Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started scrapbooking: I worked for a major insurance company for 20 years prior to becoming a work-at-home Mom. I’ve been married for 24 years. My husband and I adopted our daughter Emma in July of 2009 so we consider ourselves a Chinese Adoptive Family, but 100% American. It was because of our adoption and wanting to create a Life Book for our daughter that I got into scrapbooking. The wait for her was 3 1/2 years so scrapbooking became more of art journaling and playing with all kinds of mixed media; basically a creative outlet. Besides spending time with our daughter, scrapbooking, watching shows, jumping on the trampoline, and swimming (in the summer), I love photography.
Favorite thing to scrap: Everyday life, moments, the people I love, and myself.
What do you love about scrapbooking? Enjoying the process and the outcome. I love to look back on my pages, albums, and projects. Plus I love connecting with others who have the same addiction.
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I taught myself to play A Closer Walk with Thee like Pete Fountain back in the day.
2. I had one minute of fame on the Today Show in New York, but the lady next to me stuck a sign in my face when the cameras came by.
3. Don’t get me started laughing, you won’t shut me up.
4. I can play a mean game of Plants vs. Zombies… Dr. Zomboss can’t defeat me!
5. I screamed so hard at a Cheap Trick concert when I was 13, I got lightheaded.
Here is the layout Patricia made just for her spotlight:
LOVELY by Patricia Roebuck
Fussy cutting and circle punching made this layout come together. Keeping the clustered circle elements on the left along with that bold black “beautiful” catches your eye and frames the photos and journaling on the right.
And here are four of Patricia’s favorite layouts featuring her signature style:
2 CRAZY GIRLS by Patricia Roebuck
My fellow October Afternoon Team Member, Laura Craigie, challenged me with Pinterest inspiration. I trimmed pieces of patterned paper with scissors to attach to my background, then added some stitching and placed labels, stamping, and embellishments along each line. To break up the vertical design I added a stamped tree and chipboard arrow at the bottom.
FALL TREE by Patricia Roebuck
The fallen branches from my yard inspired me to bring one in, clean it off in case spiders made it a home, and then cut several of the same leaf pattern with the Silhouette from different patterned papers. Using a glue gun to adhere the leaves gives you the flexibility to glue leaves onto the branches and other leaves.
HELLO FIRST GRADE by Patricia Roebuck
The design was inspired by an ad on Pinterest. I made the design in Silhouette Studio software and cut it out to attach to my background. I filled each space with either patterned paper, stickers, ephemera, or letters.
BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED by Patricia Roebuck
I stamped images into wet white gesso, let it dry, then added water colors over the images. Then I cut them out and adhered and stitched to my background. Then I adhered more patterned paper to the left side, stitched in place, ripped it off, then added more gesso and watercolors.
Thank you to Patricia for letting me spotlight her! Have a great week – see you next Wednesday!