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Old 06-09-2006, 04:46 AM   #2
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Location: Trying to spend as much time as possible watching Xander and Xavier grow and learn!
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Smile BETSYJO'S writeup!!!

Wow, what a fun honor to be named Diva of the Week! I love sharing my scrapbook layouts here on SCS as well as seeing everyone else’s creations! I am inspired daily by all of you wonderful scrappers!
I have been scrapbooking for about four years now. I started right about the same time I married my wonderful hubby, Matt. We now have one spunky little two year old boy named Jackson. They both provide me many scrapbooking opportunities! Jack keeps us on our toes but he is “just so darn sweet” (Matt and I say that a lot)! We also have a dog named Conan and a cat named Gary. I have been a Stampin’ Up! demo for four years now, and I just love it! I love showing others how to be creative through stamping and scrapbooking. I have been the athletic trainer at a nearby high school for the past five years. I have dearly loved and appreciated my job, but I am resigning at the end of July to be a stay-at-home-mom and provide home daycare for a few kiddos! I am really looking forward to a change of career!
My scrapbooking motto is “Capturing moments through art.” I am passionate about my life, my family, and my art. Scrapbooking is the perfect way to combine these three passions. I have never been very good at keeping a written journal, so for me scrapbooking is my life journal. On my layouts I am able to tell a story about my life. I like to think that as someone looks through my scrapbooks, they are capturing the essence of who I am. I actually prefer to scrapbook little everyday moments rather than events such as birthdays and holidays! I love scrapbooking LIFE.
I am addicted to scrapbook sketches and idea books. My favorite “famous” scrapbooker is Ali Edwards. She inspires me in so many ways! I love her style and her scrapbooking mission. Ali considers herself a “life artist”. I consider myself a “life artist” too!
I have tried defining my scrapbooking style, but I have yet to find the perfect definition! I like trying new techniques and ideas. I try to do something new and different on every layout. I like good use of color, interesting photo orientation, and embellishments that help tell the story of the layout.
I like my current scrapbooking style, but I know that it is always evolving! I love looking back at some early scrapbooks to see my many different styles! I don’t ever change any of my finished pages, no matter how much I don’t like them anymore! To me, the evolving scrapbooking style is all part of this wonderful process of scrapbooking.
I find inspiration everywhere around me! I find interesting patterns, colors, and ideas in magazine ads, on clothing, and on food packaging. I am always thinking “What can I do next in my scrapbooking?”
I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful and fulfilling hobby! Thanks for choosing me as this week’s scrapbooking Diva!
Mama to Xander Ryan 6/6/09 & baby Xavier 6/13/11
Aunt to Payton, Kennedy, Bryce, Addison, Brant, Audrey, & Pendley
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