We are so fortunate to have Steff as our Graphic 45 Featured Artist. She is exploding with talent and creativity plus she make these fantastic YouTube videos. Steff has created this wonderful mini album using our Steampunk Debutante paper collection, black policy envelope album, and almost all of our Staples.
We asked Steff to tell us a little about herself, this is what she had to say.
Stephanie Miller (With A Grin)
"I'm a Wife/Mother/Me! All at once... I am all three of these! And I love it!"
Here's my "How I Got Started In Scrapbooking" (short) story:
started with a computer hard drive crash! Not mine, thankfully, but it
made me madly rush home and tell my husband I NEEDED A "FULL PROOF"
BACK-UP to my regular back-up!" Yep, He looked at me with that 'what are
you talking about' look and said the one thing that pushed me right
into this exciting world of scrapbooking. He said, "Steff, WHY!?
Seriously, you don't even SEE these pictures after you take them!" HOLY
SMOKES.. He was right! I had taken hundreds (shh.. thousands) of photos
and they just sat on a hard drive. I had always said I'd print out the
'best ones' and put them in an album. But ok, honestly, it sounded like a
chore to me! I was supposed to grab one of those standard boring albums
and spend hours filling them up with pictures and maybe if I had enough
coffee in me I'd put in names and dates in that little spot they give
you! It made me think.. If I DIDN'T WANT to spend the time putting the
pictures in a traditional photo album.. WHO would want to PICK IT UP AND
LOOK through it?" So, that's how I got started! Long story short.. I
was determined to SHARE/SHOW my photos and make the PROCESS FUN! I went
to the scrapbook store and was amazed at all the scrappy happiness that
would 'enhance' my photo's! I LOVED IT! I BOUGHT IT! I went home with
it! And then I MADE MY FIRST MINI album! I wanted to create an album
that would attract a person's eye. I wanted to make them WANT to PICK IT
UP and look at it!! And in all this scrappy fun, I found my scrappy
passion.. creating with gorgeous papers, prints, embellishments, etc.!! I
love creating and have discovered there is no right or wrong way to
scrapbooking .. just enjoy the process! Gather your scrappy happiness
(gorgeous products) and get busy!
So thats how I got hooked, I LOVE THE PROCESS from beginning to end! And
BONUS: Now I CAN'T WAIT to print out those special photos and get
scrappy busy! I know.. YOU KNOW exactly what I'm talking about! :) Thanks for reading and I'd love to hear what pushed you into your scrappy passion!
Please click the link to watch this inspiring video.Scrapbooking Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Mini Album (BlueMoon DT Project)
As always, thanks for all of the great support.
Team Graphic 45