I’m Amy (which you should know by now). I’m a wife to Matthew and mother to Elizabeth. I’m sure you’ll see her a lot in my scrapbook pages. Tucker, our family dog, is also frequently seen as my favorite furry child. I have been scrapbooking since 1999 when my desire to create an anniversary gift for my boyfriend was met with a new aisle at the local Wal-Mart. My love of scrapbooking was born. (My boyfriend liked the gift in case you were wondering. He’s my husband now.)
From those early days of cutting pictures into shapes (I cringe now!) and stickers strewn haphazardly across the page to mats and eyelets then wood, washi, and even some mixed media, I like a wide variety of things. Someone once asked me what kind of scrapbooker I was. I had to think for a moment, because I get bored easily. I don’t tend to scrapbook the same way each time. Sometimes it’s messy, sometimes it’s clean, sometimes there are more layers than a sane person knows what to do with. No matter what though, all the time, it’s me.
Nowadays, you can find me at school. I’m in my sixteenth year of teaching third grade in the same classroom. I love my job so much and I’m blessed to have such amazing students and teachers to work with. From November until May you can usually find me after school in the music teacher’s classroom or on our stage. I somehow became stage manager for our middle school musicals years ago (zero actual experience!) and it’s now something I look forward to each year. (The Lion King, Jr. this year, folks! Hakuna Matata!)
At home, I’m in my scrapbook room quite often. I love to be creative and try new things. My fancy new iMac sits in here too so I can update this web site, blog, edit videos, or play some video games. (The Sims 4, Civilization 6, and Cities: Skylines are where it’s at!)
I’m embarking on this new direction in my life to “build my brand”. It’s a bit scary to put myself out there like this, but I’m looking forward to finding many new ways to grow as a person, wife, mom, teacher, and scrapbooker. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller