My name is Kathy Young and I am a new member of the 2010 ScrapbooksPlus Design Team. I am excited about all the new designs, layouts and new techiniques we have for you. Please be sure to visit our blog often for great inspiration. Here are a few facts to get to know me.
I’ve been a crafter for years. I’ve done many types of crafts from ceramics, quilting, building doll houses, crocheting, knitting, sewing and scrapbooking. Even when I was a teenager I scrapbooked; you know, anything my boyfriend gave me, movie tickets, concert tickets, etc. But in 1999 I started the “new” scrapbooking when my oldest son graduated from college. I haven’t stopped since and it is now a passion of mine. I have attended three Creating Keepsakes University workshops and Heidi Swapp’s Creative Escapes in Arizona. I’m blessed to have a husband, 3 boys (men), a daughter-in-law (and did I mention a new “Granddaughter”) so I will never run out of photos. It’s important to me to keep our memories alive.
What is your favorite scrapbook item?
I’ve always found my tweezers to be one of my “go to” tools. I also love using the Cricut Expression and QuicKutz. The cartridges and dies have many alphabets and die cuts for all your needs.
What type of designer are you (traditional, vintage, or funky)?
I am probably more traditional, but can be funky and add vintage at any given time. I use distressing techniques (ink, tearing, sanding, or chalks) on most of my pages. I guess whatever my mood is that day and what I believe will work on the layout.
What is you favorite thing to make?
When my friends or family have a new baby, I love to make them a small baby album. Whether I make an 8” x 8” album or a “B A B Y” chipboard album, it’s great for their first year or as a brag book. I’ve also been having fun making our Christmas cards the last 6 years.
Your biggest challenge in scrapbooking (one page LO, projects, 2 page LO)?
Since I love to scrapbook, I probably would have to say projects. I feel more creative and enjoy doing 2 page layouts more.
If you wrote a book about scrapbooking what would the title be?
“A Fun Way to Keep Your Memories Alive”
What is your favorite color?
In the scrapbooking world it would have to be pink and green. But for years my favorite color has been red. Even my kitchen walls are red.
What type of snack do you eat when you scrapbook?
You will probably find a diet coke on my table for sure. If I’m scrapping with my friends I will munch on pretzels for crunchy and M & M’s for sweet.
Where do you prefer scrapbooking at home or at a crop? Why?
Both actually, I love to scrap with my friends. We have a group of 12 that have been scrapping together for years. We even travel to crops, classes and events in other states. We have so much fun laughing, eating, drinking, shopping, and oh yeah, scrapping too. But since I am retired I scrap a lot at home. I then can see all my supplies and use them.
What is on your scrapbook wish list?
Since I am very spoiled (I have a generous husband) there really isn’t anything I want at the moment. I guess I would have to say whatever “New” item comes out.
What is something that you always wanted to try?
As far as scrapbooking, I would like to see what Glimmer Mist is all about. I have heard about it and read about it a lot lately. I need to take a class at ScrapbooksPlus to find out.
What do you listen to when you are scrapbooking?
If I am scrapping at home, definitely a chick flick will be on the TV. If I am cropping with my friends, most likely one of our IPods is playing.
What blogs/magazines do you like?
I do read scrapbook magazines and books. I love to see the different layouts or sketches for ideas. I usually have Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc., and Scrapbook Trends on my coffee table. Since I have been lucky enough to have taken classes from Heidi Swapp, Ali Edwards, Donna Downey, Becky Higgins, and many more; I will periodically visit Heidi Swapp, Ali Edwards, Donna Downey and of course ScrapbooksPlus Design Team’s blog. Lots of good ideas to scrap lift.