Apr 3, 2009

Hello and Happy Friday!

Hi there! My name is Christina and I am delighted to be able to indroduce myself as one of the newest Tulip Girls.

In all the world, there is nothing I love so much as playing with photos, paper, paint, and all the other nifty things that are a part of scrapbooking. Well... maybe blogging, and drinking coffee, and wearing cute shoes, but really that's about it. :D

I've always been considered a little bit artistic, and a little bit quirky. In high school my favorite classes were photography and pottery. I doodled on all of my book covers and spent many hours creating 'zines and working on the school newspaper. I used to art journal on the bus and write (bad) poetry.

After my first big vacation after graduation (a trip to New York) I made my first scrapbook using nothing but photos, magazine pages and trip memorabilia. My only adhesive was scotch tape. I really loved the process as much as the end result. So, I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out later that there was a whole hobby (with associated tools and pretty papers) just waiting for me to play with. I have to say though, the thing I love most about scrapbooking is the friends I have made and how I am able to document my life and be creative in such a personal way.

Besides scrapping and drinking way too much coffee, I love photography and have recently become an avid camera collector (we are talking 30+ at this point, most of which I do actually use... I know, crazy!).

I live in Seattle (land of coffee) and work for Starbucks (are you seeing a trend here?). I live with my cute boyfriend Greg. We have been dating for almost ten years. I don't have any pets, but I do have a coffee tree plant named Bob. He is almost four years old. He is the only plant I have ever kept alive for so long and I am quite proud of him.

Thank you for stopping by the blog and reading a little bit about me and the other fantastic girls on this team. Have a GREAT day!


Anonymous said...

so nice to meet you!! I love your blog too so much great inspiration there!!

Anna Sigga said...

Congrats on the DT spot and I look forward to see your work!!!

AnnaMarie said...

Loved reading about you - thank you for sharing! So excited to have you joining LT and looking forward to being inspired by you!! :)

Rach H said...

so cool to see you here!!
Always loved your work at sweet spuds!!
can't wait to see what amazingness you will create with a LT kit!

Lisa said...

A girl after my own heart--Starbucks and scrapping! As long as I have my daily caramel machiatto, no one gets hurt. ;) Congrats on making the LT team! I really look forward to seeing your layouts.

Stephanie Baxter said...

Gotta love Starbucks!

Cathy R. said...

Looking forward to getting to know you more~! :)

Anabelle O'Malley said...

HI Christina! I loved reading this and getting to know you a bit more. I'm a Starbucks lover, too!

Leslie Ashe said...

Another Starbucks girl here too!!!!
So nice to read about you!! :D I can't wait to get to know you better!
Welcome to the team!!

Jennifer said...

Great to meet you and glad you've become an LT girl!

Welcome to the NW!

Jennifer in Vancouver WA

Kimberly said...

This is so much fun reading more about you Christina! I love being able to have this opportunity to know you more too! xoxo