1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting? Why?
In 2005, our family was planning a trip to England and I thought it would be a wonderful idea to make a scrapbook for each of the children. When I heard that a woman I knew was hosting a Creative Memories party, I went to learn a bit more about scrapbooking and ended up buying a kit of tools. I didn't end up making all the books as planned, but I did get hooked on paper crafting!
2. What is your favorite type of project to make?
I love to make cards - mostly cards to send friends and family, but I also enjoy participating in ATC swaps on the Cricut message board.
3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects?
I emboss anything I can! I love my Cuttlebug and enjoy adding texture to my paper crafts. I also get a lot of use out of my pop dots.
4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?
If I had to choose one cartridge, I think it would be Doodlecharms. It was one of my first cartridges and I've always thought the little images were so sweet. I especially like the Doodlecharms teddy.
5. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?
I don't have a lot of spare time! I'm quite busy with my work (I review medical briefs and academic records), school (I'm working toward my Master of Education and Digital Technology), and family (amazing husband and three fantastic children). I volunteer at my youngest son's school, helping with the safe arrival and nutrition programs, as well as special lunches and trips. I'm also involved with the local chapter of the Ontario Autism Association. I enjoy meeting up with friends for breakfast or lunch dates. I still meet up with friends from my younger days for slumber parties once or twice a year (and we all bring our daughters now too!). At home, I like to have a puzzle on the dining room table. It's fun the way different family members are there at different times and provides a great way to connect. I read a lot, but these days it's mostly research information! I do watch two television programs too: Grey's Anatomy with my husband and Extreme Makeover Home Edition with the entire family.
6. Any other info you would like us to know about you.
I also like to travel. I've been all the way across Canada (we did this in two summers - one summer we went all the way to the east coast, and one summer we went all the way to the west coast, as well as northern Ontario and the northern United States). I've been to New York, California and Florida (and the States between Ontario and Florida). I've also taken numerous trips to England (my homeland) and been to Scotland too. A few years ago, I went with my mother and sisters to Paris. I've also travelled to Egypt and Israel. Next year, my husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we plan to finally take a honeymoon!!
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