Binbrook, ON
email: pbackler@mountaincable.net


I am currently seeking a position as a creative designer for a product manufacturer. I would also welcome the opportunity to work with industry magazines on special projects or requests including writing. Please feel free to contact me if you think my style would compliment your product or publication. I look forward to hearing from you.

Styles & Techniques:

I would consider my style to be embellished eclectic. I like to apply my style to current trends and I love incorporating new techniques into my designs. I am constantly striving to use materials and techniques in new and exciting ways. I work well under pressure and believe I would add creativity and diversity to your product line and design team.

Creating Keepsakes Magazine

April 2006 - Reader's Gallery -"Faces of Grace" Page 158

Memory Makers Magazine

July 2008 - "Splash"
601 Great Scrapbook Ideas - "Hockey Dreams"
Scrapbook Idea Gallery 7 - "Icy Cool"
April 2006 - "Spring Renewal"Page 97

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Summer 2008 - "Summer Huggin"
Spring 2008 - "Nya Nya"
Winter 2008 - Based on a Sketch - "Snow Days"
Fall 2007 - Assignment"Easy, Detailed, Expert"
Summer 2007 - "Pure Glee"
Fall 2006 -"A Father's Love"Page 66

Fall 2008 - "Perfection" - Assignment - Other Takes on the Cover
- "Thank You" Card

Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine

Summer 2008 - "Whole Lotta Sass", "Life Out Loud"
Spring 2008 - "I Love U"

BlueMedia Publishing

Layout Blueprints 2 -"Beautiful Pixie"

Canadian Scrapbooker

Winter 2006/07 - "Roam"
Fall 2006 -Cover Assignment - Two Other Takes on Our Cover - "Give Thanks"
"Autumn Adventures"
Summer 2006 - Inspiration Assignment - "Always Remember" - Page 48
Winter 2005/06- Premier Issue - "Winter Silence"Page 18, "Wonder"Page 83

Cards Magazine

January 2007 - "I *Heart* U" card

Design Teams

Gel-a-tin Stamps
June 2005 - present
Design Team Member

The Scrapping Nook
Retail and Online Store/Community
June 2007 - present
Design Team Member

Cosmo Cricket
September 2006 - October 2007
Design Team Member

Online Kit Club June 2005 - April 2007
Design Team Member


Scrapworks Best in Show Contest
Buffalo CK ConventionAward of Merit
June 2006 -"The Color of Refreshment"

Melissa Frances - Spring Blossoms Contest
2nd Place - April 2006
Teaching Experience

The Scrapping Nook
I have been a featured teacher for their Divine Design Event featuring designers that represent manufacturers. I will also be teaching at the upcoming Destination Retreat Event in May 2008. My classes are technique driven and include both projects and layouts.

I am the manager and teacher of this online class site. My responsibilities include finding new teachers and exciting projects to represent our site. I also create all classes in a PDF file format that can be downloaded by students. I have taught technique driven classes on this site as well.

Canadian Scrapbooking Crop for Kids
London, ON - October 2007
I taught four classes for this weekend event for charity benifiting the Children's Hospital. I represented two manufacturers and also designed a couple of classes that were taught at locations across Canada. My classes included technique driven stamping classes, a layout class teaching students to think outside the box, and an altered home decor piece.


Spaark Industries
Spaark Advisory Team
July 2006 - January 2008