Interview by Amy Kingsford
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Brenda’s Blog: The Abrielle Neff Foundation
Brenda Neff lives in a rural community in NW Missouri with her husband and children. She was blessed with 3 girls, Madyson (Mady) 10, Elly 3, and Abrielle (Abby), who went to Heaven when she was almost 4. Brenda works as the controller for an agricultural cooperative and enjoys spending her spare time with her family. She is a Girl Scout leader and a chauffer for everything her beautiful girls are involved in.
Brenda also spends a good part of her time running a non-profit foundation that her family established in memory of her daughter Abby, the Abrielle Neff Foundation. The Foundation gives stuffed animals to provide comfort to children in the emergency rooms of three local hospitals. It also gives stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons, puzzles, and other items for entertainment to children awaiting surgery or to those who are admitted to the hospital. She also does a lot of work promoting organ donation awareness, a cause that is very dear to her heart, as Abby was able to save two lives through donation.
In her leisure time, Brenda enjoys gardening, both vegetables and flowers, baking, just being outside, and of course scrapbooking!
When we asked Brenda a few questions about her art of scrapbooking here’s what she had to say:
- I started scrapbooking in 2002, but then stopped for a while. I really got back into it in 2006 just after Elly was born.
- I mostly scrapbook my family…mainly my girls!
- I usually scrapbook in the evenings at home, but a group of my friends try to get together at each other’s houses for a crop night once a month.
- I always have flowers and ribbon in my stash. I love using them on all my layouts!
- The three things on my “scrappy wish list” are, (1). a Gypsy; (2). a new scrappy desk; and (3) more storage!
- One scrap technique I’d like to try, but haven’t yet is “art journaling.”
- I get most of my inspiration from magazines, blogs, websites and friends.
- In Loving Memory with Tania Willis was my favorite class here at Get It Scrapped!because it gave me the kick I needed to put a memory album I had been planning into a reality. Another reason I loved this class is because it led me this site and all of my wonderful friends here!
I’d like to personally thank Brenda for sharing with us today, as she has been such a motivation for me in the last year, both as a scrapper and a mother! She reminds me each and every day to hold ALL of my memories dear to me and she is a shining example of the power of a mother’s love! Thanks Brenda!