Founder, Product Designer, and
President of CottageArts.net,
loved photography, illustration, paper and fiber arts since her teen years, which
has evolved into a career as a graphic artist and photographer. She
has an affinity for nature photography and richly textured
collage, evident in her artwork that comprises most of the Simply Digital™
product line. As a passionate artist and writer, Michelle strives
to design beautiful products with which others feel inspired to
create their own stories and art.
Adobe (filmed a
promotion for Photoshop Elements), Epson, HP (served on their
Digital Scrapbooking Team), Jasc (author & art licensor), Corel,
Digital Scrapper (recently taught two popular classes there: Pop
Art Posters & Soulful Silhouettes), Creative Memories (helped
develop their Storybook Creator Software and digital product
line), NRN Designs (designed popular scrapbooking paper/sticker
collections), Somerset Memories (columnist), Life Images
(photographer), Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Memory
Makers, Scrapbook Craft, Lasting Moments, KMT Software, Panstoria, Storyrock...
On the writing side, Michelle
authored the book, Scrapbooking the Digital Way, for Jasc
Software/Corel and served as a Charter Board Member for
Simple Scrapbooks' Digital Scrapbooking Magazine. She is an
Advisory Board Member for Somerset Memories Magazine where she regularly contributes articles for
their Digital Workshop column.
Michelle holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems and has
over 15 years experience in the information technology and printing
industries. As a
photographer, writer, and graphic artist, her passion is to
teach others the exciting possibilities of creating art with the aid of
Visit her photography site,
ClickArtistry, for a
peek into her life behind the lens.
man and technical guru,
holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science, with over 25 years experience in the
information technology and printing industries. His knowledge
and interest in digital scrapbooking and photography has been instrumental in the
formation and operation of CottageArts.net.
Kris and Michelle reside in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, with their
three rapidly growing kids and rescued yorkie. Scrapbooking will hopefully
slow down the growth process (or at least capture it, so they can
remember it!). They love to spend time on the lakes of
Minnesota in the summer and be cozy indoors in the winter!