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Profile of beachlover

About Me

Birthday May 21st
Anniversary July 4th

My life has been blessed with a husband who puts up with me and my constant stresses. Between us we have his daughter (22) and my son (28), DIL and two cool grandsons (Peyton 8, Hudson 4) And a GRANDDAUGHTER Piper Quinn, almost 3 months old! I am a total beach bum! I have three crazy dogs/kids too. Isabella the Australian Shepard is 14 and Lily (Black Lab is 4). Harley, our Chocolate Lab is almost 2. She is the biggest cuddler!! I love to read (James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell), swim, garden, cook and watch my husband and daughter race their micro sprint cars on weekends (April-October). I'd travel anywhere if it were in my budget! I guess I am still a bit of a newlywed, only married a year and a half. We bought an older house 2 1/2 years ago and will always have a project to work on there. One room at a time. Right now its my scrap room. Scrapping is my therapy, but I just cannot find enough time to do it; when I do, I am working on numerous projects, all gifts for everybody else! Mostly I complete 12x12 Creative Memory books, but enjoyed working on a few distressed chipboard mini albums a while ago. I have even started doing a few recipe books. Current projects: my daughter-in-law's wedding album, Hudson's album, dd's first year race car album and my wedding album! Oh and 3 12x12 recipe books. Now that Piper has arrived, I am starting her album so I can complete it as she grows!

Color choices? Earth Tones, outdoorsy natural colors, lots of white and Kraft

Do you like cute stuff? rarely

Lumpy or not lumpy? not

Favorite designers? MME, EP, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, Amy Tan, Photoplay, Bella Blvd

Do you stamp? starting to collect them again!

Chalk? no, but maybe one day...

Ribbon (unprinted/printed)? I don't like using ribbon. Period!

Eyelets/Brads? no, trying to make less bulky albums. My earliest ones are in need of repair!

Metal clips? cute for other projects like clip board

Wooden embellishments? more and more, yes

Library pockets/cards? have not used them yet

Buckles (metal/plastic)? no

Twist ties? never saw them used

Decorative brads? no

Fabric? a bit

Bottlecaps (plain/printed)? Not at all

Rick Rack? if you twist my arm

Canvas embellishments? I'd try it

Color washes? never tried them

Walnut ink? something I'd like to try

Liquid chalk ink pads? LOVE THEM!

Acrylic paints? yes

Foam stamps? no

Regular stamps? yes

Rub Ons? rarely

What is your favorite type of item to make? anything 12x12

Do you use journal boxes on a regular basis? as much as I can

Do you use borders on a regular basis? just corner rounder

Do you use titles on a regular basis? yes

Do you use embellished tags on a regular basis? if I can find the "right ones" - which I never seem to do

What is your greatest scrapbooking weakness? Thickers, journaling tags and washi

What is your favorite paper theme? scenery (beach of course!), my pups and the boys
Washi: I cannot get enough of it!!!

my blog: https://lilymomma1.wordpress.com/

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