Hi I am Marcia Dehn-Nix and I am so excited to be a part of the Paper Variety! I am married to the most wonderful guy (28 years!) and we live in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We have three kids; Naomi (22), Colette (19), and Trenten (17). Naomi is working on her Masters degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on creative writing. Colette is in her second year of college with a pre-vet major. Trenton will graduate from high school this spring. So it looks like we will be empty nesters next fall. Maybe this is why we are acquiring more pets. Currently in residence are cats Delta and Spook and dog Satchel. We sometimes foster for a rescue organization, so the number of cats and dogs varies. It is sometimes hard to part with these temporary pets and we do adopt them ourselves. Spook was one of our fosters and so was a cat my daughter Naomi now has.
I have been scrapbooking for just over 10 years. My scrapbooking evolved out of a love for photography. In fact, I used to be a wedding photographer! I did portrait sittings of my own kids at home. Because I am always the one behind the camera, we never had a family portrait sitting until my daughter Naomi was about to leave for college. Here is a layout made from that family portrait sitting.
I love to make cards also, and knit, and sew. This past summer I volunteered to turn old marching band uniforms into these awesome pillows. The pillows were sold to current and former marching band members as a fundraiser.
I do have a 9-5 job working as a senior software engineer creating software for electrical utilities. The senior just means I am old. I celebrated 25 years with the company last summer. My creative side helps to balance the technical side of me.
And here are some of my favorite projects .....
Any craft involving chocolate, especially M&Ms is a favorite of mine! Like this Thanksgiving turkey.