Hello and welcome!

My name is Danielle Flanders. I'm a former K-8th grade elementary teacher turned stay-at-home-mom to two daughters and one chihuahua mix baby. I also have a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

I'm a paper crafter, freelance designer, and artist currently working for a few wonderful scrapbook and stamping manufacturers designing with their products. I love blogging and sharing my creativity with others. It's a daily passion of mine!

I've been crafting and making things ever since I was little. I have always been "into" art of all sorts, drawing, painting, quilting, woodworking, and when my first daughter was born, I began scrapbooking to make a baby book for her. That is when my love of paper crafting began, 16 years ago! I'm passionate for color and pattern.

Since then, I think I've really come into my own and found the style I'm drawn to the most. I think I'd call it, "Fresh Vintage" or "Modern Whimsy". You see, all things vintage and pretty capture my heart. With two girls, we love everything girly in our house! However, I love to add a modern twist with brighter, lighter colors and a happy, clean feel to update the vintage look (if that makes any sense). I love to layer. I love to try new things. I feel driven to be creative with the products and design new uses for them -- and do things that others wouldn't think of!

I'm so grateful and thrilled to have had my work in hundreds of scrapbooking publications. I also have my own eBook with Big Picture Classes, The Embellishing Handbook, and have been a contributor to many other eBooks, idea books and classes. I recently published my own online class as well with Craftsy.com called Cards With Dimension: Lovely Layers, Textures and Embellishments.

To contact me for paid freelance work, please send me a note: dflanders71@hotmail.com. Thank you very much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


Nancy said...

Danielle for some reason I have in my head that you published a book on layering but, I only see the two under your publications. If you do have a book out on layering could you let me know where I can purchase it? Thank you so much.

Danielle Flanders said...

Hi Nancy! I just have the Embellishing eBook, not one on layering yet. :)

Jen said...

Danielle, I find your work so inspiring! You're super talented and have found your calling in life. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Flanders said...

Thank you, Jen! So kind of you to leave a note!

Carole said...

Good Morning Danielle,

I recently changed providers and would like to update my profile to continue receiving your updates. I so look forward to each one you send out, my favorite to be honest and wonder if I should re-register using my new provider or send you email?

Many thanks Danielle, love your work!

Danielle Flanders said...

Hi Carol! I think you can sign up again at the bottom of my blog with your new email address to continue receiving update emails. Hope that works for you. Thank you for your nice note!

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Love your Petite places church dome gift topper! Am desperately trying to duplicate. Having major problems matching stuff up. Do you have a set of instructions? Thanks!!

Unknown said...

i am just searching on you tube about sketches ,there i saw your water pencil colour video that lead me to your blog.. n i totally impress.. as i am student i cant compare but you have a passionate experience...Good Job..