About Michelle

What do talcum powder and volcanos have in common? They both erupt into a gorgeous mess and so do I. Anyone who knows me, knows my love for getting messy. I love to dabble with media and experiment with anything in my reach. As a child, I would mix water, food coloring and talcum powder to make eyeshadow. As I grew, I learned to knit, sewed my own clothes and started my own successful catering company before the age of 16. Later, I entered the corporate world and still found time to feed my creative side. I began my current path in 1995 following a trip to Costa Rica. I went to view the Arenal Volcano, only to discover it was hidden by clouds. Returning home, I decided to put my photos in an album and when I realized I didn’t have any pictures of the volcano, I searched the internet to see what I could find. Lo and behold, I stumbled across the world of scrapbooking and rubber stamping. It was my introduction to this new world and I haven’t looked back since! I am a Copic and Ranger Certified Educator. Before owning “Everything Scrapbook & Stamps” in West Palm Beach, Florida, I traveled extensively worldwide and loved to collect unusual items to incorporate into my art. Born and raised in England, I currently reside in Florida with my husband and two rascally parrots.

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Spinning out of Control

Heading to the Trade Show

January is always a busy time at the store, it is season here in South Florida – we have lots of snowbirds and visitors escaping from the frozen North.  It is also the time of my annual trade show which is being held in Phoenix this year.  I love going to the Trade show – I get to see and buy new products, discover new techniques and catch up with colleagues and friends.  It is also a stressful time.  I don’t like being away from the store during the busy times.

Flight to Phoenix.  It looks so brown compared to Florida

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This year I decided to try an AirBnB to stay at and it was great.  This place had great reviews and was only about 15 minutes away.

The owner even left a huge bowl of fruit

I was impressed with my first AirBnB and will definitely do it again.

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Phoenix Street Art

I love the rawness of street art

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I had a little downtime during dinner and we went to a hotel that had some creepy dolls barricaded in the basement.

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Rise above the Chaos

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Rise above the Chaos