Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From the Heart

Hello Everyone!

My name is Virginia Wong. I have been a Creative Team member at Scrap Shotz since June 2008...and I have been having the time of my life here! I live near Scrap Shotz Headquarters with my two energetic daughters, Madison (8 yrs) and Danielle (4 yrs) and husband, Dominic...oh, and I cannot forget our bulimic fish, Goldie V!

Scrapbooking to me is what electronics is to my husband! It is a big part of our everyday lives - even my daughters are "scrapbooking!" They love all the luscious papers and glittery embellishments almost as much as I do! But what I love the most about scrapbooking is that it has shown me to look at all our daily adventures with a different set of eyes and save all those silly smiles and cute quips in my scrapbook layouts. How about you? Why do you scrapbook? I would love to know - please leave me a comment, ok? :-)

Onto a different topic now...today is the 25th of September and that means it is only a mere 3 months or 12 weeks from Christmas! Do you give handmade gifts? I personally love handmade gifts, be it a knitted scarf, a jar of jam or an adorable playdoh snowman. This year I am planning to make a variety of items such as a set of cards and year in review albums. But I don't want to be predictable and would like to shake up what I am giving so I went on a search. Have you seen Danielle Flander's blog? I think she has the right amount of charm, beauty, uniqueness and love with all her projects.

Oh I would also like to share another fabulously talented lady that I take alot of inspiration from, Amy Butler! She is a designer of beautiful fabrics which feed my other passion, quilting, and has recently entered the world of scrapbooking with her equally luscious papers. Check out her blog here and all of her stunning projects. I am a colour fanatic and that with her amazing talent is what draws me to her blog over and over again. What do you think?

And while you are scrapping away, it is nice to have a yummy meal cooking in the kitchen. Check out this blog, Rock Recipes. Every single photo makes my mouth water! And I cannot forget, one of my new favorite food blogs, Bake or Break. All I can say is yum-O! There is something in those photos that makes me want to break out the Kitchen-Aid!

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create and I would love to see your creations in the Scrap Shotz gallery. And better yet, drop by our very friendly message boards - I would love to hear from you!

Oh! Calgarians and surrounding area scrappers and cardies! Don't forget to drop by the Scrap Shotz booth at the Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show at the Round-Up Centre this Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, respectively to say "Hi!" It's gonna be a fabulous show and I can hardly wait to meet you!

-Virginia

12 comments:

Lorraine said...

Hi V! I was picture-taker long before I was a scrapbooker, so when I started, it was a way to do something creative with all the photos I was taking. Now I make scrapbooks for my family so they will always know how important they are to me and so we can look back and see what our lives were like.

A big reason I scrapbook is just because it's so much fun!

Amber said...

Great to get to know you better V! I agree-Scrapbooking definitely makes us look at life differently- little details remembered.
Anyways yes, I love Dani and Amy's blogs,lots of inspiration there! I'll have to check out the cooking one as well.
~Amber

Jen said...

Great links, V! TFS! I too love to make home made gifts... it's almost time to get crackin' on that. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiring links V and I hope you post pictures of all the gift you're making when they're done. Maybe one year I'll get to doing a few.

Laura said...

Sorry, I'm not anonymous...I just keep forgetting to leave my name. Arghhh...

Jess said...

Wow V I love all the inspiration you posted! I guess scrapping at my place is a way for me to have a passion of my own that is very closely linked to everyone else's passions! Hence the quadding layouts...the girls' photo shoots...soccer and baseball...motorcycles...the list goes on!

Nonie said...

Love getting to know you better V! Great inspiration too! Thanks for sharing!

TanyaC said...

It was so nice to get a little piece of you. Thanks for the links from one quilter to another :)

Catharine said...

Thanks Virginia for all the great links. I'm off to enjoy the inspiration. I appreciate your timely reminder. My goal this year is to be done (!) by Dec 10 so I better get started :)

Anonymous said...

Wow...thanks for all the blog and other links.. nice to get to know you a bit better as well
Laurie
(wally)

Cari said...

Virigina, great article/post!!
Love all the inspiration you've given to us!

KathyT said...

Great article V, sounds just like you!!