Mostly I’m just a Mom with two amazing kids and a loving husband. I have a full-time job in the non-profit sector. I care about the world, the people in it, and the environment, but mostly the children. I’ll always work to make the world safer and more healthy for all children. I read to my kids every night. My husband makes me laugh and smile and feel loved. I value education. I value handmade over corporate. I shop locally. I believe in sustainability. I’m inspired by art and craft. I love microbrews and watching Little League Baseball. I am Tania, and I am a storyteller. I tell stories by scrapbooking and working in my Art Journal. I tell stories so that my children will know what is in my heart and in my dreams. I have a lot of dreams.
I love to craft
I’ve always been interested in crafting, and it’s always been a great way for me to express myself. But I never became a real serious crafter until I found a community of people who digitally scrapbook. From there I gained a lot of confidence in sharing my artist self and have branched out in many ways since.
I love to scrapbook
I began scrapbooking shortly after my marriage in 1998 with basic papers and a computer. From the very beginning I used my skills on the computer to complete pages by making stickers with clip art and journaling with my favorite fonts that I would spend hours collecting. Shortly after my son’s birth I began learning html to make a family webpage. While searching for “safari” clip art to include on my son’s page, I found Digital Scrapbooking in March of 2005 and have never looked back.
My Scrapbook Pages Have Been Published
One Layout appearing in: Oh, Baby!: Precious, Adorable, Lovable Ideas For Scrapbooking Baby Pages, Memory Makers Editors
Layout appearing in September 2010 issue of The Artisan Notebook
Multiple features on Gallery Standouts Blog
Featured on the Log Your Memory Blog
I love making a mess
I love hybrid (digital and traditional methods) scrapbooking. I love the smell of the glue, taking something created on a computer and making into something I can touch and feel and hold.
I love my art journal
This year I’ve embarked on a new creative journey of art journaling. Inspired by my friends, I am participating in the Art Journal Carvan at Scrapbookgraphics.com. We get weekly inspiration. It’s way too much fun.
I love to knit
The best way to learn to knit is by watching videos on YouTube and Knittinghelp.com. Seriously, if I can do it, so can you!
I wish I could sew
I am the worst hand-stitcher in the world, really, I am. I am in awe of anyone who can sew two pieces of fabric together.
I love cheesecake
Finding new cheesecake recipes and trying them out is a once a month adventure for me. Probably not good on my waist-line, but neither is the beer I love.
I'm a working mom with a passion for crafting and design. I love to scrapbook, knit, needle felt, and I often dream of sewing. And I love to blog. I've been blogging for close to 6 years, off and on. I recently started drawing again after "giving it up" in college. It's been a great process. I started a new blog to focus on my drawing. You can read Pixels N Pencils over here.