Sunday, June 19, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Meet the DT - Deborah Crowder

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I want you to meet Debbie, she sure is a creative lady and we are thrilled to have her with us.

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be part of a new Design Team! I am an empty nester, married to my best friend who really keeps me entertained. I have a 25 year old daughter who lives in Indiana. I am retired at 48 years old and living with my hubby and our two furbabies in Florida. Its different not working when you were a workaholic! I owned my own granite and marble fabrication and installation shop. I stayed busy meeting clients in retail setting of our showroom and builders out on the site. Needless to say it was always a shocker to them if they never worked with me before and then met me in person. Of course this wasn't the normal thing for a woman to be doing and I was all of 4"10" and I think they thought I would be a push over but they quickly learned I was very tough, held my own and wasn't intimidated by them.

My business became very successful. We lived in Indiana all our lives My husband retired 4 years ago from Chrysler and decided he was done with the cold weather and we were moving to Florida. So I retired with much hesitation. I loved working, the stress was my driving force and I wasn't sure I was ready to walk away. But he was more important and I wanted him to be happy. So we have been here 3 years now. I haven't been scrapping more than 2 years because I never had time. So I have been collecting all the necessary cricuts and supplies! I absolutely love it, i know I will get better with time. I absolutely have a new addiction and thats blogging, scrapping and facebooking new friends. I didn't know anything about a blog until a year ago when I started mine. Now my blog is designed by me and I did a few friends blogs too. I love to dabble in alot of things.

Scrapping keeps me busy so I can forget for a short time how much I miss my beautiful daughter and all my family. I have been published in GingerScrapsStreet Magazine (Its an online magazine) I own my original E, Cricut Imagine and I won the Cricut E2. But I have to say I use all of them but my love is still with my original E. I just feel its still the better made out of all of them and don't think thats going to change for me. But developing a love for my imagine. This time around I got a good one. I didn't think I would print full page papers but found myself doing that for a project I just didn't have the paper I wanted for it. I am a paper hoarder. I know it needs to be used but it sends a panic to my brain that the mission should be aborted to avoid lack of paper!!! My pet peeve is tardiness. I am always ready and always arriving at least 15 minutes early but I like to be punctual. My favorite drink is sweet tea but normally I drink Diet Mountain Dew one after another when I'm crafting. My favorite color is pink and the pattern paisleys. I probably said TOO much. I'm looking forward to this journey with all of you!

Please visit her blog HERE


BugBites said...

Hey Deborah- great getting to know you. I agree, I love my E the best too.
look forward to working with you on the DT.

Sonya said...

Nice to get to know you better--can't wait to see all your creations!

Creative Diva said...

Hi Deborah- Love reading about how you became interested in scrapbooking. I love my E2 as well. I look forward to working with you and seeing your amazing projects.


DIANA L. said...

Congratulations Deb! Looking forward to seeing some awesome designs from you. Maybe even from the four seasons DCWV stack?