Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Featured Member - Tracey Malnofski!!

Can you believe I've never had Tracey as our Featured Member!! Not only is Tracey a fabulous artist, she is also a very good friend.

Here's a little bit about Tracey--

Hi everyone! I’m Tracey Malnofski. I’ll try to make this as interesting as possible out of my quite uninteresting life. LOL! Some of you may know that I’m the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. So drawing and running my business is how I spend most of my time.
I live in Yorktown In, but grew up in Las Vegas, NV. Big culture shock there. Nothing more embarrassing than trying to tip the kid at Marsh for helping carry out your groceries, or the UPS guy. LOL! I was trained since infancy to tip, tip, tip. That was one cultural difference of many I learned when moving to Indiana.
I also tried to order room service from the Holiday Inn. :D

How long have you been paper crafting?
I started in 2001. So that’s 10. Wow! You’d think I’d be better at it.

How did you get started in paper crafting?
I was visiting my sister in AZ and she had all this fun stuff out. You know the stuff. PP’s, glue, glitter. She taught me how to do some basic things and it was so much fun. I still have those pages and OMGosh! They look like a 5year-old did them! LOL!

What crafting item can you not live without?
My Glue Glider. It’s the best adhesive around. The best I’ve found anyway.

What is your favorite paper crafting company? My favorite crafting company is October Afternoon. I’m anxiously awaiting “Modern Homemaker” to be released at the moment.

What is your favorite coloring medium?
Copic, of course. Isn’t that everyone’s. I have to say I’m an original though. About 3 years ago I wanted to try brush markers for their convenience. I’d been watercoloring mostly up until then. I bought one of about 10 or 15 different types of markers and worked with them all. Copic was my favorite hands down. This was before I’d ever heard of Copic.
So I started collecting them and now I proudly own every single color of sketch marker available.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Sure. I love reading and horseback riding. I have a horse I adore. I like to crochet. I’m a USTA 4.0 ranked player, but I took 3 years off. I’m going to get back into it in the next couple of weeks. I’m super nervous about that.

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I’d like to thank everyone reading this for making TLL such an awesome place to be. It’s home sweet home.

Most importantly, I want to thank Tracey for giving us such a wonderful home on the web!!!!!!!


Auntie Em said...

Great LOs and artwork! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Hestia's Helper said...

Wow! It's pretty neat to see this side of Tracey! Those layouts are terrific!! (and a peep at the "real" Audrey!) YAY!

Rhonda Miller said...

Hi Tracey. It's nice to get to know a little more about you. I love you layouts.

María Castillo said...

I totally love your work, all your designs are amazing and so are your Lo´s and artworks!! Hugs, María