I am Mirjam, designer behind Pink Reptile Designs

I have always been very creative. Even as a child I would make crochet cups and saucers for my dolls [something my grandmother taught me], I drew and I painted, knitted, etcetera.

I started paper scrapping in 2004 whilst trying to come to terms with the death of our first dog Kenzo, and I fell head over heels in love with this hobby because it gave me the opportunity to put all my creative quirks into it.

I’ve put handmade knitted and crocheted items on layouts. I’ve machine stitched, hand stitched and painted on layouts. You name it and I probably did it.

In March 2009 I officially turned digital and although I still have an urge to feel paper or fabric from time to time I have to say I very much enjoy this clutter free variation of scrapping. It brought me a whole new field of techniques to discover and I have learned so much since!

In October 2009 the team from Zig Zag Scrap gave me the opportunity to even further broaden my creative horizon, this time as a designer and I discovered that I love to create kits! Then sadly Zig Zag Scrap closed in October 2012. I learned however that when some doors close new ones open.

Another dream came true when I found myself a new home at the Lilypad and I find myself working side by side with designers that I have admired since my early digiscrapping days in 2009.

i have a fondness for bright, fun colours

white canvasses and storage boxes

i am an optimist, a crafter

an avid tea drinker and a book reader.