Saturday, August 1, 2009

SISTER Sunday - August 2nd

Please welcome Helen as our guest SISTER for August.


Tell us about your family: I have been married to my DH for 23 (almost 24) years who let’s me be creative without asking too many questions! (Like how much I spend on my obsession!!) I have 2 sons, ages 18 and 14 who are both wonderful young men… most of the time. I am currently a SAHM and love the opportunity to be such. I have a dog, Sasha, who thinks she is a lab, but she is really a 10 pound bichon!

Who/What inspired you to start scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking when both boys were born. At that time, I had basically bought albums at Blacks, put photos on the pages with those black photo corners, added a couple of those bubble sayings and that was that. I made my first true "scrapbook" album when my oldest son turned 13. I made a scrapbook entitled "Teen Wisdom" and away I went. I think my true inspiration to scrapbook came from my Mom. She made me a scrapbook when I was first born. It is 50 years old (yikes… did I just say that!) and I still look at it often…. My first haircut piece (no grey back then!), a list of how many candies I would get a Halloween, every card I received, and photos.

Does anyone in your family also scrap? No, just that album Mom made me so long ago!

What size do you normally scrap? 12 X 12" and I also love making mini albums of all sizes.

What is your favourite colour scheme? Black and White, with a bit of red thrown in.

How many hours a week do you scrap? Too many! Honestly, probably about 10-14 hours per week. But that includes blogging, and checking forums, etc.

What is one thing you always find yourself reaching for when creating a layout? I always reach for my Floss to stitch with.

Describe your scrapping style in just three words. Linear, clean, detail orientated (most of the time!).


Why not look through Helen's blog - Never Enough Time. Isn't that the best title!?? I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration :-)


We'll be posting more about Helen throughout the month.

Stop by tomorrow for our first challenge for August. We'll also be drawing for the July sponsored prize.


Ali said...

So great to get to know you better Helen! ((HUGZ))-Ali

Deanne Burton said...

So glad to have you as a SISTER, Helen!!!