Our Store

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MELINDA BAGGENSTOS
Owner & Creative Director
 
I have worked in the customer service industry for over 25 years. The first fifteen years of my career were spent as a licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician, working for client-centered employers such as Nordstrom, Chanel, Estee Lauder​ and Sephora.

After a health condition changed my career path, I turned to my love of scrapbooking! I worked and taught classes at the Scrapbook Nook from early 2005 until they closed their doors at the end of 2014. Through the years the thought of opening my own store would come and go but it wasn’t until the Nook closed that I realized that I wasn't ready to put this chapter of my life to be behind me.

With the support of my wonderful family, I began to develop the concept for the store. I was excited, but scared. One night I was describing to Bryan how the process of making this life-changing decision had me feeling like I was “running with scissors” and I realized I had found the perfect name for our new store. Weeks later, I mentioned (slightly tongue in cheek) to a friend and former long-time Nook customer that she should consider joining me on this adventure. Soon, I had a wonderful business partner and our combined vision began to take shape.

Running with Scissors Scrapbooks & Paper Art opened on March 13, 2015. I am so blessed to be going on this journey with so many wonderful people and sincerely appreciate your support of our store.

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ROBIN CORDELL
Owner & Chief Financial Officer

 
I was a bookkeeper in my early twenties when I ventured away from my native Minnesota to Washington. I chose the Space Needle over dairy barns and a little fog over subzero winters. Sometime during my two decades child rearing and bookkeeping, I also started keeping scrapbooks. The themes of my books are related to family and church as well as being a school volunteer and pet lover/equestrian enthusiast.

 
My family recently moved back to Kent, Washington from Bothell, Washington. Being here provides me with this opportunity to merge my interests and create new experiences with friends at Running with Scissors Scrapbooks & Paper Art, Inc.

Melinda, myself and our staff aim to provide a creative space for people to step right off the street and find not only scrapbook materials, but fresh ideas and community.
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