It all started back in the mid 1990's with some paper scraps, some deco edges scissors and a box of bad photos. I had found a journal that you could add your own stories and photos in and it was all about sisters. I thought this would make a perfect gift for my sister since she was planning on getting married. Well, it may not have been my best work but a Scrapper was born!
My sister soon took up the hobby, as well. I am humbled to say she is ten times more creative than I will ever be, but is it fun that we have this great hobby to share.
Since starting this hobby I have learned:
what I lack in originality, I make up for in personality.
As much as I love to scrapbook, myself. I found my true calling is teaching others about this great hobby. I love to share what techniques and "tricks of the trade" I have learned over the years.
I am certified as in Instructor with the following companies:
- Certified instructor through Xyron.
- Scrapbook Instructor with EK Success.
- Certified instructor through Michaels with their Paper-ED program.
- Certified Designer/Instructor through Copic Markers.
- I also hold certificates from Creating Keepsakes University for a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts, 2004 and a Masters of Scrapbooking Arts, 2006.
I live in Quincy, MA with my husband and children. Not only am I a paper crafter, I’m an avid Bargain Hunter. If I can re-use something I already have or find it cheap at a consignment shop - all the better.
My children are grown, but still living at home. You would think that would mean I have a little more "ME" time. Are you laughing along with me now? It is never ending. "Mom can you iron this shirt for me? I am leaving in 5 minutes" , "What's for dinner?", "Did you see my ----? I know I left it right here!" etc...
Some day the house will quiet down and I know I will miss all the commotion and maybe I should not rush it, but it sure does sound like something to look forward to.
This blog will hopefully inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. The majority of my posts will more than likely involve paper crafting in some form or another, but I will throw in some other projects I am working on. In the spring and summers I enjoy my vegetable garden so you may read and see photos on the progress of my Not-So-Green thumb.
I like to recycle items I find, so you may see some handmade projects with found junk. I am thinking of making a shed with thrown out windows, if I can gather enough to complete this. So you may see updated on this here.
I am also trying to be a better photographer so you may see my attempts posted here.
In the Summer my blog gets much more active. I try to post on a daily basis since I do not work outside the home in summer. MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!!!
I hope you find something of interest here. Leave me a comment if you like.