Hi all, I’m Nic Howard coming to you from New Zealand and I’m thrilled to be joining the Fancy Pants team! I’ve been a fan of Fancy Pants forever, some of my favourite products include the 12 x 12 stamps sets and the Creative Cards—that shows just how long I’ve been a fan, right?!! I’m a long time scrapbooker, around 13 years now. I have plenty of photos to scrap with a fabulous hubby, three amazing kids and a pesky new puppy to run around after. That’s plenty to be inspired by, right?!
Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: I’ve mentioned I’ve loved Fancy Pants for a long time but some of my recent loves include the Happy Together collection from a few seasons ago—love the blues and I’m not going to stop using it in a hurry!
Q: What kind of scrapper would you consider yourself to be?
A: I’d describe my style as kinda shabby and perhaps romantic, but on the other hand I enjoy changing things up and can throw in a graphic or very different page as well. One thing that never changes is my love for layers of papers and clusters of embellishments.
Q: What is the most unique topic/photos that you have scrapbooked?
A: I released a book in 2007 about scrapbooking the everyday and it was full of pages that weren’t typical topics. It featured everything from the last banana in the fruit bowl, to my daughter’s tantrums to the moss growing on my car! Creating projects for that book was one of my favourite times of my scrapbooking career and my albums are full of quirky pages because of it!
Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find?
A: Right now I have the coolest garage sale purchase sitting on my office bench! I happened to I found the best little manual typewriter while out this morning, really similar to the one I had 30 years ago! It was in fabulous condition and it types beautifully! $5 well spent and I used it to do the journaling in my layout today. I love cool finds like that!
Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: I’m a fitness fanatic—if I’m not working, travelling or teaching scrapbooking, looking after the kids or the family business, I’m at the gym. It’s not always been this way, those that know me from years ago are probably laughing at the concept of me even putting on running shoes. I’m real proof of how people can change!
Q: Share something quirky about yourself.
A: I put my footwear on sock shoe, sock shoe... most people don’t. Think about it... are you sock, sock, shoe, shoe... or are you like me? Got ya thinking now, huh?!
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share about yourself?
A: Perhaps I should share the answer to one of the questions I’m often asked. Is Nic short for Nicole? Nope. It’s short for Nicola. But pronounced the English way—go on... say this out loud.. Nic-uh-luh. I’m not a Nicole and I’m not a Ni-cola. Nic has been easier for a long time!
I’m looking forward to creating more for the Fancy Pants blog, thanks for stopping by!