Stacy's Pick

With Mother's Day just hours away, I thought it would be fun to feature one of our BPC moms who spontaneously posted a selfie of her and her daughter to our gallery, in response to Christa Paustenbaugh's photography class, Captured: Teens and Tweens

This is Adel Otto (@aotto) and she is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Where as you can see from the background of the photo they are still getting some wet, drippy spring snow! She and her husband have four teens, which she reports, means that "I drink a lot of coffee and live in denial that my children are driving!" Adel loves being a mom because it is a fabulous adventure; "My little dependent ones are becoming independent persons full of boundless energy and passion, and that is inspiring when I think I might have helped them along the way." 

Adel is currently trying all sorts of scrappy ideas. She is enjoying micro scrapping in her planner, regular 12x12 pages and is also delving into some art journaling. She has especially loved the process of mingling her favorite crafting supplies with inspirational verses of the Bible, in Shanna Noel's Illustrated Faith series

Adel had taken several classes on the former BPC website, where she enjoyed the community inside live workshops, but says, "What I like about the new BPC is the variety of classes for a small membership price. I like that the classes are short with a meaningful task that can be completed (usually) in one sitting. This has been a great feature as I try to learn some art journaling skills." She also says, "I know the community will take longer to build with this new platform, I really believe in this self-paced, self-direction approach. 

We want to wish Adel and all of our other crafty moms out there a wonderful and creative Mother's Day. In fact, we are hosting a FUN contest on Instagram that could win you (and your mom) a FREE three-month membership. All you have to do is post a photo of you with your mom or you with your kids (big, little and furry ones welcome) because a mother's love knows no bounds. So, get in those photos this weekend and use the hashtag #BPClovesmoms!

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  1. avatar dptuffy says…

    Yay, Adel!! What a cute photo of you two :) Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. avatar aotto says…

    Thanks Debra, @dptuffy have a great day too

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