This is Angela Lenssen, Paper Pals Design Team Member and Blog Coordinator.
Angela is starting into her third year on Design Team and she's excited about the chance to share more about the products and inspirational people at Paper Pals.
She has lived in Pullman for almost 7 years and is a stay at home mom for her three kids. Outside of scrapping, Angela loves photography, singing and event planning/marketing/graphic design (in fact, she's seeking a position in these areas if you know of a job opening!). She ran her first 5K in 2010 and hopes to keep up training for more in the future.
Her favorite reason to scrap is her three kids. "I want them to not only have a visual reminder of the events that happened in their lives, but I also hope to include stories in those layouts that share memories of the relationships they have with me and others as they grow up." She started scrapbooking at a young age with her mom, but started "modern" scrapbooking 10 years ago with the birth of her first child. Angela's inspiration in the scrappy world comes from a variety of places, but mostly she's inspired by blogs. Three of her favorites are listed here:
A favorite project she did recently was for her daughter's golden birthday in October. She turned 10 on 10.10.10 and Angela created a layout as well as party decor and invites with the "Perfect 10" theme. Here's a couple of photos of what she made here, and you can find more details about it on her blog post here.
She says "I love these projects because they celebrated a huge birthday for my daughter. The bright colors made it playful and inviting. I had fun with a couple new techniques on it too-- making a triangle banner and using glittered cardstock for the part of the title and embellishements."
She enjoys posting a variety of creative projects on her blog, Mom-e-Memoirs when they are beyond the projects she does for Paper Pals. Stop by her blog and say hello!
Angela's favorite thing about Paper Pals is the fact that she can get great quality products for scrapbooking locally. "Stopping in at Paper Pals makes me feel like I'm in a big city scrapbook store for product selection and inspiration-- yet with the small town local service! It's perfect."
Come back next week to meet anther member of the Paper Pals Design Team, Leah Larson!