Scrappily Ever After. I’m a 42 years old wife and stay at home mom who’s passion has always been art. I started designing different things at a very early age, including rooms in my mom’s house. I went to college as a fine arts major but life took me on another course and I went to beauty school applying my talents to make up and hair design, winning several competitions in both.
After a back injury took me out of the salon I started book keeping for my brother’s web design company. Soon I found myself looking over his shoulder telling him he had too much navigate space or in one example how his design looked like the epidermis with a pimple! He got so angry he told me to design it, so I did. I sat down with sketch pad and colored pencils and designed what would be the first of thousands of websites I would later go on to design. I was partners with my brother for 10 years and was the driving force of the design department. Together we created a singles website which is how I met my husband Ed.
Ed and I eloped in 2003 then had a big renewal of vows in 2005. (watch our wedding video) Ed and I were enjoying life when SURPRISE we found out we were pregnant. Nine months later our son Anthony was born.
When my son was born I designed the photo birth announcement cards and enjoyed it so much I continued to make holiday cards year round to send out to friends and family. Within a year of my son being born I became a stay at home mom.
I found digital scrapbooking in 2009 from following different links for ideas for my 2009 Memorial Day card. I was hooked!! It didn’t take long for me to jump in with both feet. More often than not I found myself saying “I can make that I don’t need to buy it”. I started making papers in fall of 2009 and posting them on my blog. By 2010 I created a two mini free kits (Moody and FALLinlove).
Amblyopia, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) and Oppositional defiant disorder(ODD). After many doctor appointments Anthony is finally in pre-school and has been seeing specialist for his eye sight.
Our health has been the main focus around here and I'm so proud to say I lost 40lbs. I will stay on my weight loss journey with old fashion dieting and exercise.
Now that my son is in school for a few hours a day I'm apply to design and scrap more. I'm so happy to say I am now part of the Design team at Natural Designs in Scrap Book.
Living Scrappily Ever AFter
Digital scrapping my life, my love and my dreams... one page at a time.