Meet Bethany

BIO: I am currently a stay-at-home mom to my 2 kiddos – Carly (12) and Andrew (11). We live in a small city in the Washington desert (yes, it really does exist!) where my husband is serving as a high school and college pastor. I grew up in Southeast Asia and had the privilege to spend 5 years back “home” with my family working as a high school counselor at a small international school. I love traveling and am so thankful that I get to continue to do so even with my husband’s new job, as we are privileged to take youth teams overseas every summer! I have been scrapbooking since I graduated from high school – just over 20 years! I switched from paper to digi in 2008 after moving to a tropical country and realizing the detriment that humidity would have on my paper products. I have not looked back since making the switch and absolutely LOVE everything about digiscrapping πŸ™‚ I often jump in on challenges at different stores or sometimes at the Digi Dares to learn new techniques and push myself to explore different styles and areas of digiscrapping that I haven’t tried before.

5 PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Templates – My biggest and scariest challenges have been the ones requiring me to create a page from scratch – no template allowed. Other than that, I am happy to play with what I have πŸ™‚

MY STYLE: As stated above, I use templates religiously, so my style tends to vary depending on the template I’m using. However, I tend to lean towards the clean & simple / linear style. I would love to be able to be freer in my creativity and work towards an art journaling style, but haven’t made that step in my everyday layouts just yet.

MY SCRAPPING IDOL(S): Janet Phillips! She’s actually the main reason I’ve been following the Daily Digi since day 1 and why I jumped at the chance to join this team. I absolutely adore her simple templates and the pages she creates with them are so perfectly balanced every time πŸ™‚

WHY I AM EXCITED TO BE ON THE TEAM: Oh my goodness! I feel like I’ve joined an exclusive club πŸ™‚ I have been following the Daily Digi since its beginning way back in January 2009. I’ve listened faithfully to every episode of the Digi Digest when it was airing and to know that I’m now working alongside such fun, talented, and creative people just blows my mind! I love the diversity of kits and templates that are featured every month and can’t wait to play with them so that more people can catch the vision of this super fun and important craft.

MY FAVORITE LAYOUT: I participated in the Lilypad’s Month of Challenges this past January
for the second year in a row. I would strongly encourage anyone who
wants to learn new techniques and grow in their skills and talent to
participate in the various challenges that are out there every month in
the digiscrapping world. This layout is one that I created for a Title
Work challenge and I just love how it turned out.

CREDITS: That’s Life by Pink Reptile Designs; Template by Sahlin Studio.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME: Gallery β€’ Gallery β€’ Scrapstacks