May Flaum
all around paper crafter and lover of messy creative fun.
author * instructor * published designer
for more information contact:: mflaum@comcast.net

After several years in customer service and managing a scrapbook store I decided to focus on designing and teaching- and started May Flaum Designs. From designing pages and other projects for publication to teaching at local scrapbook stores and events- the goal is simple. Inspire creativity in consumers while promoting great products.

I have worked in a number of positions in past and I have been published in numerous magazines and idea books books. I have a wide variety of experience and I look forward to seeing what 2011 will bring for me professionally and creatively. For more information about working with me, or if you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me.

Currently my work can be found: 

Instructor for Big Picture Scrapbooking
I’ve been teaching since 2007 with Big Picture – and it’s an experience I love and treasure for sure. I develop my ideas, create the class content, and instruct students during my classes. It’s a lot of hard work – and totally worth it!

Scrapbook Workshop: my new book with Memory Makers
There are hundreds of scrapbook designers out there doing fabulous work and showing it online, either in scrapbook community sites like Scrapbook.com or on their own blogs. But much more rare is the blogger who has fabulous ideas AND can teach readers how to get a similar look with innovative techniques. In Scrapbook Workshop, we have brought together popular and up-and-coming scrapbook bloggers who share their techniques along with great layouts, cards and more.
For the crafter who isn?t interested in blogs, the book will serve as an idea book filled with projects and techniques to use again and again. For the scrapbooker, this book will share not only ideas, but also introduce them to people to watch and follow for continued inspiration. The experienced scrapbooker and the blog savvy scrapbookers will find fresh ideas from favorite bloggers, as well as new blogs to try and people to watch.
 

Contributing Editor at www.scrapbookupdate.com
Write articles about scrapbooking – projects, trends, favorites, products, and more My articles can all be found here:
http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/author/mayflaum/

 

A few past highlights:

2010 Tim Holtz Design Team

2010/11 Ella “Best Friend” contributor

2010/11 Girls’ Paperie Design Team

2009 – 2011 ScarletLime.com design team

2010 Scrapbook Adhesives Design Team

Fiskars on-line education coordinator {2007-2009}

Founding Fiskars brand ambassador aka Lead Fisk-a-Teer {2006 – 2008}

 Co-author of “paper and pixels” (F&W publishing)

Local Scrapbook Store Manager {2003 – 2005}

Some of my on-line guest appearances:

Ella E-zine article {April 2011}
http://www.ellapublishing.com/ezine/2011-apr/vintage-easter

Little Black Dress kit club {April 2011 guest}
http://www.littleblackdresskitclub.com/wp/guest-designer-may-flaum-and-a-giveaway

Guest blogger on Shimelle.com {February 2011}
http://www.shimelle.com/paper/918/five-ideas-with-hearts/

Elle’s Studio on-line journaling class {August 2010}
http://ellesstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/journaling-in-your-own-words-may-flaum.html

Scrapbook Ellaments- Ella Publishing July 2010 E-Zine Article
http://www.ellapublishing.com/ezine/2010-jul/artsy-made-easy

Ali Edwards Blog {June 2010}
http://www.aliedwards.com/2010/06/stories-of-summer-pen-to-paper-with-may-flaum.html

Paperclipping Roundtable guest {2010}
Episodes # 10, 22 and 24

Scrapbook Ellaments – Ella Publishing E-zine Article {April 2010}
http://www.ellapublishing.com/ezine/2010-apr/oh-so-crafty

The Paper Life {Featured/Podcast Interview}
http://www.thepaperlife.typepad.com/the-paperlife/2010/04/may-flaum-in-the-house-and-baring-gifts.html

Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog ‘guest star’ {April 2010}
http://jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2010/04/guest-star-may-flaum.html

Ali Edwards Blog {March 26, 2010 Guest}
http://www.aliedwards.com/2010/03/guest-post-by-may-flaum.html

Cocoa Daisy Guest Designer {March 2010}
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/guest-designer/2976/march-guest-designer-may-flaum

The Girl’s Loft:  guest designer {January 2010}
http://thegirlsloft.typepad.com/the-girls-loft/2010/01/january-guest-designermay-flaum.html

Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog – December 2009 Guest Star
http://jennibowlinstudioinspiration.blogspot.com/2009/12/guest-star-may-flaum.html

Shabby Chic Crafts – December 2009 Guest Designer
http://shabbychiccrafts.blogspot.com/2009/12/december-guest-designer-may-flaum.html

Guest designer for Adornit new releases {December 2009}
Family line and Lapreal line

Layout for Basic Grey Newsletter {November 2009}
http://www.basicgrey.com/clientuploads/CNL_1109.pdf

Tuesday Tutorials guest for Ali Edwards blog {Oct 2009}
http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2009/10/tuesday-tutorials-may-flaum.html

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