I’m Tezra, but my friends call me Tez. I’m sitting in front of my computer in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. So remote that some of my neighbors don’t even have the internet. I’m thankful every day that I do. I’ll admit to being a bit addicted to social media, but my biggest passion is creating.
A few years ago, I created a blog named supermombyday and my 10 year old was pretty stoked because it made me sound like a superhero with a regular boring alias during the day. My daytime alias is anything but boring as I homeschool four incredible children from 7 to 13 years old. I also cook, organize, clean, drive, create projects, play games and well, basically I’m just the CEO of chaos. I do all of the above while loving on my supportive and down-to-earth husband.
By night...I digital scrapbook. All of my creative power is unleashed and you’ll see pictures whirring across my screen as I scroll Picasa, you’ll see my fingers flying across the keyboard using shortcuts like CTRL + Z and you’ll see my pen moving furiously back and forth across my Bamboo tablet, dragging photos, papers and embellishments to their home on my screen. You’ll also see a big, huge smile on my face because I love my night job as much as I love my day job.
Here’s the thing. Digital scrapbooking is AMAZING! I was a paper scrapbooker for ten years before I went digital and I thought I’d miss out on the tactile – the smell and feel of creating. Instead, it took scrapbooking to a whole new level.
- I was very hesitant to try digital scrapbooking. After all, I had this huge stash and I loved getting down and dirty with it, but there were a few other reasons I wanted to give it a try.
- I had four small children, I never had uninterrupted time to scrapbook and my layouts would lay open waiting for me to return and often got disturbed by little hands.
- I HATED the clean up. I would put off scrapping because it was like a glitter bomb went off in my scrap space and in order to scrap, I had to do an archaeological dig.
- My last reason was that I hated trying to marry the computer and the layout. I liked typed journaling and different sized photos and it was a lot of work to make it happen.
I admit there was a learning curve with the program and it was tough figuring it out on my own and through tutorials, but in the end, I was in love. I can’t wait to share that opportunity with you and you’ll be lucky in this journey as you won’t have to figure it all out on your own. I’m astonishingly patient (I’m a homeschool mom, remember) and we’ll have a great time together!