|One of the first layouts I made.|
Isn't she a darling?
I am the paper crafter among the craftmates on this blog. I work full time and deal with numbers and worksheets during the day. By night, after mommy duties are done, I can be found at my happy place, a.k.a. my craft room, either putting together a scrapbook layout, creating handmade cards or designing party decors.
I am a scrapbooker first. My love for paper (others call it addiction) started after I had my daughter in 2008. As a new mom and while on maternity leave, I needed a creative outlet to keep me sane in between diaper changes and feeding. And that’s when I discovered the wonderful world of die cutting. I purchased my first baby Cricut machine from the Home Shopping Channel on that eventful day of Sept 9, 2009 (when they were having a 9/9/09 sale!). And since then, I never looked back. I have been creating layouts of my daughter’s special moments (and lately our everyday moments) for the last 3 years.
|Here is a layout using some products from Papertrey.|
My current scrapbooking style is clean and simple with fun elements thrown here and there.
|A set of cards I recently made for a dear friend|
In the last year or so, I have discovered a wonderful company called Papertrey Ink. I have since been using a lot of their products (and inspirations from their amazing design team and forum members) to create handmade cards (and layouts, too). While I love scrapbooking more, I also find joy in making cards knowing that I get to see the finished product faster (talk about instant gratification!) and that my card will brighten someone else’s day. You see, I make layouts for ME but I make cards for others.
|Loot bag contents from my daughter's birthday party|
|Prettified milk bottles|
My paper crafts also make a lot of appearances on parties and get-togethers. My daughter’s birthday parties are a showcase of all things handmade (intentionally or unintentionally... I get carried away sometimes!). It is true what they say... handmade is best!
|Hand-made backdrop for the ballerina make-over party|
Supplies (Papertrey unless otherwise specified):
- Little Princess Layout – Some early paper packs I owned (cannot remember the name anymore), Lace, ribbon and buttons from Fabricland
- Sweetheart Layout – Label Basics stamp, Heart border die, Iconic Images stamp, Framed Out #1 die, Distressed Dots paper, Martha Stewart cardstock, Cricut for the title
- Card Set – Botanical Silhouettes stamp, Hero Arts Say It All stamp