To tell a little about myself...I'm a young at heart 45-year old, married for 22 years, and living with our 17-year old cat named Archie, and our beautiful little 4-year old daughter, Emma. We are an adoptive family. You can read more about our adoption and becoming a family here. I live in south Louisiana where I can wear flip flops pretty much all year.
So you know I like to scrapbook, but I have also been enjoying making cards and a few altered items. I do dabble in art journaling, although not always enough. I'm a Project Lifer, just completed my first one for 2012. I love the whole idea of it and it has taken away the guilt of getting every photo scrapped and documented, but it is a commitment. It is worth seeing my daughter look through it...although I wish I had done something like this when I was single! Those days are a blur!
Twitter, but mostly on Facebook and Instagram.
Besides doing this creative hobby, I love photography, try to go on as many walks as I can (trying to keep this older body healthy), love Starbucks so much, I bought a latte machine, read (although not much lately), watch Disney Jr. and jump on the trampoline with my daughter, love Mexican food...and love TV, yes I do! I love Sci-Fi shows, like Doctor Who, Merlin, Firefly. I tend to be by myself when I watch those ;)
I was so excited to dig into my first Noel Mignon kit, the Soda Shoppe kit. I just knew her kits were for me...they are so full of product, that all goes together so well. For me, it was a dream kit. Whenever I look through product, I always pick out favorites, which can be hard for me, because I LOVE it all! Really! I picked the soft My Mind's Eye paper as the background. The chevron paper from Basic Grey caught my eye, so that got cut first, then the Kraft Lawn Fawn paper. I wanted to add more color, so I added the blue polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye horizontally.
I rarely get a layout done in an hour, but the colors and variety in this kit worked so well together, this was done in an hour. I had no idea how I was going to use the straws, but the dimension and color it adds...I NEED more! I glued it on with Zip Dry glue, not going anywhere.
I use a lot of pop dots. I can't help it. I need to order a case of them. I love dimension and texture. The "you & me" was cut with the Silhouette.
Thank you for letting me introduce myself, my family, and share my first Noel Mignon layout.