Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meet our April Guest Designer!

I am SO excited, honored and thrilled to introduce you to our April Guest Designer...

Lisa Gregory

Hi, My name is Lisa and by profession I am a registered nurse. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults.  I have been a crafter my whole life. I sew, embroider, crochet, paint and have dabbled in many crafty things in my life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. We took a ride to The Dollar Tree (our local dollar store) who had a section dedicated to scrap booking  Papers, albums, embellishments, flowers, and we grabbed everything we could find. I knew about the new way of scrap booking, but never gave it any thought until that trip to The Dollar Tree. After helping the kids create their albums , which by the way turned out fabulous, I was curious as to where I could get more "scrap booking stuff". So I drove to our local Michaels and Joanns craft stores. That is when I became hooked. Then I sought out the local scrapbook stores and found stuff I didn't even know existed until then. I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. I found and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with paper and scissors is still so therapeutic for me. I am so incredibly honored that Lisa and Mel have invited me to Guest Design for Scraps of Elegance.

You'll be able to see Lisa's work with our April kit on April 10th, when we have our Design Team Reveal.  And I have to tell you, I'm really excited to see it, myself!  When I first began to scrapbook, Lisa was the first artist I really started to follow.  She provided me with so much inspiration, and the first tutorial I ever attempted was one of hers,  On top of that, I've chatted with her numerous times over the years, and have to tell you she is one of the nicest people you will meet!

I'd also like to add a note here thanking Jennifer Snyder for the beautiful work she's done for our club during her time on our team.  We will miss you and wish you well, Jen.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for announcing this new designer. I, too,am excited to see her creations! Happy Easter to all!


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