Our next member to spotlight can make single layouts of any theme. Her skills are so versatile. When given the challenge of making an acrylic album, she made the most beautiful black and white wedding album. We all just loved it.
Juli is 42 years old. She currently lives in Abingdon, Maryland which is 1/2 hour north of Baltimore, close to the Chesapeake Bay. She is a Maryland girl as she grew up in Towson Maryland. Juli has been married to her best friend for going on 19 years and has two very active boys ages 12 and 6. At this time she teaches art at her homeschool co-op and helps her husband in running their church's children's ministry. Juli is a busy gal. In the fall she was incredibly busy with a fall festival for the church. We hardly heard from her during this time. Juli is all about art. She has an Art Education degree; however, she spent most of her time in the corporate world as a desktop publisher and graphic designer. She has also given private art lessons to kids and adults alike.
She has been scrapbooking for 6 years. She started right after her second son was born. She would describe her style as "artsy". She is always up to trying new techniques, using supplies in a non-traditional way to create drama on her pages. Scrapbooking has been Juli a creative outlet to use her God-given talents and at the same time a way to record her family's journey through life. It is also relaxing and therapeutic. When asked what her top five must haves for scrapbooking are she said her Crop-A-Dile, loads of ribbon, her “BH&G Scrapbooks, Etc.” magazine (love that magazine), chipboard alphabets, and any color Stickles. Her favorite snack to scrap with would be Strawberry Twizzlers. When asked why she started selling on Ebay, this is what she had to tell us, "I started selling miscellaneous items on Ebay as a source of extra spending money for my family back in 2003. I didn’t realize the wonderful opportunity Ebay offered to paper crafters like myself until the spring of 2004, at which time I started to list my handmade scrapbook layouts and paper creations." We are so glad that she did! She just LOVES scrapbook paper! She has between 1,000 – 1,200 sheets of 12”x12” in her collection right now. Paper is usually her inspiration. She lets the colors and patterns dictate to her what type of project they are best suited for. She also gets inspiration from fashion and advertising trends. I think we can all relate to the paper addiction.
Her favorite season is definately fall therefore making Thanksgiving her favorite holiday. It is her favorite because it does not revolve around gift giving, instead on the blessings we have in our lives. Her favorite food is Chinese as well as anything Italian. She enjoys listening to contemporary Christian music. She has a house full of pets. She has a sweet, affectionate dog, a calico kitty, a very noisy parakeet, and an aquarium full of fish. Asked if she could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and this is what she had to say, "I would love to visit Italy. I have always desired to see Michelangelo’s statue of “David” in person, as well as the Sistine Chapel. I would just love the chance to ride through Florence in a gondola."
We just absolutely love having Juli a part of PFOP. She is full of talent and skill. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to get to know her better.
Please check out her current auctions on Ebay here!