Hi! I'm Kathy (clayton528). I live in a small suburb of Des Moines, Iowa with my hubby and daughter.
In addition to being a wife and a mother, I'm also a 2x cancer survivor with my first diagnosis happening when my daughter was 3 weeks old.
My first introduction to scrapbooking was at a Creative Memories party about 14 years ago . . . one look and I was hooked! You can look at the size of each of my scrapbooks and know exactly what year I started. :) Since then, as I have watched the scrapbooking industry grow and change by leaps and bounds, I've seen my own style grow and change. But no matter how much my own style has changed, I find it hard to embellish my layouts before I journal . . . remember, with Creative Memories you were taught to journal 1st, then you could embellish (at that time it was stickers).
One of the reasons I got started in scrapbooking was to remember. Scrapbooking not only helps me remember who I am and where I've been, but also the "who & what" that has helped me become the person I am today. I like to fancy myself as being part student, part artist, part historian, part writer, and part . . . well, let's not say what else I fancy myself as.
Here's one of Kathy's favorite projects: