DT member Nathalie Leonelli did a member spotlight interview on a very special TTT member. So let's introduce her to you.
Your TTT member name? Traci Smith- Traci~MN (used to be mommyof2cutegirls)
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family (and pets?) I am a working mom of 2 little girls, Vanessa, 4, and Aubrey, 21 months, and wife to Tony for 8 years now (although we’ve been together for 12 years now in August!!) We used to have 2 cats, but both are in kitty heaven now! My daughter wants to get a puppy, but we keep telling her when Aubrey is older then you can get one! I currently live in SE MN, about 10 minutes NW from Winona, MN (which is 2 hours south of the Twin Cities), along the Mississippi River.
How did you get started in scrapbooking? How long have you been scrapbooking? I got started in scrapbooking most recently when my 4 year old was born in 2003. A gal I worked with had won a gift certificate from a LSS in LaCrosse, WI. She gave me the certificate, as she wasn’t a scrapper, as I had mentioned an interest in it. From there…it just got out of hand. I would say, though, that I’ve been scrapping since I was a kid. I made my own “baby book” when I was 12 or 13. Then moved on to journaling my senior trip to Mexico in a photo album. I also made various books on our trips that my husband I took to California and then on our cruise to the Cayman Islands/Jamaica/Ochos Rios in early 2003. I love making mini albums for gifts and always make my mom a calendar for Christmas for the following year!
What is your favorite place to scrap? I love scrapping at home, at my computer desk/scrappy desk. On occasion, I will go to a crop with some girlfriends, but maybe only once or twice a year. It’s too hard packing all this mess up!!
What are your favorite scrapping snack and drink? I usually just have a A&W Cream Soda while I’m scrapping.
What product(s) are you addicted to right now? I’d have to say I’m addicted to anything with lines…be it scrap paper or the little journal cards. I love the Making Memories noteworthy line.
What inspires you creatively? It’s hard to say what inspires me creatively…I think its just the world around me, and taking a step back from things to remove myself from situations and see things from different views. Then I always find a new angle on things and see them differently, and that gets me going creatively! I will see a commercial or see the colors on my daughter’s clothes and think that those would be cool on a scrapbook page!
What brought you to TTT? I found TTT off of ebay when I was hunting down scrapbook stuff in the early years …Monica was selling her transparencies on there, and I fell in love with them! More recently, I just loved going on the message board and taking part in the different on-line crops and challenges.
What do you enjoy the most about TTT? I love looking at the different layouts that the design team creates with the products and love the message boards to see where other’s get their inspiration.
What is on your scrappy wish list? The big Cricut and Photoshop and a new 12x12 scanner.
What is something about you that we may not know?? You may not know that I am on the design team at my local scrapbook store, Scrappers Haven!!
LO by Traci:
Thanks Traci for being our member spotlight for September!