Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet Alyssa

Our other Guest Designer for September.  I really couldn't chose just one person this month so I went with two!  I've been coveting Alyssa's paper cutting techniques for a while now.

I am a SAHM with 2 kids, Milena is 4 and Elijah is 2.  I have been married to my husband, Don for 5 years, and we live in Central Indiana.  I started scrapping 4 years ago when my daughter was born, and it's been my only consistent hobby ever since.  I have never loved any hobby like I love this one.  I enjoy the connections, friendships, products, and of course the finished layouts.


I have been published many times in Scrap n' Art e-zine, but so far no paper pubs.  Guess I should submit some layouts if I want that to ever happen, huh?
Favorite products or something you can't live without. 

Patterned paper.  I very, very, rarely make a layout without it.  I am also addicted to alphas and can never have enough of them.

When are you most creative and why?   
Whenever my children are occupied or sleeping!  Those hours never seem long enough.

Favorite manufacturer?
For paper, probably BasicGrey or Websters Pages.  For alphas, American Crafts, Pink Paislee and BasicGrey.

Any other hobbies besides scrapbooking?   
I also read and cook on occasion.  My husband and I also enjoy entertaining and having friends in our house.  I enjoy hosting crops, but that's not "besides scrapbooking," is it?

Describe your style.     
 My style is eclectic and widely varying.  I enjoy clean and simple as well as messy and heavily embellished.  What I end up with usually depends on the products that are inspiring me that particular day.

Messy or organized scrapper?   
Very organized.  I can't think in a messy space.

Where do you create?  Do you have a room, corner, designated spot.  
I have a corner of the living room.  It's not my ideal, but WAY better then storing everything in the closet in totes!

Favorite color combo.  

It changes all the time!  I just love color.  Right now I am enjoying grey with a bright color.

Favorite non -scrap related store to shop at.  

I love the one-stop shopping of Meijer!

And don't forget to stalk the NEW section of the store this week.  We have a TON of things coming in......


Leah the Orange said...

TOTALLY agree about the paper-cutting. such a beautiful technique! Alyssa, if you're reading, do you cut up your patterned papers for embellishments, or are they mostly die-cuts?

Alyssa said...

Mostly it's paper, Leah! I search high and low for paper with cutting possibilities! Right now I am filling my YSS cart with Indian Summer, it has so many cutting possibilities it makes me giddy. LOL

Carrie said...

Nice to meet you. I can't wait to see all your creations@!