May 27, 2009
Welcome Guest Designer Linda Auclair
Tell me all about the start of your art, How did your scrapbooking begin?
I started scrapbooking in 2002 when I was expecting my second daughter, Aileen. I had joined an online community for expectant Moms when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, and we were all still very close two years later. One of the Moms had some devastating news - her baby was diagnosed with leukemia. As a group, we decided to scrapbook our messages of love and support in the hope that someday when her daughter was well, she would look back at the book and know that all her Mom's friends were sending their best wishes and prayers for her full recovery. I purchased some basic scrappy supplies at Michaels, and was instantly hooked. I discovered the 2Peas online community shortly thereafter, and with it, Creating Keepsakes Magazine. I've been scrapping ever since!
Do you have a stand-by element/paper line or tool that you must use when you scrap? If you look back over 7 years worth of scrapbook pages, you can definitely see where I went through "phases" and used a lot of one thing or other on my pages. I've been pretty consistent with buttons and ribbon. My very earliest pages used both. And I almost always use alphabet stickers for my title. My current favorites are Pink Paislee's "Fashion Script" alphabet stickers and Webster's Pages "Storytellers" alphas.
Do you have a favorite technique? I was a quilter before I was a scrapbooker, so sewing is a natural technique for me to use on my pages. I do a lot of handsewing and stamping too.
If you could not shop for one year...would your scrap space be emptied or would you still have product? I'd be short on adhesive, but I'd probably still have enough product to keep me going for a long, long time.
If you could make one outfit out of scrapbooking paper what line would it be from? If I could make my favorite papers into fabric, I'd make myself a patchwork skirt.
Can you tell something about yourself that others would be shocked to learn? It's not terribly shocking , but there is a 13 year difference between my son and my oldest daughter, and he is 15 years older than my youngest daughter. They all get along amazingly well, however, and have quite the mutual admiration society.
What makes you a groovy chick? My kids think I'm groovy because I always have the best "stuff' to make their school and craft projects out of, and don't mind if they use it. :)
Thanks to Linda for the great interview and now a beautiful layout she would like to share with us:)