My love of digital scrapbooking grew out of my passion for both family history and art. At the time I started putting my family history documents together, no one in the marketplace was using bits and pieces of real-life memorabilia to create digital art kits in order to beautifully accent the written stories of yesteryear.
So, being a trained graphic designer, I set out to create some pieces that had special meaning to me. (Who knew that my first vintage art kits would ultimately shape the direction of my career?) Luckily, I had a great aunt who was meticulous about saving and documenting, a grandmother who passed down her artistic talents to me, and a grandfather with an amazing life story, including being a decorated Navy plane captain and turret gunner in World War II.
After years of writing and creating beautiful family history books with the art I had developed under the Lucky Girl Creative™ brand, there was still one project I had yet to conquer. My mother had inherited all the letters that her parents had written during World War II, but they remained locked away in a safe to be dealt with at a future date. We knew the project was a big undertaking – putting them in chronological order and then scanning envelopes and multiple page letters – so it was easy to procrastinate. But in January of this year, I set out to get this project done not knowing the immense blessing I was about to receive.