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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Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's been too long!

Wow, we hit Spring Break, and then the end of school just smacked me upside the head! I've been busy busy busy juggling both girls with me at home AND at work. I've been stuck in that ridiculous Midwestern heat wave that's been deep frying us here in Michigan for the last week and a half, and boy, does that really take it out of you! I haven't been crafting as much as I'd like to, but I have a few projects that I'd like to share. :)

I made this mixed-media piece for my daughter's dance studio. They have a silent auction each year at the spring recital; the funding goes toward field trips, scholarships for dance camps and to bring in special instructors for classes. I used a lot of paint, Mod Podge, patterned paper (Imaginisce), ink (Staz-On, Distress Ink), stamps (Glitz), stickers (Jolee's)...oh, it was fun. And the best part was that it brought in the second largest amount at the auction!

My dad and his girlfriend decided to have a commitment ceremony rather than a traditional wedding last summer. We had a family reunion at my dad's campground (Long Lake Outdoor Center); it was a wonderful weekend! I used some heavy Distress Inking, bubble wrap painting and a bit of burlap under the photos. No patterned paper in this one! (Bazzill, Prima, Distress Ink)

Hmmm...ok, I think one more :)
The girls and I stopped for lunch one day at Panchero's and the baby was in such a happy mood! She was laughing and making faces at her sister. My girls love their Mexican food; Evie like quesadillas and Ellie likes beans! This layout was made with my June 2011 Scarlet Lime kit; all kinds of goodies from Sassafras Lass, Glitz, Basic Grey, and more. I added some Glimmer Mist and badges from American Crafts.


Ali said...

love your style, I especially love the 'wedding' photo in the middle, so different, so effective.

Eli said...

Welcome, sister, in Twisted Sketches team!
I'm happy to know you!
We'll do great things together!

tiffany said...

love all of your projects, excited to be part of the Twisted Sketches team with you!! =)Tiffany
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