THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

Welcome our new Guest Designer Bree!  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We thought it would be nice to introduce you to a our new guest designer, Bree.  She is not only a lovely person full of goodness,but a gifted artist and crafter as well. Read on and get to know and love her like we do!
Hi, I am Bree; an Aussie who married her wonderful American husband and

have been living in the USA for the last 8 years now. My professional
background is that of a social worker but I have also been an artist of
one kind or another most of my life - starting with doing pet portraits
in pencil, painting in water colors and acrylics to now doing my own
style of 'dot' painting. I also love crafts from sewing and jewelry
making to altered art, card making, soap making, molding, art journals
and scrap booking. Basically if it seems like fun - I will try it!

The past couple of years my work has certainly developed a
vintage/floral theme to it. I like to create pages that can be used as
art and started making a range of vintage pages that I sell. Once placed
in a shadow box they take on a wonderful 3 dimensional look and have
become very popular with restaurants, cafes etc.

I have also had Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus since I was in my 20's
and this has taught me so much about patience and doing things when my
body will allow it. But it has also taught me to not be limited - and
when I could no longer hold a pencil to draw - I changed to painting
with large handled brushes. We are never given a gift without also being
able to find some way to use it and this is certainly true for creativity.

I am honored to be a guest designer on Scrap It Forward - a wonderful
concept for a blog.

Some of Bree's work:

**okay it's Christine again!  For all those readers who have finished reading this post, please leave Bree a huge, loving and warm welcome.  And... one poster will be selected to win this prize below.  The winner,as always, will be selected at random ! 

A new challenge will be posted on Friday!  Thanks for being here readers..We love ya!!!

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