Thursday, July 2, 2009

Introducing Akiko and Christa

Name: Akiko Kuroki

Location: Japan


Designer: 12 x 12


Hi, my name is Akiko Kuroki (aka akilia),and I am from Japan. I am 37 years old and I am married to my great husband and we have a lovely daughter (6 years old). I began scrapbooking from the autumn of 2007. I am crazy about scrapbooking. The reason for having begun scrapbooking is for recording growth of a daughter. I came to take many photographs above till then, after beginning scrapbooking. I am glad to participate as Design Team of Inspired Blueprints. And I am looking forward to it very much.

Layout by Akiko


Name: Christa Paustenbaugh

Location: USA


Designer: 8.5 x 11


My name is Christa Paustenbaugh and I currently live in Coastal North
Carolina.  I'm married to my college sweetheart, Terry, a military man,
so we are from a little bit of everywhere!  We have two daughters, Maya
(7) and Ella (4) who definitely keep me busy and entertained.  I also
work part time teaching classes at our local community college,
however, my heart is in school social work.

I started
scrapbooking right after I got married 11 years ago, but didn't get
"serious" about it until 4 years ago.  I picked up Cathy Zielske's
first book and haven't looked back since!  I'm definitely a clean and
simple scrapper, but I do enjoy going out of my comfort zone too and
try new things.  My scrapbooking focus is our everyday life, the things
that make us tick and make us a family.  I love to tell our story and
what better way than to put some photos and papers together to tell our
story even better!

Layout by Christa




  1. Welcome Akiko and Christa love working with you guys and your work rocks can't wait seeing more from you.

  2. Welcome I love your takes on the sketch ;)

  3. Congratulations Christa and Akiko! Love your creations! :)