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Celine Navarro
Garden Girl

PeaNut 176,465
November 2004
Posts: 1,145
Layouts: 653
Loc: Montpellier, Southern France

Posted: 2/13/2013 7:26:07 AM
So I'm new here, as a Garden Girl. Most of you don't know me and I don't know most of you. So I thought I would post 5 random facts about me, but most of all, I'd LOVE to hear 5 facts about YOU, dearest Peas

Ok let's go!

1. I live in sunny South of France, in Montpellier, which is by the Mediterranean Sea. Almost 2 hrs from Spain by car, 3hrs flight to Paris, 4hrs drive to Italy.
2. I have been a professionnal scrapbooker since 2006, and I have been teaching Mixed Media and Scrapbooking classes all over the world since 2004.
3. I speak 3 languages : French (my mother tongue), English and Spanish.
4. My dad is spanish and my mom is French.
5. I would love to move to the US someday, probably not my entire life as I'd miss my family, but would love to live there for a few years. I would pick Seattle, Denver, Chicago or Portland

Now your turn would love to learn more about you


PeaNut 559,480
July 2012
Posts: 4,259
Layouts: 88
Loc: Hogwarts

Posted: 2/13/2013 7:31:01 AM
Hey Celine!!
1. I live in Arkansas but would love to live in a big city or on the beach.
2. I'm working on my masters degree in English.
3. I love the ocean so I named my miniature schnauzer Caribbean (hence my username).
4. I have only been scrapbooking for about a year.
5. I met my best friend here on two peas!!

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PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
Posts: 1,881
Layouts: 53
Loc: Alabama

Posted: 2/13/2013 7:44:34 AM

Five things about me:
1. I live in Alabama. Yes, we really have a Piggly Wiggly and I do talk a bit slower.
2. I have taught 3 or 4 year old preschool for many, many years.
3. I graduated with my BS in Early Childhood Education In December and I can't wait to have my first "real" classroom.
4. I collect wwwaaayyyy more scrapbook supplies than I ever use.
5. I'm a bit of a "collector"... milkglass, vintage mill spools, salts... I have waay too much stuff


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PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
Posts: 9,964
Layouts: 59
Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 2/13/2013 7:46:58 AM
1. I have been scrapping since my "baby" was a baby, so 14 years.
2. I am an avid SCUBA diver and underwater photographer.
3. I am married to a Filipino and love everything about it: the country itself, the food but mostly the super friendly people!
4. I sometimes miss my work of L&D nursing...but then I remember the 12 hour days spent on my feet without a pee break and I don't miss it so much anymore.
5. I am getting ready to send my first born to college in a few months and very nervous about it...her top choice is in NYC!!

ETA: oh, I forgot...I love turtles and bulldogs; my "baby", Boo Radley, is a 1 year old English bully!

Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two


PeaNut 88,155
May 2003
Posts: 2,143
Layouts: 176
Loc: Australia

Posted: 2/13/2013 7:54:48 AM

my name is Pam from Sydney, Australia, i was born in Ediburgh, Scotland and my family moved here when i was 5
i am happily married to my school sweetheart, we have 2 children, boy -26 (married to a beautiful girl 24) and girl 24, 1 furbaby - Heidi a 3yr beagle - all still living at home
i work fulltime as a social worker, before that an operation theatre nurse
i love scrapping, but had a break for a couple of years due to serious health issues
my husband and i have been doing some travel over the few years, and hopefully we will keep this up, i have so much to see and do


PeaNut 116,261
November 2003
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Layouts: 102

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:00:32 AM
Hi, Celine.

1. I've been scrapbooking for about 10 years.
2. I am a country girl and I've lived in the same state, same area for all but 3 years of my life. A SAHM.
3. I love coffee with a passion, but can't have it any more for dietary reasons.
4. I bowled the best game of my life 2 weeks before giving birth to our first child - 165.
5. I have a ton of ribbon that I NEVER use.


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March 2005
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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:11:12 AM
Oh this is fun

1. I grew up in South when I was a child and thought I was South African until my parents told me we were going back to Belgium. I still haven't gotten used to the cold!
2. I sleep with a hot water bottle all year round!!
3. I still dream of becoming an opera singer or musical performer.
4. I think I'm addicted to scrapbooking.
5. I have a very expressive face. People can tell how I feel just by looking at me.

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PeaNut 561,690
July 2012
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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:17:41 AM
Bonjour, Celine.
1. I live in Lonehill, Johannesburg, South Africa. this used to be the middle of the "bush" but is now on the edge of this major city.
2. I have always kept snippets of pretty papers, news items, photos & so on in my journals with extra pages added where necessary, so I have 40+ years of hybrid Project Life /Scrapbooks.
3. I started 12 by 12 Scrapbooking in 2008, about 2 months before you came here to teach, and so was exposed to the mixed-media style currently so popular, right from (my) start!
4. I have a very intense & stressful "real" job, scrapping is my escape.
5. You were so kind as to follow me on Twitter ages ago, though I have the most boring feed imaginable. Thank You and Congratulations again.

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PeaNut 390,655
September 2008
Posts: 401
Layouts: 45
Loc: France

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:22:16 AM
Awesome idea Céline, and congrats!!

1. I'm french too, but never felt very at ease there, and hoping to move out soon
2. My first passion is movies. I go to the theaters every week, sometimes 2/3 times a week
3. I did big expensive studies so i could get a big important job but i currently have NO IDEA what i want to do with my life
4. i don't like sunny, overly warm weather
5. i got tattooed last year and can't stop thinking about the next i'll get


PeaNut 558,537
June 2012
Posts: 722
Layouts: 20
Loc: Greenville, SC

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:22:43 AM
1) My name is Ashley, I live in Greenville SC with my husband and 3yr. Old Chihuahua Chloe.

2) My husband and I are "High School Sweethearts". We eloped last year and haven't told anyone!!

3) We are currently planning a small backyard wedding for late this summer and I am doing almost all of the decorations myself.

4) I started scrapping in 2006 I made about 20 pages and quit until January 2012.

5) I don't have a designated area in my house to scrap so I have to scrap in my living room floor.

Nice to meet you all and congratulations Celine.

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PeaNut 65,350
January 2003
Posts: 3,918
Layouts: 4
Loc: Florida

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:39:02 AM
Hi all,

Here are my facts!

- I have a journalism degree and LOVE to write. Hoping to write freelance when I leave my current job in 3 years! Short term writing goal is to start a blog - I am not savvy with graphic design so that's my hold up!

- I have an "atypical normal" life! My mom has lived with us for 22 years - since the day after my son was born. I work 55 miles away from home in one direction and my husband, a firefighter, works 95 miles in another direction - we live in the middle and both commute! It's a crazy life and we "fondly" call our gas bill the "house payment for the house we don't own!" Commuting is so expensive!!

- I love Italian food....never met a calzone , veal parmagiana or cannoli I didn't like

- Scrapbooking has been the best outlet ever for me - from Two Peas to Ali Edward's site and projects like OLW and Dec Daily, Shimelle's JYC, the shopping, the sharing - it has filled a gap in my heart that words really can't describe. I love creating gifts for family and friends.

- Half of me is a homebody - the other half loves to travel somewhere wonderful, preferably with a beach or water included, once or twice a year. My bucket list has lots of places I still wish to see.

Can't wait to come back after work and read this thread!!


PeaNut 14,286
April 2001
Posts: 15,422
Layouts: 245
Loc: the 80's

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:43:22 AM
Hmmm, 5 facts about me:

1) I have always loved paper & the stationary store since I was little.

2) I've scrapbooked since our now 22 yr old ds was a baby.

3) I am married to my college sweetheart.

4) I've got the craziest curly hair.

5) I absolutely love coffee so very much & drink it all day long.


PeaNut 436,848
September 2009
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Layouts: 0
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:44:01 AM
Fun post!

1. I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There is so much to do here....sports, culture, history, outdoors, and restaurants. I love Pittsburgh but if I could, I would live in a little town on the beach.
2. I have been scrapbooking since the 90's when my 3 boys were little.
3. I love dogs, cats, traveling, amusement parks, reading, and crafting.
4. My favorite thing in the world to do is spend time with my family.
5. I seem to have an addiction to scrapbook supplies and office supplies.......


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Drama Pea

PeaNut 70,463
February 2003
Posts: 10,366
Layouts: 161
Loc: Pea-ing from Orlando, Fl.

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:45:05 AM
Hi Celine!

1. My name is Summer Dawn - I'm 36- and I am the child of real hippies.

2. I fell in love with my husband the first second I saw him and told him that week we were supposed to be married...we got engaged three months later and married a year later.

3. My husband, my two kids and myself are all real Floridians.... All born and raised here.

4. I've been a performer my whole life- my first professional job was when I was 8 and I'm still acting and singing in Orlando at Universal Orlando and Capones Dinner and show.

5. I just returned last month to scrapbooking after taking about 5 years off- i started scrapping in 2003 when on a whim i bought an album and Simple Scrapbooks by Stacy Julian. I got burned out and got rid of everything... Now I'm trying to rebuild my stash and get back into the groove of creating pages.

After a five year break, I'm back baby!!! Now help Bellies get her Groove back....
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August 2012
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:50:27 AM
Hello Celine!
1. My name is Melissa which means Honey bee hence my log in name.
2. I am married with 3 furbabies Fluffy, Lacy and Sheena.
3. My hubby and I bought a business way back in 1990 something and
sold it, for a pretty good price. Then we bought it back in


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
Posts: 2,663
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:53:28 AM
2010 for $10,000 because they got in deep trouble with IRS.
4. Sounds crazy but I am really not sure when I started scrapping, but
I love it and feel like a more sane person when I do scrap.
5. I love youtube.

Just Lizzy
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PeaNut 19,817
August 2001
Posts: 20,981
Layouts: 54
Loc: On the rocky shores of life... AKA Mid-Missouri

Posted: 2/13/2013 8:58:55 AM
Congratulations on being chosen Garden Girl!

Five facts about me:

1. I currently live in Missouri (it's kind of in the middle), but have also lived in California, Maine, New York, and Greece.

2. I have one daughter, six grandchildren, and four cats! Fortunately only the cats live with me.

3. I started scrapbooking 14 years ago when my first grandchild was born, but I don't think I'm ever going to get caught up.

4. I am a retired Social Services Administrator, having worked 25 years for the County of San Diego, CA. I think I'm ready to find another job now, but being retired is so much fun!

5. I collect lighthouses, and when I travel anywhere I try to make sure to visit at least one.

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PeaNut 430,549
July 2009
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Layouts: 1

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:12:47 AM
1 - I live in New Jersey.

2 - My most favorite place to be is Walt Disney World, I'm just a big kid who even got married there

3 - I have always loved office supplies & paper - so now I collect scrapbooking supplies & scrap a little!

4 - My favorite season is spring when the beautiful cherry blossoms & spring green leaves appear.

5 - My DD7 likes watching Glitter Girl with me every Wednesday (I also have a DS10, he likes Scrappy Jedi's website, anything & everything Star Wars and Doctor Who!)

Celine Navarro
Garden Girl

PeaNut 176,465
November 2004
Posts: 1,145
Layouts: 653
Loc: Montpellier, Southern France

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:18:10 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading about you all!

*Delphinium Twinkle*
I'm just a pea:)

PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
Posts: 78,773
Layouts: 236
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:19:32 AM
Hey Celine, I'm so glad you're finally a GG

1. I knew I'd marry my DH the second I saw him. We were married exactly 15 months from the day we started dating and in April we will celebrate our 30th anniversary

2. I have 2 kids and a beautiful granddaughter living at home with us

3. I've been scrap booking since I was 5... 43 years ago

4. I am a lifelong collector of neat paper, ribbon and buttons and books.

5. I've never had a vacation in my life. Although I live 15 minutes from the beach and spend a lot of time there

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PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
Posts: 4,017
Layouts: 45
Loc: Tulsa, OK

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:22:06 AM
Glad to have you as a Garden Girl Celine!

1. My name is Andrea, I live in Tulsa, OK. I love it here, but I do want to travel more.
2.I've been scrapping since I was 19. (I'm 33 now)
3.I have two Cocker Spaniels named Rocky and Snickers. They are my Bubbas, and are so spoiled.
4.I have my degree in Cultural Anthropology, but have never worked in the field.
5. I was on an episode of cops. So now I have street cred.(bwhahahaha)

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PeaNut 183,632
January 2005
Posts: 5,285
Layouts: 57
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:24:03 AM
Hi Celine.

1) I live in Ontario, Canada on a 100 yr old 100 acre farm with my husband, three kids, and lots of animals.

2) I started scrapbooking in 2004 when my twins were born.

3) I lived in france for 3 months when I was in college.

4) We just put the trim up in my newly renovated kitchen. I am so excited that it is almost finished. We built all the cabinets and have done everything ourselves. Can't wait to post pics on here when it is done.

5) I love the show Downton abbey


PeaNut 430,324
July 2009
Posts: 273
Layouts: 52
Loc: Halifax, NS, Canada

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:26:54 AM
Hi Celine, and congrats... I love your work and am happy we will be seeing even more of it!

1/ I Live in Nova Scotia, Canada, on the beautiful East coast, where it's never too hot, and usually not too cold.

2/ I have 2 girls 6&7 yrs old, a 3 year old cocker spaniel named Charlie and 2 cats (going on 16 years old each), one of which frequently makes appearances in my YouTube videos. I also have a husband who is a stay-at-home dad.

3/ I absolutely love my job (psychologist) and love that I get to meet and know so many amazing and inspiring people through my work.

4/ I love to travel (I don't get a chance very often though), but I find I fall in love with every place I go, and then I only want to return there instead of exploring other places. I am currently obsessed with getting myself back to NYC.

5/ I started scrapbooking in late 2009 with a K and Co. Scrapbooking kit given to me by my MIL. If she only knew the monster she was creating.... After trying tole painting, cross stitch, embroidery, water colour painting, decoupage, drawing, photography, Ukrainian egg painting, doll making, jewelry making, and a million other things for 5 minutes each, I found myself making a CD case for my sister's wedding photos, gluing prima flowers to the outside of the case, and it dawned on me that THIS is my talent... Gluing pretty things to other pretty things! I cracked open that scrapbooking kit my MIL had given me, and I haven't looked back since!



PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
Posts: 4,017
Layouts: 45
Loc: Tulsa, OK

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:31:09 AM

I Live in Nova Scotia, Canada, on the beautiful East coast, where it's never too hot, and usually not too cold

Tracy I didn't realize you lived in Nova Scotia, I knew you were in Canada. I've been there visiting family, I was young though and don't remember a lot. Oh well, random fact. lol

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PeaNut 471,901
June 2010
Posts: 1,666
Layouts: 309
Loc: Hillsboro, TX

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:32:19 AM
Hi Celine!! Im so excited you're a GG!

5 random facts:

*I've been scrapbooking since 1999 (not including all those huge glue-in type scrapbooks I compiled all throughout my childhood and high school years.)

*I had planned all throughout high school and college to be a Broadway superstar...didn't pan out.

*My favorite place in the world is Walt Disney World. I'm obsessed with Mickey Mouse and am planning my 8th trip to WDW this summer.

*I'm really fascinated (mildly obsessed) with rockabilly/40s/50s style and music.

*My gf is Irish and I'm American so we're rockin the long distance relationship thing right now.

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PeaNut 227,373
October 2005
Posts: 8,656
Layouts: 71

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:35:54 AM
What a fun thread! I enjoy reading about everyone.

Hello Celine, and congratulations!

Hmmm, 5 things about me.

1- We live in a huge commercial bldg. ( 20 rooms and a huge warehouse) that my husband built. We have lots and lots of room/s and the kids love living there. We are planning to built a new home in a few years, when the market picks up enough that a company can buy our bldg.

2- We live in a small town east of Salt Lake City. My husband has been here 30+ years, and still isn't considered 'local'. I love living here!

3- I take a LOT of photos, so that gives me a good supply to put into albums. I love scrapping, and have 80+ completed albums. The kids enjoy looking at them and seeing the 'history' of our lives.

4- We are self-employed, and generally build companies from scratch and sell them. We've had a paging company, email server company, recording studio, engineering firm, and many more. Never a dull moment.

5- I love my life! I love spending time with my kids & grandkids, and I have a lot of freedom to do what I want to. There is much joy in our lives.


PeaNut 486,668
October 2010
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Loc: San Antonio, TX

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:41:29 AM
Congrats on becoming a Garden Girl, Celine!

1. My name is Margaret. I live in San Antonio, TX, I am fifty~something & no longer work.

2. I am married & have 2 sons, a dog, a kitty & tropical fish.

3. I enjoy talking about my addiction~scrapbooking.

4. My boys still live at home (saving $ while going to college).

5. I just joined the Facebook group of Peas that have become scrappy pen pals! I LOVE Two Peas!

I LOVE to talk about scrapbooking!!



PeaNut 383,577
July 2008
Posts: 4,093
Layouts: 110
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2/13/2013 9:59:54 AM
This is fun
Congrats on being a GG

My name is Tracy

1. I live in Ontario Canada (not Toronto), have all my life. No we don't live in igloos, but it sure has been cold lately. Today it is -1C/30F here today, so it is actually a beautiful day.

2.I just celebrated my 25th anniversary.

3.I just retired at the beginning of this year...never thought I would be 45 and retired...but I'm not complaining

4. I love all types of crafts...as my name implies But right now I am really into paper crafts..all types of paper crafts.

5. Every Friday Night my friends come over and we scrapbook or make cards...something creative


PeaNut 119,156
December 2003
Posts: 776
Layouts: 0
Loc: NC

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:07:34 AM
Congrats on becoming a Garden Girl!
It is neat reading about everyone!
Here are my random facts:

1. I've been married for 16 years. DH is an active duty Marine and we are stationed in Eastern NC. We have 4 children, all boys.

2. I was also an active duty Marine for about 12 years. I got out to be a SAHM.

3. We have 2 cats (Oscar and Elmo) and a beagle (Zoe). All named after Seseme Street characters!

4. I've been scrapping for about 10 years.

5. There is a counter in my kitchen that is my nemesis. It. Will. Not. Stay. Clean.

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PeaNut 547,100
March 2012
Posts: 10
Layouts: 0
Loc: Houston, Texas

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:14:56 AM
5 things about me:

1. I've been lurking on and off here for almost a year...and thought your intro would be a great time to finally make an introduction myself!

2. In June 2012, I left a 20 year teaching career to pursue midwifery (something I've wanted to do my whole life). I am currently serving women as a doula while working on my midwifery training.

3. I've been scrapbooking on and off since about 2000...and just took apart several albums from those early days to re-do!

4. I had the honor to attend the homebirth of my first grandchild this past summer...She is precious and a blessing to our family!

5. I am married and have 3 daughters and 1 son.


Until only love remains...

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PeaNut 51,697
October 2002
Posts: 6,022
Layouts: 9
Loc: Connecticut

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:17:34 AM
It's fun to learn about everyone!

1) I'm a CPA currently working for a Fortune 50 company.
2) I live in Connecticut now but grew up in a tiny town in Western NY.
3) I have a borderline unhealthy attachment to my dog, a mini schnauzer named Jakob Marley
4) I have been scrapbooking in some form or another since I was 9 or 10.
5) I LOVE to read and can't go a day without reading at least a few pages.


PeaNut 567,623
September 2012
Posts: 94
Layouts: 0
Loc: Windsor, Ontario

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:21:51 AM
Thank you for sharing Celine! And about me...

1) I'm a guy! Which surprises many peas as I think they assume that I'm just a gal pea with a picture of their hubby posted. It's lonesome being the only guy here...haven't seen any other guys posting.
2) My best friend introduced me to scrapbooking last year and I'll never forgive her for getting me into this addictive hobby (just kidding, I forgave her 10 minutes later).
3) I live in Windsor, Ontario, right across the river from Detroit, MI, with my SO and 7 year old Basset Hound.
4) I love British television - Miranda, Mrs Browns Boys, Downton Abbey, Shameless (UK), Being Human (UK), Graham Norton Show, etc....
5) I love to travel, and turning 50 this year I've been saving and will be celebrating with a number of planned holidays to St Maarten, Las Vegas, England/Scotland and New Orleans.
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PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
Posts: 10,438
Layouts: 214
Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:34:06 AM
1. my Great Grandmother was Spanish.
2. I am a certified disaster relief chaplain and have a diploma in writing
3. I was a professional scrap/paper arts designer from 2004-2010 and took an almost 3 year hiatus, just trying to get back into the groove of things now.
4. I graduated in 2007 in Criminology/Forensic Investigations
5. My husband and I were orginally snail mail penpals for 7 years.


PeaNut 280,770
October 2006
Posts: 397
Layouts: 25
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:34:17 AM
Hello Celine! Thank you for starting this fun thread!

1. I was born in Tennessee, raised in Ohio and eventually came back to TN. I love it here, and it feels more like home than Ohio ever did.
2. I met my hubby on the internet. He's my best friend, and we've been together for almost 10 years, married for 6.
3. We have 4 cats. Three of them are orange tabbies, and all of them are crazy!
4. I love animals and have always dreamed of opening a shelter for stray cats and dogs, or working in a zoo and being paid to play with penguins.
5. I've been scrapbooking on and off for about 10 years, but have always loved making things and playing with paper for as long as I can remember.

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PeaNut 110,614
October 2003
Posts: 9,115
Layouts: 326
Loc: Århus, Denmark

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:55:30 AM
5 random (and I do mean random) facts:

- I've lived in 3 different countries. All 3 use coloured money, have red and white flags, and have a queen.
- I'm currently learning to speak my 6th language, but can read 12 languages.
- I once went camping when it was -52C.
- I've played the trombone for 23 years.
- I love mountains.

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PeaNut 16,888
June 2001
Posts: 2,951
Layouts: 8
Loc: CNY

Posted: 2/13/2013 10:56:27 AM
Hi, Celine!

1. My name is Kaye. I was born and raised in South Louisiana. I've lived in California, Washington, Georgia and I currently live in Central New York. Washington State was my favorite! I would love to move back there.

2. I have three boys -- a 20-yr-old and two 18-yr-olds. They are all in college, and I'm having trouble adjusting to life as an empty-nester. I also have a cat. Her name is Simone.

3. I have just started doing embroidery, and I love it!

4. I would love to be a park ranger for the National Park Service.

5. I have a huge crush on Kyle Chandler.


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PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
Posts: 10,438
Layouts: 214
Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 2/13/2013 11:12:16 AM

I'm currently learning to speak my 6th language, but can read 12 languages.

WOW! that is an amazing accomplishment! I'm just learning my first two foreign languages now lol!!!


PeaNut 273,602
August 2006
Posts: 3,993
Layouts: 99
Loc: Phoenix, AZ area

Posted: 2/13/2013 11:12:38 AM
welcome to the Garden, Celine!

1. I've been scrapping off and on for between 10 and 15 years; my interests cycle between scrapping and art journaling.
2. I love working with paper, glue, markers, and paint; I love getting into the creative zone, where time seems to stop.
3. I grew up in a VERY small town in NW Illinois and never lived outside Illinois until we moved to Arizona about 7 years ago.
4. I have never seen the ocean or traveled to any foreign country, but I'd love to travel to Europe someday!
5. I never thought of myself as a 'dog' person before, but we now have three Shelties, and I love them to death, except for the shedding. (we also have two cats; I can't leave them out!)

"Accepting anything without question is the antithesis of critical thinking and education. ~wren*walk, 8/20/12"


PeaNut 211,961
June 2005
Posts: 1,408
Layouts: 116
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA

Posted: 2/13/2013 11:19:44 AM
Hi Celine! Congrats on becoming a Garden Girl. I think you'll find Peas a very welcoming, grateful bunch of students/scrappers.

- I scrap in round room (top story of a turret on my house) that is 217 square feet and stuffed to over-flowing with scrap supplies & tools.

- I was the managing editor of a scrapbook magazine (now defunct, but the best mag EVER) when it launched.

- I live in Santa Cruz, California -- on the central coast of CA.

- I've been to France once in my life (Paris for 3 days) and long to visit the coast where you live.

- I trained for and ran the Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon (january) to counter act the effects that scrapping has on my b#$!#tt!! And I plan to keep training for and running 1/2 Marathons because I am going to keep scrapping.

Great thread. Thanks for the fun.

GUZISMOM: I loooooove your dog's name! That is one of my all-time favorite books.

Let each woman exercise the art she knows.

~ Aristophanes (sort of)


PeaNut 181,315
December 2004
Posts: 2,021
Layouts: 22
Loc: Connecticut

Posted: 2/13/2013 11:27:25 AM
Hi Celine, congratulations on GG!

1. My name is Jenny and I was born in Peru. I lived there until I was 9 and now live in Connecticut. I am fluent in Spanish and English.

2. I married the love of my life nearly 5 yrs ago and I became a stepmom to 2 beautiful girls, now ages 12 & 9. The baby of the family is our beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Bella. Bella is a therapy dog in training.

3. I have been obsessed with school supplies since I was barely tall enough to see the cashier counter.

4. I have been scrapping in some form or another for nearly 20 years.

5. I have dedicated my life's work to the safety and welfare of children.


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Celine Navarro
Garden Girl

PeaNut 176,465
November 2004
Posts: 1,145
Layouts: 653
Loc: Montpellier, Southern France

Posted: 2/13/2013 11:59:41 AM
This isso much fun! I am travelling just reading this thread, trying to see where each of you come from love it!
And we have a guy! Awesome! I only had 3-4 men as students in my scrapbook classes but it was fun

Pea with a Pen

PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,346
Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 2/13/2013 12:01:29 PM
1. I live in California's newest city.

2. I have been scrapbooking since 2001.

3. When I started scrapbooking, I worked as a newspaper editor.

4. I grew up on a farm.

5. I have lived in California since I was not quite 2 years old.


PeaNut 535,520
January 2012
Posts: 139
Layouts: 11
Loc: Nova Scotia

Posted: 2/13/2013 12:25:17 PM
Hi Celine!

1. I live in rural Nova Scotia with a great view of the Bay of Fundy.
2. I have been scrap booking for almost 11 years.
3. I run the cafeteria in a small school with just 100 students.
4. I'm a bookworm.
5. My favourite holiday is Christmas.



PeaNut 508,466
May 2011
Posts: 1,449
Layouts: 188
Loc: Sweden

Posted: 2/13/2013 12:30:16 PM
Hi, Celine.

1. My name is Cindy. I'm a Canadian but have been living in Sweden the last 10 years now and have no plans of moving back.

2. I teach grade 2 at an international school and my classes are comprised of children from countries all over the world, many start with no English and some speak up to 7 languages at the age of 7!

3. I hold no driver's license in any country - I bicycle everywhere, all year round.

4. I love to travel! Often I travel through between 3-7 countries each year.

5. I play The Sims 3.


PeaNut 566,536
September 2012
Posts: 535
Layouts: 28
Loc: Land of Eternal Snow aka MN

Posted: 2/13/2013 12:39:49 PM
1. I'm a Minnesota girl, born and raised.

2. I started scrapping my senior year of high school because I wanted to make a "high school memories" album for my graduation party. It was a steep and slippery slope from there.

3. I'm an Irish dancer (like Riverdance).

4. I'm a wedding coordinator (not like JLo-don't even get me started on the inaccuracies in that movie!).

5. My husband and I have been married for 4 years, together for 9. We met in college freshmen year and quickly became friends because he was the only guy who would joing swing dance club with me. Gotta love a man who likes to dance! No kids yet but we're getting our first fur baby this spring (boston terrier puppy)!

"When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you."

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 87,597
May 2003
Posts: 11,075
Layouts: 0

Posted: 2/13/2013 12:48:10 PM
Fun thread!

1. I am from Maryland (Go Terps!) but live in Pgh. now.
2. I was a lawyer until my first was born now I love being a SAHM.
3. I love the beach - OC Maryland is our "home" for a month in the summer.
4. I love summer - hot weather, long sunny days, flip flops, shorts, and everything else summer!
5. My three kids are all in school now, so I volunteer at school all the time!

Photo HapPEA!

PeaNut 110,614
October 2003
Posts: 9,115
Layouts: 326
Loc: Århus, Denmark

Posted: 2/13/2013 1:29:53 PM

>>I'm currently learning to speak my 6th language, but can read 12 languages.

WOW! that is an amazing accomplishment! I'm just learning my first two foreign languages now lol!!!

Thank you, but it can have its drawbacks. Every once in a while when I'm tired I'll suddenly spurt out a sentence in a combination of multiple languages, or I'll suddenly switch languages without noticing. Fortunately, I usually know I've done it since whoever I'm talking to has that 'deer in the headlights' look about them.

Good luck with your language studies, Helen.

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Java Girl
Queen of Pink

PeaNut 102,827
August 2003
Posts: 22,637
Layouts: 765
Loc: Taking the Scenic Route

Posted: 2/13/2013 1:46:44 PM
Hi Celine, here are my 5 facts.

1. My name is Linda and I am a California transplant to Walla Walla, WA. Yep, that's right. There is also a Walla Walla St. and a Walla Walla County.

2. I've been scrapbooking for about 17 years. I don't have grandchildren, so I mostly scrapbook my dogs. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. One of my dogs is also named Chloe and the other one is Cassie.

3. My favorite color is pink.

4. My favorite food is frozen yogurt and anything Italian.

5, My favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins and actresses are (a toss up) between Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock.

When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, The World will be at Peace.
DW Pages 2007 = 115 DW Pages 2008 - 166 CG 2009 Pages = 116 CG 2010 = 100
CG 2011 = 53 CG 2012 = 148 PP 2013 = 106 TOTAL = 859

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
Posts: 1,590
Layouts: 49

Posted: 2/13/2013 2:46:46 PM
Congrats, Celine! I've admired your work for a long time, and can't wait to see what you come up with as a GG.

1. I have been scrapbooking since 2002, and still love it so much.
2. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and will finish my second degree (in English literature/creative writing) in May. I hope to take some graphic design courses after graduating, since my design skills are self-taught and I'd love to fill in the gaps!
3. I'm learning Arabic, and would love to be a polyglot like yourself one day!
4. My boyfriend and I have been together almost 5 years, and have a cute kitty named Marshall.
5. I love all things pumpkin-flavored.


PeaNut 307,622
April 2007
Posts: 1,180
Layouts: 0
Loc: Colorado

Posted: 2/13/2013 2:50:32 PM
How fun !

1. I'm Sherry and live in Denver, CO. I've also lived in AR, MO, UT, NV, MI, NC, and SC.

2. I've been scrapping for 17 years

3. I love all animals and have 4 dogs, 3 horses, 2 guinea pigs, 1 cat, 4 birds and multiple fish.

4. I have 6 kids ages 12-19

5. I have always been a bookworm.
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