Creative Moms & Daughters

by Liesl Russell
Meet Brittany Laakkonen, Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame winner; daughter of Sharon Laakkonen


1. What kinds of creative projects do you enjoy doing? When did you start doing them?

I mostly enjoy scrapbooking, but because of my college art classes I have been dabbling in painting and oil pastels as well.


I started scrapbooking at age 14. My mom started about a year before me, and I always "helped" her with her layouts.


2. How did you first get involved in the creative process?

I wanted to make a mini book with pictures of me when I was little.


3. Where do you create?

Usually on the floor, right next to my mom. (Sounds very sweet doesn't it? Usually it's just so I can steal her new scrapping goodies! LOL!)


4. How has your style of creative projects changed over the years?

I started out with a 6" x 6" mini book-12" x 12" was way too intimidating! I have since outgrown that fear. 12" x 12" is my favorite size to scrapbook.


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