Tell us about your family: I've been married to Erick, the love of my life, for 16 years. We have two gorgeous and energetic kids: Wesley is our 12 year old student of Tae Kwon Do and Ainsley is our 2 year old gymnast.
Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice and Gone With the Wind are my two favorite movies of all time.
Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice is by far my favorite book. I have a stack of books on the floor that I've read numerous times and will read again. There are two new books on the nightstand just waiting to be read when I finish my current book. I love recommendations, do you have any?
Do you have a hobby other than scrappin'? Occasionally, I get in the garage for some woodworking. I've built a handful of furniture pieces and have turned some candlesticks and a bowl on a wood turning lathe. I used to make jewelry. I made a few bracelets recently and want to get back into it. I just need to find the time.
Do you collect anything other than paper & supplies? I inherited my grandmother's collection of delft bleu. If you're not familiar with it, it's the blue & white pottery from the Netherlands. I love to search antique stores to find unusual pieces for my collection. It's very important to me, as it is a representation of my dutch heritage. I also collect carousel horses. My dad started my collection when I was a little girl.
When and how did you get into scrappin'? I've always done some form of paper craft. When I was little, I made sure that everyone around me had a bookmark that I colored and finished with a tassel from my grandmothers stash of yarn. I started making cards with rubber stamps and sketches of flowers in junior high. I made my own wedding invitations and cards for special occasions. While enjoying my other hobbies, I always seemed to go back to making cards. I've been seriously making cards for about two years.
What is your preferred scrappin' format (12x12, 8.5x11, cards, etc)? My passion is cards. They are gift in and of themselves.
How would you describe your scrappin' style? I was recently asked that question, I would have to say that my style is simple, yet elegant. But don't be surprised when I get carried away and layer embellishments all over the place.
What is one scrappin' tool, you can't live without? My paper cutter. It is a multi-purpose tool! I can measure, cut and score paper easily without having to take out five or more tools.
Who is your favorite manufacturer? Graphic 45 is my all-time favorite. I also favor Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey and K & Company.
Do you have any organization or time saving tips you would like to share? Erick has teased that I'm related to Pigpen from the Peanuts. With that said, I'm not the best person to ask about organization, as I look at the itty bitty scraps of paper and some glitter on the floor. I try my best to clean the table top at the end of the day, even if I'm not done with the project. I need to vacuum now!
Read about what I'm up to at my blog: Embellished by Dianna.