We are so thrilled to have her here at IB this month and we hope you are inspired by her work as much as we are!!!
Here is a little bit about Danielle...
Hi! I'm Danielle Flanders and I currently live in upstate N.Y. near Saratoga Springs with my hubby of 10 years. We have 2 pretty girls, Taylor is 10 and Kati is 4! I am lucky enough to stay at home with them now. Previously, I worked as an elementary teacher for K-2 grades (in one room together) on the Indian Reservation in South Dakota. That was the most interesting job I've held, well besides being a mom, of course! Never a dull moment! I've been scrapbooking for 10 years and started when Taylor was born to create a baby book for her. I love every minute of creating and usually stay up late at night to scrap when it's nice and quiet. Thanks so much for having me here today!
I was inspired by the curve on the left of the sketch and found this Jenni Bowlin paper in my stash that had the brown sides on it like that already. I wanted to print out all of the different things my daughter likes to play now at this age, but don't have a 12x12" printer. So I printed them out on an 8.5 x 11" page of vellum and layered it over the center of my page. I repeated the text, because I couldn't think of enough things to fill the whole page. The repeated text was great, because then I didn't have to feel bad covering any of it up with my photos. I added 3 stars cut out from patterned paper to represent the journaling strips, since I already had my journaling in the background.
Check out more of Danielle's amazing work on her blog: