Happy Friday, ya'll! My name is Amanda Caves, and I am so thrilled to share some projects with you during the month of August. I live in Alabama with my husband Andy and our two sons. Bowen will be nine (tomorrow!) and Wilder is seven. They keep me on my toes, and I love every minute of it. I'm an attorney by day, and I love the creative outlet of photography and memory keeping. I have always loved photography, and that's where my memory keeping began. I started scrapbooking digitally in 2011, and then made my way to the more traditional method using paper and glue in 2012 when I started memory keeping in the pocket page format. I love looking back at my albums and reliving the big moments such as beach trips, Disney vacations, cruises, and roadtrips. But even more than that, I love that smaller moments that are often forgotten are captured as well. I can read the cute little sayings that the boys said over the years, and almost hear their little voices speaking the words.
You can see more of my memory keeping projects (and the craziness of living with two boys) at the following links:
How about a little Q&A?
Are you a layout person, a card person, or both? I'm actually neither. I can count on one hand the number of traditional layouts that I've made. I prefer pocket pages, but I also love putting together minibooks.
What is on your scrap desk right now? Right now it's covered in beach pictures and lots of coordinating papers and embellishments.
What is your favorite October Afternoon line or product? It's hard to name just one thing, so I will say that I've always loved October Afternoon's fun patterned papers as well as their variety of alphas.
What is your favorite source of inspiration? For me, it all starts with the photographs. I'm currently inspired by lifestyle photography.
What is your favorite TV show? Nerd alert: I'm not a big fan of TV. I much prefer reading. But I do love NCIS, and that's about the only must-see show for me.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why? Kurt Cobain because I am fascinated by his music.