Sunday, January 20, 2008

SISTER Sunday - January 20th

We are pleased to have Megan Aaron as our sister this week!

Tell us about your family: I am married to my wonderful husband Seth. We have one daughter, Eliana, who turned 2 in October. We also have one dog, Penny, who is 6 and definitely like a child to us.

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I made my first album from a kit as a gift for my best friend when I moved away. That was in 2004. However, I really got into it in 2005 when we returned from our trip to Europe with, literally, thousands of pictures.

How long have you been scrapbooking? I guess I would say 3 years. However, I have been keeping informal scrapbooks since kindergarten.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I love having time to myself to explore my otherwise neglected creative side. I also love it that when I am finished I have a wonderful record of my feelings and my family’s life. I have a terrible memory, so I know I will not remember these moments next week, let alone next year, scrapbooking is my link to the past.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
I work full time during the week, so I mostly scrap on the weekends. I usually spend about 8-10 hours each weekend.

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Usually about an hour, but it could go either way. Some pages just come together and others take more work.

Where do you get your inspiration? I get most of my inspiration online. Specifically, I really enjoy challenges. Challenges keep me on my toes and help me stay out of a rut and keep evolving.

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? I LOVE my scrap space. I made it myself, by painting the old ugly paneling and painting the work benches that the previous owner left behind. The desks are purple, topped with shiny new stainless steel, and the walls are crisp white. There is a lot of light, and all of my favourite products are hanging on the walls. I like to be able to see everything.

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? I always clean right before I start a project. I like to keep my space organized so that I can find everything, but when I am in the middle of the project and I really get going, things go flying everywhere.


Take a look at Megan's submission! Isn't it gorgeous!


Check out Megan's blog - Thoughts of Scrapbooking, and her gallery -- lots of inspiration there!

Looking forward to seeing more from Megan during the week :-)

Sisterhood.....a celebration of the he{ART}


Jean Marie said...

Congratulations and Welcome!!Beautiful lo!!

Deanne said...

Welcome Megan!!!!! Your layout is ADORABLE!!!

Colleen said...

Congrats Meg! You know I love that layout!

Amanda said...

Welcome to the "hood" Megan! Great job on your layout!! :D Love the colours!

Megan A. said...

Thanks everyone! Sorry I have been a little under the weather this week and didnt get a chance to get back over here since Sunday.