I'm starting to feel a little like my head is spinning! Summer is going by WAY too fast! We're already done with July and are into August. Dude. So that means that we have to say goodbye to our previous designer (Bye Gretchen, we love you!) and hello to a new one. This month we are thrilled to announce that Bree Tetz of Crop Suey fame will be creating with us!! She shares some info on what she's all about, what she loves to create with and what she's working on right now below.
Also, she's shared 3 of her favorite layouts of all time with us and we're inviting you to scraplift any one (or all three) of her layouts and post the link to your creations in the comments section below. Create a page, upload it to a gallery of your choice and copy & paste the link by clicking the "comments" link below this post. Easy. Fun.
So without any further delays, here's Bree!
Q:Tell us a bit about you and your family.
A: I am a wife to Jason... we have been married for 9 years. Our anniversary is Canada Day (July 1st) so we always have fireworks on our anniversary. I am the mom to 3 fabulous kids. My oldest is Haylie who is 15 and just graduated from Junior High. Then there is the beautiful India who is turning 8 this summer. And my baby is Oakley who will be going into kindergarten this year.
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking and where did you get your start in this craft?
A: I created my first scrapbook in 1999 for Jason, for our first Christmas. I hated it. And then in 2006 I saw this add in our church bulletin for a ladies evening of Scrapbooking. So I went, and I met Brad. It was love at first sight.... okay i really was introduced to brads, but they did change everything and I was hooked. And have been creating everyday since.
Q:What inspires your creativity when you are scrapbooking?
A: I find inspiration in everything. I am addicted to art, mixed media, design, and how-to books. I also love to read style and interior design magazines. I also find inspiration in favorite products, photos, and the music I am listening to while creating.
Q:Describe your creative style
A: Definitely "outside of the box", and eclectic. I love to mix and mash patterns, and colors. And i love to add recycled or thrift store vintage items to my projects.
Q:What are your three favorite products/techniques right now?
A: I love spray ink. Especially the stuff I made recently out of Kool-Aid.. It smells delicious. I love paint. I have a hard time creating a page without it. I love using my sewing machine. i love free motion sewing on my pages.
Q:What project(s) are you currently working on?
A: I am working on an Alice in Wonderland Inspired Circle Journal right now.
Q:Describe your perfect day
A: Sitting on my outdoor couch, curled up with my art journal and my colored pencils. Sunny with a slight breeze. A large green tea frappuccino beside me, and my favorite playlist on my ipod cranked.
Q:What are your three favorite layouts of all time that you’ve created (published or not)?