August Guest Designer — Jen Chesnick

Today we are thrilled to announce this month’s guest designer. Please help us to welcome Jen Chesnick!


Hi my name is Jen Chesnick, I go by Chez too. A long-time family nickname that I married into and it just kind of took a life of its own.


Currently I live in the great state of Maryland with my husband Bill, my daughter Parker and my bonus daughter Tori. I sell cheese and crackers by day for Mondelez International and by night I craft, scrapbook, obsess over Pinterest & Facebook. Not only am I a social media addict, I watch almost all reality TV — it’s quite ridiculous. Remember The Real World? That’s where it ALL started. When I am not cooped up in the house I like to travel, and don’t be shocked but I love to camp. As long as I have Wi-Fi and a power strip all is well in the world.


I started scrapbooking in 2006 after seeing one of my mother’s scrapbooks. I’ve always been a pretty crafty gal. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of making crafts in Girl Scouts and patching together random fabric pieces making clothes. Paper crafting has turned into a full-on obsession.


Jen Chesnick- This and That- Scrapbook Circle
Here is the first fabulous layout she made with the Island Paradise kit for August. (I just love her layout’s center focus with the extra little circles sprinkled into the background paper for a pop of color!)

Jen Chesnick- This and That- Scrapbook Circle-Details3

We asked Jen a few questions so that we could get to know her a little better. Here is her Q&A:

If you could spend a day scrapbooking/crafting with anyone (friend, online friend, celebrity, etc) who would it be and why? I want to scrapbook with all my online friends all at once. I have made so many, and while I get to meet a lot of them, I have not met them all. I think it would be a riot!

Jen Chesnick- This and That- Scrapbook Circle-Details2

If you were designing a scrapbook collection, what ONE thing would you make sure was in that line and why? Big titles or titles in general. Lots of lines will have alpha sets, but not ready-to-go titles. I really love them because they are so easy and I like them larger!

Jen Chesnick- This and That- Scrapbook Circle-Details

What does a perfect day of scrapbooking look like for you? Is it day or night? Music or quiet? Crop or alone? A Friday night by myself is heaven. I typically listen to the Pitch Perfect soundtrack or Pandora. Anytime I really get to squeeze in some scrapbooking I am all for it. I don’t even mind 5 a.m. after having a baby!


It’s been great getting to know you, Jen. Thank you for joining us! We’re looking forward to seeing what else you create this month.


One Comment on “August Guest Designer — Jen Chesnick”

  • I love Jen’s work! Great layout!!!

    August 19th, 2014 at 6:33 am

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