Today is such an exciting day! We are so happy to welcome a new ScrapbookSteals blogger into the family. We think you may find her very familiar as she’s been an active member of the community and was even a Summer Design Team member. Please welcome Kerys Sharrock! We asked her a few “Get To Know You” questions to get the ball rolling.
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Where do you live?
Park City, UT
What is your favorite thing to make?
Do you have kids?
A son, age 12. My quiet, shy boy who’s hitting those teen years FAR too quick! And he’s taller than me too – really not fair!
A daughter, age 9. My confident little extrovert who talks 24/7.
My husband, age **. The worst of the lot!
Tell us about where you’re from.
I am originally from the Northampton in the UK. My husband was offered a move out here with his company and jumped at the chance! No more cold, rainy days that chill you to the bone, and a guaranteed summer! Who could resist? My kids and I found the move very difficult in the beginning because we are a very close family and missed friends and family a lot, but we are all now well settled and loving it here. I’ve “found” scrapbooking (thanks to my Mum), the kids have “turned” American, and we have our green cards and are here to stay!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I love to stalk the internet! I check the manufacturer blogs most days along with friends’ blogs and other random people who inspire me. I follow them on Facebook, have a subscription to Creating Keepsakes and Papercrafts magazines, and love to look through Pinterest for ideas.
How long have you been part of the ScrapookSteals community?
I joined the ScrapbookSteals community just before their first retreat in 2011. I loved to join in the Mid Week Mojo series and then slowly turned to cards too. I loved meeting people at the retreat that I had only spoken to online – it was great to put a name to a face! This year’s retreat was a blast too! I can’t wait for next year.
What other hobbies do you enjoy?
I must admit – I spend so much time in my scrap room that I don’t have a huge amount of time for other hobbies! My two kids keep me busy with swim team and gymnastics most evenings, and my dog is more work than a new born baby!
How would you describe your scrapbooking style?
My scrapbooking style is generally quite clean and simple, but a lot depends on the photos and product I am using at the time. I struggle to do ‘vintage’ or ‘distressed’ layouts, preferring the brighter papers and collections. I love to use embellishments and layers, and I am trying to get more creative with making my own embellishments rather than just using the products on offer. I am also enjoying making altered projects, and seeing where a product can take me.
I really believed that when we moved to the US I would be a SAHM – how things change! I am SO excited to be starting at ScrapbookSteals, the only job I would have considered! Who wouldn’t want to be working on something they love and are COMPLETELY obsessed with?! This is going to be a fun adventure!
And now it’s time to get to know all of you! I’d love if you would answer the same questions in a comment. It’s so nice to meet you all and I can’t wait to get started!