If you love scrapbooking and papercrafts, then you are in the right place.MSE strives to provide inspiration and resources in order to help you become the memory keeper you want to be. It's the place to inspire you to try new things and extend your creativity beyond the page.
MSE is for you if you love paper, pretty embellishments, and taking photos!
When I began the My Scrapbook Evolution blog back in April, 2010, my goal was to provide a place to share my work with scrapbook challenges sites and friends. Over time, I realized that I had more to share. MSE evolved into a place which houses resources for modern day memory keepers. Here at MSE, you’ll find budget friendly scrapbooking tips, tutorials, product reviews, inspiration and so much more. I believe that there is always something new to learn and that in doing so, your memory keeping style can continue to evolve (whether you are new to scrapbooking or are a veteran papercrafter).
What does the evolution of your memory keeping style mean?
For some of us, it means learning to be comfortable with who we are as a scrapbooker. For others, it means to learn new techniques. It can also be a combination of both. The tips, tutorials and resources at MSE are designed to work in a variety of ways…from simple inspiration to helping you think about the way you work. The science of scrapbooking is a formula composed of design, understanding the creative process, inspiration, and just pure creativity. What you choose to take away from each article can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. There are no rules to being creative.That’s the secret to the science behind scrapbooking. I want you to become relaxed enough in your process so that you evolve into an efficient and happy memory keeper.
MSE is for you if you want to extend your creativity beyond the page!
For a long time, I was all about scrapbooking and scrapbooking only. I felt I only had time for one hobby so why look elsewhere. I have come to realize that though the creative world is a large one, there is room for a little bit of everything in my life. Organization, art, crafts and life in general all benefit from creative endeavors. If you are like me, you want to find time to create. You want to make all the things. At MSE, you can find inspiration to do just that. Well mostly…we can’t really create all the things but we can sure try! I’ll be sharing ideas for home decor, crafty DIY projects, organizational inspiration and inspiration related to art, art journaling and the MIxed Media realm.
Who am I?
I began scrapbooking in 2001 when I attended my first Creative Memories party. I was captivated by the idea of creatively sharing my family photos and an obsession with scrapbooking began. Over the years, I have been on a variety of design teams, I have been published in several magazines,have taught inspirational scrapbooking classes and have been a co-host for a podcast. I love sharing what I know, learning alongside you, and just talking about scrapbooking in general. (You are always welcome to email me with a question.)
I am also an expat( that’s short for expatriot), I have not lived in my home country for about a decade now. As a memory keeper, that life is intertwined in all that I do. It affects how I decorate my home and store my supplies. It’s part of every photo I take. I have come to realize that it’s almost impossible not to share my family’s lifestyle as it’s part of every scrapbook page I make. I have also come to realize that the things I have learned about living a simple life and how I keep my home can be beneficial to you. On the MSE blog, you will have a closer peek into that life.
My husband and I have been together since 1993. We have a wonderful teenage son who I homeschool. Currently, I am living my dream of living abroad and traveling the world with my family. We share our home with 2 striped island cats who were adopted during the time we lived in the Bahamas and a desert kitty who walked up bold as can be,asking to join our family. I love cameras and shoot both digital and analog (there is always some type of camera in my purse). I like to collect camera bodies and hope to one day restore a vintage camera to shoot real film. When I am not scrapbooking, you can find me playing a variety of video games (usually with both my husband and son).