Monday, October 6, 2008

Featured Artist - Design Dolcezza

Who are you? Design Dolcezza creates beautiful custom-crafted memory albums for all occasions: memory boards, gift albums, and cards; whether for home or business, Design Dolcezza has the perfect solution; always archival quality and acid-free. JoyceAnna, the creator of Design Dolcezza, is a perfect example of someone who turned a passion into a profession. She lives in Cherry Hill with her little family in their lovingly restored Victorian home. A high school teacher of World Languages, JoyceAnna is also a MemoryWorks™ Independent Consultant and a Xyron Independent Demonstrator. She enjoys crafting and participating in various online communities including Craftster and South Jersey Scrappers.

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?

What tag categories do you specialize in? Paper Goods (scrapbooks & cards)

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? My products appeal to people of all ages: usually adults do the scrapping and kids get scrapped!

What do you like about Etsy? Etsy shops provide big opportunity with little outlay or risks. For someone with a talent to share, what’s not to love? I particlularly enjoy learning on the forums and working with all of you on the EtsyNJ team. It’s great to be part of the handmade revolution.

Where do you find inspiration for your products? Lots of places! Inspiration is really everywhere. I think my husband and baby, my friends and neighbors, as well as my travels throughout America and Europe . Often, the patterned paper I’m working with will “tell” me what it wants to become.

What do you love about your business? I love working with my hands and preserving memories, which is so very important. Helping others do the same is truly rewarding.

What is your favorite product right now? My favorite is the lunchpail album it can function as beautiful d├ęcor, a fun conversation starter, and more importantly, it encourages people to save and share memories, their real treasures, with anyone who enters their home. What a welcome!

What makes you unique at Etsy? Having studied art at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and the Louvre in Paris , as well a having seen in person much of the great art and architecture, my life experiences have given my unique eye for design. From 2004-2006, I was a member of the Design Team at I have completed Bachelors and Masters of Scrapbooking programs through Scrapbook Design University®, seminars at Memories Expo™, Creating Keepsakes Conventions. My work has been published in Memories Community Magazine and Scrapbooking your Wedding (Memory Makers Books, 2004). In creating my own hand-crafted art, I’ve found my true artistic calling and I’m here to share it!

What other street teams are you a member of?
Paper Designs 4 U:

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
Visit with me at my life blog:


claire said...

So interesting! Thanks for sharing your talents!!

JoyceAnna said...

Thanks for featuring me!

Kitty said...

Awesome! I love scrapping. My problem is finding the time to get down to it. I have my pre-wedding one almost done (engagement, shower), and I have big plans for a wedding and a honeymoon scrapbook... but here I am 1.5 yrs married and they are still just big plans :) Your work inspires me to get back into it! Great interview :)