This week's spotlight is SO full of knowledge on just about anything! She is so good at informing us on the latest and greatest and is the go to on where to get something. We love having her as part of PFOP and are excited that we have the opportunity to get to know her a little better.
Cindy is 46 years old (Eek!-her words not mine) and lives in Southern California. She is a born and bred SoCal gal! She has been married to her dear hubby for over 25 years and has two wonderful children--a son who is nearly 15 and a daughter who is 10. They have a family cat names Mini. She is 6 years old but small enough that you probably would think that she is not yet full grown. She works from home as a desktop publisher and general trascriptionist. She is also part of her local scrapbook stores design team where she all teaches classes. Now do you know why she knows all of the latest and greatest. :)
It has been a little over 6 years since she has been scrapbooking the way that the hobby is now done. However she has been doing some form of scrapbooking since she was a kid. She would describe her style as eclectic since her style changes from layout to layout, however she would say that she is most drawn to romantic. Her best work is done in this style. Scrapbooking is therapeutic for her-relaxing, helps to unwind, and let go of stress. She also does it because she loves to preserve special memories. When asked what her top five scrapbooking must haves are she had a big question mark behind Just Five?. Her top five are Cuttlebug, Crop-a-dile, CM Circle Cutter, rubons and ribbon. Her favorite scrap snack is M&Ms. She started selling on Ebay because she would teach a class and then often have leftover kits and samples. She would hate seeing them sit in the garage unused so she started selling them. When asked what inspired her this is what she had to say, "For most of my scrapbooking (the stuff that ends up in my albums), I’m inspired by my subjects –usually my family. But I’m also often inspired by a moment or a memory or a thought. When it comes to creating classes or items for Ebay, the inspiration is all the beautiful colors and textures that are available in scrapbook products today."
Her favorite season is Fall. She loves the changing weather after her scorching summers (can anyone blame her?). "There is nothing like the crisp cool air that comes with autumn. Not to mention the joy of being able to bake and wear sweaters again," she states. Her favorite is always chocolate but her favorite food tastes change with the weather and her moods. Dance music is her favorite. Anything to get her moving. However if you checked out her CD collection or MP3player, you would see all types of music. If she could visit anywhere she would probably go sightseeing in Europe.
We just absolutely love her talent and skills from scrapbooking to her computer knowledge. She is for sure and invaluable asset to our group!
Check out her current auctions here!