Yikes, I know, I am a terrible blogger! You would think that getting tagged by my sweet friend Katie Watson would light a fire under me to post, but well, even with a kick in the pants I am dragging my feet!!
So Katie tagged me and the challenge is to post 7 random things about myself. This is tough because I am fairly certain that there aren't 7 random interesting things about me to share. . .
1. I met my dear hubby David online. Yup, kind of scary huh? He actually lived fairly close and we knew someone in common so it made me feel okay about it. It is and was the best magical happenstance thing to ever happen to me. I still feel the same magic when I look in his eyes as I did the first time I saw him in person. He can still make me feel giddy inside.
2. I drink Dr Pepper like there is no tomorrow! I love it and can't live without it. I especially love it in a can and super cold. I only drink about a half can at a time because once it starts getting warm it has to go! My favorite fountain DP is from McDonalds, it has the best bite there.
3. I have lost my front teeth twice. Once as a child and once at 17 due to an unfortunate badmitton accident in gym class.
4. I was named for the "Tammy" song by Debbie Reynolds from the Tammy movies.
5. When I was in high school I wanted to go into journalim or radio broadcasting. I was an editor on the school paper all four years and have always loved to write. I also loved radio broadcasting and wanted to be an announcer of some sort. Instead, I got married and put off college for quite a few years. I eventually ended up on the radio, just not the kind I imagined.
6. When I finally did go to college, I studied Criminal Justice instead and became a police dispatcher. Yes, I answer 911 and do medical pre-arrival instructions. I also dispatch police, fire, and EMS units. The worst call to date was the call from a woman who found her adult daughter murdered. It is a rewarding job at times and a very frustrating job at other times. It changes you.
7. I love vintage things. I collect a little of anything and everything vintage, including my house which was built in 1923. My favorite time period is the 20s. I don't think I would have wanted to live then, I am pretty fond of modern conveniences.
Okay, I think I am supposed to end this with tagging other bloggers. I think instead of picking someone, how about, if you read this, consider yourself tagged!
Here are another couple of things I whipped up yesterday.
You may have noticed lately that I have been playing a lot with vintage images. I am so hooked on the whole collage/mixed media thing right now. I am excited to be able to mix another of my loves (collecting vintage photos and paper goods) in to my scrappy play. This piece is a little hanging sign to welcome the arrival of spring (finally!!). At the crop, Catherine shared some vintage graphics for a virtual make n' take. I used the wings, the dictionary print, and the ledger print and added my own vintage photo. The pattern paper I used here is of course Pink Paislee and actually the scrap from the center of this frame:
I made this frame today for the Show-Me Saturday post on the Pink Paislee blog. I used a frame from Target's Dollar Spot. I added papers and die cuts from the Spring Fling collection and a fun little rub-on phrase from 7gypsies. I thought it would be fun to do a little give-away there so if you leave me a comment over there on the post, I will enter your name in a drawing for this frame.
We had an online crop yesterday at HHS. I spent a good part of the day scrapping and doing the challenges. I ended up making four pages, which for me is a HUGE feat!
On this page, I used a photo that I accidentally printed out on plain paper. I actually really like the look and feel of it. It is much easier to sew on that photo paper. The paper here is Pink Paislee. The embellies are all K&Co Wild Saffron (which I am sooo loving). The cardstock is Bazzill Kraft, which I am also really in love with right now.
This paper is from Sassafras Lass that I got recently in a Studio Calico kit. I love that kit, I get stuff in it that I maybe wouldn't normally buy. I love that it challenges me to go outside my usual paper choices.
Here is a another bit of paper from a SC kit. The black paper is from Making Memories. Some of the flowers are die cut. The green that shows through is paper from Collage Press. I am totally in love with Collage Press, they have seriously delish papers. The round scallop paper is from Pink Paislee. You know I love them.
I really love how this page turned out. It uses even more stuff from a Studio Calico kit. The black paper is Collage Press and the red is paper lace from KI Memories. The yummy speckled cardstock is from Stampin' Up. The rub-ons in the title are from 7gypsies. The text below it is my handwriting.
We are having an online crop today at Heart In Hand Scraps forum along with a sale on classes in the store. If you are looking for scrappy inspiration, I hope you will swing by and check it out.
We are celebrating the first year anniversary at HHS. I can hardly believe it has been a year already since we first launched the site. We have met so many great people in the course of a year, it has been really amazing.
I am in need of some serious scrappy play so I plan on playing along all day. Hopefully I will have some fun things to share by the end of the day.
I am so into playing with vintage photos right now. This version is a sample for a class that I am hoping to offer at For Keeps Sake in May. I will post details for that later when I know for sure whether we will offer it.
This is the sample for my monthly decor board class at For Keeps Sake in St Louis. If you are nearby and interested, you can find more details on my teaching page (find the tab along the top of the page).
If you are not local, you will be able to purchase the instructions online at Heart In Hands Scraps on April 15th.
I have two new classes up this week at Heart In Hand Scraps.
The first is for this hanging heart that features Making Memories Noteworthy:
You can find it at Heart In Hand Scraps here.
The second is my Spring Decor Board:
Decor Boards are my own creation. Simply explained, they are like an open face picture frame that is full of layers and texture. Like a photo frame, you can change out the photo and reuse the board again and again. This is a monthly series that I teach locally at For Keeps Sake in St Louis.
You can find this class online at Heart In Hand Scraps here.