Monday, January 2, 2012

Been Caught Stealing-January 2012 Guest Designer

We are proud to introduce our first Guest Counterfeiter of 2012, Van!!! 
Happy New Year, fellow Counterfeiters!  My name is Van Nguyen and I am beyond honored and thrilled to be this month's guest counterfeiter.  What a fantastic way to ring in 2012, right?!  I began scrapbooking in early 2010 while on maternity leave with my amazingly strong-willed yet sweet daughter, Charlotte.  It didn't take long before I acquired an extensive collection of scrappy supplies to satiate my scrappy appetite.  After I returned to work as a big firm attorney, I found creative refuge in scrapbooking.  Scrapbooking also gave me an outlet to write my family history - both the major and mundane events in life.  The preservation of history - this was a topic I studied as a student of public history in both college and graduate school.  Who knew that my academic studies would one day help mold how I scrapbooked?!  :)

I was born and raised in San Diego in a traditional Vietnamese home.  After high school, I left the mild southern California sunshine and bounced around the world - from Connecticut to Wisconsin, Hanoi to Melbourne.  I eventually found myself back in California for law school.  During law school, I married my high school sweetheart and best friend.  After a year of long-distance marriage, we finally found ourselves back home in San Diego.  This past September, with military orders in hand, I quit my big firm job and we moved our family of three to Rhode Island.  So here I am, now fully immersed in my east coast sabbatical and scrapping/ crafting as much as my daughter lets me.

I have been playing with the Counterfeit Kit Club for two months now and I absolutely love the support and motivation to craft down my scrappy stash.  I can't wait to see what this month's kit inspires all of us to create!  Thanks again for this amazing invitation to guest design with you and know that you can always find me at likethecar.blogspot.com

We are excited to have Van join us this month...check out her blog for some supurb inspiration!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Van! Delighted to see you there - I've adored your creations over the last two months and am excited to see what you create this month! Welcome!

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  2. I love Van's work! It's hard to believe she has been scrapbooking for so short a time!

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  3. Knowing how uber talented Van is, I am really excited to see her work and hopefully be able to play along this month! Thanks for the fun bio!

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  4. Van is the sweetest person I know! I'm so excited to see her work!

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  5. Hello - so pleased that you are joining us this month! Looking forward to seeing your lovely work!

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  6. Van, I LOVE that you are the Guest Designer, and cannot wait to see what fun things you come up with!!

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  7. I <3 Van's work! I can't wait to play along with CKC this year.

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