A short paragraph about you:
My name is Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz] and guess what … I’m a little bit of a scrapaholic!
I live across the ditch in New Zealand and jokingly say to one and all, somewhere near the bottom of the world … well it’s close to it.
I’m married to the love of my life and have been forever and we have two wonderful children; our eldest is 23, graduated from uni and living in Auckland; our youngest is 17 and in his last year at high school.
I work full time as an executive assistant and when I’m not at work or running around after our youngest, you will find me in my scrappy mess, and I’m honest, it truly is a scrappy mess. But it’s all mine and if anyone is looking for me, they know where to find me.
I love playing with paper … oops … that should read, I love being creative with paper! It’s my ‘me’ time. It’s what I do, to chill out, shall we say.
I also love taking photos and will be forever thankful to whoever it was that invented the digital camera. Shame though that the digital camera wasn’t around when my children were younger.
So … I’m the one that is normally behind the camera instead of in front of it and I’m more than happy with that!!!
Paper, photos and scrapping supplies … what more could a girl want?
How long have you been scrapbooking for and why did you start?
I’m not sure to be honest – for many years I was a card maker and was never, ever, going to scrapbook – seriously, I didn’t have time, but I had my arm twisted a little and here I am.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
From everywhere … from flicking through a magazine, from noseying around the web, new products, colours, texture, from a photo. Everywhere really.
Favourite subject to scrap:
It’s not any one thing to be honest, I might come across a photo of the kids and think, yep, must scrap that. I might choose to scrap a photo of one of my friend’s children – they are all adorable wee munchkins. It may be a holiday photo that inspires me. So definitely no favourite subject as such.
One word to describe yourself?
Seriously, one word to describe me, one word … I’m still thinking.
How would you describe your scrapping style?
I don’t know that I have a style to be honest – I play, I be a little creative, I like adding things, bits and pieces, flowers and baubles. I’m a bitsers kind of girl. I love lots of layers. At the moment, I’ve got a wee thing for gesso, misting, muslin and texture paste.
Favourite Kaisercraft Product?
Product, singular, crikey … let’s just say that I have a wee thing for flowers!
Favourite Kaisercraft Paper range to date?
I can’t pick just one. Last year it was the Chapter One collection and the English Rose collection. This year it would have to be Tiger Lilly and The Lake House … both absolutely beautiful collections and yet so very different.
Every day is a challenge and some days are more challenging than others … make the most of those challenges.
Have to say that I like burying my nose in a stack of soppy romance books.
A wide variety to be honest, and when I’m home alone with the music cranked up, the neighbours may have had to listen to me singing at the top of my lungs to a little Adele, Pat Benatar, Shania Twain, Elton John, Beatles, Air Supply, Little River Band, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Cher … remember I did say a wide variety. I hit the play button on the multi stacker CD player and it’s whatever comes up next. [Perhaps I should scrap that list].
I can’t go passed a Dixie Chicken at the Lonestar – and if there’s a packet of Sultana Pasties or Chocolate Macaroons anywhere near me [choccie biscuits] – well they aren’t going to last long.
Any tips for a New Scrapper…
Enjoy yourself creating, there is no right or wrong way and don’t be afraid to mix things up.