Name: Nicole Samuels
City, State: Williamsburg, Virginia
How long have you been a DT member? I started in September 2007, so about 3.5 years. I feel so incredibly fortunate to be part of this amazing company!
Favorite SC product? That's a hard one. I think I'd have to say my favorite right now are the Mister Huey's mists. The new colors had me at hello. ;)
Any rituals when your kits arrive? These photos sort of sum it up! I try to keep the little ones from damaging anything! My daughter loves opening up each bag and pulling out the items with commentary like, "oohhhhh!" or "I love this one!"
All time favorite SC kit? I think it's a tie between Cotillion and Garment District.
Three products you can't live without: Patterned paper (can't do a layout without it!), buttons and/or pretty brads, and lately...twine!
Three people you get scrappy inspiration from (include links to blogs if possible): I can honestly say I get inspiration from all my fellow DT'ers. Each gallery reveal, I see things that make me gasp or just say, "WOW." Three of my scrap crushes beyond the SC team would be Kelly Goree, Keisha Campbell, and Robyn Werlich. Their creativity just makes me want to scrap!
Three goals you have: 1. To raise kind, compassionate, confident children. 2. To be grateful and joyful in all things. (These are GOALS, mind you. Not things I've accomplished yet!) 3. To someday translate my love of photography into a job.
Three of my favorite photos :
I am a fickle photographer! My favorites are often my most recent snapshots. Maybe that's why I can't ever decide which to make into permanent wall decor! Here are my current faves...
I love this one because all the laughter is real and I can still hear their giggles. I was trying to get a nice shot of all 4 of them and no one was cooperating at the same time (sound familiar?), when all of a sudden the baby (ahem) "tooted" very loudly and the big kids all just erupted with giggles. I happened to snap at just the right moment. And I love it.