Meet Me – Jenifer

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I’m Jenifer Juris. I usually go by Jen but since we already have a Jen (White) here, I wanted to prevent confusion and go by Jenifer. Thinking of this reminds me of the one time there were seven girls named Jen at the pool one day back when I was a kid. Needless to say, all seven of us were doing double-takes every time our name was yelled.

 

Here at Digital Scrapper

My roll at Digital Scrapper involves wearing a few different hats. The first role, and probably my favorite, is leading the Creative Team. I get to work with some of the nicest ladies who are all so very talented. It’s a treat to lead them and I always look forward to seeing the beautiful pages they come up with every month! The second role I have is running the social media sites for Digital Scrapper. This is also a fun job because I get to interact with all of our wonderful members there. And my third role is being an instructor here at Digital Scrapper. What a dream this job is! Working with and learning from Linda and Jen is such a blast, and I can still hardly believe it’s actually real – that I actually get to instruct here!

 

Meet My Family

I have been married to my husband, Andy, for almost 14 years. As of now, we do not have children but we do have three dogs that we love to pieces. My husband is a farmer and that keeps him very busy 75% of the year. When he’s not busy working, we enjoy ministering to the teenagers and young adults in our church. We often have them over for dinner and do a weekly Bible study during the regular school year.

 

 

Three Things Unique About Me

  • I live with a chronic illness. Living with a chronic illness for 7 years has taught me so much about life, people, relationships, my faith, and how to be a better and more forgiving person. Life with chronic illness is HARD and pushes you to limits of all kinds on a regular basis. But it has also made me love harder, believe stronger, and work to the best of my ability when I’m able to. Managing chronic fatigue and chronic pain can be so frustrating and full of heartache, but it’s given me the ability to be less judgemental and more understanding and it helps me really appreciate the good days when they come.
  • One of the things I have discovered through my chronic illness/health journey is that I have to eat a very specific way in order to help myself feel better. I have a pretty significant carbohydrate intolerance and can only eat about 15 net grams of carbs per day. So I follow a slightly stricter version of the somewhat popular “Keto” diet. And for the first time in years, I’m not hungry all the time and I’m actually able to lose weight (both were always a struggle for me before).
  • While I’m not sure if this third one makes me unique (as I’m guessing there are many who are like me in this regard), one of the things about me that I wanted to share is that I LOVE a GOOD story. Whether it’s a movie, book, or anything in between, This has been true for as far back as I can remember. There were many nights as a kid when I got in trouble for staying up too late reading. Just one more chapter, I’d say, and then I’d read at least one more. Not much has changed as I still do this as an adult. There’s just something about seeing where the story will take me next. The freedom it brings to be someone else for a short while as I place myself in the story, is just my favorite way to spend my free time.

 

My Life in Scrapbooking

While I have many favorite scrapbook pages, this one is my most recent. I love to dabble in photography and this page was made using some of the still life photos I’ve taken. Everything about how this page came together was just right and every time I see it, I find myself smiling at the simple beauty it has.

 

 

 

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21 Responses

  1. Lois Van Ackern
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    Jen I am so proud of you and how far you have come in the digi world. Your knowledge and teaching style is a treasure. Keep up the good work and just know, on the hard days you have so many standing with you.
    Lois (aka Fulltimer)

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Lois, thank you so much!! It always helps to know when you have people in your corner. 🙂

  2. CrimsonCrow
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    It was great to hear your story and learn more about you. Having a strong spiritual connection has helped me get through some chronic health difficulties, too. I love your instructional tutorials and always look forward to a new one. Thank you much, Jenifer.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  3. Gayle Gillies
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    Thank you for sharing your story Jenifer. I am always a little sad to hear of people suffering, but then they way they get through their days are just amazing and you are amazing to. Great work.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thank you so much Gayle! 🙂

  4. Marilyn
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    I love, love your pages, way you view life, and your classes!! Thanks for sharing a little with us and for all you do. Keep it up girl!!

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thank you so much Marilyn! You are too kind! 🙂

  5. Catherine
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    Really enjoyed hearing your story. Sometimes websites dehumanise by not knowing the person or persons involved. Beautiful sharing and hearing your story about living with chronic illness brought me so much closer in understanding. I also live with 3 chronic illnesses and even doing just 1 layout is a great feat. Blessings on your wonderful work and may HIS FACE always shine on you.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thank you for responding, Catherine! Whenever I hear someone else is chronically ill, my first instinct is to reach out with a hug of understanding. I often celebrate the small things here, too. Being able to do any task is always a blessing these days. 🙂 So big HUGS to you and prayers for endurance.

  6. Nannette Dalton
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    Ahh ,I love you and anything you touch, layouts, tutorials blog posts you name it. I am glad to call you my friend.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Aw, thanks SO much Nann! That means the world coming from you!!! HUGS!

  7. Roberta Corson
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    Thanks for sharing Your Story. What a lovely, loving woman you are. This comes through in your pictures, your words, your pages, and your CGA comments. Feels like we’re friends.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Aw, thanks so much for the kind words!! I appreciate them so much! 🙂

  8. Terri
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    oops, typo. YOUR beautiful page

  9. Terri
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    So nice to know more about you Jenifer. I also love our beautiful page. Sounds like you have a great understanding of your illness, which is more than half of the battle. I am a carb-a-holic, so your 15 gm net carbs a day would be extremely hard. Have to admire anyone that is able to do that!!

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thanks so much, Terri!! 🙂 Yes, it is hard but worth it in the long run. 🙂

  10. Patsy T.
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    Awesome piece Jenifer! You fill all of your roles at Digital Scrapper wonderfully – including the role of a member! I haven’t been a member of the CT since you took over the lead spot but I can only imagine what a great leader and role model you are! It has been a pleasure counting you as a friend in my digital world! Continued success at DS and beyond.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thank you SO much Patsy! I, too, enjoy having you as a Digi friend! 🙂

  11. Dorrie Harden
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    I enjoyed reading about you Jenifer, and I want to thank you for all you do here at Digital Scrapper. Sorry to hear of your health struggle, but obviously you are a strong person and God will reward you for your services, I’m sure.

    • Jenifer Juris
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      Thank you so much Dorrie! I don’t always feel strong but God sure helps me get through the hard days. 🙂

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