I've known Tina Zarlenga for a few years. She and I got to know each other when she took a class of mine over the course of a weekend. I instantly liked her and enjoyed her company. We all bonded that weekend, and she and I hit if off. Auspicious beginnings...
It wasn't until I saw her space that we really grew closer. Because, you see, anyone that can have a space like this...and have more stuff than even I own...is a sister...
And I want her to will it to me. Okay, at least parts.
So without further ado...Tina's scrapbook room...
I wasn't lying.
The crop table will fit 12 people around it comfortably. Total dream.
She used to work at a local store, and when it closed up, her friend gave her some of the fixtures...(because I know your inquiring minds will want to know...) :)
(Now, of all the DT members, Tina is the only person I have seen physically. She and I live about 30 minutes apart, and see each other on a regular basis. And even though the other design team gals are all spread out over the US, I do plan on meeting them all in person one day. In my mind, I picture us cropping together all the time...seriously...)
Okay, so now for Tina's interview...
On her scrap process:
With my basement set up I scrap many times during the week. Sometimes it’s just a minute as I run through the room with an idea I want to put in place and other times I take the time to really play. My room is set up so I can have friends over; we usually get together on Friday nights. My scrap process has no rhyme or reason. Sometimes I’m inspired by the pictures and other times it’s the cool supplies that I just picked up or got in a kit that I can’t wait to play with. There are times when I need a scrapbooking magazine to jump start my ideas and other times I have them as soon as I sit down. I also love checking out blogs and different galleries for ideas.
- cats eye inks
- clear stamps
- rub ons
- crop a dile
The daily item I couldn’t live without: Coffee and my camera
Right now I want: play with the Melissa Francis papers!
I wish I knew how to: shoot in manual with my camera
When I want to indulge myself, I: get a hot cup of coffee, a comfy chair and a book
You’ll never see me: without my camera
A childhood memory that scarred you: when we lived in a split level house and our kitchen was up 3-5 steps from our family room. There was a wrought iron railing going across and I decided to climb through it to get into the family room, however things didn’t go as planned and I was stuck. I couldn’t go back and I couldn’t go forward! For a child that’s a scary feeling (as an adult I crack up at this memory) – my dad thought he was going to have to cut the railing to get me through, but my fear (I guess) helped me slide the rest of the way through before any cutting was done.
2 things you do every single day: drink coffee & check email
Music or TV show you scrap to: Matchbox 20 or U2 – usually I am distracted by television
Describe yourself in 3 words: creative, loyal, passionate
2 scrap related goals for this year: Complete project 365 (a photo a day for a year), graduation album for Chelsea (her daughter.)
Now, tomorrow when I post my scrapbook "nook", don't laugh okay? Seriously, how do I follow that up?
Whose idea was it to post all this stuff anyways? Dang.