Hello from glorious green Northern Virginia!
I am Tambur or some of you may know me as ScrappyTams, my on-line moniker.
We are enjoying our first summer back in Virginia. We were previously overseas in bright, sunny, super hot Cyprus. It was a great tour, but there is truly no place like home. Prior to our Cyprus run we were in Australia for 3 years, right smack dab in the center. One of my all time favorite places. My hubby and I also spent the first 5 years of our married life living in North Yorkshire, England. I share this because I think it has impacted and shaped my life and made me who I am today. Oh, I am also an Army Brat. As a child I lived in Germany and went to high school in Hawaii. Lucky me!
I have 4 kiddos. My oldest just graduated high school and is very ready to move on to his college career. He will be attending The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. My second son, 16, and is currently in Philmont, NM at a scout camp backpacking 90 miles. My hubby is experiencing this adventure with him. I look forward to hearing all their stories.
My third child is our lovely 14 year daughter. She is fun loving, talented and smart. But, I am her mother, so I may be biased. She plays the oboe.
And our youngest is 11 years old and will be heading to his first Scout camp on Saturday. My sweet hubby will be arriving home on Sunday night and on Monday morning is driving down to be with our youngest at his camp. I think he deserves an award for using 3 weeks of his vacay time to spend roughing it with our boys.
My general persepctive on life is that it is an adventure, embrace it.
I have been scrapping for 14 years. I love capturing a moment in time and perserving my thoughts and feelings on a scrapbook page. I am a traditional scrapper. I scrap out of order, and I am okay with that. I use digital templates from Shutterfly to do big projects, such as holiday trips we have taken.... mainly cause I get bored when I scrap those and I can knock a book out in a couple of days. Trip and memories preserved, done. For me my paper pages are about being creative, focusing on one memory and enjoying the process of scrapping our story.
I have been a fan of Paperclipping Roundtable since Spring of 2010. I can still remember when I found it. I was sitting outside my daughters dance studio desperate to find something to occupy my time and had just discovered Podcasts. I searched scrapbooking and stumbled across Paperclipping. The first episode I listened to talked about the intro music and should it be changed from 70's porn or not...... I was hooked! Paperclipping kept me company for three years in Cyprus and I continue to listen to each episode with a smile on my face as you guys sit and chat about stuff that I find important. Thanks for that!