Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hi! I am Crystal Beshear and I absolutely adore paper crafting! I began scrapbooking nearly six years ago and have completely evolved to be comfortable with own style. I am always up for a new challenge and love exploring new techniques or products.

I have never been one who could be defined, nor did I ever like trying to fit into a particular category. And that, ladies and gentlemen, sums up my style! I don't like to be labeled as a particular type of paper crafter as I tend to be inspired not only by mood, but the subject I am working on and the products I decide to work with. I love staying current with varying trends and exploring my various creative sides. From vintage to shabby to modern or grungy, my style is constantly evolving.

I have a degree in journalism and experience in the professional photography world. I can always provide crisp, well-shot photos that showcase the detail in each of my projects. As well, my writing experience can be translated into use for articles, tutorials, or posts that are concise, thoughtful and entertaining.

I currently design for Paper Issues and Your Memories Here, an online craft store. I have previously designed for Pile It On!, Cupcake Inspirations, AiFactory, 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Prairie Fairy Digital Stamps, The Limelight, ScrapSketch, Creative Twist, and Whimsical Scraps & Bugs. I've also been a guest designer for ScrapFIT, The Paper Variety, Fresh Brewed Designs, and Paper Crafting Journey, with more GDT spots scheduled in the coming months. As well, I've had several home decor projects featured on DIY blogs such as Two Girls...Being Crafty and House of Hepworths.

I love everything about the paper crafting world, but mostly that it allows me to explore a creative outlet that brings great joy and that I have met so many amazing people on this journey!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my work and if you have any questions, just send me an email at either crystalbeshear at or scrapcandydesigns at!

Previous Publication Dates

February 2011 - Card - To Be Announced (!!!)

July 2010 - Magazine - Summer - Life's a Beach! Card

June 2010 - Magazine - Weddings - So Chic Card

Oct/Nov 2009 -
Ready, Set, Create! - Red & Brown Color Combo - Love Birds Card

July 2009 - Scrapbook News & Review - Style Spotlight - My Favorite Things 12x12 layout

May/June 2009 - Making Memories for You - When Nature Attacks 12x12 layout, Butterfly Wishes card, Spring card

May 2009 - Scrapbook News & Review - Woodland Creatures - Lean on Me card

May 2009 - Scrapbook News & Review - Style Spotlight - Symbol of My Love 12x12 layout