Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Scrapper of the Month - Gisèle

Please join me in congratulating Gisèle - our very first LCOM scrapper of the month!

Gisèle is such a vibrant member of the board, constantly sharing her creations, providing fantastic inspiration for other members, plus she's great about sharing tips, tricks and techniques that help us all become better scrappers. The forum would not be the same without her!

I asked Gisèle to tell us a little bit about herself, answer some probing questions and share some of her favorite scrappy projects.

My name is Gisèle and I am a scrapaholic by choice. I am the oldest of 3 children, born and raised in Moncton, NB. I studied at the Université de Moncton and have 2 degrees in Elementary Education. I have been retired from teaching for 2 years now after 32 years teaching in mostly French Immersion classes. I am a Jaycee Senator (Junior Chamber of Commerce). I am so flattered to be chosen as the 1st ever L-COM Scrapper of the month. It’s so FUN! How can you not love to scrapbook?

My guilty pleasure is... popcorn, chocolate, candy. Oh did I tell you I have a sweet tooth???

I can't imagine my life without... scrapbooking and family! Not necessarily in that order!

You would never guess it, but I... love the art of scrapbooking. I have always been a crafty person and have had a small business with my tole painting. When I was introduced to scrapbooking approximately 6 years ago, I said, what scrapbooking??? No, not me, I have no children!!! Well I guess I was wrong, I started taking classes and went to crops and the more I did, the more I wanted to do. I did myself, trips and adventures but when my 2 grand-nieces were born, well all H*&* broke loose! It was a new adventure and I was LOVING it Scrapbooking is my crafty outlet and I can also keep family and other memories. I even went on a Canadian Scrapbooking Cruise last February, how awesome is that?? I have met some great friends and I so love to check the L-COM site! Checking what’s new in the store on the boards, sketches or This and That Challenges and Cyber Crops are my fav.

I would love to win a shopping spree to... New York or Paris!

My favourite scrappy item in the LCOM store right now is...are you kidding me?? 1 fav?? Come on!! Anything new is great, but I seem to be in love with kraft papers or shaped pattern papers at the moment.

If I could be on any TV game or reality show, it would be... the new show Genevieve or Sarah’s House, Cottage whatever?? They rock!

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... a debt-free retirement, to travel to France again and of course a new car!

My least favourite chore is... cleaning the bathroom! Does anyone like that, now really, come on girlies??? On the other hand I love doing laundry!!!

I have a scrappy crush on... Amanda (PEI girl), her work is awesome!!!! She has created some amazing kits for L-COM. I loved the 1st one she did and they are very much worth it as you have the latest scrappy goodies and a great designer with instructions and pictures to create amazing LOs and still have lots of leftovers.

My 3 latest favourites are:

If you would like to see some of my work please check my blog at

Thanks Gisèle for making LCOM such a great place to be!


Melissa said...

yay!!!! congrats!

Tanya said...

Congrats Gisele!!! You are smokin the layouts!