Monday, June 22, 2009

Her Name Is Lisa And She Is A Craftoholic...

Welcome to this week's edition of Craftoholics!

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This week's Craftholic is none other than the beautiful: Lisa!!

Please list any crafts you enjoy making. What is your favorite?

"Now THAT’s a loaded question! lol! I enjoy all crafts. And I think, at one time or another, I’ve probably tried them all. I’ve attempted knitting, quilting, sewing, painting, sketching, ceramics, flower arranging, wood crafting, and of course, scrapbooking. It is the only one that has seemed to “stick”. It is certainly the one in which I’ve invested the most time AND money. I’ve always labeled myself a jack of all trades but master of none. Nowhere is that more true than in the crafting arena. I love anything crafty and can easily get lost in the process of any of the above. But if you are going to make me pick a favorite, it isn’t very hard to narrow it to scrapbooking."

There are so many great little details on this layout, love that stitching!

When did you start making crafts? Was there a particular reason or event that got you started?

"I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t doing some type of craft. My great-grandmother and grandmother taught me to quilt pillow squares when I was 8. And every Christmas, my wish list included things like my own sewing kit and art supplies. I fell head over heels in love with the jolly old elf dressed in red when he left an actual sewing machine under the tree and it had my name on it. It was only a toy machine but I didn’t seem to know the difference. I just knew I could create my very own fashions! In 5th grade I even became a little entrepreneur selling my sketches for a nickel. lol!"

What a great story from your childhood! If you have any of those sketches still around, you should scrap them! lol

What do you like to do when you aren't crafting?

"Of course I’m going to say spend time with my family and I am on a constant quest to find more time with my fiancĂ© who lives 3 hours away. When we get together we love to go to the lake, watch some mindless TV, go running together (well, we really walk more than we run) and we love to look at model homes. Come fall, every weekend you will find me glued to the TV or planted in a stadium watching college football! GO DAWGS! And I cannot forget to mention that I am currently on a mission to improve my sub-par photography skills. I’m reading books, taking classes and snapping photos."

What makes you a craftoholic? What drives you to create?

"The “oholic” part of that word implies addiction. So there you have it. I am totally addicted to crafts. For what drives me to create? I do it for so many different reasons. Sometimes it is a means of expression. Other times it is a way to document a story…a moment in time…a desire to remember. And then there are those times it is a avenue for giving. Finally, I can be driven to create as a necessity. Ever find yourself needing something for a child’s project and it is the 11th hour? You can be pretty darned driven to create under those conditions. Amen?"

Amen sister! lol

I love the tic tac toe style background for this layout!

What is your favorite food?

"Food? Did somebody say food? I love all food! I really don’t have a favorite. Hot food. Cold food. Seafood. Landfood. (Sorry, but I couldn’t resist.) I love it all."

What food do you hate to eat?

"Liver…ummmm, yeah, liver!"

How long have you been blogging?

"I started blogging in January of this year. That’s not to say I wasn’t blog stalking way before then, but I dove in with both feet in January and created my own blog. My daughter, who is my youngest, left for college last fall and I started blogging as a way of documenting this new phase of my life. Empty-nest…Whoa! Return home for the summer…double Whoa!"

What do you like best about blogging?

"First of all, I’m still totally amazed anyone would read my posts. I never dreamed anyone would really give a hoot about what I had to say. So I guess the best thing about blogging is the acceptance. I love the chance to be me. To be the zany, wacky, over the top, never a dull moment person I am. And I feel welcomed everywhere I go. No judgments. No image to live up to. No pressure to be anything other than me. Just people sharing a love for a craft, making wonderful friends along the way."

What craft have you always wanted to try but, for whatever reason, never have?

"Gosh, I can’t think of anything right now that I haven’t tried. Any suggestions? I live by the motto, 'I’ll try anything once!'"

Oh no! You've been ship wreaked on a deserted island! (Luckily you grabbed your adhesive and scissors before you jumped ship!) Name 3 other crafting supplies that your creative survival depends upon! (Note: Capt. Jack Sparrow is not a crafting supply!)

"OK. I can’t believe I am going to admit this, but I just had to google Capt. Jack Sparrow. No, I have not been living under a rock. I just haven’t been to Blockbuster in a veeerrrry long time. lol! Well, since I can’t take Mr. Johnny Depp with me, I will reluctantly take patterned paper, ribbon and photos. That would round out an emergency scrap kit quite nicely."

Thanks for letting me interview you Lisa! You are a fantastic Craftoholic!

Be sure to check back next Monday when another lucky victim...ahem, I mean crafter will be added to the Craftoholic family!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...


That's Who I Am said...

What a great craftaholic! Congrats Lisa:)

Jocelyn said...

Love you Lisa...and loved reading about you!!!! You crafty little chickie!!!! Funny about the Jack Sparrow...oh sigh..Jack!!!! Thanks Maggi for another great Monday....keep them coming!!! :)

Veggie Mom said...

Great interview...thanks so much for sharing! Stopping by from SITS to Share Some Comment Love...

Cora said...

EWWWW! Did someone say liver?

Rosie said...

Yay Lisa! I LOVE Lisa, she's so awesome! She found my blog by accident, and we just clicked! So glad for good accidents! Anyway, I had to stop by and check everything out because Lisa said to! So now I am a follower! I always say, "Follow and be followed"! I love blogging! I'll be back for sure! Love ya Lisa!

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

What a great interview and thank you for introducing Lisa to me, I'm off now to check out her blog! Have a great week Maggi!!

Lorry said...

Great interview Lisa!! I really can't understand why we cant bring Capt. Jack Sparrow with us... lol possibly because no one would scrap??!!?

Lisa T. Howard said...

Maggi, thank you so much for the opportunity to be interviewes! You are the BESTEST!!! xoxo

Joanie said...

Love your site Maggie!!! WTG Lisa! Don't ya just love this gal??!!! Love the fab layouts...this chickie can scrap!!!So fun to read about you...BUT girlie, really now...Johnny Depp???...honey where have you been???? LOL!

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Gorgeous post I love her style of scrapbooking, simply adorable. ♥

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Gorgeous post I love her style of scrapbooking, simply adorable. ♥

Cassie said...

WooHoo Lisa!!!
p.s. I have a 360...I want my netFlix through the 360 too...are you Live?
I am with Lisa...I don't want to make any kind of food feel bad...I will eat anything that doesn't eat me first.

Jenneke said...

Congrats Lisa!!
This is so much fun!

deana said...

Such a great interview on a great crafter! :-)


Congrats to Lisa. Not a crafty girl myself but you sound craftaliscious!

Brunch at Saks said...

Just found your blog and love it :) xo

Julie said...

Loved reading more about you Lisa.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You had me at “oholic”! Great interview. Thanks!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

YeaH Lisa!!!!!!!
LOVE her!
You're so awesome Maggi, I love these interviews!

ellen s. said...

lisa is the perfect craftaholic!