Sunday, April 27, 2008

SISTER Sunday - April 27th

We have a new sister lined up for this week.
Please welcome Rachel S. from England!
Rachel submitted this beatiful layout for our "song title" challenge.

Tell us about your family:
I love my family even though they sometimes drive me crazy…I have been married to Colin for 13 years. We have four gorgoeus , energetic children who are such fun to scrap and photgraph. Phoebe (8), Jamie (6) Ewan (4) and Lucia (2)

How/Why did you start scrapbooking?
I went to a CM class my friend ran and I liked the idea but I am more artisitic so after a bit of research on places like UK Scrappers and 2Peas I found what I was looking for and fell headlong in love with the whole idea.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I have been scrapping since 2002 so…6 years.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love ?
Most of my daily work is NOT creative and scrapbooking gives me a chance to release that creative energy and the chance to play with new ideas and techniques. I also love that it can be social or solitary.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook?
*sigh * not enough. I have crop one a fortnight which is my one guarenteed time. So usually work out about 1-2 hours per week.

How long does it take you to complete a layout?
½ to 2 hours depending on what my mood is and how inspired I am.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere….Home d├ęcor magazines, adverts either TV or bilboard, fashion, shop displays, clothes tags and of course scrapping magazines and forums. I tend to be inspired by an idea for a layout from scrapping magazines rather than what techniques or paper they have used.

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it?
I love my scrap space which is a little office at the end of my garden (used to be my husband's office when he worked from home) It is quite small and cozy and light but at the moment I am having storage issues which I don’t like! So any suggestions….

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with?
Love white as a base. Tend to go for reds and greens..mmm funny my house seems to be full of those colours too!! I rarely ever scrap with pastels or yellow…not sure why!
Take a look at Rachel's blog - Life At Its Best ....Chaotic
.... and her gallery.

Drop by tomorrow for our next weekly challenge. YOU could be our next sister! You could also have a chance to win a prize form our sponsor this month -- LISA'S SCRAP SHACK


Deanne said...

What a cute LO!! Welcome to the "sisterhood"!!!

Rose Ann said...

WElcome! Adorable layout ♥

Jean Marie said...

Beautiful lo!!Congrats and welcome :)