Monday, January 21, 2008

Getting to Know you...

Since everyone is into organizing in January, I've decided to showcase each one of our design team members and their scrap spaces this week.

We start off with Ivette Valladares!

Regarding her scrap process:

A couple of nights a week after everyone has gone to sleep – I scrap. This me time is much need after a long day of packing lunches, cleaning, soccer, dinner, homework, bath time whew!

I’ve never really given my scrap process any thought. Soooo ok here it goes. Let’s see, first I like to get some inspiration from magazines not just scrap mags but home d├ęcor magazines. They seem to have the best color combos!

I like to layout my pictures and PP’s. Then I go through all my embellies and pull out flowers, brads, ribbon, chipboard, anything that will click with my layout. Most of the time I don’t use everything but having all my options in front of me opens up my creativity and sometimes I go crazy and jump to another project (gotta move while the mojo is kickin’). Before I get started I like to journal about the event on a scrap paper because I’ve realized that if I leave the journaling for last I end up writing less so I write it out before and that way I leave sufficient space for the journaling on my layout. My only hiccup is that I have a problem committing (gluing things down) – but I guess it’s because it always gives me the option to change it later if I have to. So pasting everything down is something I leave for last.

What are 5 of your favorite scrap related items?

Ok who does not love chipboard? I mean hello it rocks! So chipboard is def one thing, then how about chalk ink I love everything about this! Then there’s sticker letters, clear stamps, and rub-ons!

The daily item I couldn’t live without: I guess I could not live without a cup of coffee in the AM and a sweet hug and kiss from my son Justin. And my Canon Rebel XTI – that’s my baby! Just one item?

Right now I want: To start creating layouts with the WIP kit I just received in the mail!! It’s full of seriously out of control awesome schtuff!

I wish I knew how to: Relax, and be ok with it. Make more time for moi

When I want to indulge myself: I eat something super sinful that has tons of calories then take a hot bath and sit down for a long nights scrap-a-thon!

3 scrap/card related sites you want others to know about: Sites I visit are: Lifetimemomentsfontwerks - & scrapgal

You’ll never see me: without my camera

A childhood memory that scarred you: Funny story when I was 11 years old, I had a dragonfly fly right into my hair and get stuck – needless to say, I’m terrified of dragonflies and for some reason I cover my head when I see one. Weird right?!

2 things you do every single day: organize something, check my e-mail and pray was it just two things?!

Music or TV show you scrap to: Ok so here’s how this works for me – If I’m scrapping with friends I don’t mind the music or TV, but when I scrap by myself I can’t have any distractions. For some reason, my best work is when everyone has gone to sleep and I have a quiet house all to myself. Hmmmm can’t wait till tonight.

Describe yourself in 3 words: helpful, caring and creative ;)

2 scrap related goals for this year: I want to concentrate on scrapping more pics of my husband and I and our relationship. And I say it every year – I need to journal more on my layouts. I really mean it this time! Really.

Thanks so much, Ivette!

Stay tuned for more DT goodness this week!

Later, gators!


Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Great interview with Ivette!
What a fun feature this week - getting to know the DT gals a little better, seeing their scrap spaces, and learning about their creative process. Awesome!!

Valerie said...

What a great post! Thanks for this idea, Trish!!!! Now I feel totally inspired to organize the room I have been dreading!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

this is so cool to read about the other girls. I already love Ivette's idea to do your journaling first... this is going to be fun!

Nicole Eshelman said...

Great space Ivette!!! Love all the red and black. :)

Kim Smith said...

I'm jealous of your workspace - it is so neat and tidy...I needed your inspiration to work on mine!

Ivette said...

Thanks ladies!! This was so much fun to do. Trish rocks! I'm glad I sparked up some thoughts on getting organized. I can't wait to see what the other DT ladies have in store.



emelyn said...

What a great room and interview. Love the red/black color scheme!

Ady said...

I love this segment of your blog Trish. Great idea... I love seeing how everyone organizes there space...

adrienneleigh said...

so cool to see someone else's scrap space! great interview!