I am a New Zealander, living in Perth, WA for the last four and a half years. I love Western Australia- I like the weather, the countryside and the flora and fauna. I am often amazed by the extremes in this place we currently call home.
I am lucky enough to be at home with my husband Les who currently works in the aviation industry. Together we have three sons and a daughter. My oldest is off to University this year and the youngest will start his pre-primary year homeschooling with me.
I have been scrapbooking for around 18 years- before I even knew that scrapbooking was a thing! I started out using wrapping paper and scrapbooks like my kids now use at school. As such my style has changed a lot over the years. I now work create both paper and fully digital layouts. I like to create relatively clean and simple pages and most often start with a cardstock base, building from there. But will sometimes go all out on a page if it takes my fancy. I share my creations at See Share Remember. I'm a big fan of the products of October Afternoon and Crate Paper, though there's a lot more than that in my stash!
In New Zealand I worked as a scrapbooker for hire, doing anniversary, baby, wedding and holiday albums. The variety of requirements that my clients had in terms of subjects and style was a great gift to my scrapbooking- stretching and flexing my creative muscles in lots of ways.
When not scrapbooking or parenting you'll most likely find me outside, on the computer or curled up with a book.
My one little word for 2016 is Joy and this spot on the Mystical Scrapbooks team for 2016 has definitely sparked some joy!