my name is Maggie Holmes.
I am 33
years old and married with 5 children! I am constantly taking
pictures of them in an effort to capture every little moment.
My only complaint about being a mother is that these precious
years go by way too quickly!
been scrapbooking for years and years.... ever since I can
scrapbooking because I always loved taking photos and enjoyed
creating with those photos!
scrapbook at least once a week and I find/make the time by
using little bits of time during my day while the kids are
at school and my baby is napping. I can squeeze in some extra
time here and there by allowing my 4 year old daughter to
come in my scrapbook room and create right by my side. She
loves to pull out her craft supplies and make pretty things
I am most often inspired to make a page because I want to
remember the moment or feelings that accompany each photo.
I know that I will eventually forget and so I want to document
and record every little detail!
my go-to techniques is misting! It adds just enough texture
and dimension to a plain piece of cardstock and also makes
things unique to me!
NOT scrapbook without the following products/tools: cardstock,
journaling pen, alpha stickers for titles, patterned paper,
mist, brads, buttons, ribbon and sequins!
and where do you store/display your completed pages? I
use the American Crafts Modern D-Ring albums and I use a different
color album for each child. Then I have family albums as well
for pages that involve more than one person.
page size do you generally scrap? 12" x 12".
is your favorite photography App? Instagram!
journaling pen is your favorite? American Crafts Precision
Pen in .03.
you also create mini-books or theme albums? Yes, I love
to create mini albums and I keep them out for my children
to look through! They especially love when I create mini books
that are unique to them such as documenting their birthdays
in their own albums!
photo software do your use? Photoshop and Lightroom.
is your best advice to someone just starting out? Don't
be intimidated by the idea that you have to start at the beginning
of your life (or your child's life) and work through in chronological
order. The day I gave that up was the day I really began to
enjoy scrapbooking! I create with any photos that are inspiring
or meaningful to me at the moment and I have come to accept
the fact that I will never be "caught up". There
will always be photos to go back and scrapbook from years
past and really, that is the beauty of it because it means
I will never run out of subject material!