Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Welcome, Caroli! :)

My name is Carolina but everybody calls me Caroli (Ca-ro-lee), I'm a 31 years old Chilean girl in love with crafts, especially with paper crafts. I live in Santiago, the capital of this long and skinny country called Chile, literally at the end of the world!

I live in a little cute house with my fiancé (we've been together for 14 year now, we are forever engaged, haha!), our 3 years old little girl named Isidora and our crazy dog named Hachiko. I have a Bachellors Degree in Translation and Linguistics and I work full time as translator and foreing trade assistant in an international company.

When I'm not at the office I am at home baking, scrapbooking and playing with my little girl, she's the love of my life and I managed to get her into scrapbooking already! We scrap together every friday, that's our weekly scrap time :) My fiancé is very supportive with our hobby and proudly shows our creations to the family and friends.

I started scrapbooking in 2004, after a 2 months trip I made to Japan (I am a English and Japanese translator). I was so excited that I wanted to capture all those memories in an album, but not a regular one, I wanted something special. An American friend told about scrapbooking and it was love at first sight. What I love about this hobby is that it mixes lots of my previous hobbies: photography, paper, decoration, and embellishing. I took a break on 2007 and started over again last year but this time with way more energy and resources that on my begginings. Here in Chile it is really hard to find scrapbooking materials, there are just 2 or 3 stores with very old and expensive stuff, so online shopping is my best friend.

Since here in Chile scrapbooking is something almost unknown, there's no one to hold crops and chat about paper, so I almost forced my friends to get into this hobby. I and I can proudly say that my 2 best friends are into scrapbooking due to me :D

I would define my style as simple, clean, colorful and sometimes childish. I love big tittles, dimension and bright colors and since like 70% of my layouts are about my little one, I adore cute and bright colored paper brands such as Echo Park, Pebbles, American Crafts, Bella Blvd. or My Little Shoebox. Anyway, lately I have been switching into more adult layouts too, featuring my fiancé and me, vacations or important situations of our lives, so Cosmo Cricket and My Mind's Eye are my favorite brands in this style. Most of the time I work on layouts, but just few time ago I started making home decor projects like banners and collages, I loved the idea of decorating my home with paper.

These are some of my favorite projects so far:


  1. Caroli is the best!! I'm happy to be friends!! :)

  2. Super cute layouts! I love the one with the hearts and the one with the banner!!

  3. congatulations calori. kisses and hugs!

  4. Well Caroli....I am so excited to be on the DT with you....your projects are amazing! I especially love your banners.


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