Sunday, March 16, 2008

SISTER Sunday - March 16th

Please help me welcome our newest sister. We heard from her yesterday (our sketch artist) and thought we'd keep her here for the rest of the week :-)

Karen Brierley, from Australia

Tell us about your family:
I have been married (10 years this year!) and have a gorgeous 7 year old daughter, who is the inspiration for most of my scrapbooking pages.

How/Why did you start scrapbooking?
I don’t really remember a starting point… as a child I always loved decorating my diaries and albums, and the obsession just grew from there. I have always loved taking photographs and creating albums for my photographs just followed on.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
As a dedicated hobby, probably about three and a half years.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love?
I love it all… I love that it is a creative outlet for me, a time to relax and escape a bit, and record memories in a way that is meaningful to me. And I love that there are no rules!

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
Oh… it changes. Maybe six on average? Even when I’m not actually scrapping I’m sketching or thinking scrappy thoughts or chatting at online scrap sites.

How long does it take you to complete a layout?
I’m a slow scrapper. Even a simple layout can take me hours. I start layouts, play around, put them aside, come back to them… I often have several layouts on the go at the same time, so I do titles on a few then stitch on a few while the machine is out… so when I finish one, I finish two or three.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Mostly from my photographs, but also from products and techniques. And I love sketches.
Here is Karen's submission for Challenge 45:

If you get some time, drop by Karen's BLOG and have a look around :-)


Check back here tomorrow for our weekly challenge. YOU could be our next sister!!

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


Jayne said...

Great page! Congratulations!

Jean Marie said...

Congratulations!!All the los are wonderful..great job with the bubble wrap Karen..very nice

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I love the bubble wrap too!