Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet Patti! :)


Hi everyone! My name is Patti West and I've been scrapbooking since 2002.

I live in the country, outside of a small city, in upstate New York. I've been married to Tom for 26 years - and I've known Tom since we were children. We grew up on the same city street, and went to the same schools and church. We have two sons. Thomas is 24 and graduated in August of 2010 with a Bachelor's in Marketing. He's now working at his first "real job". Matthew is 21 and is a senior in college. Our family also includes a yellow labrador retriever, Filbert, age 9. Filbert brightens everyone's days with his friendly personality and silly antics.

I work as an administrative assistant at our local university and have been employed at the same job for almost twenty years! When I'm not paper crafting, you'll find me in the kitchen. I love to bake. Cookies are most often requested, but I make a mean cheesecake and my scratch carrot cake w/cream cheese icing is to die for.

Tom and I love to travel, so vacation photos are some of my favorites to scrap. My favorite technique is stitching, whether by hand or machine. I love to create colorful, happy projects that make people smile.

I am so excited to begin my DT spot with The Paper Variety!! Thank you, Abby and Suzanne for this wonderful opportunity!

Some samples of my work ~









11 comments:

  1. Awesome work Patti! I love the way you use your embellishments...
    - April

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  2. Patti and I have been bestie scrappy friends for a while now. :) Im a big fan of her work! :) She is a talented crafter! So happy to be playing with you here at TPV!!

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  3. Beautiful stuff Patti! Love the 'there you go' layout. Can't wait to see more. Glad to have you apart of the team!

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  4. Thank you so much, everyone!!! :)

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  5. Hi Patti! your works is so beautiful!!

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  6. Patty, YOU ROCK! LOVE your work! :-) Beautiful creations in this post!

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  7. Why did I put a 'y' instead of an 'i'? I haven't done that before. Sorry Patti!

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  8. So excited to be on the team with you Patti!!! Love your work and how you always have such kind words for everyone!!! :) <3

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We love hearing your feedback! :) Thanks so much! ~ Abby and Suzanne