Please welcome Kelly Petersen!
It was an honor to be asked to guest design for TSM. It is something that I have wanted to do since TSM went live almost a year ago. Can you believe it has been a year!? Anyway... a little about me. I started scrapbooking heavily when my son Tristan was born about 15 years ago and haven't slowed down any. I also have a daughter named Paige who will be 12 next week. My children are the main reason I scrapbook. I want them to have a leagacy of memories. I am 42 years old and I know when I ask my mother, "What fun things did we do for some of my birthday's?" She sadly can't remember and she never took pictures. I think I have about 50 pictures of myself (including school pictures) from the time I was born to graduating from high school. Scrapbooking is important!!
I took my love for scrapbooking a step further about 5 years ago and opened Scrapaganza with business partner and friend Beth Lemons. As Scrapaganza continued to grow we decided to go "global" in last two years and stared not one, but two new scrapbooking clubs. The Scapinista Scrapbooking Club is the stores in house club. We have one of the largest single store memberships in the entire country with over 75 members and it is still growing. With the help of some familiar names to most of you, Penny Smith and Megan Klauer, The Story Matters was launched this time last year. We are planning some very exciting changes to both of our clubs in our effort to always improve and perfect.
On a more personal note, I am a single mother and a business owner. I am either working or running kids to basketball, cheerleading, drama, track, band or somewhere else. I don't have alot of spare time, but when I do I spend it scrapping, playing the piano, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I am all over the board with my scrap style, but I definately love patterned paper. With my scrap friends I am the one known for...."Give Kelly a pile of patterns, they don't have to match, and she will come up with something!"