Design Team member Laura Craigie lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with her husband and their three little boys. She has been scrapbooking for nearly 7 years since becoming pregnant with her first son. While Laura’s papercrafting passion lies in making cards she also loves to create layouts as well. She descrives her style and “clean and cute.” We are so lucky to have Laura as part of our team this term.
Describe yourself in 3 words … kind, goofy, introvert.
My guilty pleasure is … chocolate covered gummy bears.
You’ll never find me without … my iPhone, or a little boy or two 😉
You might be surprised to know that I … love lima beans, they get a bad rap!
My least favorite chore is … dishes. Ugh! Wish we had a dishwasher.
I started scrapbooking in … 2004 when I became pregnant with my first son.
My favorite thing about this hobby is … the awesome people I’ve “met”and the creative release. I’ve never stuck with a hobby this long before.
If I were a Pebbles product I would be … the Button Candy Dots! They are just so cute 🙂
Here’s what Laura had to say about her project … “As a mom of three little boys I just love the New Addition line, it is so perfectly cute! I love cutting my journaling strips, and sentiments with a banner tail, and I decided to take that to the next level and made the base of my layout these large banner tails. I also added a stamped strip in the middle for a pop of color and to match the stamping in the title.”
Pebbles supplies used:
New Addition Boy Cutie Pie (751154)
New Addition Boy Baby Of Mine (751157)
New Addition Boy Sweet Baby (751160)
New Addition Boy Dimensional Border Stickers (732066)
New Addition Boy Blue ABC Stickers (733063)
New Addition Boy Stamps (747142)
New Addition Boy Layered Embellishments (747131)
New Addition Boy Brown Button Candy Dots (747138)
Floral Lane ABC Clear Stamps (747106)
Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Ink (Jenni Bowlin)
Pen (Uniball Signo)
Design Team member Mel Blackburn hails from Ottawa, Ontario Canada where she works as a Grants Administrator a non-profit organization during the day and passionate scrapbooker by night. She has two daughters, Danika (6) and Brianna (3) who are the inspiration for her papercrafting. Mel started scrapbooking in 2004 shortly after the birth of her oldest daughter. She describes her style as “eclectic flair” and loves to mix patterns, embellishments, and include fun accents on her layouts. We are so thrilled to have Mel join our team this year.
Describe yourself in 3 words … sensitive, creative, shy.
My guilty pleasure is … going to the Spa. It rarely happens but when it does it is such a treat!
You’ll never find me without … my Pandora bracelet, which was a wedding present from my husband. Since receiving it we’ve added more meaningful charms that represent a special moment or person.
You might be surprised to know that I … am a hair twirler. I will often catch myself twirling a strand of hair with my left hand. It’s a habit that I don’t even notice that I’m doing until one of my lovely girls points it out.
My least favorite chore is … putting away the laundry. I love doing the laundry but not so much putting it away.
I started scrapbooking in … 2004, after the birth of my oldest daughter. I wanted to create an 8×8 family album for Danika and since I had no idea where to start I did an internet search. At which point I stumbled upon Two Peas. I was so impressed with the creativity that came out of scrapbooking. My passion started right then, and I’ve never looked back.
My favorite thing about this hobby is … I enjoy the creative freedom scrapbooking provides me, the time to sit quietly while looking at pictures of my girls and choosing from beautiful products to accompany my pictures, in the end preserving memories for my girls is the most rewarding part of this hobby.
If I were a Pebbles product I would be … Fresh Goods Dimensional Butterflies. They are so fun and pretty – a definite must have!!!
Here’s what Mel had to say about her project … “It is very rare for me to create a layout about myself. This layout was extra special for me, as it was my first DT assignment for Pebbles. I enjoyed cutting out the pennants from the Fresh Goods collection paper titled Signage, and using foam dots to add dimension to my layout. This collection has most definitely been a joy to work with.”
Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Flower Basket (751183)
Fresh Goods Signage (751186)
Fresh Goods Front Desk (751187)
Fresh Goods Rain Check (751184)
Fresh Goods Cardstock Sunflower (71038)
Fresh Goods Embossed Border Stickers (732077)
Fresh Goods Embossed Masking Tape Stickers (732078)
Fresh Goods Mini ABC Stickers (732079)
Fresh Goods Chipboard Buttons (747152)
Fresh Goods Dimensional Butterflies (747154)
Ever After Pins (747096)
New Addition Pink ABC Stickers (732057)
Other supplies used:
Mist (Studio Calico)