Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! I challenged 24 of our designers to create an "All About Me" layout, giving us a peek into a little part of their lives. Each of them also answered five quick scrapbooking related questions. We will be sharing these 24 layouts throughout the day. So sit back, grab a snack, and get to know our designers just a little bit more, and hopefully their projects will inspire you the next time you go to create!
“Currently”, by Malika Kelly.
This was a really fun layout to make! I used the "Currently" cut file that I have on my cameo and then made some word flags with different fonts for my six categories. This was an easy way to jot down what was going on in my life at that exact moment and would be a great exercise to do on a monthly basis, as the things on your mind are constantly changing and it is fun to look back and see growth. I tried to include some trends that I am "currently" liking in the scrapbook world as well on this layout. I machine stitched a piece of vellum in the upper left hand corner of my layout and filled it with punched confetti. Scattering a little confetti around the outside of the pocket helped to tie together.
Love And Marriage: Smokeys In Love; Birthday Girl: Miles of Smiles, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Eat Cake, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sand & Surf: Chipboard Icons; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers, Aqua Flowers, White Flowers; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice Hearts
And now for some scrapping Q&A's:
1. What are your top 5 supplies/products that you cannot scrap without?
Hmmm, my favorite tools and supplies. I can only choose 5? I think I would have to say: my Silhouette Cameo, designer tapes, mist for making ink drops, my sewing machine (not really a scrap tool, but definitely a tool that counts!), and buttons, sequins or some type of decorative brads (can we call that category one supply??)
2. 2. What do you listen to while you scrap? TV, music, or do you do your best working in silence?
I like to have something going in the background….It often depends on the time of day that I am working. If it is during the day, I will usually listen to the radio or catch up on the news. In the evenings when the kids have gone to bed, I will bring my iPad to my scrapbook room and put on a show to watch. I never did watch Grey's Anatomy or Private Practice and I am really enjoying watching back to back episodes of both of these shows on Netflix!
3. What snacks and/or drinks are beside you when you're scrapping?
While I am scrapping I usually just have my cup filled with water. I would definitely get caught up in mindless eating if I brought much else! I like to stop for my coffee mid morning and so if it is a preschool day, I will leave my scrap room, make myself a coffee and snack on a biscotti while I browse the internet for more inspiration and catch up on my blog reading.
4. When do your do your best scrapping? Are you a morning scrapper, a late night scrapper, or do you find time during the day?
As a mother to 3 kids ages 3,7 and 9, I have learned to become a "scrap-when-I-can" kind of girl. Like I said in the previous questions, preschool mornings are a great time for me to scrap, but so are evenings after they have all gone to bed (especially if my husband is traveling). Having my own space to scrapbook really helps me concentrate on completing layouts rather than spending time getting out tools and supplies and completely cleaning up after each time I work. I can have a couple of projects going on at the same time and sneak some work in even if it is just 10 min here and there.
5. Where do your layouts go once you're done with them? In albums, in piles, or shoved in random places?
Ideally my layouts should be in albums… but realistically that would take some time and organizing. So I have to admit, I have a rather large pile of layouts that have accumulated over the past year and I have two nice, new EMPTY albums that are sitting on the floor right under my pile. They will get there.
"All about Me", by Yohko Takiguchi.
I love colorful layouts. I chose combination of pink, light blue, light green and orange for my layout. They make me happy!
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Scallop; Sand & Surf: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures; Love and Marriage: Alpha+Bits Stickers; All American: American Pride; Sophisticates: Punch, Petite Pieces, Card Sentiments Miniatures; Sunshine & Happiness: Petal Power, Popsicle Kisses, Alpha+Bits Stickers , Miniatures; Crochet Hearts: Punch, Orange, Pickle Juice, Saltwater; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red, Blue, Brown-Cream, Piggy-Punch, Gulf; Designer Tapes: Hot Pink Dot, Blue Chevron, Pickle Juice Stripe, Orange Stripe; Button Market: Orange Stars
And now for some scrapping Q&A's:
1. What are your top 5 supplies/products that you cannot scrap
White Cardstocks, Dot liner, Rhinestone, Mini Tag, Word Sticker
2. What do you listen to while you scrap? TV, music, or do you do your best working in silence? Japanese pop
3. What snacks and/or drinks are beside you when you're
4. When do your do your best scrapping? Are you a morning
scrapper, a late night scrapper, or do you find time during the day?
I’m a late night scrapper.
5. Where do your layouts go once you're done with them? In
albums, in piles, or shoved in random places?
I display my layouts in my room for one week and then put them in my album.