Hey y'all! My name is Cheryl.I’m a native Floridian living in Northwest Florida on the Gulf Coast. My husband Jay and I have been married for twenty years. We have two children, Olivia and Daniel.
This is me and my husband:
This is my daughter and son:
I started paper scrapbooking in 1996 when I was pregnant with my daughter Olivia. My mother purchased an 8.5 x 11 album kit for me, and I made some really, ahem, unusual color and pattern choices in those first pages. I moved to the 12 x 12 layout size a couple of years after I started. I ended up switching to digital scrapbooking after I read a tutorial about doing a circular photo collage in PSE. I ordered PSE, followed the tutorial and was hooked. I loved being able to customize my photo sizes instead of having to rely on the standard 4 x 6 photos I always got from my photos. The tutorial ended up leading me to some digital scrapbooking websites that I started exploring. My son was very young at the time and into everything, so paper scrapbooking was a chore. I would have to bring everything out and then put it all back in one session. It had gotten to the point that I just didn't want to scrapbook anymore. When I realized that I could use PSE to scrapbook, I was delighted! I started making digital layouts in August 2007. I started converting my layouts to templates in February 2010 and began selling my templates at Scrap Orchard in July 2011. I love being able to "work" at something that is a hobby and a passion!
You can view my digital layouts on my blog Cheryl Ashcraft ~ My Carefully Crafted Story or you can view them on My Digital Creations board on Pinterest:
Yes, memory keeping is a huge part of my life, but I do have time for loads of others things. When I'm not spending time with family and friends (and taking pictures of them!), scrapbooking those memories, or designing templates, you'll find me tending to my home. I love to decorate and keep a quiet and tranquil space for us to have as a retreat. I also love to make pen and ink drawings, and have started experimenting with watercolors and some mixed media projects. I love to read so you'll usually find me on my phone, Kindle or with a "real" book, and every once in a while I still break out my cross stitching.
Thank you for stopping in to learn more about me. I hope you enjoy using my templates to create priceless pages for your memory albums!