Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Meet Martha!!!

Yay for September! What a wild and woolly summer, man. Farming is NOT an easy way of life and it is anything but quiet. Our summer weather here in Whitehorse Yukon, Canada sucked ass (the most rain in 35 years but I think I've told you that already) and the only scrapping I got done was for our weekly challenges. I feel like I'm totally behind!!! But you know there's nothing like being inspired to put a dose of high-test espresso into your mojo and let me tell you , this month's Guest Designer, Martha Bonneau has a wicked style that is absolutely unmistakable. She is a lover of color and layers (and has a fondness for textiles...a girl after my own heart!)

Below you'll get a glimpse at who she is and at her three favorite pages. You know how this works...scraplift her artwork and post the link in the comments section to this post. Later in the month (when the goodies all arrive) I'll post the prize pack. You have till the end of this month to upload your lifts and we'll tell ya who won in October. But first things first...Pearl, (aka paperfections) is the winner of Holly's Scraplift Challenge! YAY! Pearl, email me at info@lotuspaperie.com with your mailing information so I can package up your prize pack (see it at the end of THIS post). I've been trying for a half hour to post Pearl's page and I'm sick of fighting with blogger. I'll try again later to post her page. Sorry it's not here but you can see it if you click THIS link

And without further ado...

Q:Tell us a bit about you and your family.

A: I live with my husband Bob and our 2 pugs Mugsy and Pixie in a cute little house with a picket fence about 40 miles northwest of Chicago.

Q: How long have you been scrapbooking and where did you get your start in this craft?

A: I have been scrapbooking for almost 3 years…it all started when another message board I was part of (pugs of course) was putting a scrapbook together for a member who was sick…I sent my pictures to someone else to scrap and thought “heck I should give this a try” and that was it, I was hooked!!

Q:What inspires your creativity when you are scrapbooking?

A: Music definitely inspires me…Joy Division, Radiohead, the Cure, the Pixies X, Bauhaus, the Smiths are some of my favourites…this is all dark music but everything I create is bright and happy…hmmmmmmm. I also find inspiration in vintage goodies, tattoos, Audrey Hepburn movies, shopping at Anthropologie & Urban Outfitters

Q:Describe your creative style

A: My style is bright and happy and messy and layered and eclectic…I don’t know if that is a “style” but it’s what I do!

Q:What are your three favorite products/techniques right now?

A: Right now I am in *love* with the new “Offbeat” line of pp by Basic Grey, I also must have Thickers…I don’t think I can scrap without them anymore and for #3 I will go with lace and fabric on Los.

Q:What project(s) are you currently working on?

A: Currently I am working on Harry Potter ATCs for a swap over at SIS.

Q:Describe your perfect day

A: I always love a day where my husband and I take the train into Chicago to just wander around, maybe go to a museum, shop and eat out….it’s even better if it is a nice sunny day


Sue said...

Welcome Martha! I love your style! :)


Pearl said...

I just saw this post & found out I've won ! how very nice ! I will email later ! thnk you so much !

& wow ! love this month's GD too ! what fun !

Beth Perry said...

SUCH CUTE LAYOUTS! I love Martha's work. She is one of my "fave" girls on my blog.

Thanks for picking inspiring guest designers! :D

Tania said...

Welcome Martha, LOVE your layouts. :)

Wendy Kwok said...

I love Martha's work her. So original and vibrant! I just had to play with fabric and lace.

Here is my scraplift:


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