I live in Aberdeen, Scotland with my husband and two children, Lara (6) and Luc (6 months). Life is never boring in our house and I feel privileged to be able to record our family's many adventures from travelling to milestones to tooth fairy visitations. I love that our family has lived in so many different countries because it enriches our lives so much to get to know new cultures and of course, make new friends. Ever since I was a little girl I've loved colors and designs. But, I never made it in still life art class as a schoolgirl, and gave that up to be in communications (that's the other thing I'm good at, talking!). I'm so glad to let my creative, arty side out as a grown up in my scrapbook pages! I love to use my scrapbooking pages to tell so many heartfelt and meaningful stories. I have been honored to have been published in a number of scrapbooking magazines including Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbook Trends. I am so pleased to be designing for Urban Lily! I feel so blessed to be a part of many design teams including Cocoa Daisy Kits, Pencil Lines, What is Your Favorite Thing, and Sarah Hurley Designs. I have also guest designed for Pink Paislee, Bella Blvd and Making Memories. When I'm not scrapbooking, I'm reading, knitting, crocheting, traveling, watching movies or just hanging out with my family and friends. One of my favorite aspects of scrapbooking is making friends through this fun hobby. I would love to get to know you better so please drop by my blog at: http://justperspective.blogspot.com/.
I live in Malmö, Sweden. I have 3 kids, 2 cats, one dear husband and a passion for Scrapbooking, paper crafts, sewing, painting and well most crafty things you can do. At the moment however I spend most of my time Scrapbooking and have done so since I read about Scrapbooking in a magazine when my firstborn was just a baby.
I am mainly a layout maker but I also make cards and alter. I love to try new techniques and different media and I also like to challenge myself to try new things and styles. Mostly I scrap about my three kids, but occasionally I do BOM layouts as well. I love turquoise, brown, orange and lime but I find my self scrapping all kinds of colors. Papers with well coordinated colors and beautiful patterns make my heart beat a little bit faster.
I cant wait to start my first assignments with the fabolous Urban Lily products.
While I enjoy putting together a project , I also take it seriously. I put my mind and my heart in everything that I create. I consider my work as ecclectic and a little bit on the "simple" side. I also love photography which I think comes hand in hand with scrapbooking. Most importantly , I am married for thirty years and counting, to the love of my life - my husband Chris. We have 3 children and a 5 year old grandson. Besides being a full time wife, mom and a grandma, I am also a bookkeeper during day time.
I'm looking forward and so excited to be part of the Urban Swank Team!
I love using and mixing vibrant, bold colours and patterns along with all those irresistible embellishments. My layouts often capture the everyday escapades of my two daughters, Madison and Danielle. My second passion is photography and I continue to work on fine-tuning my skills!
And with my remaining time…(!!) I volunteer at my daughters’ activities, quilt and cook! I am honoured to be a returning member of the Urban Swank team – thank you!
Leica Forrest has been an avid scrapbooker for 13 years. She is an outgoing, vibrant instructor that enjoys traveling internationally and teaching scrapbook, altered and mixed media classes. Published over 300 times, she enjoys working with many different manufacturers in this industry. Daily inspiration comes from her 3 small children, their clothes, their toys their little sayings.
Elisabetta Colavero (Eli)
My name is Elisabetta Colavero (Eli) and I'm italian. Born on the 3rd of March, 1973, I have a daughter Noemi, 7 years old who is the favorite subject of my projects. I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago, and I prefer LO and sometimes minialbums. The cards, instead, simply hates me! In the past, for 3 years, I worked for Italian Scrapbooking Association as designer and forum animator. Actually I'm in Frosted Design and Twisted Sketches DTs. I'm graduated in Agriculture, and I work for the Province of Cremona, Agricultural department. But I'm so lucky! I can work at home, so I have time to devote to my hobbies: reading, sporting, gardening, and of course, scrapbooking. For me it's like a drug... It allows me to express the artistic side of me and at the same time create something that preserves forever my fondest memories.
I love also summertime, cats, pizza, white chocolate and ice cream.