I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

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The rose border is a piece of Prima's Sew Cute stitched mulberry paper; I hand cut out the bordered edge. The piece under the photo is another corner of the paper.

Isn't she a cute little bean? This heart tree is chipboard from Magistical Memories; I love their chip! It's thin and flexible and the cuts are so elaborate and clean! I dry brushed it with some pink paint and then used a Photo Stain Distress Ink pad to brush across in the opposite direction for some contrast.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

a bit of baby love

I've been busy scrapping my Ellie belly :)

This uses the February 2010 Commit2Paper kit, which you can find here. I love these Little Yellow Bicycle papers and embellishments. This is based on a PageMaps sketch. I love a naked baby!

This is mostly all Prima; I added some Bazzill chipboard, Tsukineko ink and a piece of vintage lace from my stash (I inherited a couple of boxes full of vintage trims from my husband's grandmother when she gave up her sewing supplies!) I attached the lace with a few cross stitches. The chipboard was painted with luminous pigment powder mixed with Diamond Glaze, on top of a coat of acrylic paint. All her little parts are so sweet :)

This is the Crate Paper Katlin collection and another PageMaps sketch. I love Thickers in general, but these puffy glitter Thickers are beyond fabulous! At 10 days old, I was already amazed at how many expressions my little bean has.

I love Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock! The papers here are from a Sandylion Disney Princess paper pack; the flowers were cut from a sheet of patterned paper. Evie loves being a big sister so far and wants to hold Ellie all the time. She got the biggest kick out of taking these photos :)