Friday, December 7, 2007

Member Spotlight: Mandy Bridgeforth



Our next member to be spotlighted was right there at the beginning of QPSA and now PFOP. Her work is clean and simple with a fantastic eye for color. Her paperbag albums are made with the highest quality. We are thrilled to get to know her better.

Mandy Bridgeforth


Mandy is 31 years old and currently lives in Nampa, Idaho, which is a suburb of the capital city of Idaho. She grew up in Southeastern Idaho in the smaller town of Rexburg. She has been married for almost 6 years to her husband Tony. They will be celebrating their anniversary on February 15th. They met in Boise while Mandy was attending Boise State . He was born and raised in the Bronx and moved to Pocatello , ID for school. After he graduated from Idaho State he moved to Boise to find a job. Mandy moved to Boise about a year later and they met through friends at church. They had their first baby about 14 months after they got married and then had twins about 19 months after that. Julius is now 4 ½ and Braeden and Bronwyn just turned 3. They have kept them very busy – but they love it! They recently found out that they are expecting again…July 15th! It is another set of twins!! We are so excited for them and can attest to how cute their kids are. This summer, Mandy made the decision to stay at home with her kids. She has a degree in Respiratory Therapy and was working in that field before making the leap. She also has an Associates in Environmental Science and graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy. She is one educated person!


She started scrapbooking as soon as she returned home from an LDS mission to Pittsburgh , PA in 1998. She has two huge binders full of scrapbooked pics of exotic Pennsylvania ….;-) The thing that enticed her into scrapbooking was her love of photography. She took a black and white photography class in college and LOVED it! She hope to take more classes in the future so she can learn more about how to take great pictures. For her own scrapbooks she enjoys simples with clean lines. She also likes at least three pictures on a page. For Ebay she likes to spice things up a little but still maintain focus on the pictures. She also likes to distress and mess things up a bit. She has always enjoyed using her hands to create things. She loves to combine colors and patterns to end up with something unique. When asked what her top five must have scrapbooking things are she mentioned fabri-tac, crop-a-dile, glue dots, Cricut, and lots of buttons. Her favorite scrap snack is Diet Pepsi, Kettle Chips and chocolate. She also mentioned that Cam's carmel popcorn is also pretty good. She started selling on Ebay because her family encouraged her to do it and boy are we glad of that! Her biggest inspiration is paper. She loves to buy it and THEN decide what to do with it.



Her favorite season is fall. The cool weather, the smell of earthy decay, sweaters, crunchy leaves, getting ready for the holidays – she finds fall very romantic and nostalgic. She loves anything that she does not have to cook and loves anything type of music--especially fun stuff from the 60's. She currently has a cat, Fiona, and a litter of six kittens. Anyone want one!? One day she would love to go to Italy.


We just love having Mandy as part of PFOP. She has been a fantastic member with such original creations. To check out her auctions on Ebay click here!

3 comments:

Scrap*Pieces said...

Mandy, I'm so glad you're part of our group and it's really wonderful to get to know you more.

Bigtex_in_idaho said...

Mandy.

One of my most favorite people in the world.

scrapn4mygirlz said...

What a beautiful family you have Mandy!! I can't wait to see how cute the new additions will be!!!

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