Hi Everyone - today we are introducing Ngaere Bennetts who won a spot on our Design Team for a month when she won our "Travel and Treats" challenge with this entry.
First of all - here is a little more about Ngaere and how she scrapbooks!
"I am in my late forties and I have two adult children, a son and a daughter. My son and his partner have given me two gorgeous grandsonswho are the subject of lot of my scrapbook pages. I am also attempting to scrap my parents old photos and to get the stories behind them while Mum and Dad are still around to tell them to me. I was a manager for 16 years but last year I quit to pursue a different lifestyle and at the moment I am working as support worker for young adults with physical and mental disabilites. Something very different and very rewarding"
"I have been scrapbooking for a number of years but have found myself drawn more and more to the off the page and altered art stuff. I love to learn and combine new techniques and once I have learnt a technique I use it as much as I can before I get sidetracked onto something else. I also am involved in the local Creative Fibre Group. Currently I am intrigued by assemblage art and I find it is a great way to incorporate all of my different interests. I love making mini albums for friends and family and enjoy incorporating interactive elements into the mini albums and into the pages. While I like the heavily layered pages that are the rage at the moment I also enjoy pages that are simple and clean. My style is eclectic and I do like to "upcycle" incorporating found and junk materials into my pages, albums and art. Oh the possibilities!!"
"I do not think of myself as very creative especially when I see what other people can achieve but I get a great deal of enjoyment out of taking bits and pieces and making them into something unique. I have learnt over the years that you have to be true to your own creative style and let it reflect your vision rather than other people’s expectations."
Ngaere has created these wonderful two albums shown above - both of which have some really neat design ideas!