Jump to content


Photo

Congratulations Michele (Reminiscing)!


  • Please log in to reply
47 replies to this topic

#1 CRS

CRS

    Scrappin' with CS5

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,555 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Columbia, Maryland

Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:57 AM

Congratulations Reminiscing (Michele)! The Scrap Girls Team has chosen Michele as the Member of the Month for June!

Michele has been a faithful member of Scrap Girls since February 2007! She is very active in challenges and swaps. Michele is fun to chat with in the chat room and is very helpful in the Photography Forum. Michele is a huge asset to Scrap Girls and Scrap Girls just wouldn't be the same without her!

Michele will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique and has the honor of wearing the Member of the Month blinkie!

When you have a few minutes Michele, please tell us a little about yourself and share a link to your favorite layout! Thank you for making Scrap Girls a wonderful, friendly place! Congratulations!!

#2 Cabalistic

Cabalistic

    Scrapper Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 562 posts
  • Personal Statement:Creatively Chaotic.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Biddeford, Maine

Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:59 AM

Congratulations Michele!!

Look forward to learning more about you and enjoy your crown for the month!
Posted Image

Posted Image

#3 Sara Arell

Sara Arell

    Scrap Girls Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 50,733 posts
  • Personal Statement:Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Begin With Me!
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hendersonville, NC

Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:13 AM

Congratulations, Michele!
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#4 tiza126

tiza126

    SG Shopaholic

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,633 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:30 AM

Congratulations Michele!!!

gallery_14425_66_70914.gif

(siggy by Conda)

 

Button_Welcome.png~ SGblinkie.gif~ BLINKIES_Huckleberry.gif~ BLINKIES_BoutiqueBabe.gif


#5 princessrunningfingers

princessrunningfingers

    I'll Have You In Stitches In No Time

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,952 posts
  • Personal Statement:I am an avid stitcher, reader, and of course Scrap Girls Addict.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee

Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:33 AM

Congratulations, Michele. You deserve it, now enjoy it in every way.

gallery_15063_3635_42373.jpg

BLINKIES_MOM-Past.gifSG_Olympian.pngBLINKIE_StayCation-Luau.gifBLINKIES_Pblshd.gifWT-Button-copy.gif


#6 MariJ

MariJ

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,144 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:42 AM

Congratulations Michele! Enjoy your crown. :)

       gallery_19549_358_19841.png

BLINKIES_MOM-Past.gif     Button_Welcome.png     WT-Button-copy.gif


#7 ArizonaAngel

ArizonaAngel

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,239 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southern AZ

Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:51 AM

How wonderful for you Michele! Enjoy your month - you deserve it! :congrats3:

#8 DaveUK

DaveUK

    Hot Scrapper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 906 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yorkshire, England

Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:08 AM

Well Done Michele!
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
I Love My Mac Because All My Friends Live In It!

#9 teecee

teecee

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • TOU Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,457 posts
  • Personal Statement:Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:South Central Pennsylvania

Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:32 AM

:2468who-do-we-appreciate: Congratulations Michele! Enjoy your month! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

#10 mbc72

mbc72

    Keep calm and scrap on!

  • Creative Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,940 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The Woodlands, Texas

Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:53 AM

Congratulations, Michele!! Enjoy your special month! :congrats3:

gallery_8176_229_23474.png

Button_Layout.pngButton_Published.pngWT-Button-copy.gif
SGblinkie.gifBLINKIES_Blessed.gif


#11 Reminiscing

Reminiscing

    Scrap Girl Scrapper Devotee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,014 posts
  • Personal Statement:aspiring photographer and family historian
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:VA

Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:15 AM

Wow, this is an awesome surprise! Posted Image I have indeed been an active member here for many years and I credit Scrapgirls with teaching me how to digi-scrap. The early years are a little hazy in my memory, but I think I might have discovered SG in an ad in a magazine soon after I discovered there was a such thing as digi-scrapping. (I was a paper scrapper before digital.) But at first I was only subscribed to the newsletter. Even as a newbie I recognized the high quality of the designs here, and who can pass up daily freebies? Posted Image Then, when I finally subbed to the forum in Feb 2007, I was still quiet, as I am in real life, and slow to get involved. I was also busy with two young daughters and a newborn son at that time.

My very first layout I posted here at Scrapgirls is of my son, Sweet Sleeping Ian, and I count it among my favorites actually (but I will choose a more recent for my current favorite). Looking at it again just now, I am reminded of one of the reasons I stuck around. I got so many encouraging comments.

A year after I joined, I signed up for Anna Mansfield's design principles class, and that's when my scrapping took off. Also, around that time, I finally figured out how to subscribe to forums here, so I could be informed of all the challenges. Participating in challenges really helped my digi-scrappin' skills too. My favorite message board challenges have been Jumpstart January and Re-JUNE-venate (so I had two items of great news from SG this morning!). [Thanks Tonya for PMing me Posted Image that's how I knew to come here so quickly.]

If you browse through my gallery you will see my three children and my husband. My husband and I met online (remember the Prodigy ISP?) back in 1994. So you can see that I have been a fan of the internet as a way to connect with people for a long time. I grew up in San Diego, a third generation native. My great grandparents, my mom's mom's parents, moved to San Diego from Nebraska just before my Grandma was born in 1923. After I got my elementary teaching credential (which took a year and a half beyond my B.A. in psychology), I moved up to Los Angeles, where my husband and I lived together and I taught primary grades for 5 years before moving to Virginia in 2000. I loved living in Glendale, where we lived for most of those 5 years, within walking distance of everything. But we wanted to start our family in a house instead of a small apartment, and he had a job offer in VA, so we moved all the way across the country. And prior to that, I'd only been east of the Rockies twice, and both of those were with my husband! Our children were born in 2001, 2003, and 2006. Now I'm keeping busy homeschooling, aspiring to be a photographer, still thinking about being a doula (pregnancy/childbirth/newborns is one of my oldest passions), and scrapping. I've been naming my occupation, "family historian."

Thanks for the trip down memory lane writing this required. I love doing that. Now you also know why I chose my screen name. (Although sometimes I think I should have chosen something easier to spell!) I hope this isn't too long. I also like writing. I love pictures. I love writing. I love reminiscing. It's no wonder I have been scrapbooking since I was a kid.Posted Image

It's hard to choose one layout over all others, but this speed scrap I did in April is one of my best recent layouts, I think.
Posted Image

Speed Scrap April 2011 - Government Island Tour

p.s. If you're not tired of reading about me Posted Image there's another big part of me. I love to read. I read a lot online, but my love of books dates back to early elementary school (late 70s, in Lemon Grove, CA), where I had a fabulous school librarian. Here are some books I'm currently reading. For the third time, I'm reading through the Harry Potter series with my girls. Since the beginning of March, I've been savoring Patrick Rothfuss' Wise Man's Fear. My husband introduced that to me when he bought it, and the first book in the series, Name of the Wind, which I devoured on our vacation the first week of March. They're long long long books and, since there are other things I've been wanting to read and the first two books were published years apart, I figured there's no rush to finish. For a book club recently, I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which was fabulous. Finally, in small bits here and there (like while waiting for my daughter in singing class), I'm reading A Short History of the World, which caught my attention on the bargain shelves at Borders bookstore. How could a history of the whole world fit in a paperback book? The text is small, but still... LOL Well, I've only gotten as far as the beginning of recorded history, but it's quite good so far.

Thanks again for this honor, and thanks to everyone at Scrapgirls who participates, shares, inspires, and encourages!

p.s.s. I'm also a perfectionist who often takes too long to post a message or write an email because I keep re-reading it and changing things. Posted Image

gallery_6765_2488_1918.png
BLINKIES_SpeedScrap.gifBLINKIES_MOM-Past.gif
I use a Canon Rebel T1i and PSE10.
my photos and layouts


#12 scrappinchar

scrappinchar

    Rejoice in the Lord always. Phil 4:4

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,083 posts
  • Personal Statement:I am a Christ follower. I love my DH, my boys, church, scrapping, reading, and our backyard birds.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Loganville, Georgia

Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:22 AM

Congratulations, Michele!
:2468who-do-we-appreciate: :2468who-do-we-appreciate: :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

gallery_9116_358_46999.png

Button_Published.pngSG_LongLive_72_zps19f45c47.gif ShredButton.png


#13 JoannB

JoannB

    It's a great day to Scrap!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,172 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Utah

Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

I think your favorite layout is BEEAUTIFUL!! Love it!!!

It was fun reading about you -- you are a fabulous gal! Congratulations on your MOM status -- you absolutely deserve it!!
Posted Image Posted Image
check out My Gallery

#14 PBarnes

PBarnes

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,301 posts
  • Personal Statement:Digitally Addicted!
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nebraska

Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

I loved your bio, Michele! It's great to know more about you. I've really enjoyed having you participate in my chats. This is a honor well deserved.

#15 SodScrap

SodScrap

    SGU Teacher's Pet

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,515 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Missouri-KC metro

Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

Congratulations Michele! Enjoy your crown!! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

gallery_12013_66_17251.gif

ShredButton.pngSG_Olympian.pngButton_Welcome.png
SG-9-Anniversary-SugarNSpice-Blinkie.gifSG-9-Anniversary_Spice-Blinkie.gif


#16 CRS

CRS

    Scrappin' with CS5

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,555 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Columbia, Maryland

Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:25 AM

I have met Michele in person and she is just as sweet in real life as she is here. This is definitely a long overdue honor!

#17 April Showers

April Showers

    Boutique Diva

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,871 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Oregon

Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:31 AM

Congratulations Michele! Enjoy your crown, it looks good on you. :)

gallery_5375_358_11104.pngMy Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6.

SGblinkie.gifButton_Layout.pngWT-Button-copy.gifButton_Welcome_Mgr.pngBLINKIES_MOM-Past.gif


#18 B&K Mom

B&K Mom

    Just a girl who loves to scrap!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,313 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Northwest Alaska...loving life on the Last Frontier!

Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:48 PM

WTG Michele! Thanks for the great bio. Your Favorite Page is stunning.....and a SPEED SCRAP! Amazing. Enjoy your reign this month!! :)
Posted Image

Posted ImagePosted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#19 tinkerbell11

tinkerbell11

    Collector of shoes, wearer of FLIP FLOPS

  • Creative Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,308 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Upstate New York

Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:36 PM

Congrats Michele! Enjoy your purple crown!!!
Posted Image
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#20 PolkaDot

PolkaDot

    Good Scrapper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,123 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:PA

Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:05 PM

Congratulations, Michele!! I enjoyed your bio, too, and really like your profile picture and sweet smile!

Enjoy your month as MOM! :2468who-do-we-appreciate: :2468who-do-we-appreciate: :2468who-do-we-appreciate:
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#21 Laurie in PA

Laurie in PA

    Photo by Sunnie 2004

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,884 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Reynoldsville, PA

Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:47 PM

Congratulations!!! Loved the bio and your layout
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#22 Sara Arell

Sara Arell

    Scrap Girls Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 50,733 posts
  • Personal Statement:Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Begin With Me!
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hendersonville, NC

Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:03 PM

Wow, this is an awesome surprise! Posted Image I have indeed been an active member here for many years and I credit Scrapgirls with teaching me how to digi-scrap. The early years are a little hazy in my memory, but I think I might have discovered SG in an ad in a magazine soon after I discovered there was a such thing as digi-scrapping. (I was a paper scrapper before digital.) But at first I was only subscribed to the newsletter. Even as a newbie I recognized the high quality of the designs here, and who can pass up daily freebies? Posted Image Then, when I finally subbed to the forum in Feb 2007, I was still quiet, as I am in real life, and slow to get involved. I was also busy with two young daughters and a newborn son at that time.

My very first layout I posted here at Scrapgirls is of my son, Sweet Sleeping Ian, and I count it among my favorites actually (but I will choose a more recent for my current favorite). Looking at it again just now, I am reminded of one of the reasons I stuck around. I got so many encouraging comments.

A year after I joined, I signed up for Anna Mansfield's design principles class, and that's when my scrapping took off. Also, around that time, I finally figured out how to subscribe to forums here, so I could be informed of all the challenges. Participating in challenges really helped my digi-scrappin' skills too. My favorite message board challenges have been Jumpstart January and Re-JUNE-venate (so I had two items of great news from SG this morning!). [Thanks Tonya for PMing me Posted Image that's how I knew to come here so quickly.]

If you browse through my gallery you will see my three children and my husband. My husband and I met online (remember the Prodigy ISP?) back in 1994. So you can see that I have been a fan of the internet as a way to connect with people for a long time. I grew up in San Diego, a third generation native. My great grandparents, my mom's mom's parents, moved to San Diego from Nebraska just before my Grandma was born in 1923. After I got my elementary teaching credential (which took a year and a half beyond my B.A. in psychology), I moved up to Los Angeles, where my husband and I lived together and I taught primary grades for 5 years before moving to Virginia in 2000. I loved living in Glendale, where we lived for most of those 5 years, within walking distance of everything. But we wanted to start our family in a house instead of a small apartment, and he had a job offer in VA, so we moved all the way across the country. And prior to that, I'd only been east of the Rockies twice, and both of those were with my husband! Our children were born in 2001, 2003, and 2006. Now I'm keeping busy homeschooling, aspiring to be a photographer, still thinking about being a doula (pregnancy/childbirth/newborns is one of my oldest passions), and scrapping. I've been naming my occupation, "family historian."

Thanks for the trip down memory lane writing this required. I love doing that. Now you also know why I chose my screen name. (Although sometimes I think I should have chosen something easier to spell!) I hope this isn't too long. I also like writing. I love pictures. I love writing. I love reminiscing. It's no wonder I have been scrapbooking since I was a kid.Posted Image

It's hard to choose one layout over all others, but this speed scrap I did in April is one of my best recent layouts, I think.
Posted Image

Speed Scrap April 2011 - Government Island Tour

p.s. If you're not tired of reading about me Posted Image there's another big part of me. I love to read. I read a lot online, but my love of books dates back to early elementary school (late 70s, in Lemon Grove, CA), where I had a fabulous school librarian. Here are some books I'm currently reading. For the third time, I'm reading through the Harry Potter series with my girls. Since the beginning of March, I've been savoring Patrick Rothfuss' Wise Man's Fear. My husband introduced that to me when he bought it, and the first book in the series, Name of the Wind, which I devoured on our vacation the first week of March. They're long long long books and, since there are other things I've been wanting to read and the first two books were published years apart, I figured there's no rush to finish. For a book club recently, I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which was fabulous. Finally, in small bits here and there (like while waiting for my daughter in singing class), I'm reading A Short History of the World, which caught my attention on the bargain shelves at Borders bookstore. How could a history of the whole world fit in a paperback book? The text is small, but still... LOL Well, I've only gotten as far as the beginning of recorded history, but it's quite good so far.

Thanks again for this honor, and thanks to everyone at Scrapgirls who participates, shares, inspires, and encourages!

p.s.s. I'm also a perfectionist who often takes too long to post a message or write an email because I keep re-reading it and changing things. Posted Image


Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#23 Sara Arell

Sara Arell

    Scrap Girls Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 50,733 posts
  • Personal Statement:Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Begin With Me!
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hendersonville, NC

Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:06 PM

I really enjoyed reading your bio Michelle. It is nice to learn all about you! Love your layout. Wear your crown proudly!
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#24 Garden_Girl

Garden_Girl

    Hot Scrapper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 806 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Santaquin, Utah, USA

Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:58 PM

Congrats Michelle!! :2468who-do-we-appreciate: It was so nice to read about you! Love your LO!

gallery_13246_2442_53148.jpg

BLINKIES_software-PSE.gif,BLINKIES_club-ss.gif, BLINKIES_club.gif

My mission in life in not merely to survive, it is to thrive,  and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.

Maya Angelou

#25 Becster

Becster

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,084 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:South Florida

Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:22 PM

Congrats Michele!!!!! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

gallery_20128_4545_950.jpg

SG-9-Anniversary-SugarNSpice-Blinkie.gifSG-9-Anniversary_Spice-Blinkie.gifBLINKIES_MOM-Past.gifBLINKIES_wise1.gif


#26 KFiasco

KFiasco

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,195 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:St. Louis, MO

Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:17 PM

Michele, Congrats! I love reading as well and am currently reading "Water for Elephants". I'm loving it so far. I loved "The Help" too.
Posted Image
Posted Image

#27 angelaNussbaum

angelaNussbaum

    A strange pixy monkey NUT

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,389 posts
  • Personal Statement:Im a nut, what can i say? I love making ppl happy!
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Palmer Lake, CO

Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:02 AM

yeah michelle!! Congratulations!! Fabulous layout, and loved your bio... im a book junkie too!

#28 elibar

elibar

    If there's a cure for this, I don't want it!

  • Design Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,005 posts
  • Personal Statement:Love your God. Learn His ways. Live for others.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:SE Pennsylvania

Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:25 AM

Congratulations Michele! You deserve the honor!

gallery_11196_66_57667.png
siggie credits
Elisha Barnett
my latest products (click to view):

 

EBA_Collection_DaffodilDays_MKTG_150.jpg EBA_PaperMini_FreshPaint_MKTG_150.jpg  EBA_CollectionBiggie_Afresh_MKTG_150.jpg EBA_BrushSet_PapercutLadies2_MKTG_150.jp

BLINKIES_Prayer.gifDesigner-sm-1.pngelephantsflyblinkie.gif


#29 Reminiscing

Reminiscing

    Scrap Girl Scrapper Devotee

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,014 posts
  • Personal Statement:aspiring photographer and family historian
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:VA

Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:11 PM

Thank you so much everyone. I feel loved. Posted Image

gallery_6765_2488_1918.png
BLINKIES_SpeedScrap.gifBLINKIES_MOM-Past.gif
I use a Canon Rebel T1i and PSE10.
my photos and layouts


#30 kimmybutton

kimmybutton

    Livin' in the purple moment!

  • Design Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,006 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Pennsylvania

Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:53 PM

Congratulations, Michele!!! You SO DESERVE this! Enjoy your special month! And, I have to say, I enjoyed reading EVERY word you wrote about yourself and the LO is FANTASTIC!! *doing a happy dance in your honor* :party-smiley-048: :party-smiley-048:
kimmy **Only she who attempts the absurd, achieves the impossible.**
Product Designer

Newest Collections (click on images below to see boutique product page)


My Products My Gallery

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users