Monday, November 9, 2009

Second Introduction To New Contributors!

I am sure you all loved reading about the contributors, and I have three more amazing ladies to share with you!! You will love reading about them and seeing what wonderful creations they have made!

Melanie Holzwarth
1. Tell me about you and your family.
I am married to my highschool sweetheart and best friend, Joe. We have two great children, Noah who will be turning 6 years old this Feb and will be heading off to kindergarten and Emberlynn who will be turning 3 this December and heading off to preschool, where does the time go?

2. What is your blog address so people can read more about you on your blog?
www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

3. How did you get started scrapbooking? What drew you in the craft?
I have always loved all things crafty. I first started scrapbooking my Senior year of High School when I found an album of my baby pics nearly ruined as they had been stored in one of the old acetate albums. It just came naturally after that and when the babies came I was helpless to quit.

4. What design teams are you currently on?
I don't have any design teams that I am a part of. I've tried before in the past and just haven't made it yet, which is another reason why I am so excited to be here at Ideas for Scrapbookers. I do however frequent a forum with a great group of ladies and friends, The Crop Room II. I am also a member of Scrapbooks.com and Two Peas In a Bucket.

5. What inspired your pages and projects? Are there sites or magazines which really inspire you?
Life inspires me. It seems that if you look hard enough you can find inspiration in everything. But I also love to visit online forums and read whatever magazines I happen to pick up. My favorite so far is Scrapbooks Etc. I love the paper piecing patterns they include in each issue.

6. How long does it take you to complete a project? What is the most challenging part of the whole process?
I am a fast crafter. It seems like I can put together cards and layouts in record time when I have the time to do so. The hardest part of the process for me is design. It all goes much more smoothly for me if I have a great sketch to start from. I am currently working on being more creative and original in my designs.

7. What would you consider your scrapping style? What three words best describe you style?
My scrapping style is very eclectic. I love trying new things even if their out of my comfort zone and I rarely stay with just one set style. Three words that describe my style right now, artsy, vintage, and unique.

8. What are you favorite products from which manufacturers? What are "must have" items?
I don't stay true to one product but I do have to say that I am loving Stampin Up, especially now that they have expanded to carry designer papers and such. I have many of their old stamp sets and you will more than likely see them sneak into my work more often than not. I also love Basic Grey, Making Memories, and K and Company. One product that I must have (by the case if possible) is Scotch Quick Dry glue and I am also a Stickles addict, lol, seems like everything I create needs a bit of glitz to it.

9. What is your dream scrapbook gig?
I'd love to just be published, but if I had a choice I would love to design for Basic Grey or Making Memories. Also after experiencing the births of two preemies and finding out how hard it is to get ideas for scrapping an event like that, I'd like to write a how-to book on scrapping those difficult NICU pics. Maybe someday that project will finally get done.

Here are two fabulous projects by Melanie. She has such a BEAUTIFUL style, it is really inspiring! Take a look at the detailing of her work!


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Sarah De Guzman

1. Tell me about you and your family.
As of right now, my family consists of me and my two dogs, Maui and Hilo. ...and then there's Gloria on the side. haha :)

2. What is your blog address so people can read more about you on your blog? http://redoaklines.com Come drop by, and say hello!

3. How did you get started scrapbooking? What drew you in the craft?
Well, it started a long time ago when I received a scrapbooking kit as a gift, but a couple years ago, it became a passion. "Why did it become a passion?" you ask. Well to tell you quite honestly, I wanted to prove my best friend wrong when she told me that my scrapbooking wasn't that great. HAHA. :) Since then, I think I have proved her wrong, or at least I think I have.

4. What design teams are you currently on?
Right now, I design for three manufacturers -- Imaginisce, Zutter Innovative Products, Kiki Art. On top of those, I design for a fairly new kit club called That Scrappy Girl. I also design for a challenge blog called These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things (yup, it's a long title -- but an easy one to remember). :) Locally speaking, I design for one of my local scrapbook stores here in the Bay Area of California called Memories Live On.

5. What inspired your pages and projects? Are there sites or magazines which really inspire you?
My pages and projects are inspired by the support and encouragement I get from the people around me. Reading other people's blog and checking out their galleries also helps me get out of a creative rut. ...and seriously just about anything can inspire me -- magazine ads, TV shows, a funny story, a song, etc. You name it - I've used it as inspiration!

6. How long does it take you to complete a project? What is the most challenging part of the whole process?
I've been asked this question a lot recently. No joke, I'm a VERY FAST SCRAPPER. I can finish a layout in about 30 minutes or less when I'm totally in the groove of things. So, if I really sit there for a couple of hours, I can get a handful of layouts done. :) A mini album usually takes me much longer. LOL. :)

7. What would you consider your scrapping style? What three words best describe you style?
I get asked this one a lot too, and I'm really not sure what style I would consider myself because I like to stay pretty versatile. I've tampered with a bunch of different methods and techniques, but I like to keep things pretty simple and clean. ...but three words that I think describe my style would be 1) bright 2) happy 3) colorful

8. What are you favorite products from which manufacturers? What are “must have” items?
Well, of course I love Imaginisce, Zutter Innovative Products, and Kiki Art! How could I not?! :) I really don't have a favorite manufacturer or favorite product; I like to use a bunch of different things! Some of my "must have" items though are my GLUE GLIDER PRO adhesives, cardstock, and mini alphabet stickers! :)

9. What is your dream scrapbook gig?
Oh goodness! I would have to say that my dream has already come true. That sounds pretty corny, but I never thought in a million bazillion years that I would have the opportunity to work with some amazing manufacturers and design teams. :) It's really, really an honor.

Here are two layout by Sarah. Here pages are so FUN! I love the way she uses circles and embellishments on her pages. ;)


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Susan Goetter


1. Tell me about you and your family.
Butch and I have been married almost 29 years. We have 5 children, 17 grandchildren, and 1 (soon will be 2) great grandchildren. I work as a Bank auditor and travel quite a bit.

2. What is your blog address so people can read more about you on your blog?
http://susangoetter.blogspot.com

3. How did you get started scrapbooking? What drew you in the craft?
I started scrapbooking in October 2000, when my sister insisted that I join her at a crop. I had no idea what she was talking about and spent the first hour just watching other people and thinking….I’ll never do this. Long story short…I left the scrapbook store with about $300 worth of scrapping supplies, (some of which I probably still have)…and here I am 9 years later, totally addicted to scrapping

4. What design teams are you currently on?
I am not currently on a design team. I was on the DaisyD design team and was previously a design team member for My Creative Scrapbook kit club. I also do a guest design occasionally.

5. What inspired your pages and projects? Are there sites or magazines which really inspire you?
I’m inspired by pretty papers. I sometimes dream about the design for a layout. I have one layout that I did that is a total copy of a picture I saw hanging in a Bank lobby, and it’s one of my all-time favorites. I sometimes look at sketches for inspiration, but rarely does my layout resemble the sketch when I finish it!

6. How long does it take you to complete a project? What is the most challenging part of the whole process?
I have finished a layout in an hour, and then again, I may have one “in the making” for several days before I suddenly realize that I’m finished. The most challenging part for me is deciding on the paper to use. Can I just say that I have enough paper to last me FOREVER! (And I’ve actually purged my supplies a time or two!)

7. What would you consider your scrapping style? What three words best describe you style?
I just had this discussion with friends the other day. I honestly don’t know what my style is. Sometimes I do heritage…with lots of distressing – very shabby chic, sometimes I do girly with lots of blooms and bling, and sometimes I do just a very simple uncluttered layout. So, style? Not sure about that. The three words I would use to describe my scrapping style are: Clean, linear, and organized

8. What are you favorite products from which manufacturers? What are “must have” items?
Well…paper, of course! I love my Glue Glider Pro and couldn’t live without my glass mat. I use my glass mat all the time. I got quite the collection of 3D paints that I’m really enjoying. One thing that I have TONS of is stamps... and I’ve been working hard to start using the stamps instead of just collecting them!

9. What is your dream scrapbook gig?
I LOVE it when I was on the DaisyD design team! I loved getting the new collections before they hit the stores and enjoyed knowing that my layouts were hanging at CHA. I think a manufacturer’s design team is the best.

These are two amazing layouts by Susan. Here pages always look so well thought out and beautiful. I LOVE her style!


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Well, the introductions are over and we have SO MUCH more to come!! Keep coming everyday, it all starts tomorrow!

7 comments:

  1. can't wait for tomorrow! :) hehe.

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  2. It was awesome to get to read about everyone! I can't wait for tomorrow too! =0)

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  3. O' now I want to know whats in store for tomorrow...hehehehe!

    Nice reading on the gals. Cant wait to see all this AMAZING SET OF CONTRIBUTORS BRINGS!

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  4. What a great group of inspiring ladies you have Pam!! This is great! tfs :)

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  5. Congrats ladies! So nice to read more about you all. :)

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