MEET LAUREEN WAGENER…

laureen-wagenerMy name is Laureen and I live in Germany along with my family. I used to study Primary School Teaching but needed to stop in February 2016 because I was diagnosed with cancer. Now being back in my normal life after chemotherapy, radiation, hairloss and a Bhudda face due to the medication I decided to stop studying Primary School Teaching and instead become a Physical therapist. In my freetime I love to hang out with my bestie, workout or scrap. I discovered scrapbooking back in 2013 and fell in love with it – shortly after I found cardmakers on Youtube and was hooked! Due to moving out and the university schedule I stopped being creative in scrapbooking and cardmaking and instead became a planner girl. I needed to move back home in 2016 and started scrapbooking again – through Hip Kit Club. I found their Design Team Call online as I was browsing the internet and decided to start scrapping again. I moved my scrap stuff downstairs for the first couple of weeks and turned the dining room table into my personal office. The amazing community and encouraging words from the lovely ladies all over Social Media made me really love scrapbooking. There were some days were I really needed to push myself to get out of the bed and move my body upstairs – which was SO hard – but I ended up spending the entire day hooked on my desk, scrapping my little heart away and during these moments actually forgot about the treatment and the cancer, which is amazing. Now back to the happy scrappy facts. 99% of my pages will have a white background, pretty paper and yummy embellishments. I am a huge fan of butterflies and florals and hearts. I mainly scrap pictures of my mom and I or my bestie and I. I am not good with sketches and moodboards – I feel like they limit my brain and I am always stuck with these types of layouts but paper products always inspire me! I have THE biggest love affair with cut files and stitching on my pages, so you will defintely see either one of that on my future pages – I can barely go without it 😉 I am beyond honored and feel truly blessed to be a part of the Hip Kit family and can’t wait to see what the next few month bring! Have a happy scrappy time!

You can also find me here…