My name is Angela, and I am married to a wonderful man called Daniel. We live in England with our 3 active children ( TJ, Roo, and Tisha). TJ and Roo have type 1 diabetes, and we are all on a gluten free diet. My son, Roo, also has Aspergers. We have 3 other cherubs growing up in Heaven that we will be reunited with one day.
When I have the time I enjoy digital scrapbooking and various crafts. I love mixing and matching paper crafting and digital - what we call hybrid. I used to do loads of embroidery, but it's now a bit more sporadic and my sewing machine gets dusted off and used occasionally. We spend a lot of time on family adventures and in the kitchen; my husband is what I'd call an experimental chef. Healthy eating is one of his passions and we have found that adding raw food to our diet (25 - 50% raw) makes managing the kids diabetes easier.
Why Toucan Scraps? When I first started blogging I chose to use the Toucan for my blog site, because it's my husband's favourite bird/animal. In the past when we've briefly discussed setting up a family website, Toucan kept coming up in the options for names, and themes. So the Toucan was to honour my husband in my blogging. My main hobby is scrapbooking so I named the blog Toucan Scraps and News, a place to share family news and my love of scrapbooking. Over time I became known as Toucan Scraps and when I started designing it became my design name.
I love to teach and write tutorials on my own tutorials blog: Toucan Scraps Tutorials, and occasionally have projects published elsewhere.
In the past I have been part of the Creative Team at RAKScraps, and a designer at 3Scrapateers, FaithSisters, I Did It Creations and Stichy Bear Stamps. I also used to write exclusive tutorials and get to take part in the awesome projects gallery at Christian Paper Crafts. I have previously contributed articles to the Through the Craft Room Door Magazine.
I'm now a Creative Team Member and Marketing Director at Scrap Art Studio.
I also help co-ordinate Merdith Cardall's Junior Scrapateers. my Princess TJ is a Junior Scrapteer.