This is our chance to get to know our scrappy sisters a little better.
We’ll ask them questions about their life, about their scrapbooking, show off some of their creative endeavours and maybe even take a sneak peek into their crafty space!
First up is Dawn Coelin from Boston, MA.
When did you start scrapbooking?
How did you get hooked on scrapbooking?
I have always loved photography (I used to have my own photography business!) and was looking for a better way to show off pictures of our new baby than just throwing them in albums. I believe that I saw some supplies in AC Moore and that was all she wrote, as they say.
What was your style like when you started? How has it evolved?
Still not sure that I have an actual style! I tend to just create a page around the mood of the pictures. I don’t think that I can pull off some styles as well as others, but it is all good as long as I am creating and preserving memories.
Chronological or Random or Other?
I try to scrap at least once a week. There always seems to be something that needs to get done first, tho … darn chores and work and cooking and laundry and … and … and ….
Do you participate in LOAD? How many pages do you usually complete in a LOAD?
Do you have a scrapbook room/space?
My scrap space is in our attic. My husband put wonderful shelving up there for me on the walls and in the closet, so I can be .. or attempt to be … organized.
What kinds of topics do you scrap, or enjoy scrapping the most?
I enjoy scrapping the kids, my husband’s band, our vacations, the dog and cat … just about everything!
What is your process?
As I stated earlier, I love to scrap to challenges. I will usually start with pictures that fit the challenge and then go from there choosing papers and embellishments. I have been very into kits lately and those help a lot!
Do you ever get scrapper’s block? If so, how do you cure it?
I don’t get it often, but when I do, I find that surfing websites and blogs helps cure it.
What is your favourite tool or embellishment?
I hate when things are crooked, so my favorite tool is the KellyCraft Get It Straight Laser Square. I use it every time that I scrap or make a card!
Do you have a favourite scrapper, or someone you look up to?
I don’t really have a favorite – I can’t choose from all of the wonderful work!
What helps you get more done?
I love to make up page packets, especially if I am going to a crop, ahead of time. I might not always have time to scrap, but it only takes a few minutes to throw pics, paper and coordinating embellies into a kraft keeper. When I do have time to scrap, I love just being able to grab one and play!
What do you love about your scrapbooking?
I love the creative release, the fact that I am documenting stories for my kids to remember. Most of all, I love looking through all the pictures and reminiscing.
Do you have a blog?
I do not.
Any other thoughts I didn’t ask for but should have?
Not that I can think of!
Thank you Dawn for being our first Scrapper Showcase! If you’d love to be featured next please let Alice know!