Friday, August 29, 2008

CT spotlight: Sam (scrappychic)

I am starting a new feature on the blog! It is always fun to get to know those around us a little better so now we are going to get to know some of my CT through a monthly CT spotlight. This month we are taking a peek into the life of Sam (scrappychic).

1. Tell everyone a little bit about yourself.
I'm a mom to 3 princesses - Mckenna, Cheyenne, and Piper and wife of 8 years to Jeff. I work full time during the day as a project manager/QA professional in a biotech company. It's not the most creative job out there, but it pays the bills and I get to interact with a lot of people. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad LOL, depends on people's moods. I grew up in Manila then San Francisco and now I live in a quiet town in the East Bay Area, but miss the city life and one day hope that we get to move back so that the kids will see what it's like to be where everything happens everywhere!

2. How long have you been scrapping? How did you start?
I've been scrapping for 5 years now, started with paper at a CM home party, then I consulted my own biz for a direct sales company. All that time I didn't get into digi because I thought it was more of an expense. But when the company I sold for started selling their own software, I went for it and never turned back. Since then I upgraded to PSE and began stashing away TONS of stuff and I can't stop!

3. Do you have any non-scrapping sources of inspiration?
I get ideas from ads on TV or magazines. I'm aspiring to be a graphic artist, so I pay lots of attention to color schemes, composition, arrangement, and try to incorporate that into my pages. I plan to get a certificate in graphic design one day after I quit procrastinating. LOL

4. When you are scrapping, what do you find yourself reaching for over and over?
Frames, flowers and ribbon. I have hundreds of them, but never seem ti have enough.

5. What other hobbies do you have outside of scrapbooking?
Is shopping a hobby? LOL I use to paint with acrylics but haven't done it in a while since I don't have the space and time. I'm pretty laid back, I like doing stuff I can do from home like watch movies and eat. I can't really think of things I do now without the kids, I like taking them out to have fun like the pool or bear factory and seeing the big smiles on their faces and how excited they get. It's so gratifying! Doesn't really sound like a hobby, does it?

Here are a few of Sam's own favorite layouts (they are clickable)

Sam made a cute little gift for you using my Live Outloud kit, be sure to leave her some love if you download!


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 30 Aug [LA 12:55am, NY 02:55am, UK 07:55am, OZ 05:55pm] ).

Lois Michael said...

These frames are adorable. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Malee said...

I just started doing digital scrapbooking. I am inspired by what I see online and the things others do. I hope that one day I could make some things to share too.

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elnorac said...

Love your style! Your blog is fun and inspirational. Thanks for providing the materials for the cool frames.