I’m a wife, mom of 2 polar opposite teenagers and scrapbooker at heart. I’m sure I’m like most of you whose life revolves around their family. I think that’s why scrapbooking became my passion. I can preserve the memories and relive them while scrapbooking. Someone once asked me if my kids mind being featured on the layouts I publish on my website and highlight at scrapbook events. Hmm, I never asked and they never complained.
I’ve always had a love of crafting. I started sewing when I was 10 and asked Santa for a sewing machine. I remember making latch hook rugs, ornaments with beads and sewing doll clothes. I still do some quilting and cardmaking, but scrapbooking is my favorite.
My passion for scrapbooking has grown. I’ve worked at a retail scrapbook store. Then progressed into hosting scrapbook events with friends. It became difficult finding stores who wanted to bring product to sell during the events, so I started stocking supplies for the events. My inventory grew and I brought it online. I also create a club kit – well, you don’t need to join and there is no commitment, so it’s not really a club, but it’s a kit! It features coordinating products and is paired with 3 coordinating layout ideas – two 2-page layouts and one 12×12 layout. Instructions are included, but nothing is pre-cut so you can use the ideas as is, add your twist to them or ignore them all together – it’s up to you. Also, there is typically 2 of each patterned paper in the kit. I hate it when you get 1 sheet, love both sides and trying to create a 2-page layout.
My style is simple – I like to embellish, but not lose sight of the photos. Photos always take center stage, but I love to make the papers enhance the story. I tend to do more 2-page layouts then 1-page layouts. But I’ve also been know to create 6-page layouts with the panoramic page protectors – great for vacations.
Join me on this scrapbook journey. I hope you’ll find useful ideas that you incorporate into your scrapbook and crafting journey.