BIO: Hi! My name is Monica. I’m a mom to three monsters and a wife to a busy medical student. We are a traveling family originally from Utah but more recently Missouri, now Michigan. Hopefully someday we’ll head West again. I love all things crafty. I’ve been a scrapbooker for 15 years and was introduced to digi scrapping in 2008 by my friend Rachael (you can find her on the team here too). I was amazed by her gorgeous pages and the no mess way to scrapbook. I learned everything as fast as I could. I couldn’t get enough! I joined the Jessica Sprague Creative Team and had the pleasure of learning and working with that team for 3 years. Besides scrapbooking, I love photography, baking (cupcake anyone?), and recently completed my first half marathon.
5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Layered Templates: I’m a big fan of The Queen of Quirk’s Scrap Canvas series, I also have quite the collection of In the Making Designs. Love her clean lines.
Stitching and Staples: I’m always on the lookout for really good stitches and staples. Love Anna’s stitches the best!
Kraft Paper– Love!!!
Fonts: Traveling Typewriter Font, Bebas, and good ole Century Gothic
Brushes: I love messy grungy brushes to use on my backgrounds.
MY STYLE: I’m a go with flow kind of gal. I’m not sure if I could put a finger on my style. When I go through my gallery though I notice I usually lean toward a one photo layout and use a lot of clean lines.
MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): There is so much eye candy in the digi world. There are a few ladies I am amazed by over and over again though; Rachael Sheedy, Miki Krueger, and Mindy Pitcher. All three I had the privilege to create with on the Jessica Sprague CT. Check them out if you can, it’s serious eye candy.
WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: I am so giddy about having the opportunity to be on this team. I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with so many awesome designers and new products. How lucky am I?!
MY FAVORITE LAYOUT: This layout just speaks to me. I love the subdued colors, clean lines, and the minimal accents. The photo is priceless too. It’s fun to see my kids doing the same things I did as a child. I spent many hours following around my Dad in that garden.