I love love love crafting! I discovered my passion for paper and all things pretty because of my mother, who before she retired, owned a pre-school centre teaching children from the ages of 3 months to 6 years. Obviously my creative talents were fully utilized via posters, drawings, concerts, etc., and has grown ever since and prevails as an intense hobby of mine.
I love and continue to make gifts and cards for family and friends. One of my continued passions is making personalized journals for my clients. I have recently discovered mini albums and am of course experimenting to my hearts content. I have made a few - mostly for my daughters friends who are 16-18 years old but sadly did not make a video of any of them.
I find much of my inspiration for mini albums on YouTube. There are so many wonderful and awesome ladies who so selflessly share their amazing talent - thank you ladies..Personally I find the construction and designing of the albums easy to do but hit a blank when it comes to embellishing the album. I think my problem is the papers and embellishments. Here in Dubai crafting as a hobby costs a pretty penny. The tools, papers, embellishments, kits I see on YouTube is not always available at the craft stores and if it is, it costs a fortune as I said.
Buying online is an option I am seriously considering especially Graphic 45 who as you ladies know, has the most amazing papers.
A few months ago my husband and I went to Malaysia and Bangkok. I did a little haul in Bangkok and have hoarded the items ever since. This past week I finally made a mini album out of the papers - My Minds Eye - life stories collection. I followed the tutorial of an amazing lady named Suzie on YouTube who goes by the name of CreativeCafeGirl - thank you Suzie for the great tutorial. I am going to make a video and upload it here on my blog soon soon.
Anyhow, I am ending this introduction now before it becomes too long. Enjoy your creativity ladies and remember, a handcrafted card is a gift on its own!