Meet The Design Team

Take a moment and get to know the ever so talented ladies that inspire each and every one of us. 

Owner / Designer

Hello Friends.  My name is Kimm.  I am the proud owner of The Beary Scrap and the designer of Beary Sweet Designs Acrylic Mulberry Paper Piecing Patterns.

I am married to the most amazing and supportive man in the world, Dave.  I have 3 incredible children:  Abby, 10; Dougie, 8; and Lindsay, 4.  We have 1 furbaby (a cat) named "Baby Kitty" - he's HUGE!  We reside in beautiful Northeastern PA.

I have an addiction to paper, and all things cute and fuzzy.

Visit Kimm's Blog HERE.

Design Team Coordinator

Hello! I'm Susan, from Killam Creative. I also answer to Honey, Sweetie, and Mommydog. My husband -Matthew- and I have been married 12 excellent years. We have a 6-year-old Blue Doberman Pinscher named Finnegan. He is absolutely the sweetest dog in the world! We adopted him from a Doberman Rescue two years ago. At the adoption event, he picked Matthew out of all the potential adopters, and the decision was made!

I am a hobby photographer, paper artist and -soon!- a wire-based jewelry maker specializing in chainmaille weaves. As a photographer, I try to capture the natural world around me, especially the really small parts.

My paper goods include 3D art cards and scrapbook layouts. I started out making cards for family and friends about 5 years ago. I can honestly say I only decided to take it seriously in 2009, and I've had a creative explosion of sorts. It's been a great ride so far!

Visit Susan's Blog HERE!

Senior Designer

I have always loved making things with my hands and have tried many forms of artwork. I have taught and lectured about beadwork all over the country and still enjoy beading. More recently, I have been spending my free time with scrapbooking and cardmaking. I am completely hooked on copics and find myself coloring daily.  I am lucky to be married to the love of my life, who always encourages all of my crafty pursuits.
Vist Gini's Blog HERE!

Senior Designer

My name is Jamie Cooper and I am very excited to be part of The Beary Scrap Design Team.  I am from Blackfoot, Idaho and was born and raised on a potato farm.  I attended Utah State University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in History and a Secondary Teaching Certificate.  After graduating, I taught American History at Blackfoot High School for 5 years before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom.  I married my high school sweetheart, David, in 1997 and we have 3 children:  Carter (8), Lindsey (6) and Jace (2 3/4).  They keep me very busy and continually remind me of the things that are truly important in life.  My husband has a Bachelors degree from Utah State in Agricultural Science and Business and together with my sister and brother-in-law, we are now running our 4th generation potato operation in Blackfoot.

When not busy with my kids, I love to flower garden, read, shop, vacation and watch any kind of football.  I, of course, also LOVE to scrapbook and generally do any kind of paper crafts.  My favorite things about scrapbooking are that it gives you freedom to express yourself in the design--  it's very individual and each person gets to include their own personality and twist in what they create.  I also enjoy the connection it brings to other scrapbookers--  no matter where you are from or what stage of life you are at, if you scrapbook, you have a lot in common.  And lastly, I love that I can preserve priceless family memories while creating something beautiful at the same time.

Visti Jamie's Blog HERE!
Senior Designer
HI!  My name is Patricia. I have had a love of crafts since I can remember. In high school I even took two art classes because I loved it so much. You name it and I probably have tried it at one point or another. If I can glue it I can make it.  I have gotten back into scrapbooking about 3 years ago. I had three boys and life got in the way and I had to put it on hold, but now with two of my kids grown adults, I have taken it back up and just love it. I can say that it has come so far since I last had scrapbooked. One of my newest loves of the hobby is card making. Over the summer my youngest son was in football and it didn’t give me a lot of time to do much scrapbooking but I could make a card in a couple of nights and I just love doing card blog challenges. I am always looking for new ideas and challenges to take on and now being accepted as a designer for The Beary Scrap it’s taking it to a whole new level. I was very honored that Kimm invited me to be one of her designers and glad that I get to help her take on this new adventure.  If there is anything I can help you with please don’t hesitate to ask I am always willing to help and if I don’t have an answer I will do my best to get one for you.

Visit Patricia's Blog HERE!
 Past Designers:
Hi!  My name is Elise.  I am a total lover of scrapbooking and cardmaking and love every aspect of it. Learning new techniques and trying things on my own is so much fun for me. I can lose myself for hours (when time permits *smile*) in crafting. I absolutely go crazy over papers (I'm a complete lover of papers). Now I find myself going crazy over stamps and flowers as well .. I love it all! Being asked to join the Beary Scraps has me truly honored as I can't wait to work with this group of lovely, talented ladies! Thank you so much Beary Scraps for having me be a part of your fabulous team!"

Visit Elise's Blog HERE!