Hello! Cindy Tobey, here – I am so excited to be able to share a little about myself with you today. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart, Allan for almost 16 years - I feel so old saying that! We have two amazing kiddos, Moya who is 11 going on 16 and Elijah who is 8 thankfully just going on 9! Church, homework, piano, basketball, soccer, volleyball, running, Cub Scouts, Legos and we can’t forget Super Mario Brothers are all a part of life at the Tobey’s. Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it? I certainly love it!
I’ve been with Fancy Pants since 2007, and I have to tell you, the past four years as a Pocket Chick has been an amazing creative adventure that I’ve loved! I am so blessed to be working with such great people and products.
Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: While I love the beautiful paper collections, my love of Fancy Pants started with my first purchase of their alterable products (raw chipboard) and that is where it still is for me. I LOVE the Artists Edition collection. My favorites are the Mixed Media Books, and the new Banners and Filter Papers – which are super fun to alter with spray ink or even chalk ink pads. For my page above I inked the edges of the filter paper with a small chalk ink pad.
Q: What is your favorite technique?
A: Sewing. I love the detail and texture that it adds to a page.
Q: What are some goals you have for yourself, scrap-related or personal?
A: Scrap-related I’d love to author an idea book and possibly design product. My dream to work as an illustrator is still alive too. I love to draw and paint, and ever since working with illustrators (years ago) as an Art Director it has been a dream of mine. I was actually working on finding my own illustration style when I stumbled, or rather, Amy Peterman pulled me – and I'm so glad she did – into the scrapbooking industry.
Q: What is/are the most unique topic/photos that you have scrapbooked?
A: My daughter cleaning the toilet for the first time. Hey, we have to document all those firsts right? LOL! Actually the photos were too funny not to scrap. I just had to. Why do I have photos of her cleaning the toilet? I think the camera was probably just sitting close by and once the faces of disgust started the instinct to grab the camera and click away took over.
Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find?
A: A freezing Cindy with her space heater on high! It’s cold in Michigan in February! My studio is pretty clean right now. I clean up after every project…or assignment. It will get messy this afternoon though.
Q: What type of camera do you use?
A: My husband and I share a Canon Powershot and a Canon Rebel XTi, though we really want to upgrade to a Canon 5D. I love that my hubby is into photography too – it gives me twice as many photos to play with!
Q: Share something quirky about yourself.
A: This isn’t so much quirky as it is just random information, but I’m the girl in the plastic bubble. I have a LOT of allergies, including food allergies. Grocery shopping with me or eating at my house is an interesting experience!
Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share a little about myself. Have a great day and come back tomorrow for our next Product Spotlight.