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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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Simple Sketches #2!

Good morning!
It's my first official morning on the Simple Sketches blog. I'm part of Design Team B, and the new sketch has gone live!  Use this bare bones sketch to make a layout, like I did, or even a greeting card or canvas.  There's nothing like a Simple Sketch to get your creative juices flowing.  :)

Without further ado...
I took some liberties with this sketch.  Don't worry, that's what you're supposed to do!  I wanted to use these photos of my oldest (her aunt put a colored strip in her hair when she got it cut last June and boy, did she think she was cool!).  They were larger photos so I just tweaked the photo placement.  I really raided my stash for this, too--do you remember those paper lace sheets that KI Memories introduced way back when?  I bet I've had them ten years!  I have a huge stack that I've been hoarding.  The embossed cardstock is (I think!) American Crafts, from the Dear Lizzy line, the letters are old Basic Grey (I still love those and wish BG still made them), the bit of trim is Prima, and the flowers and striped pp strip were from my stash.  I used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine on the background, and added a stitched element with the Bazzill stitching guides.

Enjoy, I can't wait to see what you create!  If you create something from this sketch, post a link in my comments.  I'll randomly draw a winner and send out a small RAK of ancient (but still cool!) things from my stash, like those I've created with here.

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