Margareta here, from Stockholm, Sweden in Europe. My profession is social media strategist and copywriter and I live by myself with my cat, but my home is always filled with friends and overnight guests. Despite a spacious apartment in the center of the city, my home office is bursting at the seams with my huge scrap stash. I’ve been paper crafting for about ten years now and love all sorts of crafts and creative outlets, such as photographing, painting, writing and knitting. Most of my hobbies need plenty of storage, but I prefer to call them ‘material intensive’ instead of hoarding, haha.
May 2012 I found Studio Calico through Two Peas in a Bucket (I still miss that web site). I lurked around for a while before I became a subscriber. I’ve been faithfully subbing to the Documenter kit ever since, and at some times I have subscribed to all of the kits! Through the years, I have made many scrappy friends online from the community.
My favorite aspect of SC is the gallery with all the amazing inspiration from other members and the creative team. You can easily spend hours in awe of all the pretty and totally brilliant projects the SC members create.
If I have to choose one product from SC, I just have to choose the stamp sets! I have hundreds of them since I am such a stamp set hoard… *cough* collector. If there’s a cool new stamp set, I just have to have it. I use them for everything: my planner, making cards, my scrapbooks, gift tags… In addition, I have all the Color Theory inks to use with the stamps and I love those colors.
I am most proud of my December Daily albums and my Christmas planner. I really love Christmas! I have to admit that my DD albums can take an entire year to finish, but I don’t mind. The Holiday products are always so pretty and inspiring, it’s a joy to scrapbook Christmas even in July and August.
Project Bucket List:
I would love to go with my brother and my niece to Disneyland in Paris next summer. That would be the most amazing scrapbook for her! I would also like to document all the concerts I’ve been to this summer, with all the great legends in music: Elton John, Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Alice Cooper, First Aid Kit… They’ve all been performing in Stockholm and I’m so happy to have seen them live on stage here.
I can’t wait to document my nephew’s first year. He’s 14 months old now, so I’m a little behind on his first scrapbook. And naturally, I’m looking forward to get some peeks of this year’s Christmas stamps and products from SC. It will soon be the season to plan another Christmas album.
I would like to give a shout out to Lisa Truesdell (@gluestickgirl), because she’s always so very kind and helpful to everyone on the message boards, and quick to answer any question we members may have.