Thursday, November 27, 2008
Getting to know Carol Yeo
Okay, so I forgot to post today (actually, I think I was planning to blog this yesterday) but my family and I are getting ready for a road trip on Sunday and...let's just say I'm experiencing a little brain related overload!
This week, you get to meet Carol Yeo. She's another one of our newest Design Team members and I know you'll love her work.
remember, we aren't conducting a scraplift challenge of Carol's work but you can still lift Jenny's pages if to go HERE
Q:Tell us a bit about you and your family.
A: I have been married 9 years to the most amazingly supportive husband, who has encouraged me throughout my scrapbooking journey and who has even financed a large part of it! We have 2 lovely children – our son, Christopher, is turning 7 in December, and our daughter, Natalie, just turned 3 on 12 November. Christopher has just completed Primary 1 (that’s the local equivalent of 1st grade) and Natalie starts preschool in January.
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking and where did you get your start in this craft?
A: I started scrapbooking in January 2007. My best friend had given me a scrapbook album for my birthday in April 2006, and I had admired it, but never thought of beginning to scrap until late December 2006, when I tendered my resignation from my full time job. Thereafter, I worked only 3 days a week, which gave me ample time to pursue this hobby which is now an integral part of me.
Q:What inspires your creativity when you are scrapbooking?
A: That’s a tough one. Many things actually inspire me. I could be listening to a song on the radio and the lyrics would spark off a title for a layout, and with my huge photo library, it’s easy to find a photo that fits. Alternatively, I might be looking through one of the scrapbook mags, and I’d see a LO that catches my eye either for its presentation or its theme, or just the message behind it, and then I’d do a scraplift of it. Other times, the photo itself has a story to be told, and that would be my starting point.
Q:Describe your creative style
A: I tend towards the shabby chic style. I love swirls, flowers, vintagey stuff, pearls, bling. That said, I also do like clean layouts, which I do from time to time, especially when scrapping a page about my son – that calls for clean lines!
Q:What are your three favorite products/techniques right now?
A: Right now, I’d say that I’m into distressing – either tearing paper, inking, or using crackle paint. I also love Glimmer Mist from My Tattered Angels, and Maya Mist cos I simply love shimmery sparkly stuff. My other favourite product would be the naked chipboard embellishments from Maya Road – they are so versatile, and can be painted, inked, sprayed, covered, or even left naked to suit you page’s needs.
Q:What project(s) are you currently working on?
A: I’m currently working on a page I’ve shelved repeatedly in the past. I call it my ‘crop backup’ page, so called because I’ve brought it to at least 2 or 3 crops already this year and I’ve never managed to finish it yet, preferring instead to work on other stuff (for some reason). So right now, when I’m inbetween major projects, I’m trying to finally get it finished.
Q:Describe your perfect day
A: My perfect day starts with a buffet international breakfast spread with the family. I am unashamedly a foodie! Thereafter, we head home for some lazing around, and I get lots of me time to do my crafts and read. The children come and scrap together with me and we have lots of mommy-kiddy bonding time. I then get to head out to the neighbourhood coffee place for a nice latte with my husband. Later in the evening, the whole family heads out for a seafood dinner and end up with waffles and ice cream.