Congratulations to KawaiiNeko2008, who is the winner of the $15 Shopping Spree from JuicyChristians! I will try to do better at posting the winners of each giveaway.
Today, we are featuring someone I found on Twitter.com. Shellie is know as @Military_Mom on Twitter. Shellie's website is Memories of Distinction, which she is currently working on getting up and running. Memories of Distinction offers personal ways to preserve your family's history through photos and memories. She creates custom scrapbook layouts, memory books, shadow boxes and more. Shellie would love to work with you on putting together a custom memory book that will create wonderful memories for years to come.
Shellie describes herself as "I am a wine drinking, chocolate popping, scrapbooking, wanna be chef, bookworm, shutterbug, soccer mom and military wife." She is also a blogger, and her blog is called Musings of a Military Wife. Click on the title, and it will take you to her blog, but be sure to come back here and finish reading! Let's see what else Shellie has to share about herself:
TDB: Why, when, and how did you get started scrapbooking?
Shellie: I started scrapbooking because my husband was deploying, and I needed something to fill the time and be creative too. It was 4 years ago now, and we lived on base at the time, so there were plenty of friends around who also scrapbooked.
TDB: How does your scrapbooking affect your "military life" or vice versa?
Shellie: As I said above I started scrapbooking on our previous base, so it has helped preserve our memories of friends and events both on and off base. It also allows me to create books for my hubby to take with him on deployments keeping a part of us and home with him when he is away.
TDB: What is the most important thing to remember when scrapbooking?
Shellie: Preserve those moments that are special to YOU, you do not have to scrap every picture you have ever taken. You also do not have to scrap like anyone else or following a time line, just preserve those memories and journal.
TDB: Name all of the places you have lived in your life.
Shellie: Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, Ohio (yep been there done that twice), Colorado, nothing over seas (yet ;) )
TDB: Name three things in your life that you could NOT do without.
Shellie: My camera, My Family, My new HP HDX notebook pc (this was a hard question)
TDB: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Shellie: This might not be a "super power", but I would love to be able to wiggle my nose and have a clean house, laundry done and everything in it's place.
TDB: What are your favorite "crafting" tools?
Shellie: My Crop-a-dile for sure (can not do anything without it), hhmm my ATG adhesive gun (much more affordable), quilling tools (you can make some great embellishments for pages with these!
Here is a little slide show of some of Shellie's work: