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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Meet December Guest Designer - Carolyn 2 comments  
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Screenname: cajenkins81

First name: Carolyn

Favorite Color: Purple & pink, and recently turquoise everything! 

I mostly create12x12 layouts 

Guilty pleasureChocolate! And paper :D

BIO: I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for over 10 years, together 15 now! We have 2 beautiful and amazing children, Olivia and Owen, who both have birthdays in December! So in just a few days I’ll have a FIVE year old and a two year old – how and when did that happen! I live in Arkansas and just recently moved to a town outside of Hot Springs. I moved here because of an amazing job offer I received after receiving what I thought was the worst news ever in my life! I have been on one heck of a roller coaster this year, but the year looks to be wrapping up quite nicely with an abundance of blessings. Turns out to be the best thing that has ever happened to me! God is good! I’m a diehard LSU fan and not just out of loyalty because I grew up in Louisiana, but because I actually graduated from LSU :) 

I started scrapping in 2008, 5 years after our wedding, and started with our wedding book. I knew I wanted to do something and some sort of scrapbook, so I bought 2 paper packs, some glue, a scrap pack of ribbons, and a small paper trimmer. I still have some of the papers (shame on me! Haha) and the same paper trimmer from back then. And a LOT more supplies since! I’ve learned a lot and I play with ideas and techniques when I can. Sometimes I get stuck on a technique or product and use it so much until I can’t stand it anymore, or until I find something else to get hooked into ;) I’m a frugal scrapper so I LOVE a good deal. I don’t own a lot of fancy gadgets or gizmos. I don’t even own an exacto knife! I use my scissors A LOT and do a lot of creative use of paper lately. My style varies – sometimes I like a simple layout and other times I can spend hours looking at and playing with adding things to a layout until it’s JUST RIGHT. I like bold colors, but I mostly love bold colors that are rich but muted – like a darker red, not a bright red. Anything that is rich in color with texture and character (distressing, fading, etc.).  

I work full time so I don’t have a lot of time for scrapping anymore, but I LOVE to veg out sometimes at night but especially on the weekends. And I love sharing my craft with others. My daughter just loves looking at pages I’ve made of her, or helping me decide where to place something on a layout.


Look for Carolyn's inspirational projects in her Gallery and check out her
Challenges during December on the 
Message Board!

Layout: Christmas 2012

Featuring 'Making Merry' - Little Yellow Bicycle

making merry tags and strings lyb  christmas tree paper making merry lyb

Layout: Opening Gifts

Featuring 'Making Merry' - Little Yellow Bicycle

Making Merry Favorite Pieces Stickers lybMaking Merry Tags & Strings lyb    making merry vellum tape lyb

Layout: Army Navy Hospital

Featuring 'Bushel o' Fall' by Imaginisce

autumn sunset paper imaginisce  so thankful paper bushel o fall imaginisce 

Layout: Happy Fall

Featuring 'Bushel o' Fall' by Imaginisce

bushel o fall sticker stackers imaginiscesquirrell bushel o fall happy fall paper bushel o fall imaginisce

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Posted by Rachel Kent

Reader Comments ...
12/4/13 9:49 pm
love your layouts - great content; lots of colors; etc.

SherrieLynne . Michigan
12/4/13 2:34 pm
Beautiful Layouts!!!