Please say Hello to our 1st of the month DT members......
Frances: Hello my name is Frances Sylvia and I am from Natchitoches, Louisiana. I am a lucky wife of 8 years, mother of 4, Junior High English teacher, and a totally addicted scrapbooker. I have been scrapbooking since high school, but became serious after my 1st child was born. Twenty-five scrapbooks later, it is not just a hobby, but a way for me to stay sane.
My greatest inspiration comes from my family and friends in the photos, but I am also inspired by sketches, challenges, patterned paper, and what I bought that week from the scrapbook store. I truly believe that I do not have a set style, yet there are some elements I can not leave off a layout these days, such as, hand stitching, distressing, inking, and layering…and more layering. Since my time is mostly devoted to being a wife and mother, I believe that scrapbooking should be FUN!! There is no greater pleasure for me than to enjoy my family, put the kids to bed, and relive the memories that we created once again.You can visit my blog at http://www.francessylvia.blogspot.com/
Jodi:My name is Jodi Wilton, and I live in Welland, Ontario, Canada. I have been married to my husband for 5 years, and have two wonderful kids (my main scrappy subjects!). I have the pleasure of running my own daycare from my home, and have been doing this for over 2 years. Some of my favorite things to do is scrapbooking (of course!), going to the movies, and when time and energy permits- going to the gym!
I first got interested in scrapping when I worked on a cruise ship. I wanted a way to document my travels, and the millions of photos that I was taking! I didn’t become a serious scrapper though, until my sister passed away tragically in a car accident. I wanted to create an album for me and my kids to remember her by. From that point on, I have been scrapping every moment I can get!
I am so excited to part of the DT .... and I can't wait to get started! Happy Scrapping!
Krista: My name is Krista Hanna and I am a work at home mom who loves to scrap! My husband and I have two children who are my ultimate scrapbook inspiration. During the day I provide childcare in my home- and at night I sneak away to my craft room to create! I have always been crafty and I am always looking for new fun things to try. I have been scrapbooking for 5 years and would describe my style as decorative. I don't follow any written rule when it comes to creating; I do what feels right and looks great! My blog is www.decorativememories.blogspot.com/.
Leanne I: Hi, I'm Leanne. I'm 25 and live with my partner Kevin in Carshlaton, Surrey. I started scrapbooking about 3 years ago and I love it. But I also enjoy other crafty pursuits like crochet, knitting. I love the colour pink, cups of tea and watching CSI.
Louise: I'm Louise I'm 29 from County Durham and live with my scooter mad fiance and my 2 children Dylan5 and Eve 2. I'm currently a SAHM which allows me plenty of time to scrap. When Im not scrapping Im usually outdoors with the kids geo caching and at night going to scooter rallies or northern soul nights(when I can get a babysitter) My scrapbooking style is varied I like to learn new techniques and love anything bright hence my slight obbsession with sasafrass.
Maria: My name is Maria I'm a military wife with 8 children, two naughty dogs who have way too many issues and I am a mad hat scrapper, I've been scrapping for about three years now.I have to say that scrapping has become an addiction for me, it also keeps me sane but has also introduced me to some amazing online friends and scrapper's In the last year I have evolved kind of like a butterfly and I really enjoy experimenting with different elements, I do have a thing for vintage and distressed looking layouts but I enjoy the challenge of being challenged and like to try something new, especially learning new techniques..I look forward to being part of the design team here at Butterfly Crafts and getting to know you all..
Roberta: Konnichiwa! I'm Roberta, I'm 27 but I look like a 16 years old girl ;PI live in Italy with my lovely Boy Gianluca!I really love everything that comes from Japan and one of my dream is to visit it one day!I adore TATTOOS, I really think is an amazing ART!I'd like to learn more about photography, tattoos, scrapbooking and everything's artsy ^_*I am vegan 'cause i love animals. I live into a magical world full of kawaii plushes, cupcakes and rainbows. I really hope you'll enjoy my scrapbook pages xoxo Sayōnara, Roberta
Sarah: Hi, My name is Sarah. I am from Chicago, Illinois USA and have been scrapbooking for the last seven years. I have been married to my DH Ron for 4 years and we have a five month old daughter Frances who was born last Christmas. I love scrapbooking Frances and she is the subject of most of my layouts. I love learning new techniques and trying new things on my LOs, but I try to keep things simple because I don't have the time to spend hours on one page with a five month old! Besides scrapbooking I love spending time with my family, running, cooking and being outdoors. I am so thrilled to be part of the Butterfly Crafts design team and can't wait to be inspired by all the talent here!
Tina: My name is Tina Guigui and I am a graphic artist/designer. I am a mother to a son who turns 20 this month and a stepmother to 3 children ages 16, 13 & 9. Needless to say life can get very busy but that didn't stop me from finding out I have a passion for scrapbooking. Last Sept. I decided I would finally try it out and I have never looked back. I love the feeling of cutting out my shapes with my hands and pasting. I work mostly on the computer so I am happy I found a way to use my hands and get more involved with my creations. I am really excited to be here and I look forward to the upcoming months and getting to know you all!
You can see the Ladies first DT lay-out's on 1st June - Challenge 13.....