October Afternoon is pleased to announce two new additions to its Design Team! Mandy Koeppen and Aleksandra Gadji will join the OA Design Team beginning in May.
Mandy is a 30-something mother of three who juggles many job titles in her everyday life – from being a chauffering family accountant to a zoo-keeping therapist. She lives a small-town, country girl life in Potterville, Michigan with her husband, Mr. K, and her children, Teagan, Mavrick and Avery.
When she has time, Mandy loves to get creative with paper, browse her local antique shops, raise autism awareness for sweet Mav, and have fun with family and friends.
Mandy’s work has been published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooks Etc., Create Quick & Easy and Somerset Memories. She currently designs for Cocoa Daisy Kits.
To see some of Mandy’s work or to get to know her better, visit her blog at http://www.mandykoeppen.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Twitter or Instagram.
Aleksandra, who also goes by “Alex,” is a mother, a daughter, a big sister and a lousy driver who resides in Stockholm, Sweden.
When she’s not scrapbooking, Alex works as a software engineer within the medical technology industry, writing software for medical devices. She loves to think that a code she has written will someday, somewhere save someone’s life.
Three months ago she gave birth to a baby boy and plans to be a stay-at-home mom for the next year or so. “Saving lives can wait … I have more important things to do now,” she says.
A native of Serbia, Alex has four different nationalities in her blood and none of them is Swedish, yet Swedish is how she feels. She moved to Sweden when she was 14-years-old and says her heart is in what she called the most beautiful city in the world: Stockholm.
Scrapbooking has allowed Alex to combine her creativity with something she feels is very important: preservation of memories. And she says joining the October Afternoon Design Team is “a dream come true.”
To see some of Aleksandra’s work or get to know her better, visit her blog at http://www.colorsofalex.blogspot.com/.
Watch for projects, tips and more from both Mandy and Aleksandra on the October Afternoon blog beginning in May!