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mari koegelenberg profile


Hello you all! My name is Mari Koegelenberg and I hail originally from sunny South Africa.I have always loved to be creative and make pretty things but always fearful of making a mistake and not having the patience to wait for paint to dry literally…crafting was a bit of a challenge. Till I stumbled upon the world of Digital Scrapbooking and boy was I hooked. The freedom of CTRL+Z. Since those days I have relaxed a bit and realized crafting is more about the process than the actual end product.

I have been in this industry since 2005 and my work has been published in Timeless Memories (SA Edition) and Creating Keepsakes. My designs have also been licensed by My Minds Eye and Pink Paislee. As a designer I love to work with color and that is always first and foremost which drives the mood and theme of a collection. I love sketching and drawing and sometimes they end up in a collection and other times it just loosens up my muscles and gets my blood flowing. 

My most recent obsession is Planning or more aptly named Memory Planning. As a busy Work from Home Mom I don’t always have time to create pages or even complete the backlog of my Project Life albums (I shudder!). But to help me stay on track and not forget a thing I have my handy planner packed with beautiful goodies so I can create on the go. I also made myself a beautiful Midori/Fauxdori with inserts for catching up on Project Life, Sketches and Collection Planning. And dare I mention Pocket Letters? I just finished my first few of them and sigh I wish I had more time in the day! 

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself and I hope too see you on my blog where I share my creative endeavors or you are welcome to browse my digital scrapbooking store to see what I have on offer.