Meet Traci

     Traci Penrod Artsy Albums

My name is Traci Penrod and I've been creating scrapbooks since I was in high school. I've been married to my high-school sweetheart for 31 years and we have two wonderful sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter.  

After a 17 year career in the pharmaceutical industry that just didn't tap into my creative side enough, I retired and went to work in the scrapbook industry.  I enjoyed designing albums, store samples, classes, and mini album kits so much that, in October of 2011, I decided to take a leap of faith and open my own company.

Artsy Albums is a product of a deeply rooted passion. After losing my mom to breast cancer when I was a teenager, I learned the importance of our memories,  the pictures we take, and the stories that may never get told if we don't document them. I believe that our stories may be beautiful, encouraging, messy, or complicated ...regardless, someday, someone will want or need to hear them.  

I welcome the opportunity to help you turn your photos, your stories, into keepsakes that will be shared for generations.

Be brave. Tell YOUR story. Because someday, someone will want to know ... 

My Creative Resume

Design Teams

January 2015 - present

 Design Team Member, Doodlebug Designs

January 2017 - December 2018

Design Team Member, Simple Stories

January, 2018

Guest Designer, Paper House Productions Blog

November 2014 - August 2015

 Design Team Member, American Crafts (We R Memory Brand)

October 2013 - October 2014

 Design Team Member, Silhouette America

 Design Team Member, We R Memory Keepers

June, 2013

  Mini Album Workshop - Designer, We R Memory Keepers for Scrapfest (By Invitation)

  Card Workshop — Designer, We R Memory Keepers for Scrapfest (By Invitation)

  Grand Prize Winner — Design Challenge, Accucut 

April, 2013 - Present

 Creative Team Member, Lori Whitlock Designs

April, 2013

 Cycling Team Member, Little Yellow Bicycle 

March, 2013

 Guest Designer, I Spy with My Mind’s Eye Blog (By Invitation)

January, 2013

 Guest Designer, We R Memory Keepers

 Contributing Designer, Home Shopping Network -We R Memory Keepers (By Invitation)

 Design Team Member, Frosted Designs (Online Store/Kit Club)

September - November 2012 

 Cycling Team Member, Little Yellow Bicycle

October, 2011 - present

 Designer and Owner,  Artsy Albums

July, 2010

 Guest Designer, Archivers Blog

2006 - 2010     

 Events Coordinator; Designer for GA location — Archivers

Publications 

 Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, June 2015, Spring 2020

 CREATE magazine, March 2015, July 2015

 Summer 2014 Product Catalog, We R Memory Keepers

 Retail Page Kit Layout, We R Memory Keepers, June 2014

 2014 Product Catalog, We R Memory Keepers