Karen Phillips

Scrapbooker For Hire / First Five Educator

San Francisco Bay Area
Arts and Crafts
  1. Grace Preschool,
  2. Environmental Laboratory for Sustainability & Ecological Education
  1. Dream Dinners,
  2. Creative Memories,
  3. Carol Kramer - Mary Kay Director
  1. West Valley College

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Although I have life-long career experiences in the environmental regulatory and education field, my primary purpose for posting information on Linkedin is to connect to others who have an interest in completing gorgeous photo albums.

I think preserving your memories is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and proceeding generations. I tell people, "On the day you snapped photos, you thought the images were important. Continue to give them importance by taking them off your camera, your smart phone or computer, and get them into beautiful albums. Write your story and enjoy your photos now and for generations to come."

I have been scrapbooking since I was in high school and I have had some excellent training in design and a variety of paper arts media through Creative Memories, Ranger Industries (Tim Holtz), and Jeri Ng at Only the Best. I have scrapbooked for numerous clients and would be happy to discuss your project with you.

Other things I do:
Teach how to make traditional and digital albums
Design invitations, cards and party favors for clients
Teach card making and other paper arts workshops


Early Childhood Educator

Grace Preschool
– Present (2 years 2 months)Los Gatos, CA

Co-teach 2-3 year old class TTh, and coordinate enrichment programs for age 2 to PreK MWF.


Environmental Laboratory for Sustainability & Ecological Education
– Present (3 years 1 month)San Jose, CA

Teach the NEW California Environmental Education Curriculum to 2nd through 7th graders in an outdoor classroom setting. Assist college interns with special projects. Classroom is located at Middlebrook Gardens/California Native Garden Foundation.


Dream Dinners
(8 years)Los Gatos, CA

Store Manager under original owners. Left after two years and returned about four years later doing primarily prep and sales.

Creative Memories - Independent Consultant & Photo Solutions Specialist

Creative Memories
(9 years)Los Gatos, CA - will ship throughout U.S.

I sold premium quality scrapbooking, card making, paper arts products for both DIGITAL and traditional crafters. I taught specialty paper arts workshops, and I did 45 minute product introduction parties. I also hosted a monthly crop, Croptoberfest and National Scrapbook Day.

Personal & Office Assistant

Carol Kramer - Mary Kay Director
(1 year 4 months)San Jose, CA


Only the Best
(13 years 2 months)Los Gatos

Sales and custom design work in a paper arts and card/invitation store.

Mary Kay Independent Consultant

Mary Kay Idependent Consultant
(10 years)SF Bay Area

Supervising Air Quality Inspector

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
(13 years)

Air Pollution Inspector

San Joaquin County Air Pollution Control District
(1 year 9 months)Stockton, California Area

Naturalist Ranger

Sequoia Natural History Association
(3 months)Sequoia National Park

Visitor Center stocking, Crystal Cave finances, cave tours and wild cave tours, Junior Ranger programs, maintain nature center, children's evening programs

Naturalist Ranger

National Park Service
(3 months)Lassen Volcanic National Park

Geology hikes and nature hikes, astronomy program, living history dramas, Junior Ranger program, evening campfire program, back country patrol and search and rescue.


Crafty Things!

– Present


Boy Scouts of America

Assistant Scout Master
– Present

Be prepared!

Vista Grande Water Users Association

Board Member


  • Scrapbooking
  • People Skills
  • Teaching
  • Card Making
  • Leadership
  • Social Networking
  • enthusiastic
  • Paper Craft
  • Training
  • Hard Worker
  • honest
  • Team Building
  • Handmade Jewelry
  • Creativity
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Community Development
  • Fundraising
  • Environmental Education
  • Volunteer Management
  • Event Planning
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West Valley College

Associate of Science (A.S.), Child Studies

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

BS, Environmental & Systematic Biology - Botany Concentration

Activities and Societies: Cal Poly Cheerleader - 4 years ASI Rally Committee President Poly Royal Princess Wildlife Club Tri Beta Biological Honor Society Theta Chi Little Sister

Los Gatos High School


Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Scrapbooking,
    • cardmaking,
    • paper arts,
    • stained glass,
    • jewelry making,
    • reading,
    • kayaking,
    • backpacking,
    • travel,
    • outdoor Dutch oven cooking,
    • CA native plants and gardening
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