Have you met Kristin Lamb? Her work is beautiful and I was delighted when she agreed to be Guest Designer for If It's Groovy. Here is a little info about Kristin and some of her favorite layouts :)
1. Tell me all about the start of your art, How did your scrapbooking begin?
I've always loved doing different crafts and started 1 or 2 scrapbooks growing up. But in 2005 my scrapbooking obsession began. My husband and I got married in May 2004 and by Jan 2005 the military sent us packing and we were headed across the country to our new home in Virginia. I left all my family and friends back in Arizona. As a way to keep myself occupied and to document our new life together I found scrapbooking as wonderful outlet I could do on my own and later own with new friends at crops.
2. Do you have a scrap style that you feel you can relate most to? I can't say I have a favorite style or one I use most. My LOs can be clean and simple, to ones with a million little details. I'd like to say it' mostly modern with a retro touch.
3. Do you have a stand-by element/paper line or tool that you must use when you scrap? I love card stock!! Black and Kraft cardstock dominate my stash. But that doesn't mean I haven't aimed to acquire every color of the rainbow. Bazzill is my favorite company for cardstock. As for a tool I love my Fiskar Trimmer.
4.Do you have a favorite technique? I love inking the edges of everything. I like the distressed look and the look of a colored frame around my pictures and papers. Brown and & Black are the main inks I use, both are Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Pads.
5.If you could not shop for one year...would your scrap space be emptied or would you still have product? I would still have plenty of product to play with, lol, with with the exception of adhesive. Scary huh?
6.Can you tell something about yourself that others would be shocked to learn? I'm hispanic, got the looks, got the attitude and even get a minor accent from time to time, but to be honest I can't speak spanish to save my life (other than taco and hola). I can understand nearly everything, but for speaking, nope, can't do it. My husband is anglo american and he speaks and understands it better than me.
7.If you could make one outfit out of scrapbooking paper what line would it be from? Currently, I'd have to say I adore October Afternoon's Cherry Hill Line, I'd love a summer dress using a varitey of the patterns from the line. For the season the colors are beautiful and bright.
8.What makes you a groovy chick? I don't follow rules. I like learning new techniques. I love making everything my own even it it looks a little unique and may or may not have imperfections. Scrabooking is all about telling your story the way you see it. Funky & Groovy is what it's all about.