We thought we’d start off the new year by getting to know our design team a little better, so with each post we’ll introduce a new designer and put them through a rigorous interview set of question! Today’s victim interviewee is mother of three boys and still amazing on the flowery layouts – Stacey Young.
What three words best describe your personality?
Loving, Creative, Impatient.
What’s your worst habit?
Asking questions in a movie even though the movie has barely started and hubby couldn’t possibly know the answer. Pretty much just asking silly things.....but he still loves me!
What are you currently reading?
Reflected in You – Sylvia Day
Do you have any new years’ resolutions?
To stop being so shy and start teaching my scrapbooking style.
What’s your favourite quote?
“Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away”.
What would be your theme song?
No idea what my theme song would be. “Brown Eyed Girl” perhaps, it was one of our wedding songs.
Are you on pinterest? What’s your favourite recent pin?
If you could go anywhere (real or not) where would you go?
The Bahamas or somewhere with castles.
How do you feel about garden gnomes?
I don’t own any now but I do remember when I was a teen driving around and collecting them and rearranging them in people’s yards (well the boys did anyway I was an innocent bystander)!!
What part of creating do you enjoy most?
It would have to be the part where everything is in it’s place and then I start to glue it all down. That feeling of knowing what you are creating is finally coming together is wonderful. I also love shopping for supplies, that is always fun. Giving a handmade gift to a friend or loved one is also an amazing feeling. I love to see the look on their faces.
What sort of photos most make you want to scrap?
Anything of my boys but certainly a beachy photo works a treat! I love close-up shots too and anything neutral gets me in the creative mood as you can add as many colours as you like .
I am very fortunate to have been part of the Prima design team for the past 18 months. Prima would have to be one of my favourite brands. I have loved Prima from the very start and still have some "vintage" Prima flowers in her stash. The flowers have always been my favourites but more recently the papers and embellishments all combine to make beautiful projects.
Another design team I’ve been proud to be apart of in 2012 is Pink Paislee. Their papers are amazing and easy to work with along with the fun and cute co-ordinating embellishments. I jump at the chance to work with anything Pink Paislee related!
Share a favourite photo and how you would scrap it.
Loads of flowers, shells, bandage wrap, misting, masking, colour and netting.
Is your dress or decorating style similar to your scrapbooking style?
Yes, my house is full of colour, teal, lime etc. I have a rumpus room that we have recently redecorated and I went with a shabbier look of grey, teals and whitewash. I definitely love pretty things in my clothing so I guess that reflects in my scrapbooking too, I love pretty, feminine things like flowers! Even though I have 3 boys it just seems to work.
When did your style click for you?
Probably a few years back now, but looking back over my scrapbooking projects over those years it’s definitely evolved but it still has a “Stacey” stamp on it.
What is your best piece of advice for starting out scrapbookers?
Friends often say to me “but mine won’t look like that”, I have to remind them that I started somewhere too, my first scrapbooking page, 9 years ago, literally consisted of 3 photos and 3 pieces of ribbon. As long as you loved the process and fun you had creating that memory, everyone’s style is different, just enjoy where your creative takes you. There is no right or wrong, the possibilities are endless!
What’s your current favourite scrapbooking trend?
Bunting, Banners, Flags, Chevron, Shabby........the list could go on really.
Can you share with us a couple of favourite layouts from the last 12 months?
One thing I love to do is mix product. In this layout I have combined a number of brands such as Prima, Pink Paislee, Hambly, Crate Paper and Studio Calico. You will also find lots of colour in my creations!
This is a favourite layout that Stacey created for Summer CHA 2012 using the Prima collection "Rondelle". I’m not normally one to use a dark background but this one came together perfectly for me and quickly became one of my favourites to date.
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Harry Potter or Twilight? Twilight (Oh Edward)
Chips or Twisties? Chips
Bath or Shower? Shower........Bath, what’s that? I haven’t had time to have one of them in years!
Cheese or Chocolate? Chocolate
Coffee or Tea? Neither
Jeans or Skirts? Jeans
Christmas or New Years Eve? Christmas
Ikea or Op Shop? Ikea – I just wish there was one closer to where I live.
Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates
Pool or Ocean? Pool
Sunset or Sunrise? Sunset
Phone or Text? Text
Desert or Snow? Desert (although I would love to see the snow one day I think I would die from the cold)