Today is a great day, I am going to announce another new contributor!! I have known Marlene for a while now, and have always been inspired by her scrapbook pages. Marlene has a unique and fun style to each layout she creates! She has done so many great posts for IFS and I knew I just had to add her to the team. I know you she will have great ideas and tips to share for the blog so stay tuned for her posts! Let's get to know Marlene!
My home is in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan up on the Canadian border. I am the mother of two adults. My son is serving in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua and my daughter, a recent college grad, is looking for a place to settle. My husband retired the first of this year (2011) and I have seven months (who’s counting?) until I get to retire in May 2012. I hope to keep up my steady pace of producing projects and think I’ll need to travel some so I have material to scrap.
I began scrapbooking about 8 years ago and my hobby has escalated into a dedicated room and a ton of supplies. Most days I do something in my room, even it is reorganizing my stash. I like humor in my pages, journaling, making my own embellishments and creating little scenes expanding from a photo.
I chose two favorite layouts based on those “likes”. The picture is always my starting point. My scrapping has evolved over the years, I love trying new techniques and getting my hands dirty. There is almost always ink on my hands, not attractive for a person my age? Nonsense!
Thanks for looking. I have followed Ideas for Scrapbookers since the beginning and have used many techniques learned from this blog. I am very excited to be a member of the team.
Thanks Marlene for joining the team! I look forward to your great ideas!!