Welcome Kristen Swain Our new Altered Gal


Hi, My name is Kristen Swain, aka scrapinkris, or please feel free to just call me Kris. I live in Maryland with my husband of almost 15 years, our two daughters and our various furry friends. I have been scrapping for going on 12 years now, wow! Has it really been that long? I have been published in many of the leading scrapbook and craft magazines, and have been part of several design teams for various manufacturers. I love ribbon, patterned papers, gems, glitter and buttons. I also love texture and adding dimension to my projects. I enjoy baking in my spare time, and love spending weekends with my family. I love to create cards, altered art, sometimes digital projects, and scrapbook layouts. I am so excited to be a part of gcd studios!


Oh my gosh- when Heidi called me my throat constricted, but I was able to gasp out- hello?
When she told me that I was the third person she'd called, I was soo excited!
repeat that- sooooo excited!! I think I stuttered a few words, then Heidi said something funny
and we both got to laughing: she was cracking up, I was cracking up. Heidi was so sweet,
she has a great laugh! I am just thrilled to be asked to join the gcd studios team as one of
their altered art girls. I cannot wait to get started on the team, and meet the other ladies on the team.


  1. Congrats Kris! I look forward to working with you!

  2. Congratulations Kristen. I'm SOOOOOOO excited you are on the GCD team!!!!!

  3. Kristen!!!! How awesome for you! Congratulations!! I'll be watching for your new GCD inspirations!!

  4. Congrats, Kristen! I've always been a fan of your work!!!