my busy son to basketball & football practices and games and to his Cub Scout events.  Between working full time, his events and scrapping, I don’t have time for much else.  My saving grace is my supportive husband who helps with the chores so I have scrappy time every night…and a son who doesn’t mind posing for photos or having a layout published of him in his underwear (he just turned nine…so he’ll probably hate it!).  Recently, I got into the card making world and find those quick projects to be quite fun too.  So with all that, I complete well over 300 projects per year (layouts, cards and altered items).  I may have to rent a storage unit, huh?  

Here are some of Joni's Favorite Projects.... 

Isn't Joni great?! Thank you Joni for being a part of the Frosted Designs family!


5 Responses to “Designer Spotlight Featuring Joni!”

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects Joni! Needed to leave a comment and say Hi since I am in AZ too! Carri~Abusybee

Ashley Horton said...

Love reading more about you Joni!! And your projects are fabulous, as always!! :)

CraftyGirl said...

I am so glad you share your talent with us here at Frosted Designs! And I love that sarcastic sense of humor! :)

Barb :)

Patricia said...

Loved seeing this feature on you Joni! So happy to have seen the projects in real life! Your a great talent!

Steffanie said...

Woo Hoo, Joni! Love your work and so fun getting to know more about you!