Hi! My name is Lesia, "Mema" and I'm the mother of two boys and a grand-mother of 8 (4 boys and 4 girls).

I am a training consultant by day and unfortunately a scrapaholic by night! I first discovered my love for scrapbooking in 2008 and I haven't looked back since. As for my scrapping style... well, I don't know if I have one yet but I am drawn to anything steampunk, grunge, vintage and clean.

For the most part I just create using products I love. I love to learn different techniques and try to incorprate it in my work. Every day I am inspired by the amazing work and talent of others, and I hope to be able to inspire others with my work as well.

So I decided to create this blog about my newest passion... paper crafting. Here I will share my cards, page layouts and any other project I do with paper.  Some of my projects I will create specifically to enter in challenges and others will be simply out of love for the craft.

Mema's Craft is a place where I meet fabulous folks and enjoy learning from them. I also love sharing and encouraging others therefore I offer challenges and give away prizes to those interested. 

I hope you like what you see and will decide to follow me!  Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit!

I usually don't do layouts but I am working on this project that was given as a challenge on "Scraps of Color" where I am a member. The challenge was to create a scrapbook about yourself by creating layouts throughout the year that represented you. We were provided inspirational and challenging topics/themes such as create a page about your skin tone "Your Color", (I created a page about my Red Hazelnut skin) and other themes such as "My Lips" and "My Eyes". So today I share these with you. I am going to separate these post later and add them to a tab at the top of my blog. There are more than 24 themes (2 per month) and eventually I will share those as well (soon as I get caught up). The one I created today is "My Profession."

Well, let us get to it. "All About Me" here are the layouts.


My Hair
The journaling "The African American hair is the most versatile hair one will ever see.
It can be worn braided, platted, twisted or curled without damaging the hair. Black hair is strong and can withstand being pressed, permed, weaved and even waved. 

I can be a brunette one week and a blonde the next and still maintain a soft silky look. I love my hair and it loves me back. My BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL." 

My Lips
Journaling: These lips of mine have kissed away the hurt from little knees and elbows. They have relaxed the shoulders of my man. These lips have trembled with fear and smiled with joy. I love my lips with their fullness and perfect form. I love my thick, big beautiful lips.

My Job
   Just another day on the job. As a Training Consultant I have to keep my skills up-to-date so I attend conferences, seminars and whatever else I can find to enhance my knowledge. After all knowledge is power and in order for us to encourage our young women we must first have the knowledge to transfer. 

My Skin
My skin is a blend of the Cherokee Indians from the Mtn of North Carolina, across the water to Haitia and back around to the strong African woman and I call this blend Red Hazelnut. I'm loving the skin I'm in.

My Eyes
Journaling: Become a mother, travel across the world, learn the piano, become a teacher. These are the dreams I had hoped to do as a child. I was always the dreamer always looking to learn.

I've been told that my eyes reflect my soul. When I was old enough to read, I read Little Women and the phrase "I could've been a great many things" has played a role in my life.

These eyes have seen cruelty in the world and these same eyes have witnessed the kindness of a stranger. I still dream but these eyes have enlightened me to see that not only could I have been a great many things...I have become a great many things. 

My eyes see things differently now and although I've accepted that things will change, one thing remains, I will always dream and see through these eyes that MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. (this was a shorten version of the actual journaling)


Well now you have a glimpse into my world and who I am. I will on a random basis add layouts to this page so check back often for a deeper glance into the life of Mema.

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