Saturday, November 14, 2009
Ask the Artists!
I thought it would be fun to ask the contributors questions ... so you could get to know them better! Once in a while, I will ask the contributors new questions and will post the answers here! So stay tuned!! If you have a "fun" question for the artists, please email me at scrappingpam73@yahoo . Enjoy!
1. What is the strangest thing you have ever used on a scrapbook page?
Susan: I don't know that I've ever added anything strange to my scrapbook pages....unless jute cord from the hubby's tool box counts.
Sarah: One time, I came up with a challenge for a blog that require people to use toilet paper on their projects! Mine actually turned out okay. :)
Melanie: Nothing that I can think of on a page, but I did once alter a Bic pen box. Turned out rather cute, I might add...lol.
Julie: I've used popsicle sticks (on a layout where my Grandpa was sharing a popsicle with his dog, Punky), fiberglass window screening (on a cat layout) and a drink umbrella (2-for-1 margaritas, baby!).
Heather: I've used a coffee filter on my coffee page, and actual pantyhose on a layout about how I hate to wear them.
Delaina: Hair Pins (I painted them white).
Danielle: The strangest thing I used was a pregnancy test! With my first child I was just a little too excited! I have since replaced it with a photo of the test!!!
2. What is the latest you have ever stayed up scrapbooking, be honest :) ? What did you end up making?
Susan: I've been up until about 3 am scrapping.. The only thing I made was a mess - of the table, the floor, and the layout!
Sarah: I'd say around 1am. What did I end up making?! NOTHING! LOL.
Melanie: Hmmmm, I have been known to stay up until 4 AM at times, not to mention waking up in the middle of the night with ideas and having to write them down. I can assure you, NOTHING, I've made at 4 AM is worth mentioning.
Julie: I actually have problems going to sleep if I have a half completed project still rattling about in my head. I'm just one of those folks who have a difficult time sleeping, in general. I can't "shut down" easily. I'll toss and turn for hours, scrapping in my mind, until I finally give up and return to my scrap room. It's not unusual at all to find me at my scrap table at 3AM finishing up a layout.
Heather: I've pulled an all nighter before. My husband and oldest daughter were out of town at a NASCAR race. I scrapped all of the NASCAR photos from the year before while they were gone. I think it ended up being six layouts. There was paper EVERYWHERE after I was finished.
Delaina: I worked until 7:00am on a Lo with lots of hand stitching.
Danielle: The latest I have stayed up scrapping is 2am...because we HAD to leave! I would have stayed longer! I think I got 3 layouts and a card done in that 7 hour period!
3. If for some reason you had to choose between patterned paper OR cardstock indefinitely, which would you choose? Why?
Susan: I would probably chose cardstock. When I first started scrapping, ALL I used was cardstock. Patterned paper can be challenging to me - I'm much better with solid colors.
Sarah: I would definitely choose cardstock! You can always make your own patterns and embellishments using just cardstock. I promise, cardstock will go a LOOOOONG way! :)
Melanie: Hard decision, I am addicted to both. I'd keep cardstock though, you can take a plain piece of cardstock and do so many things to it.
Julie: Patterned paper. Definitely! I rarely use cardstock - when I do it's only as a base, or to mat a photo. Otherwise, I scrap exclusively with patterned papers. They fuel my creativity, the often inspire the overal design, and well they're almost like fashion to me. I can't wait for a new season to roll around so I can pull out my cute summer things or that amazing "little red number" I got on sale.
Heather: This one is hard, both are good for their own reasons, but I'd say cardstock because I could always doodle my own patterns, or stamp on it.
Delaina: I would have to choose Pattern Paper because I need variety.
Danielle: Patterned paper for sure!!!!! I seem to hoard it to be begin with! I cannot get enough of the different styles that come out! They are a wonderful source of inspiration so if I had to give it up I would be in trouble!
4. What would your book title read if you were writing a biography on yourself?
Susan: The Words and Wisdom of Miss Sunshine
Sarah: Document It
Melanie: Mutterings Of A Crazed Scrap-aholic (My family often gets irate with me cause I can't seem to shut up about whatever project I'm working on at the moment.)
Julie: She Tends To Embellish
Heather: Domestic Goddess
Delaina: If I could turn back time..
Danielle: The Life of a Midwestern Mama