Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Little Bit More About Me...

Hi everyone, Michele here today… we have shared some projects with you and now we will share a little bit more about ourselves. Like I said in my last post, I am so honored to be a part of this team and so excited to be working with all of the other talented ladies on the team!! Scrappy Chic is where it’s at! I felt right at home the very first time I walked through the doors and now I am designing for them…it’s funny how things work out!

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I made all my cards. My aunt just gave me a card I made her when she had her first baby, that was over 35 years ago. I thought I was hot stuff using construction paper and markers. I also LOVE home décor and altered items! It was just a couple of years ago that I started doing layouts and minis. I also make jewelry and candles but paper crafting is what you will find me doing when I am in my craft room these days. I am so excited to be sharing my projects with you!!

I grew up in the Plymouth/Canton area, moved to California in my early 20s and about 6 years ago I came back to the Plymouth/Canton area. I work about a mile from my home.

If I am not working on a project I am with my nieces. They are 6 and 4 years old. You will see a lot of them in my layouts.

I do long to go back to California but that won’t be happening anytime soon, I couldn’t possibly be that far away from the girls. I do travel back at least 3 times a year to visit my dearest friend, boy do we have fun! He was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Los Angeles and we have been besties ever since.

In my crafting I am inspired by a number of nieces, colors, others crafters, art, landscapes, bridges and malibu sunsets to name a few.  I get ideas from everyday things and have to plan out a project in my mind before I try to translate it to paper.  I love trying new techniques a learn a little something from all crafters I encounter.

Here are five fun facts about me:

1. When I was a kid (before I graduated from high school) I wanted to be a dental hygienist. Now I can’t even imagine putting my hands in peoples mouths…
2. My first job when I moved to Los Angeles was with a travel agency and we sold vacation packages to central America. I was lucky enough to get to travel to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
3. In junior high and high school I was in the marching band, flute and saxophone mostly but I also tried piccolo, oboe, drums and flag.
4. I get really nervous when speaking in front of groups of people even if I know them, my face turns beet red and I speak REALLY fast.
5. I have been told bunches of times I laugh like Betty Rubble. ;)

Well, that’s it in a nutshell… check back to read more about the other members of the team and see what we are up to with all the new product arriving daily at Scrappy Chic!

1 comment:

Scrappin with the bug said...

Michele - what a great bio can't wait to work along side of you and the other wonderful ladies. I loved your altered mouse traps.

FYI I just saw some Bella Blvd paper that you should get -- it has monkeys on it just like the photo of you and your nieces.