Monday, November 16, 2009

November Featured Srapbooker

This month, I would like to introduce you to Angela Huckins. We have gotten to know her through several Feeling Scrappy classes - it has been great seeing her work and fun getting to know her better. (Wait until you read about her families Thanksgiving tradition!! YUM!)

How and when did you first start scrapbooking?
I was visiting a neighbor in June of 2004, who showed me her CM albums. I told her that would be nothing I'd have time to do. After some thought and online browsing, I decided to give it a try. Of course, I couldn't start with the basics...needed all those CM tools too!

What is the most important aspect to scrapbooking to you?
The important aspect for me is telling the story. I try to stay current so that those stories can have all the details that do tend to get forgotten.

What are your favorite pages to work on?
My favorite pages are about everyday life. I love all the antics the kids do!

What if anything do you find hard to scrap?
I find my wedding and honeymoon album hard to tackle. It has been over 14 yrs and I'm not sure how I want to start.

What kind of camera do you use? Do you love it or hate it?
I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Lumix and I love it! It has a 10x zoom and it captures pictures fast. I love that it is very portable and small.

What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking is my time! Relax, re-live, and create! I love the hands on creating with paper, ink, tools,...you name it. I also love to swap, still very addicting for me.

Tell us a little about your family.
I've been with my DH for 17 yrs and married for 14 yrs. We have 4 kids: Kyle 11, Shawn 9, Jacob 6, and Emily 4. I have been able to stay at home with them, which has been great. My DHs parents have a farm just around the corner from us. At the farm we raise our own beef and pork, also we have a large garden there. We were able to sell a lot of produce this year. At home we have a hen house with 30 birds and sell our eggs. My DHs family gets together every Saturday night for 'bean night'. My MIL bakes beans and fixes supper. The ever-expanding family gathers and any birthdays that week are celebrated that night. We also have an 8 month old yellow/fox red lab whose name is Todd.

One Huckins family tradition is on Thanksgiving. PIES! Everyone looks forward to this day each year. Not just a couple of pies, but sometimes as many as 92 if not more! The more pies the better. The variety varies a lot! Yes, this is a day of eating. The following day is 'pie breakfast' where all the extended family and friends come, usually bringing more pies. The most pies that I have made was 19 (6 pumpkin, 4 apple, 3 frozen peanut butter, 2 custard, 2 apple/blueberry crumb, and 2 chocolate pudding). Just thought I'd share :)

Tell us about the things outside of scrapbooking that you enjoy.
I use to quilt a lot before scrapbooking. Currently I'm crocheting the kids some hats. I enjoy reading historical romances, listening to country music, making arts&crafts with the kids, volunteering in the schools for crafts once a month in 1st & 3rd grade, and enjoying the outdoors.
Tell us something about yourself that your Feeling Scrappy friends do not know.
I'm not sure, sharing layouts tell a lot about my life. I'm rather a quite/shy person. Being a SAHM keeps me home, so I don't really get out much. I don't have any local scrapbook friends, so I ventured online to meet some. Creating and sharing my work, then reading the comments is wonderful! My only commenters are my immediate family who don't scrap. My life is basically a simple country life, with many home-bound adventures :)
Here are a few of Angela favorite layouts:

1 comment:

L said...

Hi Angela...it's so nice to learn more about you!
I have enjoyed your S'palooza layouts!

Lu