Meet Mimi Jackson: CK’s New Intern!

We’ve recently welcomed a new intern here at Creating Keepsakes magazine and we’d like to introduce you to her! 

With a Bachelor’s degree in English, Mimi Jackson has been an amazing addition in the short time she’s been with the CK team. We know her time with us is going to fly by too quickly!  

CK senior editor Kim Jackson (no relation) interviewed Mimi to learn more about her and, of course, talk about scrapbooking.

How did you get your nickname? (Mimi from Miriam)

My real name is Miriam, after my wonderful grandma, but just hours after I was born she saw me and suggested that I go by “Mimi.” I choose to believe that she did it out of love, supposing that life would be easier for everyone if we didn’t have the same name, and not because she saw what I looked like and didn’t want me to bear her name. As a kid (okay, and all the way through high school too), I didn’t like either name. Do you know what havoc elementary school-aged boys can wreak with a name like Mimi?! Now, however, I love both. I adore my grandma, and realize that the uniqueness of my nickname really reflects my personality. People remember it (because it reminds them of their favorite café, no doubt) and I feel special.

How many brothers and sisters do you have?

Seven siblings, eight total in the family. My parents had their four girls first, of which I am the youngest, then their boys. I am happy to be the in-between, because I get the best of both worlds; hair and makeup, legos and mud. I love it all!

Do you scrapbook?

I’ve tried my hand at a few layouts. I’ve been in school for the past four years and haven’t had much time to do it, though I took my crafting stash with me to college. My roommates made fun of the way I carried it all from apartment to apartment, but they didn’t complain when they needed to use some of my supply. Really, I’m no expert. I love to decorate, doodle, make cards and other cutesy things, but I’ve never considered myself a true scrapbooker. Now that I’m out of school, I’m hoping to find the time to get into it.

If so, how did you get started?

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be an artist. I didn’t really have much talent for sketching or painting, but I had an eye for what looks good on a page. For every birthday and Christmas my parents got me crafting supplies. I never was too hard to please.

Do you consider yourself a craft-product hoarder?

Absolutely. Is that bad?

What’s your favorite hobby/activity?

I love to tap dance! I’m game for most dancing styles, but tap is my absolute favorite.

How did you get started with that?

My mom put me in dancing school when I was three. I tried a lot of things as a kid, but dancing was one of the only things I stuck with. When I discovered that tap seemed to be a dying art I felt unique and continued on with it. I got to college and found others like me (a lot of others!) and even joined a tap company for a little while.

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world (dead or alive), who would it be?

I’m a big history-lover, so there are literally hundreds of people I would love to drill for answers. Since you specified “lunch,” however, I’ll pick someone whose presence I would simply like to be in: Corrie ten Boom, the co-author of The Hiding Place. I think her an incredible example of forgiveness, faith, and resilience.

We’re looking forward to hearing more from Mimi here on the Editors’ Blog while she’s at CK.  

Please leave a comment for Mimi to welcome her, to share what you may have in common, or just to say hi for a chance to win this colorful kit from Echo Park Paper Company‘s “A Walk In The Park” collection!

Amber Ellis, online senior editor

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143 Responses to Meet Mimi Jackson: CK’s New Intern!

  1. justasiam says:

    Lucky you (and lucky them) for you to be working at CK!!

  2. Rap says:

    Welcome to CK. I hope you get more time to scrapbook. I’m sure thought you’ll want to hoard even more seeing all the great products.

  3. Pamk says:

    Welcome Mimi. Hope you enjoy your internship.

  4. Julie Thorne says:

    Salutations, Mimi! I can only imagine the amazing journey you’ll have while interning at CK. Have the time of your life while you’re enjoying an experience most of us can only dream about.

  5. Janette Childs says:

    Welcome Mimi – what a fantastic place to intern.

  6. Nicole says:

    wow…7 siblings? Wellcome to CK

  7. Heather DG says:

    Intern shmintern – from her introduction responses, I’d say this sounds like a young lady you need to hang on to! Welcome Mimi!

  8. Arjanne says:

    Hi Mimi! You brought a delicious paper pack with you! I love Echo Park!

  9. Amy says:

    Hi Mimi: Welcome to CK. I appreciate your interest in Corrie Ten Boom. My older kids have both read her book as have I. Inspiring for sure!

  10. Amy says:

    Welcome! What a fun internship!

  11. Sabina says:

    Welcome Mimi! :-)

  12. sandra m. says:

    Welcome Mimi!

  13. Amanda says:

    Welcome Mimi!!! What an awesome place to intern!

  14. Marie says:

    Welcome, Mimi! Enjoy your internship!

  15. Cathy says:

    Hi, Mimi! Hope your internship at CK will be a great experience.

  16. Welcome MIMI I know your time with CK will be wonderful and your contributions will add to the wonderful content of CK magazine. Good Luck and have fun.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

  17. SandyP says:

    WELCOME! Enjoy your time at CK!

  18. Allison Cope says:

    Welcome Mimi! I would have loved growing up so many brothers and sisters! I’d love to learn how to tap dance one day… Welcome!

  19. Beth Hallgren says:

    Congrats on your internship! I’ve encouraged my daughter to conyinue with tap lessons, loved the old time movies with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers!

  20. Carol Metully says:

    I’m sure you’ll have a great time working at CK! Working for a scrapbooking magazine is sure to have its benefits…like finely being able to scrapbook with some of the best! Enjoy!!

  21. My aunt is a Miriam whose nickname is Mimi too! Funny :) How lucky for you to intern at such a fabulous mag!

  22. Char-D says:

    Welcome Mimi. Hope you have fun doing your internship.

  23. Jan G says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! CK always has such new, fresh faces and ideas! Look forward to seeing moreof your projects!

  24. Laura Stewart says:

    welcome Mimi!

  25. Sav O'G says:

    LOVE your nickname! Lucky you getting to work/intern with this fabulous magazine! LOVE IT:) It was fun getting to know you:)

  26. Megan C says:

    Welcome! Cute nickname!

  27. c@rol w says:

    We have a lot in common, Mimi! Welcome to CK!

  28. scrapper al says:

    Welcome Mimi! There are lots of us out here who’d love to trade places with you at CK. ;)

  29. Amy (AmyBug) says:

    Welcome, Mimi. Have a great internship at CK.

    :)

  30. M. Eisele says:

    Congratulations on the internship…good luck Mimi! What a super lucky girl!

  31. ShellyJ says:

    Welcome welcome to CK :)

  32. So nice to meet you Mimi! And have a really FABULOUS time with this one of a kind internship! What I wouldn’t give to be in YOUR shoes!

  33. DavidJ says:

    Welcome to CK. You sound like an amazing person who will add a lot of exciting things to the mag. I would love to meet your siblings. Your brothers sound like they would be really fun to hang with.
    Guys can craft too!!!!

  34. Warholette says:

    Welcome Mimi! It must be amazing to have so many siblibgs – you are never alone and have fun all the time. Or at least someone to talk to :)

  35. welcome MIMI! Congrats on your internship at CK. Ready to see what you contribute. I move around alot due to the military and I ALWAYS have boxes of craft stuff that I take very seriously about when moving.

  36. Debra Blake says:

    Good Luck! I know you’ll have a blast!

  37. Bernie says:

    Welcome Mimi. Hope you enjoy your internship.
    Blessings Bernie

  38. Betty R. says:

    Welcom Mimi!! I know that you will really enjoy yourself.

  39. Ellen says:

    Welcome Mimi! I’m sure you’ll never find another job that is more fun than working at Creating Keepsakes!

  40. I took dance too and loved tapping, not that I was necessarily very good at it!

  41. Kimberly Ann says:

    Welcome to CK, Mimi!

  42. Susan B says:

    Mimi, congrats on being an intern with CK. You are among the best…. Let it be known that I don’t think being a “craft-product hoarder” is a bad thing. I would not want to think bad of either one of us…. Enjoy your internship.

  43. Ruth says:

    welcome mimi

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