Saturday, November 15, 2008

Member Spotlight

Your TTT member name?

Tell us a bit about yourself and your family (and pets?)
I am retired after spending nearly 30 years in a law office in various capacities – legal secretary, paralegal, office manager. Prior to that I taught 3rd and 5th grades for about 10 years. I am a widow, have two grown daughters, two stepdaughters, one stepson, 11 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. I just recently downsized from a 7 room house to a 2-bedroom condo/townhouse where I can be near family. I am a cat lover. Currently I have four cats (although my condo regulations say two is the limit), a 9-year old male Snowshoe named Fideaux and pronounced Fido, a flame point Siamese male, approximately a year and a half old, named Nutmeg, two female 5-month old British tabby kittens, Scout and Sissy, whom I call "the Twins". You’ve seen them all in my layouts.

How did you get started in scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking when my oldest daughter was a Creative Memories consultant. I had a party/class at my house as a help to get her started. From that moment on, I was hooked. Since that time, I have left the CM method of border, corner and stickers behind.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago. Since then, I have done about 22 albums – a couple 5x7's as gifts, one 5x7 for myself. The rest were 12x12.

What is your favorite place to scrap?
I like to scrap in my own scrap room. I like to have all my own materials at hand so I can do a layout from start to finish.

What are your favorite scrapping snack and drink?
While I am scrapping, I neither snack nor drink, at least not in the scrap room. I’m very anal about not getting anything on my layouts.

What product(s) are you addicted to right now?
I am addicted to the Cricut. I have both the Design Studio and SCAL. I love to use SCAL for titles. I am also addicted to TTT kits.

What inspires you creatively?
Sketches, contests, challenges and nice comments on my layouts from the board.

What brought you to TTT?
My friend, Shirl (kkrewtea), recommended that I join in on a cybercrop last year in the Spring. I’ve been here ever since.

What do you enjoy the most about TTT?
I love the friendly people and the feeling of real concern I receive from responses to my posts. I have always felt welcome. Since I get many nice comments on work I do, I get the feeling that the board members really care. I’ve met some very nice people through TTT and have developed a long distance friendship with Rozy.

What is on your scrappy wish list?
White organizational storage cubes. I just moved and would like to make my new scrap room really nice. I have seen what I want in a catalog but I have to wait awhile to get them.

What is something about you that we may not know??
When I’m not scrapping, I am an avid reader of mystery stories.


Nathalie said...

It's great to know you better Marge! Thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself!

Carrie said...

Nice to know so much more about you. Sounds like you have alot of scrapping subjects with 11 grandchildren.

Chrissy said...

I loved reading more about you Marge! You are awesome girl : )

Kimberly said...

Congrats always, great reading about ya!

mommyof2cutegirls said...

great to read more about you Marge. So sorry to hear about your sister. I hope you are hangin' in there.

Chrystal said...

Congrats, Marge. We love ya!!!