Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog! My name is Lorell Rogers and I'm a stay- at-home wife and mom to four children. My favorite things include chocolate, Zumba, reading, traveling, ballet class, camping, and spending time with family.
I started scrapbooking with traditional paper supplies back in 1997. I visited the same local scrapbooking store for about a year. One day, I walked in, and shortly after, started chatting with one of the store managers there. She asked if I'd come in for a job interview. Luckily for me, I was hired and had the privilege of learning better techniques and cool trends from my highly talented co-workers. I not only learned the retail aspect of working in the store, but had the opportunity to be part of the in-house design team. I helped create page and project samples for the store, and even did a short stint teaching classes.
After about three years of working there, I left to pursue my other dreams of teaching preschool and starting a family. I discovered the joy of working on design teams for online scrapbooking stores. I used that outlet to express my arsty side and keep ties to the paper crafting community. In 2006, after years of waiting and hoping, my husband and I got a call where we were asked if we'd consider adopting four very young children, two of which were still babies. A month later, they came home with us for good. It literally turned our world upside down (in the very best way).
As you can imagine, nearly everything about my lifestyle had to change. My scrapbooking hobby was no exception. I chose to give up my scrapping space so that a couple of my kids could use it for a bedroom. This meant that when I wanted to scrap, I had to dig things out of boxes in the garage. That didn't work out so well, as you have probably guessed. While I still loved paper scrapbooking, I desperately missed being able to do it on a regular basis. I decided to learn digital scrapbooking as an alternative. What started out as something that allowed me to make layouts in between diaper changes and meals has turned into so much more.
I enjoy all the fascinating things I can do on a digital page using brushes, blending modes, recoloring techniques and more. I have had the privilege of serving on creative teams for some wonderfully talented digital designers over the past few years, and have loved every minute of it.
I have added digital and traditional art journaling, and sometimes hybrid projects to my love for memory keeping. I love the freedom and expression that are possible with these types of projects. I find that my art journaling and scrapbooking influence one another and increase my creativity.
I hope you enjoy your time here.