Hi, Iâ€™m Tristann and I live Washington State with my husband, Bryan, and our rescued greyhound. I work full-time as a Human Resources manger for a travel company.
Iâ€™ve been paper crafting and collecting â€œmemoriesâ€ all my life. But when a friend introduced me to the new world of scrapbooking in 1999, I was immediately hooked, since it allowed me to combine my love for crafts with my love for preserving my memories. Besides scrapbooking, I love traveling, walking, painting and photography.
I would say Iâ€™m a contemporary scrapbooker who changes with the times. I find that the new styles of papers and embellishments really move me and dictate the style and the mood of my designs. Scrapbooking is like music for me. I always have my old favorites, but Iâ€™m constantly adding new releases to my collection as well. I work with both paper and digital. I usually create 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11 size layouts. Besides creating layout pages, I enjoy making altered items, cards, mini albums and other craft projects. I enjoy not only scrapbooking my memories but the challenge of creating paper-based art. I love the fact that my creations not only record what was happening at the time but they allow me to share a piece of myself through my art.
I've been published several times in magazines and books including Scrapbooks, etc.; Memory Makers; Paper Crafts; Scrapbook Trends; Paper Trends; Cantata Books; Memory Makers Books; Stamping, Stationery & Scrapbooking; Scrapbook Dimensions; Scrapbook & Cards Today; Memories Community; PaperKuts; NanC and Company books; and CorrespondenceArt. Iâ€™ve served as a featured designer for Bisous, and a guest designer for Dream Street Papers and Adornit Caroleeâ€™s Creations. I've also been featured on the LoveToKnow Scrapbooking website. (http://scrapbooking.lovetoknow.com/)
I was extremely honored when I was asked to be a member of the A Cherry On Top Design Team back in March 2004. Over the years Iâ€™ve enjoyed sharing new ideas and products with other scrapbookers, the opportunity to make new friends, and being inspired by all the wonderful creations that are shared here at A Cherry On Top.
For more information and inspiration, check out my blog: http://tristanngraves.wordpress.com/