November’s Guest Designer — Chelsea Miller

Today we are welcoming our November Guest Designer, Chelsea Miller, to the team. Let’s get to know her a little bit better.

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Hey everyone! My name is Chelsea, and I am beyond thrilled that I was asked to be Guest Designer for Scrapbook Circle this month! I live way up north, in Snow Lake, Manitoba where I grew up and where I am now raising my own kids. Tayla (15), Jackson (12 this month), Makenna (9 this month) and Brayden (4).

My sister encouraged me (she basically tortured me until I said yes) to start scrapbooking in 2002 after she got into it so she would have a buddy, and then ended up leaving me to do the layouts while she stuck to card making. I mainly scrap in 12×12 but have been itching to venture into a smaller size, loving the 8.5×11 look lately… I have had the privilege of seeing my layouts in 5 issues of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine so far and I was on a Design Team here in Manitoba for about 7 years called Love is in the Details.

Here is what Chelsea has made with her November kit so far. You will see more from her throughout the month as she plays along with us.

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We also did a fun little Q&A with Chelsea, and her answers are below.

If you could spend a day scrapbooking/crafting with anyone (friend, online friend, celebrity, etc) who would it be and why?
This is a tough one, how do you choose just one? I have spent so much time online with various scrapping friends throughout the years, and have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of them, but there are two that inspire me daily with their creativity and how they juggle work and family and crafting that I have never had the chance to meet, so Melanie Blackburn and Heather Leopard, if there ever comes a chance to get together, I’ll sell one or possibly two children to make that happen.

If you were designing a scrapbook collection, what ONE thing would you make sure was in that line and why?
I love little die cuts. You can do so much with them and the ease of having embellishments completely matched up to the paper is always a good thing. So I guess lots of die cuts/note cards!

What does a perfect day of scrapbooking look like for you? Is it day or night? Music or quiet? Crop or alone? Etc…
I will be the first to admit I don’t seem to find as much time to scrap as I WANT to. I honestly don’t know how so many of you find the time to create between working and taking care of the family, I bow to you! Nighttime is the best for me, after the littler 2 are tucked into bed. I’m a night owl so it does work out great for the most part, but I would love to find a little bit of extra time during the days to get into my happy place. I sometimes put my iPod on for music nice and low, but usually the TV is going in the background instead. I always scrap alone. We live in a very small town and nobody else here seems to want to get out of the house with their supplies, but I kind of like it that way. I try to make it down south for a big crop once/year though!

It’s been great getting to know you better, Chelsea! Welcome to the team this month and we look forward to what you’ll create with the Little Moments kit.

 

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