Today I want to feature a fun scrapper we have gotten to know through several classes at Feeling Scrappy...Heather North! Here's a little bit about her so you can get to know her as well.
Here is Heather with her son:
How and when did you first start scrapbooking? From the time I was in high school I used to put stickers and pretty notepaper for my "journaling" in the magnetic albums I had my pictures in, so I would say I have been scrapbooking since I started taking pictures. I "officially" started scrapbooking after my second son was born. I asked my DH to get me some scrapbooking supplies for Christmas just before he was born and about a year later I started.
What is the most important aspect to scrapbooking to you? Keeping the memories. By looking through my scrapbooks I can relive all the wonderful times in our lives. It is a record of our lives. I love that! When I am old and my memory fails I can look through the books and remember. When I am gone my children and grandchildren will have a glimps e of our lives and who we were.
What are your favorite pages to work on? Anything new...new places we have visited, new puppy, new friends, new scrapbooking store. :o)
What if anything do you find hard to scrap? Christmas. We celebrate at least Christmas with at least 4 families each year, that adds up to a ton of pictures and pages to create. Somewhere along the way I got burnt out on doing Christmas pages.
What kind of camera do you use? Do you love it or hate it? I love my camera! It is a Cannon Powershot. I looked at getting a rebel, and would still like one, but I enjoy how easy mine is to use while still giving me great results.
What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking? "Me time". Whether I am scrapbooking with my BFF, a room full of strangers or all by myself, I find that scrapbooking "recharges my batteries" and fills me somehow. I also LOVE the friendships I have made because of scrapbooking.
Tell us a little about your family. I have 2 boys, 12 and 9 years old, a Boxer (mix) Dog, a Ferret, and a wonderful Husband. We moved from Northern California to Southwest Washin gton almost 2 years ago and love it up here in the Pacific Northwest!
Tell us about the things outside of scrapbooking that you enjoy. Every Tuesday that I am free I go to the local Stamping/Scrapbooking store and participate in the dollar demo. I make a card for $1, and it is helping me get a little more comfortable making cards. For some reason scrapbooking comes easier than card making. Doing the card sketches on FS has been helpful also. I LOVE sketches. I also enjoy going to my Ladie's Bible Study once a week. There is something so precious about getting together with other women, sharing our faith, joys and dissapointments.When we lived in CA, my DH & I built a hobby room in the garage to share. Giving up that room was one of the hard things about moving. My DH promised me he would build me another room when we moved into our new house, and he did! I love having a room I can retreat to and can stay as messy as I need it to.
Tell us something about yourself that your Feeling Scrappy friends do not know. I really want to start blogging, but I am not very computer savy and I don't really know where to begin. Any good suggestions?
Here are a couple of Heather's favorite layouts:
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Heather!! Have a wonderful day!!