We are SO excited to be announcing the first member of the ScrapbookSteals.com Design Team. Cyndee Kawa has been a part of our wonderful community for months and has brought such a valuable outlook on preserving family memories to our community members. Join us tonight in getting to know Cyndee—the Princess of PM—as we embark upon her spring term as ScrapbookSteals Design Team Member.

• • • • •

Some people scrapbook because they enjoy the process, the beautiful embellishments, the smell of the paper, the craftiness of it—and I do love all of that, but for me, it’s more about the memories.

I started taking photos (with my brownie camera) and putting them in albums when I was about 5 years old. During college, I added themed die cuts and stickers. When pregnant with my first child, I added pretty papers. My style has changed immensely since those days of black papered albums and scotch tape, but two things remain the same: photos and journaling are always included!

Now, with two sweet children, a wonderful husband and a full-time job, I love to capture the silly, funny, (annoying), boring, and crazy things that happen in our house—the everyday moments that are too easily forgotten, so that 20 years from now my son won’t need to ask “Mom, what was I doing sitting in that box?” And yes, I’m “that Mom” that takes a photo and then helps her child clean up the (humorous) mess they just made.

My downfall is the big events—too many pictures! Instead of scrapping them all, you’ll find me making one of the “drop in the photos and add journaling” digital photo books and having it printed. It’s easy and then it’s done! Hopefully I’ll get back to capturing a few of the most favorite moments from that trip or birthday, with its own scrapbook page, but considering that I still have photos from 2008 to scrapbook, we’ll see if that ever happens. ;)

In January 2010, I stumbled across ScrapbookSteals.com on Facebook and my scrappy stash quickly grew! But the best part was the online community of crafty women I found (many of whom I now calls friends!), and the inspiration they all provided. Then in July 2010, I was excited to participate in the Mid-Week Mojo sketches that Kristy Lee started. I’ve completed at least one sketch for every single week and have truly grown as a scrapbooker (and have the full albums to prove it).

Thanks to Kristy and all the Guest Sketchers, there’s been an amazing amount of inspiration provided, so when the amazing Kristy proposed this idea of me being the first ScrapbookSteals Design Team member, you could have knocked me over with a feather. I asked her more than once “Are you SURE?” Here’s hoping that she doesn’t regret choosing me! :)

Creations by Cyndee

• • • • •

Well Cyndee, you can better believe that I still firmly believe you are going to make this position shine.

Join us this Thursday night as Cyndee takes the spotlight with this months PM project.

And for those of you just dying to know how to be a part of the Summer Term Design Team, stay tuned to our blog for info. We will be looking for three members to compose our PM Power team for the months of June – August.