Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Meet Sous Chef Kristin Perez

You've seen their work, now get to know them.  Meet the talented women behind the designs that inspire you.  Today, meet Kristin Perez - our "Altering Queen" :)

I am Kristin Perez and live on the gulf coast of Texas. Mother to Priscilla and Amory, wife to Victor, daughter of Phil and Susan, sister to Bubba (aka Brian), and best friend to Kami, Sarah and Christian. I am a lover of thrift stores, resale shops and flea markets. I am obsessed with saving money and won’t buy it unless it is on sale, clearance or I have a coupon. I love to read a good book - historical Christian romances are my favorite with anything my daughter asks me to read coming in at a close second.
Scrapping is memory keeping, gift giving and home décor rolled in to one big stress relief. I treasure my Mama Dot’s pictures and neat handwriting telling us the who, when and where and want to leave my own who, when and where behind in scrapbooks for generations to come. I love that I can make a gift with a recycled container, scrap paper and other bits and bobs and the gift is appreciated and still on a shelf the next year and the next. I am thrilled I can make things for my home that people ask where they can get one for themselves. I smile and say, "It is an original - would you like me to make you one?"
I cannot scrap without my brown ink pad to scuff up the edges of everything, I cannot scrap fast - it is impossible, and I prefer quiet with no snacks or drinks on my table. I am so clumsy I am sure that drink or snack would be the next embellishment on the page! My life is loud - I work in a classroom of two year olds and my family is crazy, so I appreciate the quiet! My favorite part of a page is the title and I will often think of them as soon as I snap the photo. I keep a notepad handy to jot down titles by the bed, in the camera bag, and in my purse.

In keeping with her current title, Kristin has altered the most adorable water-bottle, using her scraps from Lily Bee's Buttercup line, found in the April Bigger than a Breadbox kit (on sale now.)  You can find this, along with instructions and her other work on her blog HERE.

Happy Tuesday,

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