I think I have mentioned a few times that I have been featured in this magazine. Love My Memories (aka "LoveMemo") is the first Japanese language magazine that is dedicated to scrapbooking and has been publishing for five years.
I am lucky be part of it...interviewed as TaDa Creative Studios' design team member and to feature my artwork for them in the magazine (a whole page and half! WOW!). The second time was covering LoveMemo's Issue #9 Release parties in Japan and the U.S. Cosmo Cricket was kind enough to provide the MnTs for the parties. It was a great success! The Chicago party was at my home and the theme was "Cupcakes and Coffee." Needless to say, I haven't baked any cupcakes since! LOL!!
Now I have been truly blessed and honored that Emi Kume (Founding Editor) has asked me to become a special reporter from the United States to cover (for now) new companies debuting at CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc. trade shows). So in Issue #11, I had the pleasure of writing up on two companies that caught my eye and interest...Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker LLC and Bella Blvd. Both are based in the Midwest and have some really fresh and cool designs.
So who will be the next companies I'll cover?! Hmmm....stay tuned! Special thanks to Nikki and Stephanie for giving me the trust and faith in writing their stories! Good luck to them on the upcoming CHA-Winter show!!