Monday, September 28, 2009

October Guest Designer: Staci Taylor!

This month we welcome the awesome Staci Taylor to the JBS Mercantile guest gallery . . .
I grew up loving all things crafty, having had my first crafty love affair with crocheting when I was about 7 years old. Although I considered myself crafty as an adult, I never really considered myself creative... until I found scrapbooking (or should I say that it found me? :-) Scrapping is my perfect hobby - it gives me an excuse to chase my children around with a camera, and it also gives me a good reason to play with pretty things, especially those that sparkle.

I live in a suburb halfway between DC and Baltimore, and I live with my artistic, creative hubby of 7 years and my (almost) 5 year old son and 2 1/2 year old daughter. I feel blessed to have made some wonderful friends through this hobby, and I feel very fortunate to have had some amazing design opportunites, as well. I am so so excited to be October's Guest Designer for JBS - I'm a huge huge fan of everything and anything JBS!! Thank you for having me!
There is a historic district near my house that my family and I love to stroll around in. There is a lovely eclectic mix of mom and pop shops, antique stores, toy stores, etc. As we were driving through the district recently, I noticed this furniture store that I had never seen before, and it happened to share the same name that I have. I grabbed my camera and managed to take this photo leaning out my car window as we were driving by!
This is a glimpse of one wall of my scraproom. The shelf is full of random things that make me happy, and I love my acrylic paper holders that keep my papers organized. I also have lots of wire organizers and cabinets to hold my goodies - organization is not my strong point, and I need all the help I can get!
This was my favorite layout that I completed with the gorgeous JBS kits. This layout has a little bit of everything that I like best - handcutting, misting, sewing and pretty details such as flowers, scallops and butterflies. Not to mention that I adore these photos of my daughter posing for the camera!
Thanks for the inspiration Staci!
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