We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Trudy and seeing her wonderful layouts on Feeling Scrappy. Here's a bit about her so you can get to know her as well.
How and when did you first start scrapbooking?
I was invited to a Creative Memories party in late Nov. 2001 and it was then that I bought the blue cutter and the corner rounder. I was so excited, I went straight home and cut and rounded all of my pictures! I stayed with CM until 2007 and then I began stepping out of my box and trying new ways of scrapbooking.
What is the most important aspect to scrapbooking to you?
The most important aspect to me is journaling. I capture the moment along with the emotions and feelings when I tell the story behind the picture(s). I feel like I am preserving a memory that can be revisited at anytime. I also feel scrapbooking is a part of my genealogy. It's a documentation of our life. What better way to record the past than by scrapbooking?
What are your favorite pages to work on?
I love scrappin' my two children, Forrest (14) and Sadie(11). I have to make sure that after I create one about Forrest, then I need to do one of Sadie and vice versa. I don't want one to think I'm "favoring" the other!
What if anything do you find hard to scrap?
Myself! Out of all of my albums, I have only two pages dedicated to me . I can scrap all day about my children, my husband, friends and even our two dogs, but scrappin' myself is very difficult. Maybe it's because I'm always behind the camera and not in front of the camera and do not have many shots of just me. When I do have a picture, it takes me forever to think about the things that make me who I am and then put it on paper.
What kind of camera do you use? Do you love it or hate it?
I have a Nikon D70s. I started out with a Cannon Rebel 35 mm. and finally went digital about a year and a half ago. Last year, my friend said he had a camera for sale. I thought it was another small digital but when I saw him holding the D70s, I almost flipped out. I had many initial thoughts of not wanting this camera- too big, intimidating, do not know how to use it, too costly, etc. My friend told me to take it for a couple of weeks to check it out and when I did, I feel in love with it! It was a once-in-a-lfe opportunity and I jumped on it. I love my camera. I just do not know the in's and out's of it. I'm perfectly happy with point,shoot,cuss delete!
What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?
There are many things I enjoy about scrapbooking. I enjoy the "me" time I get when I scrap. I enjoy the feeling of being productive in my spare time and having something to show for it. I enjoy scrapping with my friends and having girl-time together. I enjoy capturing the moments and preserving the memories of my family. I enjoy the challenges and the growth scrapbooking brings me. I enjoy watching my daughter scrapbook. I enjoy watching the smiles on my family as we look through albums together. I really enjoy buying scrappin' supplies! These are just several things I enjoy about scrappin' !
Tell us a little about your family.
George and I have been married for 15 1/2 years and have two beautiful children, Forrest (14) and Sadie(11). My husband is a certified mechanic and works for NASA. Forrest is in 9th grade and is the athlete in our family. Sadie is in 6th grade and plays the piano and flute. I just recently became a stay-at-home mom after teaching elementary Physical Education for almost nine years. We have two dogs. Carhartt is a weiner dog and Benny is our standard poodle.
Tell us about the things outside of scrapbooking that you enjoy.
I want to say I enjoy quilting, cooking and photography. These are some things I would like to pursue now that I'm a SAHM and I have 10 hours back in my day. I've never had the time or desire to explore other talents and hobbies outside of scrapbooking until now. I would love to play around with quilting and learn more about my camera and photography. I would like to learn how to cook real food, not just a casserole or meat and potatoes kind of meals and try baking breads and desserts. (my family will really love me !) I also want to do some kind of service project, possibly making baby blankets for the hospitals.
Tell us something about yourself that your Feeling Scrappy friends do not know.
I love to paint, esecially the trim! I could do this all day long and never be bored with it. It's the challenge of not getting paint on the wall/ceiling that keeps me going. I have painted for several friends and will go to Georgia during the holidays to paint all of my sister's trim in her house. My motto is, "Have brush, will travel!"
Here are two of Trudy's favorite layouts:
I hope you've enjoyed getting to know Trudy as much as we have! Have a great day and be looking for a new challenge on Friday!