May 20, 2009
Another Special Guest Designer, Sara Robison
Here is Sara Robison!
Tell me all about the start of your art, How did your scrapbooking begin?
I started scrapbooking in 1999 after visiting Japan with my high school classmates. That summer I came home with a LOT of photos, train tickets, etc. My mom took me to a local scrapbook store and got me started. After that I scrapped only a few times until I was pregnant with my son (now 2 years old). While pregnant I had an intense desire to create and document. There are now a lot of pages of our honeymoon in Hawaii!
Do you have a stand-by element/paper line or tool that you must use when you scrap?
Right now I really like kraft cardstock as a backgroud, stamps, stitching, and bling. I love my Fiskars border punches! I am partial to Heidi Grace, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass, and Basic Grey.
Do you have a favorite technique?
Not really! I do whatever I feel like at the time...so my technique preferences/tool choices (etc) are always changing.
If you could not shop for one year...would your scrap space be emptied or would you still have product?
I really don't know the answer to that! I think I'd still have product. I know for a fact that although I've depleted a good deal of my stash while living here in Oregon, I still have a box waiting for me in Ohio! Couldn't take it all...which means I'll have "new" stash when we move back.
If you could make one outfit out of scrapbooking paper what line would it be from?
Oh my! Tough question. I adore Sassafras Lass, but couldn't see myself wearing much of it. (Maybe for a little girl?) I think I'd have to choose Cosmo Cricket. Good thing they've turned some of their designs into fabric! I did sew a skirt using some Heidi Grace fabric last week...way too cute.
Can you tell something about yourself that others would be shocked to learn?
Hmm...shocked? I am shy. Seriously. I'm still nervous when ordering at a drive thru.
What makes you a groovy chick?
Laughing at that thought! The first thing that came to mind was my ability to shake my hips (did some Tahitian dance in college). In all honesty I'm a groovy chick in progress. I'm learning to do my own thing and find joy in the imperfections.
I am currently a Story Teller at Category Stories. Be sure to check us out! categorystories.wordpress.com
I asked Sara to share some of her favorite layouts and here they are. Thanks to Sara for being a part of If IT's Groovy. Look for her again during on 80's Crop where she will be participating by having a challenge for others to participate in :)