Hi all! Ingrid here. I am 41 years old, and have been together with my boyfriend Eric (41) since August 1996. We have two beautiful girls, Fleur (9) and Sanne (7). We live in IJsselstein, a small town centrally located in the Netherlands. I work 3 days a week as a secretary with a small consultancy firm.
I have always been a crafty girl. I came across a Dutch magazine about scrapbooking in 2004. Since I always added tickets, postcards, maps, etc. to my photo albums I thought that scrapbooking would be THE hobby for me. However, I didn’t start until April 2006. I have been making cards since mid 2007. I like to create layouts and mini albums, but my heart lies with card making. I just love making cards. I started stamping in November 2009 shortly after I received my first PTI order. I have been serving on several DTs which is a wonderful experience. Besides, I have been fortunate to be published in Dutch scrapbook and card magazines as well as in some American magazines.
Of course I am inspired by the Papertrey Ink DT. I think their team is fabulous. But……there are many other scrapbookers and card makers that inspire me. I enjoy frequenting blogs as there are so many talented and inspiring people around the world.
One of my favorite techniques is sewing. I just love to sew on my projects as it adds a nice little touch to a card or layout. Since I started stamping I also rediscovered heat embossing. I have been having a heat gun and embossing powders for quite a long time, but hardly used it. Now that I am completely addicted to PTI I really like to use my stamps combined with heat embossing.
I am really excited about being one of the Pals. I think we have a wonderful group and I am really looking forward to getting to know you all, learn from you, and be inspired by you. I am also looking forward to our challenges. I love participating in challenges as it often makes you think ‘out of the box’ and to step out your comfort zone.
Well, that’s all for now. Feel free to ask me any questions if you would like to learn more about me.