Sunday, November 18, 2007

SISTER Sunday - November 18th

Please WELCOME Beverley Todd, from England, as our sister this week!

Name: Beverley Todd

Tell us about your family:
I’m married to Adam & have four boys aged 21, 18, 16 & 3. They are the main focus of my scrapbooking, although I do tend to scrap the little one most. We didn’t always have a camera when the older ones were small. The older ones (& their friends) are mindful of my scrapping habits, so when they have parties, go to gigs & festivals or have days out, they make sure to take photographs & run a disc off for me!

How/Why did you start scrapbooking?
I fell into scrapbooking by accident! I was contributing to a card making magazine in the UK and they released a new scrapbooking title: 12x12 Scrapbooking Magazine. I got some information about submissions from my editor and trawled the internet to find out what it was. My first submissions were published in issue two and I carried on contributing three or four layouts each month until the magazine closed a year later. The rest, they say, is history.

How long have you been scrapbooking? Three years

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love?
I know everybody says it’s about preserving your family heritage and leaving a legacy but for me that is a bonus. The thing I really love is the community. I have met so many fabulous and talented people – just by doing a bit of cutting and sticking! For me, it is about sharing a common interest and forging new friendships all over the world.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
On average, about 20 but it depends what else I have on. Some weeks it is more like 40.

How long does it take you to complete a layout?
Anything under 2 hours is rare. Mostly I’d say 3 or 4 hours.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere! Sometimes it’s a particular paper, photograph or embellishment – other times it will be a sketch or prompt from an online challenge. There are times when I have no idea where it comes from but I never question the mojo when it’s there!


Here is Beverley's layout for Challenge #29


Check out Beverley's gallery, and her blog!

Looking forward to getting to know you more during the week!

Sisterhood...a celebration of the he{ART}


Ruth said...

CONGRATULATIONS BEV!!! You rock! Well deserved!!

Charli said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! Our guv! Well done Guv - as Ruth said it is so well deserved. The more people that get to see your fabulous work, the better!!

Fabrizio (call me Fab) said...

Well done Beverley ! You work so hard for all of us and appreciate our it's your turn darling and well deserved too ! XXXXXXXXXXXXX Fab

Auntie Jane (aka EJ) said...

Well done Gov go get 'em, stun them with your work and love of the art.

Lois said...

Love your gallery!

Alix said...

oooh love this so deserve a *toot toot* for your services to scrapping...and to us!!! alixxx

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Deanne said...

Welcome, Beverley!!!