Hi all! My name is Tara Elias and I am so excited to be guest designing for October Afternoon this month! October Afternoon is a company I have always loved, so I'm incredibly honored to be working with their new lines this month. I'll be around the blog every Friday in April and look forward to sharing my projects with you!
I live in Winnipeg, MB Canada, and I began scrapbooking in 2006 after attending a beginner class. The rest is clearly history! By day, I work in marketing for a large insurance company, and by night, I spend time with my husband, two Stepdaughters, our maltese pup, Jake, hang out with my girlfriends and of course, Scrapbook! I currently scrapbook layouts in an 8.5x11 format and Project Life in a 6x8 format.
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Let's get this started with a little Q&A!
1. Are you a layout person, a card person ... or both?
I'm a Layout and Project Life Person! I am currently working on bringing out my inner card person :)
2. What is on your scrap desk right now?
Currently I am working on a couple of mini albums, and that is what is scattered all over my desk at the moment. I actually like things neat and tidy on my desk, so this isn't my usual state
3. What is your favorite October Afternoon line or product?
I absolutely love Saturday morning! Those pancake Tin Pins had me at hello!
4. What can you NOT scrapbook without?
A sewing machine and a computer printer, I use them for everything I make.
5. What is your favorite source of inspiration?
Pinterest, other scrappers, art and of course great products!
1. What is your favorite movie or TV show?
My favorite TV show of all time is Friends, but right now my husband and I are really into The Walking Dead. I never thought I'd ever like a show about zombies, but I guess I was wrong. It's so good!
2. What is your favorite food?
SO MANY THINGS. Right now I'm really into breakfast for supper.
3. What is your fondest childhood memory?
My Grandparents would load us up in the RV every summer and drive us through the mountains in British Columbia. I am so excited to be taking my husband down that same path this week (minus the RV) and to show him all the special places we would visit and sights we would see. As much of a beach person I am, the mountains are my true happy place.
4. If you were a superhero, what would your name be and what power would you possess?
I would love to have the power to know what people were thinking...
5. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
It would be my Grandfather. He passed away 13 years ago and I miss him terribly, and I would want him to see how my life has turned out. I think he would be really proud.
Here's a few sneaks of what I did with some of my favorite OA products. I am so looking forward to next Friday when I can reveal more!
Thank you so much OA for inviting me! Look for me on Instagram where you will see more sneaks in the upcoming days!
ETA: Welcome Tara! We are so happy to have you join us this month!