Monday, 25 October 2010

Say Hi to MALINDA GARDNER (Mal)…

Mal

Hi my name is Malinda or Mal…
I’m mum to Isobel (4) and Beatrix (6 months) and wife to an amazing husband and father, Nathan.

I started scrapping about 3 months after Isobel was born, so nearly 4 years ago. Mum told me to “get a hobby” and even though i thought it was the daggiest hobby, I asked a girlfriend to show me what she had done at a class at LSS.

I scrap most days, if I don’t I don’t feel right.  It’s my ME time, my sanity, my creative outlet. I never knew I was creative until I started scrapping, and I only now believe that I am quite good at what I do, well actually not that I am good at what I do, but that I like what I do.
I scrap for me and for my family. I do do a lot of challenges, in fact I would say 95% of my scrapping is for challenges, but that’s because I love the actual challenge of doing challenge IYKWIM.

I am lucky enough to have a study that has a scrap table and scrap box kind of thing that Nath made for me in it. So I can leave my mess out and don’t have to pack things up.  I am a messy scrapper, on the page and on the desk! I hate to put stuff away!
Obviously my main scrapping subjects are my girls, but I love to scrap about other people as well, especially the relationships they have with each other. I love to journal, even though I hate my handwriting, I try to journal on most pages.

My greatest purchase in the latest 4 years would be my Canon 450D and taking the time to learn how to use it and now how to use PS to edit. It’s amazing how different my photos are and then my LOs.
I've been published in both SC and SM...and now I might try and get something published in one of the OS mags!
I'm currently on the DT at BONSSCRAPS and have been on the CT at STUCK! sketches and 123 Challenge..

6 comments:

Kerry said...

YAY!! am loving the new team :D

Melinda said...

WAHOO!! Congrats Mal!!! Great to see you on the team! Look forward to seeing your work :)
xo

Giovanna (GiGi) said...

Congrats Mal!!!

Cathy said...

Congrats Mal!! Can't wait to see your fabulous creations! :)

Jasmine S said...

Well done Malinda. Love your work and cant wait to see more of it.

Sherry's Creations said...

Congrats Mal :-) looking forward to seeing your creations!