I have another lovely lady from Australia (so much talent Down Under!) to introduce you to today: Raquel Bowman!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: My name is Raquel and I am an Australian primary school teacher, mummy to two kiddies (Jack 1 & Charlotte 3) and wife to Clint. I just adore scrapbooking and documenting our memories. It all began when I was 19 and my mum began a scrapbook for my 21st. She found the craft was not for her and I ended up taking over and making my own album. My healthy obsession for this hobby pretty much started there.
Favorite thing to create: Layouts are definitely my favourite thing to create. I love telling our story through the layouts that I make.
What do you love about this hobby? There is so much to love about this hobby. I love that this craft allows me to document our life and our stories, however big or small. Our stories can be reread and reflected on in the future – they will not be forgotten. I also just love playing with pretty stuff and am so grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given to do so! I love the people I have met both online and in real life; some special bonds for life have been made there.
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I’m a big lover of coffee – that daily morning cup gives me that kick-start I need in the morning.
2. I have travelled far and wide around Europe and America but have seen little of my own country.
3. I ALWAYS clean up between scrappy projects. I love to begin a layout with a fresh slate.
4. I am a teacher; maybe that increased my love of stationary and for photos.
5. I am addicted to social media; instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, you name it – I love it!
Here is the AMAZING layout Raquel created for our spotlight:
TOGETHER by Raquel Bowman
I adore when we manage to get a family photo. They are few and far between. The ‘Shine’ collection was perfect to showcase our special photo.
Raquel even managed to film her process for creating this very lovely layout!:
Here are a few more amazing creations by Raquel:
XOXO by Raquel Bowman
There is nothing better than pink, ha! It is no secret that I am a fan of scrapbooking and including pink often. This page is certainly no exception.
LOVE by Raquel Bowman
I have fallen in love with vertical designs on my layouts. This one features the latest Pink Paislee collection C’est La Vie.
AWESOME by Raquel Bowman
Having a little man in our life (he is 20 months now) means that I get to experiment and play with colours, patterns, and elements that I may not normally use on a page. I love all the icons in this new Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection; it’s perfect for the man in your life!
2016 by Raquel Bowman
I love making a statement and featuring cut files on my layouts. This layout was a goal setting and resolution page for 2016 and I just love how it turned out!
Hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Raquel better and stop by her blog and more (see links at the top!) to find out more about her and her amazing projects!