About Us

Paper Parachute™ may be located in a small corner of the Pacific Northwest, but we feel we are part of the creative community of stampers, scrap bookers and artists not only in the US but around the globe.  Keep up to date with current Paper Parachute™ news with our monthly newsletter, on Facebook @Paper Parachute, and on our blog paperparachuteartdesignco.com.

Beth Thompson, owner Paper Parachute™. Beth is a native of the Pacific Northwest.  She has worked in the scrapbooking and stamping world for over 6 years.  Her early career was spent as a floral designer and owner of Andrews’ Canby Flowers in Canby, Oregon.  Beth founded and ran her own company, Occasions by Elizabeth, specializing in Events and Wedding Planning, for over a decade.  As the new owner of Paper Parachute™, Beth is looking forward to bringing you more of the high quality and original products you have come to expect.  Paper Parachute™ is truly a family affair these days, with Beth’s husband and 3 step children pitching in on a daily basis, helping to manufacture stamps and assist with packaging and shipping.  Beth likes to keep in touch via the  Paper Parachute™ Facebook page.

Agi Werner, Principal Designer for Paper Parachute. Agi has been a designer for over 38 years.  Her roots from Budapest, Hungary serve as an inspiration for her colorful life. Agi’s work has been featured in books, magazines and on television.  Her designs have been used in the fashion world, by businesses, corporations, event planners and movie studios.  Paper Parachute was founded by Agi in 1990. The scrap booking and stamping company began as a rubber stamp company, later adding her unique paper designs and other embellishments for scrap booking and custom card making.  In 2012 Agi turned over the day to day operations and sold the company to her longtime friend Beth Thompson. Agi remains the principal Designer for Paper Parachute™, and still makes time to travel, teach and design for her clients around the globe.

Helen Bosely, Teacher.  Helen is an artist and teacher who specializes in mixed media paper arts. Helen’s greatest strength and greatest joy is inspiring others to have confidence and enjoyment in their own creativity. Beginning with a traditional art education in the 70’s, a stamp store in Maryland for 17 years, and most recently an experimental art studio in Hillsboro, Helen has followed the pursuit of bringing craft and art together for everyone.  She opened Art on a Lark Studio with her sister Lorraine Bosely in 2009, and for two wonderful years shared her knowledge, creativity, and love of art with an ever-growing community in Hillsboro, Oregon.  But as we all know, nothing wonderful lasts forever. Helen chose to close Art on a Lark in August of 2011, but she did so knowing that the creative fellowship the studio inspired would live on without it.  She now teaches classes throughout the Portland metro area, sharing her enthusiasm for art and her knowledge gained from years of inspiration and experience with friends and students old and new.  Helen is the creator and host of the Mixed Media Club, held monthly.  She also holds Saturday classes at Paper Parachute™ and Main St. Stamp and Stationary.  See our coming events page  for details on classes and events taught by Helen. Click on the following link to view Helen’s webpage:  Art on a Lark