My name is Maggie Armstrong and I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband and 2 children (and 1 cat!). I was introduced to scrapbooking and cardmaking by a close friend in 2004, and quickly fell in love with it! I had always thought that I didn’t have an artistic bone in my body, but scrapbooking and it’s complimentary crafts (e.g. altered art, OTP, cardmaking and mixed media) opened up a whole new world and definition of art to me. I grabbed this ‘world’ with both hands and it’s been such an amazing journey over the last 7 years, developing and mastering techniques, keeping a blog, teaching at my local scrapbook shop and SENZ (Scrapbook Expo of New Zealand) that I really feel I have found my passion.
I find it difficult to pigeon-hole my style as I like to experiment with most techniques, but if I had to narrow my style down I would have to describe it as Shabby Chic meets Mixed Media Grunge! You’ll see that I like to use lots of different mediums in my work, and chipboard is one of those products that stands up to the application of lots of these. I find it so versatile which for me is perfect, as I like to try to think outside the square when it comes to the use of products
I’m looking forward to being a guest designer for Jill and working with her wonderful Scrap FX products!