About Me…

I love to scrapbook–digital, traditional & hybrid!  I’m also branching out into cards & altered art.  I love my HP laptop, my Epson scanner-printer, Photoshop, PSE4 & Inkscape.  I’m a pediatric registered nurse working in a hospital close to home. I’m married to a wonderful man, who is mostly supportive of my hobbies! I have three almost grown children–they’re in college but still living at home.  We have a dog and 2 cats. My other hobbies include genealogy, gardening, cooking, collecting postcards & ephemera, organizing, decorating, collecting vintage stuff at flea markets & antique stores.

I’ve been paper scrapping for years (I bought the very first issue of CK) and started digiscrapping about a year ago, and just love it. I’ve always been interested in design.  Before I went to nursing school I majored in Interior Design and Multi Media Design–that was back in the days of Photoshop 3. Nursing seemed much more practical than design so I switched majors. Nursing is great but it just doesn’t satisfy my need to create.

I should exercise more, eat healthier, weed my garden more, clean my house more, do more random acts of kindness…and probably have fewer hobbies!

That’s it for me, but I’d love to hear from/about you.  Leave me a comment or email me.

7 responses to “About Me…

  1. Sounds like we have lots of points of connection Andrea.
    When you come up with an easy and painless way to exercise more, eat healthier, weed your garden more and clean your house more could you please share it with me.

  2. You have created some truly beautiful pages. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hello it pardons my audacity but some have arrived me scrap yours, I I am tried to learn and it asked to me please if your you mean to you to me like making a bow.
    thanks to read to me.
    sorry by my English

  4. To make a long story short I’m opening a digiscrap store that features charity kits only. 90% of all sales goes to the charity of the month. The Make a Wish Foundation will be our first cause in June. June also happens to be National (US) Toilet Training Awareness Month, I’m not kidding. So our kit is aimed towards toddlers. Please read the attached flier, if you don’t want to participate I understand, but is there any chance you could give us a shameless plug? Or pass the news onto friends. I’d really appreciate it and it’s for a good cause.

    Thanks for your time and have a great weekend.

    Crystal owner of Benevolent Boutique

  5. Great to know more about you. I too love family history. I served in a very rare mission opportunity in Atlanta, Georgia where I served 30 hours a week in Family History Centers. It was a dream of mine to serve a FH mission but I knew I was too young. But this was just a program they tested out and I was lucky enough to be part of it. Thanks for sharing your world and talents with us

  6. I am wondering how you compress your images so that they are high-res enough to look great, but small enough to post to Snapfish to print out? My photoshop files are so large! What format, resolution do you save to?? HELP! (I love your stuff- an inspiration) From a newbie digi-scrapper.

    • Cortney,
      First I save my psd files as jpg at 300 dpi to print. That makes them smaller, but they will still print nicely. To post on the web, I use photoshop’s (PSE) save for web feature. I start with a jpg, not a psd, I make the image 600×600 and save at whatever quality setting will make the image under 150 kb. Usually that is in the 70-80 range. That’s it. If you have any more questions email me.

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