Monday, January 18, 2010

(Barb's BLOG)

Tell us a little about yourself
-My name is Barb Craft and I absolutely love everything that has to do with crafts. I have a very patient, loving husband who not only puts up with my passion, but helps finance all of my little spending sprees every time a new product hits the market that I “have to have!” Greg (my hubby) has recently taken a job in the Dallas area which means our family will be relocating to Texas at the end of this school year. I am pretty excited about the move since I am not a big fan of Indiana winters! I have four wonderful children who keep me pretty busy. My oldest, Courtney, is a hair stylist, Kristin is at Evangel University in Missouri, Matt (my only son) is a sophomore in high school and then, of course there is Princess Lauren. She is only 7 years old but she really rules the kingdom! When I am not running to sporting events, dance lessons, music lessons and various clubs, I teach full time as a reading specialist. One of the exciting things about our upcoming move is that I am going to take some time off from teaching to “get our family settled.” My translation to that… I get to scrapbook in an empty house all day long! Yippee!!

When/why did you start scrap booking/card making?-I have been scrapbooking for at least 19 years. Courtney was just a baby when I ventured into the hobby. It is such a perfect fit for me… but I have to admit… my pages have changed dramatically over the years! My early work included a lot of stickers and hand drawn titles. I like my creations a lot more with all of the fun toys I have to help me create!

What is your favorite technique for paper crafting?-The thing I can’t live without these days is chalk, ink, and sandpaper. I have to distress and alter all of the paper in my layouts. If I don’t, it just doesn’t feel finished to me.

What is your favorite product for paper crafting?-My new favorite thing in the whole world is Stickles! I love that stuff! I can bling up a page in no time… and we all know you can never have too much bling on a project! I am very excited to be joining the Frosted Designs design team and meeting some new crafting friends.