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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Monday, November 25, 2013

Was That REALLY Thirteen Years Ago?

Today, I've got a layout to share with you.
I guess I was feeling a little nostalgiac. My husband and I celebrated our thirteenth wedding anniversary this past October, and it's really hard to believe that we've been married that long (especially since I'm still only 25!) When I received Pink Paislee's Secret Crush line in my Flamingo Scraps Warehouse Sale Combination Box, I thought that maybe...just maybe...I'd finally get some wedding photos scrapped. Ok, here's my secret confession--I am TERRIFIED of scrapping my wedding photos. I do have the negatives, but they are medium format and it's becoming difficult to find a lab who can scan and/or print from medium format negatives. *sigh* Anywho, I decided to take the plunge and and I have to say that I'm really quite happy with how it came out.
I started out by fussy cutting the heart banner from another sheet of the Love Notes paper. I used pop dots to fix it to the paper on top of where the banner originally appeared. Then, I started inking and layering the Paper Good, Photo Frames, and Photo Tabs from the Secret Crush collection. I also used a small strip of the Polka Dance paper.
I finished by adding some Star Dust Stickles to the banner, a few letters and a wee little phrase from my stash, flowers from Prima, and Trinket Pins from Maya Road (all of which might be found in your very own Warehouse Sale Box! They are available in paper, embellishments, or a combination and are chock full of amazing scrappy value!)
I wish all of my American friends a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Thank you for looking, and I'll see you next time! :)

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