What’s your name and digiscrap blog address? My name is Barbara and my blog address is http://ascraptoremember.blogspot.com/
Tell us a little about your family. I'm a 31 year old married mom with one child. My husband and I were wed in Hawaii in 2004 and we welcomed our son Gabe in June of 2007. We are Red Sox fans and live and breath baseball during baseball season! We are currently living in Kentucky, but are planning our move back to Connecticut.
Do you work outside the home & if so what do you do? I work for a company outside of my home, but I work IN my home. I am a techincal support analyst for an insurance company and provide support for 300+ nurses in 6 different states.
What other hobbies do you have besides scrapping? Reading and photography. I also love to cook and bake, but I pretty much have gotten to the point where I make something very simple because Gabe usually wants me to hold him while I am cooking.
When did you start Digi-scrapping and who taught you? I started digi-scrapping July 2008. I joined a few photography editing forums and then was introduced to the idea of digi-scrapping. My layouts were pretty lame when I first started so I browsed galleries to learn what layouts SHOULD look like.
Are you on any creative teams? I proudly scrap for Gingerscraps and Statements by Jodi. I was on a third, but felt overwhelmed trying to manage work, family and scrapping.
Do you design at all? I wouldn't call what I do designing, but I have created a few alpha freebies and photo masks, but nothing else. I don't see designing in my future.
What is your favorite challenge here at GingerScraps? My favorite challenge is the Scraplift Challenge. I love to see the way people interpret someone else's layouts.
Who are your favorite three designers? I don't have favorites, really, but I do like the work of Jofia Devoe, Gina Huff and of course all of the Gingerscraps Designers. If I didn't love their designs I wouldn't be hanging out here so much!
What are some of your must have elements? I love ribbons, stitching and string
Whose gallery here at GingerScraps do you just love? It's pretty hard to narrow it down because there are so many great layouts. I am picking juliemomof4 because of all of the awesome hybrid stuff.
What’s your favorite kit in the store right now? Oh..there are so many that are cute. Right now I like "Fly Me to the Moon" by Spinky Dink Scraps. It's just so cute especially for young children.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I'd relax and let my house be messy.
What is the one word that best describes you? detail-oriented (I hyphenated so that is really just one word, right?)
Out of all your LO’s so far, what are your favorite 2 & why? Wow...that is really tough. I have so many that I like right now, so I'll just pick 2 of my favorites from my recent LO's. I like "Starry Eyes" because of the angle of the photo and the bright colors in the kit really make the photo pop.
Barb used the Gingerscraps Collab kit, Blast Off! for this layout.
As for "Explore" I love how the colors in the paper really compliment the colors in the photos without overtaking the layout.
Barb used the Statements By Jodi Rainbow Paper pack for this layout.
Who is the most important person in your life? My husband
What is something that not many people know about you? When I was in my teens I asked my mom if she would have all of my children for me so I did not have to go through the pain. She doesn't let me forget despite having my son without any pain meds. I guess it's a mother's job to remind you of silly things you did or said when you were younger!
If you could travel anywhere where would you go? Tahiti
When you were little what did you dream of being when you grew up? I don't recall ever saying that I wanted to be anything in particular, but I haven't grown up yet, so I guess I'll say I want to be a chef when I grow up.
What is your favorite food? Eggplant Parmesan.
How did you pick you user name? My username is NutsAboutGabe and Gabe is my son's name. I am nuts about the kid! Actually the day I was creating the account my son was wearing a onesie that read "My Mommy is nuts about me!" and there you have it.
What do you like doing with your family?Anything outside, especially going to the park, zoo, and baseball games.
Where is your favorite place to be? Anywhere with my husband and son.
What are three things that are important to you? Honesty, Family, and Baseball
Is there anything you would change about your life? No, it is what it is.
What are you afraid of? Bugs. There have been many instances where I have awoken my husband by hitting him or pulling the sheets off the bed because I am dreaming about bugs being on him or in our bed. Other times I just get up and turn the lights on in the room because I swear there are bugs in the room. All of this is while I am asleep!
Do you collect anything? Other than photos I collect Painted Ponies
Here is another one of Barb's fabulous layouts!