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My Everyday LifeI live in the beautiful mountains near Park City, Utah with my husband Steve, our four kids, and a St. Bernard. I’m lucky enough to be within 10 minutes of my parents, grandma, and 5 of my 7 siblings, and often fill in at the family business. I have over 150 bottles of nail polish, love chick-lit and trashy romance novels, and pride myself on the useless trivia I keep stored in my head. I’m also a bit of a movie buff, and you can find every single genre of music on my iPod, which contains “the most random playlists ever” according to my friends and family.
The Design StoryI started as a digital scrapper in January 2009 with an old copy of PSE 5. Within a couple of months I knew I wasn’t going back to paper, so I sold the bulk of my supplies and used the money to buy CS5. I have not looked back.
I began designing in April of 2011. My designs have been produced in paper by My Mind’s Eye and DCWV, and there is no greater rush than going into a scrapbook or craft store and seeing something I created. I tend toward very graphic and linear patterns, and my love of color and irreverent sense of humor definitely shape my aesthetic.
My professional career may have taken a path I did not anticipate, but I am so very blessed to be traveling this road with such an amazing crew. Not only do I get to work with such a talented group professionally, I get to call them friends.
Why I Love ItYou always hear people talk about how a picture tells a thousand words. While pictures are important, the story behind the picture is what I want to know.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.*
And, yes, it’s true. I’m not a consecutive scrapper. I will never be “caught up.” I might scrap the same photo five different times, but each one will be telling a different story. I might not use a single photo on a layout. Yeah, the creative aspect is fun. Yes, I get to play with technology. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about the stories.
Thank you for reading mine, and I can’t wait to learn yours.
*That’s the ever-so-awesome Professor Dumbledore, yo.