I will be 39 years old by the end of the year (eek!)
I love my rawkin' husband of 5 years
I love brownies
the color yellow
cupcakes, especially pink velvet with cream cheese frosting
my nieces and nephews
my car, a Geo Prizm
my blue bedroom
and all my scrappy friends!
Q: How long have you been scrapping and how did you discover digi?
I started scrapping in 2004.
I discovered digital in 2006.
Q: Why do you scrap?
I scrap because it is a passion
I love color
I love photography
I love art
I love writing
I love online sharing
I love my family and friends
and scrapbooking combines it all into one.
Q: What do you do while scrapping (listen to music, watch tv, enjoy the silence, etc)?
Most often enjoy the silence, and maybe take a Facebook break to play scrabble.
Q: What program do you use?
I use Canon Zoom Browser to upload my photos-
Adobe Photoshop Elements to digi & hybrid scrap
ACDSee Photo Manager to organize my photos and kits.
I want to learn to use Adobe Lightroom for my photos.
Q: What is your favorite accessory?
I often don't leave the house without a hat on. Nothing fancy, just a hat to hide that fact that I'm too pre-occupied with scrapbooking to spend a lot of time on my hair! LOL
Q: How long does it take you to complete a layout?
It often takes me a lot longer because I am either trying to make it into a tutorial or class lesson. Normally, a layout could take a half-hour to several hours. I always try to finish what I start in one sitting, which I can do without kids.
Q: Once you’ve completed a layout, what do you do with it?
I share it online.
I try to print most of my layouts at size 8" x 8" to put in albums.
Q: What is your favorite digi item?
Q: What is your process for completing a layout?
Most often I will see a kit that I like and the inspiration will come from that kit, or maybe it might be the template that inspires what photos and kit. A lot of times, especially if I am using a template, I will scrap in this order:
Q: Show us your favorite layout of YOURS at WST.
This is one of my favorites because it's one of my best kept secrets that I am so funny. I like to laugh at myself, especially when it comes to cooking.
Q: What camera do you use?
I use an DSLR - Digital Rebel XT with a 28-135mm IS lens.
Q: Do you have any favorite post- processing tips or actions that you use?
I am looking forward to using Kathryn Wilson's Lightroom Presets as soon as I have a moment to try out Lightroom. I downloaded the 30-day trial and most likely will be buying it soon.
Q: What is the last book you read?
I usually read a lot of non-fiction books such as scrapbooking idea books. In fact, Stacy Julian's Photo Freedom book just arrived today that I ordered from Amazon. The last fiction book I read was the Twilight Series, actually - no I read Marley and Me on the plane to Florida. But you see, I hadn't read any fiction in years, until I heard Emily Powers talking about Twilight - and then, I had to read them all.
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