I love Utah and have spent most of my life here. My husband and I have known each other and been friends since we were in the 7th grade and we have been married for almost 24 years. I have a 21 year old son (who has high functioning autism) and an 18 year old daughter. I love LEGOS (especially the mini-figs), Harry Potter, cookies, reading, and playing with photos and digi goodies on my computer.
Why digital scrapbooking?
I was a paper scrapbooker from the time I was 14 years old and was happily addicted for more than 20 years. I started digi scrapping in 2005 after looking through a Simple Scrapbooks special edition magazine about digital techniques. I was fascinated by what I saw and jumped right in and never looked back. My paper days were over and I’m still passionate about digital memory keeping.
Writing, designing, and teaching:
I became a digital designer in 2007 and focused on kits, papers, and wrote a series of e-books about monthly memory making. In 2009, I decided to “retire” from designing and focus solely on writing and educating others about how to document their lives. I was a writer for The Daily Digi for almost 5 years, while continuing to keep up my own blog at scrapbookladypages.com that I started back in 2005.
In 2012, I decided to get into designing templates after I realized that I was drastically altering all pre-made template I was using to get the look I wanted. I really like big photo spaces and/or multiple photo spaces. Another important part of scrapping for me is telling the story so I like to be sure to add good options for titles and journaling. I’ve created more than 50 sets of templates since then and most of those packs have 4 or more templates in them so I’m well into the 200 number now of templates I've designed and I still have plenty of ideas that I want to tackle.
What inspires my template designs?
My photos. I usually have a few pictures in mind as I design a page or else I’m thinking about how to showcase pictures in a visually pleasing way. My templates are really centered around photographs because they are the illustrations of our stories.
Other online work:
After being a frequent guest on The Digi Show podcast, I became the co-host of the podcast from 2011 until the show’s end in 2014.
I taught online workshops at Big Picture Classes and have written a few guest posts on Ali Edwards’ blog. I’m a team member at The Daily DIgi and at Capturing Magic. I also run Toy to the World and recently partnered with my son to begin a new venture called Good Wolf Media.
My workspace is not very fancy or big, but it’s usually quite clean because I can’t stand to create in a mess. After we moved to a new home in 2013, I decided to purposely keep my space on the more minimal side and keep the clutter out of sight. The most important thing for a digi scrapper is to have a comfortable and ergonomic place to sit and work on a computer. I prefer to use a laptop so I can move around the house and be with my family while I’m scrapping.
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