Thursday, December 29, 2011

Welcome back, Sandi! :)

I am so excited to be returning for another term on The Paper Variety! I am Sandi Pressley and I am married to Elvis -- well, his real name is David but everyone at work calls him Elvis.  We are lucky enough to work together....I am in sales for a large building/roofing material supplier and Dave is the warehouse manager.  We have been married for 8 years and he is extremely supportive of my hobby.  In fact after hearing me bemoan the fact that I needed a good place to photograph my projects, he researched on the internet and found and bought me an awesome lightbox off ebay.  Dave takes many of the pictures I scrap leading me to say "he snaps them and I scrap them!"
I am originally from the Chicago area and after marrying Dave we took a company transfer to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where we lived and worked for 4 years before transferring with the company again this time to Florida.  We live in Palm Coast which is on the northeast coast of Florida halfway between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach.  We love the beach and Florida and have settled down here, bought a home 2 years ago and planted our roots.
I am the mother of two grown sons and have 4 beautiful grandchildren, all of whom still live in the Midwest.  I started scrapping about 4 years ago because it helps me not miss my family so much.  They provide much of the inspiration for my layouts.  I love to do scrapbook pages, mini-albums, cards and altered items.  My style runs along the clean and simple lines.  Some of my favorite manufacturers are Jillibean Soup, Echo Park, Bella Blvd. and October Afternoon.
Working with Abby and Suzanne is so much fun and they are so easy to work with -- it is truly a priviledge to be on this Design Team.  I am really excited to be able to challenge and inspire you for the next six months.  Hopefully something you see me do will make you say..."I can do that!"  

Here are a few of my recent favorite creations:


  1. LOVELOVELOVE!!!!! Glad to see you back Sandi!!!

  2. whew whooo, glad to be team mates!

  3. Sandi! Rachel & Alina are starting to scrapbook and will LOVE this!!! Can't wait to share your never-ending inspiration with them!!! Love you!

  4. Sandi you are amazing with your designs.


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