April 30, 2009

Member Spotlight: MandieLou

How about another fabulous member spotlight? Maggie and I both thought it would be fun to spotlight the members we lifted in this month's gallery. I loved learning more about the talented Lisa and I want to share some things about Mandie Pierce AKA MandieLou. Mandie's gallery is full of scrapbooking goodness...I had a tough time choosing one to lift, because there were so many great ones. Here is the one I ultimately decided on:

I asked Mandie to answer some questions so we could learn more about her:

1. Where do you live and what do you like most about where you live?
I currently live in Cabot, AR - a small town outside of Little Rock. What I like most? Hmmm... Mean Pig BBQ. It's our favorite bbq place. They've ruined us for all others! (Seriously... we've tried others!)

2. Tell us a little bit about your family.
I have been with my hubby (Troy) for almost 13 years. We met as cashiers at Kroger. He was a senior in high school, and I had just graduated. We have an (almost) 10 year old girl named Claire, an (almost) 5 year old boy named Noah and an (almost) 3 year old boy named Collin. We are an Air Force family; so, we move a lot! We are about to move to the 5th state we've lived in since we got married 8 years ago - Georgia, Texas, Alaska, Arkansas & soon to be California.

3. How long have you been scrapbooking?
I've kept books with ticket stubs, cards, pictures, etc in them for as long as I can remember. I started scrapbooking, as we know it, about 9 & half years ago when my daughter was about 6 months old. (oh, those pages are horrible!)
4. When did you become addicted to SC kits and what do you love most about them?
I discovered Studio Calico last May - right before the June reveal. What do I love most about them? This is a tough one... What do I NOT love about them?! I love how they put together things I totally wouldn't have thought of or would have passed by, if they were on their own. Oh & there's the SC paper and stamps... Mmm... there is so much to love!

5. What's your favorite technique and/or something you always add to your pages/projects?
I almost always sew on my pages - that and/ or ink the edges. It just seems to "finish" the page!

6. Is there a technique or style you'd like to try, but haven't yet?
I am so not a techniquey person. I wish I were. I'd love to try the mists & be successful with them. There are so many lovely layouts the Studio Calico girls have made with them. I've bought some mists. They sit on my shelf, and they taunt me...

7. Where do you scrap?
I share a playroom/ office with my kids. Nothing too fancy, but it's a great space. I am really going to miss it when we move!

8. Where do you find inspiration for your scrapbooking projects?
I find inspiration in all kinds of places... other people's layouts, the photos themselves, the products or my Studio Calico kit. Sometimes, it's a song or movie or something one of my kids said. It's everywhere!

9. What are 3 things you could not live without?
(Other than my family & friends, of course!)
1- Coffee
2- iPhone
3- my Canon
10. Do you have any other hobbies?
Does moving count? No? I love to read, though I rarely do it. I love photography & have taught myself what I know about it. I love learning more about it all the time. Cupcakes - I love baking/ decorating cupcakes. I would love to try my hand at knitting, quilting, cake decorating. One of these days when I am not shuttling around 3 kids, I guess!


Becky said...

Very cute pages. And I think moving could be a hobby. My husband is military too and we have also been to 5 states in 8 years. It's craziness.

And it's such a small world because my best friend (also military) just moved from Cabot to Northern California. So I'm proud to say I've been to Cabot and the Cabot Walmart! haha. : )

Houston said...

I just love Mandie, she is so sweet and her pages are fantastic! This member spotlight is great, I can't wait to see the rest!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the feature mandielou! Great to know you a little better. Good luck for the move. Love the page Kelly lifted - hera

Kimberly said...

Super layout! I dig Mandie's "scrap out of the box" feel with her layouts.

MoniqueS said...

Love those pages!

Valerie Bishop said...

I feel the same exact way about Mean Pig - the best ever BBQ!! No competition at all out there!!