Sunday, August 3, 2008

SISTER Sunday - August 3rd

Please welcome our first sister for August :-)

Tanya Smith

Tell us about your family: I am a self employed part time work at home mom. My husband is a perfect match for me and is an awesome hands-on Dad to our four imaginative, active kids (ages 9, 7, 5 & soon to be 3.) Between school, scouts, sports, work & family our plates are pretty full.

Who/What inspired you to start scrapbooking? I had a make-shift scrapbook as a kid with newspaper articles I loved, things that I wanted to see, etc… But I started scrapbooking as an adult after my now husband (then boyfriend) & I took a Mexican Riviera Cruise. I saw a scrapbook kit at Costco, bought it and finished it in one weekend- it had only solid color papers, very simple die cuts, and multicolored pens- very basic stuff but it was a start. I began scrapping (more obsessively) when my youngest son was born three years ago by that time I had discovered my local scrapbook stores and the online scrap world.

Does anyone in your family also scrap? I am the only one in my family that scraps- though my kids go through phases where they want to scrap too. I save pictures for those occasions. Right now my daughter (5) is very into creating with paper.

What size do you normally scrap? I normally scrap 12 x 12 but I have recently done a few 6 x 12, which were a lot of fun!!

What is your favourite colour scheme? I usually scrap bright colors but have noticed that I have been reaching for neutrals, any variation of earth tones seems to be what I reach for first.

How many hours a week do you scrap? Anywhere from 6-12 hours a week- it’s especially hard during the summer because I have my whole crew at home with me & they don’t want to entertain themselves while I scrap nor do they want to scrap with me.

What is one thing you always find yourself reaching for when creating a layout? I reach for my patterned paper with every project I do.

Describe your scrapping style in just three words. In three words, I would describe my style as "inky, eclectic, doodles."


We loved Tanya's submission for Challenge 65

Check out more of Tanya's work on her blog and in her gallery.



Bibi said...

Awesome LO!
Btw, thanks for the lovely Sister package I got in the mail - you girls are too sweet! :)

aimee said...

welcome tanya! great layout!