Lynn Grieveson started her career working with words, as a financial and political journalist. But she took a detour into pictures after reading an article in an English newspaper about scrapbooking and has never looked back. She now makes her living designing digital scrapbook supplies and is steadily scrapping her way through all her old family photograph albums as well as recording their current travels and everyday life.
Lynn lives in New Zealand with her journalist husband and their two daughters. One is grown up and studying at university – and the other is middle sized. One is a very willing photographic model – and the other hates to be photographed. So you will usually only see photos and references to “daughter-two” on her blog and in her gallery.
Although they live in New Zealand, they spent many years living overseas including in Australia, Singapore as well as in England where Lynn was born. They now try to travel as much as possible, and the resulting photobooks take pride of place in their Wellington home. Travel albums are one of Lynn’s favourite things to scrap, alongside the scanned baby and toddler photos of the two girls.
Digital scrapbooking was quite new when Lynn moved from Singapore back to New Zealand a decade ago. She taught herself to digiscrap on a laptop while trapped in a serviced apartment with a napping toddler and no scrapping supplies.
She soon became active on online scrapbooking galleries and has been published in many Australian and UK scrapbooking magazines (and on the design teams for several). She now sells her digital scrapbook kits and elements at Designer Digitals.
As well as scrapbooking Lynn is passionate about family history and is researching her family tree with some surprising and unexpected results. She also volunteers at a drama group for children and teenagers with learning disabilities, and helps her husband with his online publishing business.
You can learn more about Lynn at her blog: Notes from the Side of a Volcano