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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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summery Fun!

I used an image from the Birthday Fun printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe. I colored it in using Photoshop, and also added three more candles...since it's my big girl's seventh birthday!

I used the Summer Fun background stamp set from The Cutting Cafe. I printed the outline design onto a sheet of patterned paper to use in my background. I love how this turned out, so summery!

Monday, July 26, 2010

it's been a while...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My first Cutting Cafe projects!

I made this birthday card for my mom. The scalloped circle with sentiment is a printable stamp from The Cutting Cafe, the Birthday Fun set. Super simple--I just printed it out on the cardstock I wanted to use and hand cut it out! I sewed along the borders of each block of pp and then decided it needed a bit more. Since my hands weren't going to stitch any more, I doodled the border. :)

This layout was made for a challenge on scrapbook.com. It had to be a two page layout featuring something sweet with a primarily chocolate color scheme. The Cutting Cafe's Birthday Fun set was again the perfect match. I re-colored the scalloped circle to white and then resized the cupcake and cut it out. I used Stickles to put a border on the circle and to "color" in the cupcake. I love how it turned out! (This design is based on a layout in Scrapbook Trends magazine).

Monday, July 5, 2010

agc weekly photos

watermelon :)