Today we wanted to introduce you to one of our brand new Design Team members, Laurel Seabrook. We asked Laurel a few questions so that you could get to know her better.
What is your favorite Echo Park Paper collection? Wow, that is a tough one I have pretty much every Echo Park collection and love them all. If I have to choose one it would have to be "For the Record."
Where do you reside? British Columbia, Canada
Where do you do most of your creating? I am lucky to have a craft room. When we were buying a new house, my wishes were a willow tree and a craft room. I got one of them.
Tell us about your family. I am married with two girls ages 17 and 14, and I teach grade one. We have a dog, a cat, and now a turtle. As a family we like to camp in the summer and even take our cat with us!
What's one scrapbooking tool you can't live without? Definitely my paper cutters. I have the mini chopper and a large chopper, and they are both my most used tools.
What's one tip you can share with our readers regarding scrapbooking? I say you don't have to scrap every photo of every occasion. Pick a few good ones that tell the story and use them. Be sure to journal when you do the page as you most likely won't get back to it. Finally don't forget to document the everyday things. The things that make you and that defines you and your family's daily life.
Are you a card maker, scrapbooker, altered artist or a combination of these three? I love to do all three of these. I do mostly cards as I like how quick they are, but I love fixing up garage sale items to give as gifts or keep for myself. And of course documenting my family's life, which is why I love to scrapbook.
Do you have additional hobbies besides scrapbooking? I do love photography and painting. I used to do decorative painting, but with limited time I can't do it all and paper crafting is my passion.
We wanted to share some of Laurel's amazing work. Be sure to check out our blog posts for upcoming projects created by Laurel: