One of my favorite parts of being an editor at ScrapStreet
is the joy of hiring new writers. Many times I am so
impressed by the talented scrappers who submit to our calls that
I track down their blogs and start to follow them. I
simply love seeing talented artists in action. Many of you
reading today might be surprised to know I follow you!
Sometimes we add staff in between calls because we just
cannot help it. Connie is a recent addition who I reached
out and asked to join us after following her blog for a while.
I love how her work feels just a little bit crafty and a whole
lot creative. She puts in a bit of yesterday with a today
Veronica does two things I always wish I could do--layer
and alter--and she does them beautifully. She takes a bit
of this and a little of that and creates pretties that make me
want to reach out and touch them. I am dying to peek in
her room and see how much ribbon she owns.
Recently as I was lifting a layout in Jill's gallery, my
email beeped with a note asking if I had an opening for a
digital gal. We chatted back and forth for a few minutes
before I realized that this was the same Jill I was lifting
right then! A sign to me that Jill and her amazing use of
white space belonged on our staff.
All the Children Said
by Connie Mercer
Supplies: Paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio,
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper,
Stickers: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket,
Paint: Claudine Hellmuth. Tools:
Border Punches: Stampin' Up!
Rubber Stamps: Wendy Vecchi,
Dies: Tim Holtz, Sizzix.
Journaling: Nini, are we done?
I did smile....Didn't you see it?
Trying to get a "good" pic for
our Christmas card can be challenging
at times!! Love these little people!!!!
This represents me because the layout reflects my love for primitive style
whether it be scrapbooking or home decor. It defines my taste as
to what I collect, to how I view life and to what is important to me.
Your Day Bird House Album by Veronica Johnson
Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper, Webster's Pages, Hambly Studios, Chipboard: Bazzill
Basics Paper, Leaves: Prima Marketing, Sanook Paper Co, Flowers: Prima Marketing,
ZVA Creative, Green Tara, Pin: Michaels,
Sticker: Webster's Pages, Paint: Ranger Industries, Button: Webster's
Pages, Maya Road, Ribbon: Webster's Pages, May Arts, Glitter: Martha
Stewart Crafts, Melissa Frances, Tag: American Tags, Ink: Colorbox, Ranger
Industries, Crystal Rhinestones: ZVA Creative, Mark Richards, Green Tara, Other:
brads, eyelets, acrylic sheets. Tools: Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Die
Cut Machine: Accucut.
This represents me because the
I totally love making mini albums. Why? Because mini albums are so much
easier to finish, they can represent one solid theme (event). You can make
the mini albums and give as gifts and lastly, I will repeat myself, I just
love making them! I chose this bird house album because it shows how much I
enjoy distressing paper and layering. I am all about the layering! I also
love adding as many cute embellishments as I can without over doing it (that
is a fine line I walk.) I also use a lot of different textures because I am
a touchy/feely person and very visual so I like to see a lot of action going
on. I think if I absolutely had to categorize my style - I would call
myself a "shabby/colorful" person. There probably isn't such a category but
then I have always worked outside the box.
Megan, Summer 2010 by Jill Williams
Digital Supplies: Urban Blues by Lauren Bavin (Digital Scrapbook Place).
This represents me because when I look at my galleries, many of my pages
bear 'white space'. I love to create clusters with elements and cropped
background papers to place around the main photo on the page. The majority
of my pages feature one photo and I consider myself a very symmetrical
scrapper. I use a lot of ribbons or string on my pages, I think it is a
great way to pull the elements and the photo together. I love to use (or
create my own) masks on the background papers, giving the page more
personality. When I sit down to scrap, I start with the kit I have in mind
to use, then I go on a search for the perfect photo. Sometimes finding a
photo to go with the color scheme of the kit is a challenge, when that is
the case, I've adapted to changing photos to black and white - black and
white photos go with every color and every style of kit!!