“First and foremost, I am a mom and wife. I’m also an avid reader, writer, collector, cook and more! I like to keep myself busy and occupied and pretty much every nook and cranny and even under the bed is filled with projects and book and boxes full of vintage treasures.
I live in sunny Tucson Arizona with my husband Brandon and our two sons Jacob and Braden. We have two pitbulls, Rex and Motor and an occasional porch cat that we call Cat. We live on a big acre of land, that I am constantly trying to keep all the dirt outside where it belongs…yet all my “boys” seem to love to track it in daily. So I should add cleaner to my list of activities.
I got my start designing in early 2008, really just on a whim….like a “I think I might try and make something” kind of thing. That’s just kind of the way I am though, aspiring but completely at the mercy of my wild ideas. I design in Photoshop 7.0 which is practically a dinosaur these days, but every time I try a new program, I find myself coming back to PS7 like an old security blanket.
How I chose my design name is probably the most boring thing ever! It’s my name… along with it also being my forum name, sometimes I wish I had chosen something more creative. My tag line is live.capture.create, as in live your life, capture it by photographing and documenting and creating scrapbook pages to maintain the memories.
People ask designers all the time…what’s your inspiration. I find this question the hardest to answer. Because what doesn’t inspire me? My life, my emotions, music, family, colors, seasons, clothing sometimes just weird phrases or a word will pop up in my head and I design them. There is inspiration around you constantly, and it is the unique ability of a truly creative soul to turn that into something tangible. I find myself using shades of orange (my favorite color) teal and gray most often. My work has changed so much since my first kits, there is so much more consistency and reason to the things I put together now! I’m embarrassed (and flattered) when people will tell me that they have my older kits and freebies!”