Monday, September 7, 2015

Mrs. Brimbles Get to know me

Today is my design team post for Mrs. Brimbles and I have to introduce myself. This is what I am sharing with them. Click on her name above to go to her blog if you want to check out her blog post cause she has some great planner, journal related posts and she has a great youtube channel. My post may not be up at the same time because she is in the UK and of course I am in the US and so I wasn't sure what time to schedule mine. But here is what you would see:

I am ALWAYS the oldest person on a team, i am 52 years old. I am a retired business owner. I retired quite early (46) and I needed to find something to do with my time and scrapbooking or doing something creative was always something I was interested in. I never had time with running a business so I purchased my first die cutting machine, started a blog even though I knew nothing about a blog or social media at the time. So I just jumped in with all feet and started to learn the in's and out's of the craft world.

I was intrigued by everything. I thought at first I would like to scrap my pics, do some 12 x 12 layouts but it didn't take me long to realize that was not my forte. On to cardmaking! I loved it and still do alot of cards. Then I tackled harder items like 3d paper piecing and I was in love.

Along the way I started applying for design teams and I got one several really great teams and didn't get picked for several great teams ha ha but I didn't let it discourage me (well a little I did but disappointment is expected)

I have done some tutorials, dabbled in youtube, I love instagram the most and I am a facebook-er.

I have always used a planner in some form with my business because even though I had a smart phone I wasn't always smart enough to pay attention to my calendar on the darn thing. I am a visual person, I like seeing a physical calendar so I would use one to keep track of my appointments. I have always loved going to buy office supplies and I can spend hours in a Staples or Office Max and don't get me started looking through those silly Target dollar spots. It frustrates me because my target is lame.

While crafting I started to notice a lot of planner related post and I thought oh how I would love to decorate my planner and do some planner accessories. So I started making paperclips. I was a bit obsessed! But it has gotten me connected with some awesome people and Anna being at the top of that list. I watched her videos all the time and just feel like I know her so well from them. Its a way to connect with people across the country from you. I am in the United States. I tell her all the time that after watching her videos I go around the house saying things trying to mimic her accent which I think is totally adorable.

My love for crafting merging with my love of stationary and planners were a match made in heaven. Here are a few of my favorite projects and clips.

Thank you so much for letting me share with you a bit of myself!

1 comment:

Kim H said...

Oh one of my favorite cards you made Deb!! All your work is seriously AMAZING from your planner, to your clips and your flair! LOVE it all!