BIO: I grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University where I met my husband in physical science class. I graduated in Early Childhood Education and enjoyed teaching kindergarten for four years. Now I stay at home with my daughters, ages five and one, who are most often the subjects in my scrapbook layouts. My love of photography began in fifth grade when I was given an old camera of my mom’s. Back then I wanted to take photos of beautiful places more than photos of people. Now I take my Nikon with me just about everywhere I go and take photos of beautiful places, special people, and ordinary kinds of stuff! My passion for scrapbooking began in middle school when my best friend and I began collecting fun papers and stickers from our local craft store. It was thirteen years later when I discovered the digital scrapbooking world and I am so glad I did! I love that I can make mistakes and undo them, there is no mess, I can use supplies over and over again, and I can have more than one copy of a layout printed!
5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
1. Templates–even though someone else created them I can still make them my own AND it cuts down on time so that I can get more scrapping done!
2. Staples–I use them ALL the time. Maybe too much…
3. Stitches–there are lots of great ones out there but my go-to stitches are from Carina Gardner’s Essentials Collection
4. Scallop Templates–my favorites are by Crystal Wilkerson
5. Handwriting fonts–I especially love the ones at Fonts for Peas
The “Less is More” idea describes my style best. I like to keep my pages simple, often using just one or two photos. I try to keep them from getting too cluttered with elements. Journaling has become very important to me and I like to journal on every layout if I can.
MY SCRAPPING IDOL:
The first person to come to mind is a wonderfully talented woman who was on the Jessica Sprague team with me, Miki. Although I would say our styles are a little different, I love every layout she creates. Seriously.
WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM:
There is nothing like the support of an online scrapbooking community! Being part of a team gives me a sense of purpose and a whole lot of motivation. I am excited to get to know a new group of talented people and to be able to use the wide variety of products The Daily Digi has to offer. I am looking forward to being inspired and supported and hope to inspire and support others in their memory keeping endeavors!
MY FAVORITE LAYOUT: