Saturday, January 30, 2010

A little about me and my style...

I blame my scrap addiction on my MOTHER who introduced me to the craft at an exhibition around 4 years ago. Little did she know how big an impact her innocent comments like, "You’d be great at THAT love" and "Just think of all the lovely albums you could make"...would be. It’s little wonder I stopped buying shoes with the “left over” shopping money and now invest in all sorts of ribbon, flowers and buttons, especially buttons!!
I know it’s cliché but my inspiration truly comes from my life and family. Isn’t that what scrapping is really about??? I also love drawing on everyday things such as designs on my daughter’s clothes, patterned papers and anything out of my sewing kit. I LOVE buttons and ribbon, sewing and fabric. It’s also amazing the layout ideas you can borrow from your “junk mail” and women’s magazines.

I would describe my style as girly, fun and bright. Just because it’s girly doesn’t mean it has to be pale pink and white - although there is nothing wrong with that sometimes!! I love flowers, fabric, bling, ribbons and anything feminine. I love distressing chipboard and layering anything.

I'm really quite addicted to this craft and don't really need too big an excuse to sit up until midnight in my craft space..
.....ohh the possibilities!!!

First time published



I also created this beyond the page album in 2008 and was lucky enough to have it published in Scrapbooking Memories magazine...

Start at the begninning



Thought the beginning was the best place to start so here is an older layout staring my beautiful little Caitlin. I created this in 2008 and still love it.