Hi, my name is Nicky Normandale.
I live in Adelaide, South Australia with my darling boyfriend Shannon. No children or pets for us as we aren't very good at keeping fish alive so decided it would just be the two of us. I am a proud Aunt of 6 nephews and a very gorgeous niece who is my favourite person to scrap about.
I am not a Design Team member for anyone yet but am hoping that 2012 will be my lucky year and that i'll be welcomed into a DT soon (hint hint Shazza!). I am very honoured to be the Guest Design Team member for From Screen 2 Scrap for the month of January! I was pretty overwhelmed when I got the email as it meant I was one step closer to my dream of being a DT member for one of the many inspirational blogs that I follow.
I first started scrapping almost 2 years ago now... My sister had a kit that she'd put together and I borrowed it for a few weeks to see what this scrapbooking thing was all about. When I went to return it I told her how hooked I was and that I planned to buy the basics and go to some classes so I too could learn about all the magic that people can create. I was so excited when she said 'Keep it all then, I don't use it so you may as well'. Since then I have been to many classes and learnt so many techniques. And i've gone from a shopping bag full of bits and pieces to a whole room for me to scrap in! I love every moment that I get to spend playing in my room and wish I didn't have to work so I could be in there all day.....
I scrap because I love capturing the story behind each photo and so that I can tell our story as a family as to what we got up to in our lives. I want our future family to flick through my albums in 100+ years and see what we got up to and perhaps laugh at our daggy hairstyles, clothing and vintage cars, furniture, etc. I tell the story about anything whether it be a special occassion or just every day life, mostly cherished moments. I love to sit down and look through my albums to remember those beautiful moments and to see how much i've evolved as a scrapper.
I don't really have a style of my own. I like to try anything and adapt with each project. I follow artists like Teresa Collins, Donna Salazar and Tim Hotlz with passion (perhaps it could be borderline stalking!) and am truly inspired by the products and projects that Kaisercraft create - they are also the reason why I started scrapping, a few clicks on their blog and I was hooked! I love all types of scrapping whether it be making layouts, cards, OTP items and I like to get my Zutter out and make my own books now and then too!
I am so happy to be the Guest Designer for From Screen 2 Scrap during January, thanks so much Shazza for giving me the opportunity!
Keep creating that magic!
Here are some of Nicky's favourite layouts.......
It's Not The Home
Mum And I
Ava so Sweet
Penny and Me
Nicky - Black n White
Could everyone please make Nicky welcome at FS2S