I have three Bengals, a tortoishell kitten that I found abandoned on the road one night and a diabetic black and white moggie who was given to us by our vet.
I love making books and would definitely choose that. I like the construction involved in book making – trying to look for new ways to make books differently. I also like the fact that mini books are easy for other people to look at, they are mini works of art– I often have the most recent mini books I’ve made out on the coffee table at home. I don’t like that 12”x12” pages often get hidden away in albums and are not seen.
If you could take a class or do a workshop with one scrapping celeb or teacher who would it be and why?
I think Stephanie Ackerman, so that I could learn to doodle like this…
Make flowers like this…
She also takes amazing photos! Check out her blog. (We looked her up and Jane is indeed right - some gorgeous stuff look here: http://homegrownhospitality.typepad.com/ )
I am very lucky to have a ‘scrap room’. It started life as my ‘study’ with one drawer of crafting stuff and walls lined with books and work files. Now the shelves all hold craft related books and stash. I have a central island unit where I craft. I sometimes work standing up so this arrangement works well for me.
What is your favourite manufacturer and all time favourite range from them. Why?
I have so many favourites so I have divided my answer into papers and other products…
When it comes to papers the most consistent favourite has to be Basic Grey. My favourite range from them is probably Figgy Pudding – I love Christmas papers and I love that BG papers already have that slightly distressed look about them.
I totally love all the Ranger/Tim Holtz products, I love all the metal bits and pieces in the Idea-ology series as well as glossy accents, alcohol inks etc but my favourite range would have to be distress inks - I’m looking forward to the new colours coming out!
I like the idea that it preserves memories, but with nobody to pass those memories onto, that is a secondary reason for me. I find scrapping a creative challenge yet at the same time total relaxation from my work life.
This is a really hard question as for me it’s different every time. Sometimes I sit and shuffle paper till I’m blue in the face, other times I’ll wake up on a Saturday morning (my main scrapping time) knowing exactly what I want to do and what paper I want to use and just scrap manically till it’s done. Sometimes my ideas or inspiration comes from a photo I want to use and sometimes it can be a random item that gives me an idea. I have lots of magazines and books that I look through and write ideas down that I like in a notebook and sometimes I flick through the notebook and use an idea or technique in my own way. I love making up my own sketches then following them. Sometimes it’s a sheet of paper that I really love and want to use, and I’ll look for a photo and embellishments to go with it. I don’t think of myself as particularly creative or artistic and often get scrappers block – when that happens I just shut the craft room door and come back later – there’s no use fighting it for me.
What colours do you rarely use and why?
Tell us 3 random facts about yourself.
- I grew up in Hong Kong
- I play the saxophone (alto & soprano)
- Online I’m called J-bug because I drive a convertible Beetle
How do you organise your layouts into albums (e.g. chronological \ date you scrapped them \ random \ by subject)
By subject – I have several cat albums, a vintage album, me when I was young, me & hubby, my family, holidays and ‘arty’ photos that I’ve scrapped. I also have a lot of random LOs that are not organized at all!!