A short paragraph about you:
My name is Wendy Smith, I live in Tasmania with my husband and 2 boys Charles and Angus. We have 3 pets, 2 cats Jazz and Gypsy, and a Maltese Shi-tzu named Max. We have a tight knit family, and are lucky enough to live close to our extended family as well.When I am not creating at my craft desk, I am a nurse in the local Special care Nursery, looking after premature and sick babies. I also volunteer at the school in literacy support and work with children struggling with their reading.
How long have you been scrapbooking for and why did you start?
I have been scrapbooking since 2004 and started during my pregnancy with Charles. The idea was to create an album of 12 pages (1 each month for the first year) recording his milestones….well who was I kidding. The love of paper and crafting ballooned, and the yearning for creative release was satisfied with each layout produced. I havent looked back, and now my main struggle is where to store them all…
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get inspiration from all over the place. It could be as simple as a label on a packet, but mainly i get inspiration from the photos of my children and their crazy antics, and the love of the creative process. There are sources of inspiration all around including blogs, galleries, magazines and pinterest that I also browse. I collect little ideas and inspiration and stick them into a book, and this is where I often go to get me started on a layout.
Favourite subject to scrap:
One word to describe yourself?
How would you describe your scrapping style?
Layered, distressed, masculine with a feminine touch, emphasising the everyday photos of our family.
Favourite Kaisercraft Product?
Gee..tough question…I love how everything co-ordinates but if I had to choose probably pearls and flowers
Favourite Kaisercraft Paper range to date?
We are here for a good time not a long time
*insert blush* Fifty Shades Trilogy
I have an eclectic taste, but I cannot go past Michael Buble
Gee that is a tough one…but I have to say cheesecake
Any tips for a New Scrapper…
Try not to worry about design so much, remember why you want to scrapbook, and stay true to it, the rest will flow naturally. Oh yeah, and a sketch is always helpful to get you started if you are in a creative slump.