Hilary Kanwischer lives in Palm Beach, Florida, (although she considers herself a northerner at heart, being born in New York). She works as a Firefighter / Paramedic and drives a ladder truck, (which her son thinks is pretty cool). Hilary has been with her Fire Department for 19 years and thinks it’s the best job in the world.
She is also the proud mom of two kids, Courtney, (her 16 year old) and Connor, who will turn 12 in December.
Hilary got into papercrafting and scrapbooking when her daughter was 3. She recalls, “I took her to the zoo and I wanted to scrapbook her trip and after walking into a scrapbook store I was hooked and I’ve never looked back.”
She has had the greatest pleasure designing for some amazing companies along my journey and most currently is a designer for Sizzix and Emma’s Paperie. She has been fortunate also to have had her work published in BH&G Scrapbook etc, Somerset Memories, and Scrapbook Trends’ various publications including “Handmade”, “Cards”, “Holidays”, Scrapbook Trends”, “Mini Albums” and “Christmas Cards”.
Hilary would describe her style as “homespun, with a vintage touch”. She loves anything vintage, rustic and shabby…and loves distressing, sewing and buttons. She also loves Holidays, Vermont, snow, and all things Christmas! Hilary says, “I swear I could keep my house decorated for Christmas, all year round. I am also madly in LOVE with my sewing machine and my mom couldn’t be happier that I just pieced together and finished my first quilt.”
Hilary also told us “I am so thrilled to be the guest designer for Tombow this month, I just couldn’t be more excited…and I hope I’ve inspired you with my Halloween projects.”
We are THRILLED to have you as a guest DesignerHilary! 🙂
For this week’s blog hop we have a special prize which is:
Great “Hop” with a lot of great projects. Thanks all that shared and a chance to win!
Love to hop along…. Thank you for the chance to win….
Great ideas and projects and I love your stamp runner. I used it at ScrapFest and fell in love with it.
Great prize and blog hop! Thanks 🙂
Cool prize, thanks for the chance to win!!
Great blog hop and prize
the projects were great. Several involved recycling which is always a good thing. thanks for having the hop.
Great projects on the blog hop!
Thanks for having a drawing where Facebook is not required!!! 🙂
Loved this hop. Wonderful projects and inspiration. I would love to win some of your adhesives. Thanks for the opportunity!
Great blog on hop. keeping fingers crossed
Thanks for a great hop! Hilary is an amazing crafter!
Congrats Hillary on your first quilt and guest designer!
Cool projects! Thanks for the inspirations!
Great hop – Thanks for a chance to win.
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Thank you for the chance to win.
I love TomBow products.
Great Blog! Love your papercraft!
Thanks for the chance to win the stamp runner!
Hilary, I can’t believe you are the mother of a 16 year old. Welcome to you as guest designer. Can’t wait to see your work.