Where were you born, and where do you currently live?I was born in Grand Forks, ND and currently live and grew up in Rochester, MN.
Tell us about your family: I have been married for 7 years now to a wonderful man and we have 3 great kids. Ava(5), Isabella(4), and Liam(19months).
Hobbies & Interests: Scrapbooking, card making, photography, and altered art.
Pet Peeves: slow drivers, disorganization
Favorite Magazines: Creating Keepsakes, Cookie, Scrapbook Trends, People
Favorite Smells: Lily of the Valley, the spring, fresh laundry
Favorite Movies or Books: Some of my favorite movies: Top Gun, Runaway Bride, A Beautiful Mind, Dreamgirls, I love a lot of different movies. Favorite Books include anything written by Nicholas Sparks.
Favorite TV shows: 24, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Desperate Housewives, The Office, Ugly Betty
Favorite Season: Spring and Fall, I love the smell of Spring, the ability to open windows and smell the fresh air coming in after a long winter. I love the Fall because it's getting cooler outside, and the changing of the leaves in Minnesota is so beautiful!
What time do you wake up in the morning? Usually around 6:30 am or when-ever the kids decide!
Do you collect anything? I'm not a big collector of things, it usually just accumulates!
When and how did you get into scrapbooking? My Mother-in-Law, Jill, actually got me started. She was doing it and it seemed really interesting and the rest is history.
What music (if any) do you listen to while you scrap? Does the sound of a baby monitor count? I'm usually scrapbooking when the kids are napping.
How would you describe your scrapbooking style? My husband would say, "girly". I have been really leaning towards shabby chic and vintage items lately.
Where do you find inspiration? Other people… magazines, blogs, online galleries.
Do you like to crop with others or scrap alone? I scrap alone, only because I probably wouldn't get much done otherwise.
How has scrapbooking changed your life? It has taught me that the little things in life matter. To cherish everyday and remember what life is really about.
What is one scrapbooking tool, you can't live without? My 12 x 12 cutter and my Xacto knife.
What format do you scrap? 12x12
Do you have any organization or time saving tips you could share? I have bins in my scrapbook room that are for certain things, like Rub Ons and so forth. I have a big Rubbermaid cart that I use for ribbon and little things. I have been getting rid of things that I haven't used for 6 months and that helps with space and allows for me to remember what I already own.
You can visit Kileigh's blog here...you can see more of her projects throughout the week, so be sure to stop by the Melissa Frances blog soon!