Hello again! Well, today it's my turn to tell you a little about myself!
- Tell us a little something about yourself.
My name is Andrea (Andi), and I'm a SAHM to a very energetic, 3 year old little boy, Adam. I've been married to my highschool sweetheart going on 5 years. I teach classes at various stores, love reading, papercrafting and sewing, going overboard on a themed party...
- What is your scrapbook style and how long have you been crafting?
My style is ever-changing! I typically think of myself as a clean, linear, white-space loving, scrapper! But I think it more depends on the paper and pictures that I'm working with. I try to make my paper go super far, so I make a lot of my own embellishments. I started scrapping as a teenager, probably around 16, then became a Making Memories Demonstrator, then worked at my LSS and finally started teaching classes. I was on the Collective Journey DT, I've been a QuicKutz Ambassador (that's how I met Kathy!), then was on the QuicKutz Design Team - and now I'm so happy be the DT Coordinator for Pages From the Heart!
- Are you a layout person, card person, project person? All of the above?
I started out as strictly scrapper, but have morped into an "All of the above" person! I LOVE making mini-albums, I teach a lot of card classes and rarely have time to work on my own pages!
- What is on your scrapdesk right now?
My sewing machine, Pink Paislee's newest lines, October Afternoon's 5&Dime paper line, a bunch of solid paper, my carrying basket, which holds my: ScrappyGlue, Distress Ink Pads, Glossy Accents, Scissors, Black Millinium pens (in 4 different sizes), paper trimmer, bone folder, paper piercer, chip clips (sounds odd, huh?), Distress Filer, corner rounder... a little bird tray that holds my little embellishments and chapstick, my Silhouette Machine - phew! No wonder I never have enough room to actually work!
- What is your favorite scrapping product? Which company's or lines are your favorites?
Ohh - I LOVE paper! I am a paper hoarder! I also love dies - and luckily I get to play with most of the LifeStyle (aka QuicKutz) new releases! My favorite company's are October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, EchoPark, Crate Paper, Pink Paislee... I could keep going and going! I tend to go for a more vintage look, except for when I'm working on Adam's pages - which I tend to do in playful papers!
- What can you NOT scrap without?
I need my paper trimmer, Scrappy Glue, bakers twine, scissors and Distress Ink!
- Where do you get your inspiration?
I get it from all over - I get it from blogs, magazines, Pottery Barn catelogues, Antropology... sometimes I even get it from me! Crazy, huh?
- What are your favorite TV shows? Favorite music?
Hmm, well, I love horrible television, like Bravo reality shows (I'm totally embarassed to admit it, too!). I LOVE Glee, Secret's from a Stylist, Cash and Cari... a lot of HGTV! But, most of the time our television is tuned into the Disney Channel or we're watching trash trucks on YouTube... As far as music, it totally depends on my mood, but since Adam can sing "Hey, Jude" and "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by heart, I guess you could say that I'm a Beatle's fan...
- What's your favorite shoes?
I'm a flip-flops kinda girl, but I LOVE shoes! I have these super fun leopard print, fuzzy Steve Madden peep-toe kitten heels that I wish I had an opportunity to wear more often!
- What is your favorite childhood memory?
I had an amazing childhood, so many great memories - I can remember my Mom dancing around and singing Abba at the top of her lungs while vaccumning and scooping me up and twrilling... my Grandpa Lloyd saying goodbye, shaking his finger at me and telling me "Be Good", my Dad cheering for me at a softball game where I did a belly slide for the first time... spending Christmas with our WHOLE family (Aunts/Uncles/Cousins/Grandparents) up in Wrightwood at my Grandparents cabin...
- If you could throw a dinner party for 5 of your "Most Interesting" people, who would be invited?
Hmm, I would totally want to have President Obama, my Grandpa Lloyd, Jane Austin, The Beatles (yes, I'm cheating and counting them as 1) and either Heidi Swapp or Martha Stewart... Martha might be a little dry
- What's 1 thing on your "Bucket List"?
I really, really, really want to to make my "hobby" - ie - crafting, into a business that I can help support our family with!
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I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!