Hi Pals! Tammy here and currently living in Rota, Spain. I am 35 and have been married to a wonderful man for the last 13 years. We have no traditional children (we prefer the four-legged variety) but if you visit my blog you will see our baby girl. We have lived in Spain for 3 ½ years and in August will be returning to the states. Unfortunately, the military will not let us know where we are going until April. All I know is that I will be within driving distance to Wal-Mart, Target, and crafting stores. I am a nurse and taught nursing for the last 5 years before moving but have not been able to work in that capacity while stationed here. Instead I teach EMT classes occasionally on the base and substitute teach at the high school. I am excited to get back to my profession, all the more money to spend on PTI products!
What got you into papercrafting?
I was invited to a DOTS (now known as CTMH) party in 1997 and fell in love with stamping. I made all of my Christmas cards that year (I remember they were on navy cardstock with gold embossing). I continued to papercraft until I went back to graduate school in 2000. I sold all of my supplies since I had no time between work and school to enjoy my hobby. When I moved to Spain in 2006 I became friends with a group of serious scrapbookers and a few stampers and the rest was history! As I began to “re”accumulate supplies my husband would say, “Didn’t you have one of these before?” Oh well…
Is there anybody who inspires you? If so, who?
Obviously Nichole and the PTI design team. However, PTI products are so fabulous that even those of us who are not at that level can create gorgeous works of art. I love to look at the blogs of fellow PTI addicts to gain everyday inspiration.
What is your favorite technique in papercrafting?
I love it all. Currently, I am learning to sew on my projects. I bought a Janome Sew Mini in November but only recently took it out of the box and started playing with it. My other current favorite is coloring with Copics. I am still a novice and hope to take a Copic class when I get back to the states.
What do you hope to gain from joining the PALs?
I am looking forward to building friendships, encouraging the Pals to move beyond their comfort zones, and gaining some constructive criticism to help me grow in this craft. Also, being committed to a group will ensure that I spend time creating instead of just accumulating. I think I like buying supplies as much as I like using them!
Anything else you want to say?
I am honored to be a part of this group and look forward to a fabulous year with all of you!