I started her paper journey officially in about 2000 – starting out in wholesale, retail, imports and publishing.
Traveling abroad to trade shows like Paperworld in Frankfurt, Germany and CHA in America gave me an even broader insight into paper and its many uses. This prompted a keen interest in stamping, especially in the craft industry where scrapbooking seems to be her favourite. I gained a lot of knowledge of the industry and was fortunate enough to spend time with the owners of Ranger Industries at their premises making the journey even more significant.
My work has been published extensively in local magazines and on the internet as well as in international publications such as Somerset Studios, Take Ten magazine, and Catch Up Issues. My love for publishing and sharing ideas, tips and techniques shifted her onto another career path and saw the publication of her first book in 2008. My second book in 2010 titled “scrap-boek” was the fourth bestselling book in South Africa and was sold out within a month of being published and a second print run ordered.
Scrapbooking has been a natural extension of my love for card making and stamping that also accommodates her love and passion for photography.
I design for various companies to share my love of paper and ink, to inspire and educate others in this wonderful journey.
My motto is really simple – Don’t sweat the small stuff when it comes to crafting. It has to be quick, easy and fun!
Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.