Hi! I'm Birgit Koopsen. I'm married to Erik and mom of 3 beautiful kids (1994, 1995, 2003). I live in a little village called Winsum in the north of the Netherlands. I started scrapbooking officially when my youngest child was one year old but actually I've been doing it since I was a teenager. I always enjoyed photography and always "pimped" my photo albums, just didn't know there was a name for it and special products. I've tried several crafts before I started scrapbooking; oil painting, model drawing, sculpter and much more. But after a while I always got bored with using the same technique over and over again. I was so happy when I found scrapbooking and being able to use whatever technique I wanted in this hobby! Besides I love how it keeps all the beautiful memories of special events and everyday life alive. Especially for my children!
In the last 7 years scrapbooking slowly turned into a job. I teach and demonstrate in my own studio at home as well as in scrapbook stores, at scrapbook events (in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) and for the dutch wholesales company Kars. I work for magazines, do design team work and recently relased my first paperline. Last year I had the oppertunity to teach at an event in Israel which was a great experience!
Although my style is mostly clean and geometric with lots of details and colors, I sometimes love to "go freestyle" and play with paints and inks and use non-scrapbooking products!
I love to spent time with my family and go on vacation. My favorite countries are France and Italy where you can find the most beautiful places to photograph.
Welcome to my scrappin' life