Hello scrapping, papercrafting friends! Blogging from my studio this morning in Utah where I live with my adorable husband! We just celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary this past weekend! I am so excited to be coming back to Canada to teach at Crop & Create Burnaby! Catherine thought it would be fun for you to get to know a little bit about me!
I am a Wife and a Mother to 4 beautiful children, 2 daughters, Meg 26, Brooke 22, and two sons. Max 21 and Griffin 20! My husband and I are empty nesters, and we LOVE it!
I have been working in the Scrapbooking industry for almost 15 years. I started at the store, Scrapbooks Etc. in Mesa Arizona working and teaching. I am a scrapbooker at heart. I love it. I started scrapbooking the year I had my oldest daughter Megan 26 years ago. I have worked for some amazing companies and have gotten to teach all over the world! I have taught all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and South Africa! It blows my mind to think of the amazing places I have been and the wonderful, creative women I have met!
I have been working with Bazzill Basics Paper for almost 2 years as their Art Director! I love my team and working with Bazzill Basics Paper is a dream. They are located in Arizona so I get to work from my home studio. A typical day for me is working or creating in my studio, lunch with my husband Grant who has a home office too. On Tuesdays I meet with the Bazzill Basics Paper design team where we discus new product, look at art for new lines, share new ideas and approve product that is coming out. Dream job right? I am blogging now on the Bazzill Basics Paper Blog on Fridays so please join me there as I love sharing ideas and inspiration!
As the Art Director for Bazzill Basics Paper it’s my job to stay current with style, design and industry trends. I spend hours on-line looking at design blogs, home décor and fashion blogs! Pintrest keeps me inspired for hours! I love seeing what everyday scrapbookers are creating and what products they are using!
Some of my very favorite things that inspire me are color, anything old, and textures. That’s what I love about the lines that I have created for Bazzill Basics Paper. I have always LOVED the textured cardstocks and can honestly say has been the only cardstock I have ever used! I love that at Bazzill we have put a texture onto our latest Printed lines. I love designing paper, working with talented graphic designers that take my ideas and help me create my lines! I love Vintage! All of my lines have something old to them. Old papers, images, or even old quotes that I have collected.
I try to do something creative every day. It’s not just my job. It’s a lifestyle. I love creating scrapbooks, mini books, this year I am doing Project Life, I smash, and am constantly creating something for my home and the on-line classes that I teach.
Most of my friends are creative too, they either work in the creative field or are bloggers etc. I love getting together with them to “play.” I love that I can teach all over the world and meet new women who have a love for Scrapbooking like me! My circle of friends grows because we have a shared love!
Catherine gave me a list of the Fast Five, I think are fun questions to help you get to know more about me!
Dogs or cats: Dogs!
Yellow or pink: Pink!
Pool or lake: Pool!
Patterned paper or embellishments: Both!
Frills and lace or tailor made? Frills for sure!
This has been fun and I so look forward to meeting some amazing Canadian scrapbookers at Crop & Create Burnaby in B.C! Here are a few sneak peeks of my classes...
Summer Fun Banner and Card Class:
She Created a Life She Loved album class:
In this class you will complete a full 20 page album! No joke!
I'm looking forward to joining my Canadian friends!
~ Margie Romney-Aslett