Hello, my name is Norine. I’m a not-quite-50 yr old, mother of 4+ a daughter-in-law, married to Paul for 30 years, misplaced Canadian living in Arizona. I’ve been “scrapping” since my teens, but made it my official hobby in 2003. Before that it was cross stitch, folk art painting, pretty much anything “crafty”.All my life I have loved photos. Even ones of people I don’t know. And I’ve loved the stories that each photo tells. But eventually the story-tellers are gone and (if we’re lucky) the photo albums remain and while it’s fun to imagine the story behind each picture, it’s much more satisfying to know the real story. That is what motivates me to put pictures and pen to paper. Well, that and the patterned paper. Oh, and the mists and rub-ons and ribbon and chipboard.
Four kids, one endlessly supportive husband and many varied interests (cooking, reading, snowboarding, travel, photography, cottaging) provide me with more photos than I will ever get scrap booked, but in the meantime, I’m having a great time messing around with fun and artistic techniques and products. And when I need to sound more credible, I refer to myself as the “Guardian of my Family’s History”. I’m thrilled to be part of the Challenge Me Happy DT and I’m looking forward to PLAYING with you all!!
Visit my blog here: http://thevelvetlemon.blogspot.com/
Here are three of Norine’s favourite LO’s: