I'm Sheri, and I live in North Carolina. Have been here since my family moved from Gainesville, Florida when I was seven years old. (GO GATORS!
I'm the mom of 4. My youngest, Nicholas, just started middle school this week (EEK!
) My only daughter, Caitlyn, is an 8th grader, Kory is a sophomore, and my oldest, Brandon, is taking a different course for his life and pursuing his GED.
My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years. While it hasn't always been sunshine and flowers, it's always been US; and that's been the glue that held us together-- knowing that everything we have, or have done, we did together. We built this family, the structure is ours.
I worked 7 years for the local phone company, and am now a full-time mom. It's the first time in 11 years that I've been home full-time, and I've never been home all by myself-all the time. It's kind of scary.
I've been scrapping about 5 years now, I think.. or is it 4? Seems like there was never a time that I didn't!
I started scrapping with the idea of doing a Christmas project for the family- inlaws, mom, dad, etc... I decided I was going to do a year-in-review book for them. One page per month.
I did the albums, and at the end of the year, I thought "Gee. Now I've done these 6 albums, and I have nothing for myself. What now?" So off I went.
I didn't know anyone who scrapped, wasn't aware of the whole scrapping community that was out there. I went to Michael's and AC Moore and was limited by their product lines.
I stumbled on DIY Scrapbooking and was in heaven. "Met" a girl thru there who introduced me to Two Peas in a Bucket. Holy Cow!!!!, was I in for a shock! Talk about foreign territory!
From 2peas, I met a girl who lived about an hour away, and she invited me to a monthly crop she attended. Thru her, I met a few other people, branched out on 2peas, found another message board home where I met some more awesome scrappers, and the rest, as they say, is history!
I wanted to make a DT, and I did. I wanted to be published, and, thanks to Jen, I was. My next 2 goals are to be published in a print medium, and to make a manufacturer DT.
Since I haven't submitted in a while, and I also haven't applied anywhere- those goals are a little distant!
I've always been interested in photography, but always just "point and shoot". In the last year, I've really started learning the technical part of photography/cameras, and branching out. I bought my very first digital SLR camera, had a few photoshoots, got myself a little website to showcase my photos, and am continuing to learn.
I love that my two passions go hand in hand so well. Without photos, what is scrapping? Without scrapping, what else am I gonna do with all these photos? Leave them in albums?
I think NOT!
I think I was getting a little burned out on scrapping, and only scrapping for various assignments. I've culled my DT responsibilites down to RSC and one other, and I think the scrappin' bug is back! With all this free time I have now, I should be back to crankin' some layouts out!