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New York, United States

I have been scrapbooking for the last 5 years. I started because I wanted to have a place where I kept stock of my daughter's memories. I live in Harlem, New York with Maasai {7}, and our cat Queen Cheeba Dendra. I am a fifth grade teacher, and I'm happy each and every day!
1. You're stuck at a crop and you have only 5 items, what do you absolutely have to have?
A corner rounder, pens for journaling, my sewing machine {that would be funny to take to a crop}, my exacto knife, and my Making Memories magnetic mat.

2. Where do you get most of your "scrapbook" inspiration?
Regular everyday magazines like "Real Simple". I use the advertisements to spark ideas for sketches.

3. What is your life mantra or favorite quote?
"Never force someone who loves you to pay the price of someone who doesn't." and "If you like it, I love it!"

4. What do you like the most about your own scrapbooking style?
I like that it is clean, and graphic with an added element of funk!

5. If you had to give one tip to a beginning scrapbooker, what would it be?
Don't scrap chronologically, or you'll never catch up.