Hi, I'm Mandy!

Mandy Elliott, Turquoise Avenue

I'm a Florida girl, born and raised.  I'm also a Christian, wife, blogger, fur-mom, memory keeper and professional photographer.  I began blogging back in 2009. 

I blog primarily about memory keeping, which is a fantastic creative outlet for me and have been memory keeping in one form or another nearly all my life. I began with journals and traditional scrapbooking, then became involved in pocket page scrapbooking and digital/hybrid memory keeping. I've also dabbled in videos and printed photo albums.  Check out this weekly prompt I've created to inspire newcomers and participants in their own memory keeping endeavors.

You can read our story of infertility here and the loss of our first child through miscarriage.  Through God's amazing grace, my husband and I have found much hope in our faith and Scripture as we walked that road.  We are now embarking on a NEW ADVENTURE as we begin a family through domestic adoption.  We are so excited to see what this journey will bring.  Learn more here. 

A few random facts about me:   I am addicted to Instagram and Pinterest.  Ice cream is my favorite dessert.  I take a LOT of photos.  July 4th is my favorite holiday after Christmas. I LOVE winter. Sometimes I ramble when I talk. I crave the ocean. I prefer to be barefoot. I enjoy kayaking. I keep a list for nearly everything!

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Featured On:

Pocket Page Contributor for the 2016 Winter Issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.

Pocket Page Contributor for the 2016 Winter Issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.

2016 Big Picture Classes Teacher - Blast from the Past - a pocket page scrapbooking class that covers getting an entire year of photos into one album.Β 

2016 Big Picture Classes Teacher - Blast from the Past - a pocket page scrapbooking class that covers getting an entire year of photos into one album. 

Podcast Guest Interview for Live Inspired with Tracie Claiborne

Podcast Guest Interview for Live Inspired with Tracie Claiborne

 
Class Contributor for #LittleSummerJOY on LittlePaperProjects.com

Class Contributor for #LittleSummerJOY on LittlePaperProjects.com

Guest Blogger on SimpleScrapper.com

Guest Blogger on SimpleScrapper.com

Class Contributor for #MySelfieScrapbook on SunlightandAir.com

Class Contributor for #MySelfieScrapbook on SunlightandAir.com

Guest Blogger on ThePocketSource.com

Guest Blogger on ThePocketSource.com

May 2015 Guest Designer on FeedYourCraft.com

May 2015 Guest Designer on FeedYourCraft.com


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