We would like to welcome our Guest Designer for September Tracy. She just recently won our Annual Last Scrapper Standing Contest thanks her wonderful work. So we asked her to be our Guest Designer for the month. So with that lets all get to know her better.
Name: Tracy Rhodes
How long you have been scrapping? I've been officially scrapping for 7 years when my sister gave me a scrapbooking kit as a graduation present. Though I've always kept albums with memorabilia in them since back in my days of drillteam in high school. Of course those were just the regular sticky photo albums filled with photos and and bits and pieces of memorbilia taped to the pages from different things we did.
What is your favorite Manufacturer to work with? Picking just one is really hard, but I guess I would have to go with Bo Bunny. Though Echo Park and Teresa Colliins are right up there. I told you one was hard to pick. I'm more interested in what the papers look like than who made them.
What is your favorite technique? Distressing! If I don't distress on a LO I end up being a bit disappointed with it and think if I had just ripped it up a little here or inked it there it would have added so much. Many times I will go back and add little tears or ink after everything is glued down, which can be difficult.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: My family and I live in East Texas, normally known for it's hot and humid weather though I think we may be turning into a desert. I've been married to my dh for 17 years and we have 3 not so little ones. Jacob is now 10 (and all into the pre-teen attitude), Austin is 6 (and as stubborn as I am), and Autumn is 4 (our little drama queen). I'm a SAHM but do work 2 days a week at my daughters Mothers Day Out.
Tell us one funny thing about yourself: I'm a fanatical baseball mom! I don't mean that in a bad way. You won't catch me yelling at the umpires or getting in the coaches business but you could say I get a little over excited at the games. I'm bouncing up and down all through the games and I'm a nervous wreck whenever Jacob is up to bat. I would imagine it is quite comical looking. I own two blingy shirts that say "baseball mom" on them.
Here's some of her beautiful creations she made for us working with Authentique