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Profile of koala1966

About Me

A few tidbits about me - my birthday is August 28 (not big on astrology but Mom says I am a true Virgo like my grandmother), my official wedding anniversary is on July 10 (8 years in 2007). Other interests besides scrapbooking are reading, genealogy, computers, movies and horses. I run a user forum here at ACOT called \"The Movie Critic\" where you can read and post about movies you\'ve seen or want to see. We take requests for reviews over there as well.

My Scrapping Style
Album size? At this point anything goes.

Color choices? Usually determined by photos and/or theme

Kids? None

Pets? We lost our dear Benno a few years ago to the dreaded cancer. He was a 13 1/2 year old Rottweiler, and we miss him dearly. The house is emptier without him.

What kind of layouts are you going to be working on in the future? We like to travel, so there\\\'s always that, plus I am the genealogist in my family, so there\\\'s the heritage layouts. I\\\'m tackling all these years worth of Disney photos (starting at the age of 4). Of course although I made a honeymoon album for us (the first scrapbook I ever made) making my wedding album still scares me 11 years later (am I good enough for the most special event in my life), and the list goes on.

Do you have a sizzix? Yes - dies I have are:
alphabet - Lollipop alphabet (upper case and numbers), Fun Serif (upper and lower case)
red dies - Bookplates, Designer; Bottles, Glass & Corks; Frames, Square combo; Pocket; Charms, Funky Squares; square combo (original); tag - traditional, Hello Kitty (various images)
yellow dies - Medium Balloons; Confetti; clock hands
green dies - Bubbles; Star; Moon; cube
Sizzlits - party set 2, tags - small, Vintage, Flowers

Do you like cute stuff? Yes

Heritage? Yes

Do you use diecuts? Yes

Lumpy or not lumpy? More not, just because I like my albums to lay flat, so I keep lumpy to a minimum and tend to go more with things that look lumpy but aren\\\'t. Although I\\\'m addicted to Jolee\\\'s.

Anything you won\\\'t use? I don\\\'t like wire and not too big on bottlecaps.

Favorite paper designers? Sam Butcher (Precious Moments lines),
Favorite digital designers? Katie Pertiet, Julie Mead, and Kay Eflin just to name a few
Favorite brands: American Crafts, Sassafras Lass, We R Memory Keepers, and Bisous, and now Core\\\'dinations cardstock is my favorite cardstock

Anything you are wanting to try? Everything - I want to be able to do EVERYTHING. That\\\'s going to take a little while.

Do you stamp? More now that I\\\'ve invested in some clear stamp sets - so much more fun than rubber stamps.

Chalk? YES, love it - both the chalk blocks and chalk pencils, and also distress ink and liquid chalks (Cats Eyes by Colorbox and Technique Tuesday inks are my favorite brands)

Ribbon (unprinted/printed)? Both, but I don\\\'t use it very often

Patches? Yes

Metal clips? No

Wooden embellishments? No

Library pockets/cards? Yes

Buckles (metal/palstic)? No

Twist ties? No

Decorative brads? Yes, love these, it\\\'s not possible to have too many brads.

Twill (unprinted/printed)? Yes

Fabric? Yes

Bottlecaps (plain/printed)? No

Rick Rack? Sometimes

Canvas embellishments? Yes

Color washes? Not yet

Walnut ink? Yes

Liquid chalk ink pads? Yes

Acrylic paints? YES YES YES

Foam stamps? Yes

Regular stamps? Yes, especially clear/acrylic

What is your favorite type of item to make? Tags

What is your least favorite type of item to make? Borders

Do you use journal boxes on a regular basis? Yes

Do you use borders on a regular basis? Sometimes

Do you use titles on a regular basis? (By titles I mean those that you make on a separate piece of paper and then adhere to the background. So, it doesn\\\'t include just adhering letters to the background.) Sometimes

Do you use embellished tags on a regular basis? (and by that I mean those that you embellish yourself.) Yes

Do you use paper piecings on a regular basis? Yes

Do you use shakers on a regular basis? No

Do you use deco squares on a regular basis? Yes

Do you use serendipity squares on a regular basis? No

What is your greatest scrapbooking weakness? Buying items and then not using them (either I like them too much to use - waiting for the perfect page, or I can\\\'t find a fit with my current style)

What is your favorite paper theme (i.e., floral, stripes, plaid, fun themes, solids)? Stripes and Plaids because both allow easier journaling by the built in lines.

Other than time and money (which we all need more of), what is your greatest scrapbooking challenge? Knowing where to start - too many pictures to choose from. Also I feel like I lean to the linear, I want to get out of the straight line rut.

Non-scrapbook stores - Books a Million, Amazon.com (DVDs and music), Dots (clothes - stylish but at a bargain), Walmart (well that\\\'s both scrapping and other stuff), Bath & Body Works (love their Warm Vanilla Sugar and Twilight lines, as well as their lip balms and hand soaps)

Last updated: 2/24/10



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