I’m the girl who always carries a pencil pouch with 20 different colors of pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils, and a large eraser. Ever since middle school I've been fascinated with creating things with my hands. Several years ago I became obsessed with Youtube, where I learned many skills from how to apply makeup to how to knit. The one thing that changed my life was paper crafting. After watching my first card making video tutorial I was hooked and I've never looked back.
Since my childhood involvement in ballet, jazz, tap dance lessons, voice lessons, and piano lessons, I've fallen in love with memory keeping. I have boxes and boxes of “memories” that my grandmother collected over the years that have been passed down to me from my mom. Taking pictures is what our family does but nothing ever became of the photos. They went into a box or a bare photo album, but none of the stories that went along with those images ever made the transition.
As I searched for more and more information about paper crafts I was introduced to mini albums, scrapbooking, and project life. These projects have been my focus for the last 3 years, and a perfect solution to my family photo issue. Preserving my family’s history and my new adventures of being a newlywed has become my creative outlet and has fulfilled me in so many ways. Above all else it inspires me to live life to the fullest and appreciate the people that surround me with love and encouragement.
Whether you are just starting out or have a wealth of paper crafting experience to share, I’d love to hear from you. Share memories and see my latest adventures here:
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Thanks for reading, and happy crafting.