Beverly Ford, Owner
I am married to a very supportive husband, I am the mother of a very talented 15 year old daughter (Emily) who helps out a great deal around the store. I have been scrapbooking for about 14 years in this format but have spent my life scrapbooking in some form or the other. I have always loved to put pictures and memories in books and document what was going on so when I was looking for something different to do with my life a scrapbook store seemed like a very logical choice. I have been a registered nurse for 18 years but for the past two years I have been owner and operator of Almost Heaven Scrapbooking.
Judy Ford, Sales/Demonstrator
Judy Ford is my mother in law and she works the store if I am unable to do so. We started scrapbooking about the same time. She loves new products and works at the store to support her habit (she is one of my best customers). Judy is also a certified Copic Designer and loves to demonstrate new products so anytime you want to see something just ask any of us.
Carrie Ann Ford, Designer, Instructor
I'm Carrie Ford, Beverly's sister in law. I'm also a designer and Instructor at Almost Heaven Scrapbooking. I teach several different project classes (I have a thing for mini albums, lol) and some card and stamping classes. If you have any special requests for classes please feel free to let us know! We're always interested in what everyone would like to see!
I have been scrapbooking since the early 90's and love it! I am also a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I've really enjoyed the time that I get to teach classes over at Almost Heaven Scrapbooking. I've met a lot of wonderful people and made some great friends. We always have a good time in classes.
Along with classes, I am also the 'event planner' of sorts-lol. I host Almost Heaven Scrapbooking's 12 hour crops! Those are always a great time.
A little about me personally: I'm married to a wonderful guy who is very supportive of my scrapping/stamping addictions. I'm also momma to 2 beautiful little boys Ian (6yo) and Aidan (3 yo) who give me plenty of scrapbooking/photography opportunities. In my day job I'm a Medical Rate Analyst for the State of WV, Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
Laura Clonch, Designer/Instructor
I am a mother of four and that is a full time job. I am a certified Copic Marker Designer.
I love photography and scrapbooking. I teach layout and album classes at Almost Heaven Scrapbook store. I crave paper,embellishments, stamps, ink, paint, and anything else I can get my hands on. I am a scrapbook junkie!! I have a great time browsing the store and finding papers to use on my layouts. Some times its easier than others to get something together but in the end I am always happy with the end product and I think the ladies that take the classes so far have not been disappointed. I would love to have some feed back so I will know what you all are interested in and what you would like to learn. If I don't know, I will find out about it. I like to use new tools and techniques. And I also like to find new uses for old, forgotten tools. I have a great love and enthusiasm for preserving everyday life for enjoyment in the future. I hope my children will appreciate the thought and effort I have put into capturing their lives and telling their stories through my photography and scrapbooking. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with Beverly and some of the best people I have ever known.
Lillie Alice Clay, Designer/Instructor
Hi all, I am a Level II One Stroke Certified Instructor (O.S.C.I.)and teach all the painting classes at Almost Heaven Scrapbooking. Besides teaching the painting classes, I also teach layout classes, and sometimes card classes for special groups per request. I have been painting for over 30 years and really enjoy teaching the One Stroke technique as well as Tole painting. Almost Heaven is a great place to meet others, share interests, ideas, learn new techniques, and especially, make new friends. I just love being part of the "Team"! I also teach One Stroke painting on an individual basis and for special groups upon request. When I am not teaching at Almost Heaven, I am working at the WVDHHR Bureau of Public Health as the state Infectious Disease Epidemiology Surveillance Nurse. I am an R.N. going on 26yrs and worked the last 10yrs in Public Health. I love being a Nurse!!! I am always open to new ideas, techniques, and your interests. So, please feel free to give me some feed back on what you are interested in and/or what you would like to learn. I would love to hear from you. I also recently became a Certified Copic Designer.
I am proud to be among the talented teacher's Beverly employs at Almost Heaven Scrapbooking. I most teach the card making classes, but also teach layout and other types of classes that uses stamping techniques. I am also a certified Copic instructor. I look forward to every class!
When I am not teaching at Almost Heaven, I am teaching math to 8th graders! I've been a teacher for 28 years in Kanawha County. I actually met Beverly through one of my very smart students....Beverly's daughter Emily
I am also a photographer. I mostly do senior portraits and weddings whenever someone calls me!
Some of my interests: scrapbooking, cardmaking, reading, walking, zumba, flower gardening, photography
I hope to see you at the store!