We were blessed to see a little bit of the world through my hubbies work and lived for 1 year in South-Korea and in total has now been 6 years in Saudi Arabia.
I started scrapbooking in 2009 after we re-located from South Africa to Saudi Arabia. The lifestyle in Saudi Arabia was just so different than what I was used to, with loads of idle time on my hands. A South African lady was holding crops at her house in one of the compounds, which I started to attend in early 2009. I was instantly hooked on this craft! I always loved photographs and the story they tell, but for me, scrapbooking gave a whole new way of telling a story through photographs. Since we could only find one store in Saudi Arabia selling a little bit of scrapping supplies, I turned to the wonderful world of on-line shopping to get my hands on new products. The word "paper addict" started to have new meaning to me. I love it when the postman knocks on my door with a parcel . . . I slowly take each item from the box and drool over them!! My hubby always laughs at me when I start smelling the paper and stroking it lovingly to feel the texture . . . Yes, I am a paper addict!! I'm a true 12" x 12" girls . . . I love creating layouts! I started of by mainly creating 2 pagers, but now I love the freedom a single page gives you. With single pages one can be so much more artistic in your approach. I also love to create off the page projects and home decor . . . especially around Christmas time. I create some cards, but by no means do I consider myself a card maker!
I've been honored to be on the several challenge blogs Design Teams, and even on a few paper manufacturing companies DT. I will always cherish my time with these amazing teams!
One of my biggest scrappy achievements (for me) is being published. I have been published numerous times in a South African magazine called Scrap Affairs!
I would describe my scrappy style as classic, but I also love doing a bit of shabby chic! Techniques I love to use on my work are distressing, inking, sewing and clustering. Things I need to work on are my journaling . . . telling the actual story of the photos!
Things I love . . . My Creator, my family, chocolate, shopping, scrappy paper, snow, the ocean, a good book, good friends, good food and good wine :-)
Things I don't like . . . People constantly complaining, bullies of any kind, ungratefulness.