My name is Marie, but in the Scrap World I´m known as Mison. I am 37 years old, and live with my partner and my two children (7 and 3) in a small village called Nordmaling in the North of Sweden. I work as a Intensive Care Nurse (with Cardiology as speciality).
My main interest is Scrapbooking. Since my early teens I´ve been creating cards (drawing, painting etc). In 2004 when my son was born I found a lot of beautiful colored papers and embellishments in a craft shop, bought some and that was the beginning of it all… Now I spend as much time as possible at the scrap table, and it has developed to be my biggest hobby, as well as a big part of my life. For me scrapbooking is a way of contemplation. As I have a job that can be rather stressful, and two intense children, scrapbooking gives me time to relax and run away from the “real world” for a while. It gives me a chance to use my creative nerve, and focus on my needs for a while.
My “style” is colourful and playful. I often use a lot of papers and embellishments. I try to have the photo in focus, and to reflect the feeling of the photo in the layout. I also makes cards and altered projects. If I had to call my style something – then I might call it Playful Punk Chic? (if i do a romantic layout, I can´t help giving it a playful twist…)
I´m part of the Design Team of a free online magazine called Allt om Scrap, I also design for Papermaze.se and two challengeblogs (Kortskissen and Punky Scraps).
My blog is here:
http://gulavillanivallen.blogspot.com (in Swedish – but there is a translation button…)
Here are three of Marie’s favourite LO’s: