Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hi guys :o) SP here and so excited to be bringing you our next installment in our GALLERY GIRLS series!! As I always say, it is my favorite ‘blog duty’ lol! I really enjoy the opportunity to get to know a fellow scrapper better…and never fail to be inspired during the process! And hey, that’s the whole point…and I know the same just has to be true for you guys as well :) So, let’s get started!
This month’s featured Gallery Girl is the wonderfully creative and kind Rosy (also known as Rosy in the Gallery). She has been a joy to work with (and email with) and has created lots of fun new pages to share with us! And, of course, she spent some time answering all of my interview questions, sharing with us about our scrapping journey and family life! We’ll get to know her better here in just a second, but first – let’s check out a new layout that Rosy created just for this special post (there are lots more new and cute layouts sprinkled throughout the post below…so be sure to scroll down). Rosy will also be uploading all of these layouts to her gallery…so you can see larger images and more info about each there :o)
Like I mentioned, Rosy created some wonderful new layouts for the feature and while it is NEVER an easy task for me to choose a fave…I think this would have to be it! I loved the creativity…and that she captured some of her FAVORITE THINGS, which will be so great to look back on one day!
Isn’t that fabulous? It’s funny because I have been wanting to do a current ‘fave things’ layout for a while…and was even more inspired when Rosy sent me this one! Alright, now on to the interview…let’s get to know Rosy better!
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF…
I’m a mennonite wife and mommy living in central Ohio. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 3 1/2 years and we have two precious little ones. Isaac is almost 2 and Audrey is 7 months old. My days are full of all the normal housewife/mommy duties. I’m probably more quiet in real life than most people know me online :)
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SCRAPPING DIGITALLY…AND DID YOU EVER GIVE PAPER SCRAPPING A TRY?
I did paper scrapping for quite a few years and then found it to be almost impossible after my son was born about 2 years ago. I gave digi scrapping a try and now I love it more than I ever did paper scrapbooking, which I didn’t think would ever happen!
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR SCRAPPING STYLE?
Maybe a bit “eclectic”. It keeps changing as I try new things. I’m constantly trying to find a balance between keeping the photos as the focus of the page and the fun of adding stuff.
This is another favorite layout for me (SP)…those pics are just too cute for words…and the design is absolutely PERFECT (and something I will be trying myself, lol)! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
WHAT IS THE FIRST COMPONENT OF EACH PAGE YOU CREATE…OR DOES IT VARY FROM PAGE TO PAGE?
I almost always start with the photos. I think it’s important to have the papers and elements be a compliment to the photo; not the other way around. Journaling is the hardest part of a layout for me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LAYOUT (TO DATE) AND WHY?
It keeps changing; right now my favorite is “BLUE EYED CUTIE“. I love how the photo captured the blue of her eyes and I just like how the colors and everything came together.
WHAT TIP/TECHNIQUE DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED SCRAPPING DIGITALLY?
There are many but some that I use the most now are blending mode/opacity changes and recoloring. I’ve also learned how to get a layer mask in PSE and using dingbat fonts to make specific element for a LO. Something that I’d like to know more about is the best printing options.. sizes, photobook vs pages, etc…
WHAT IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR SCRAPBOOKING?
The subject of many of my layouts are my children. Design ideas come from lots of places… magazines, book covers, even cereal boxes :) If I’m out of ideas I usually come to the gallery here!
TECH STUFF :o) Tell us about your camera and software!
I’m still a bit “old school” with that, but I’ve discovered that the most up-to-date equipment isn’t necessary for me to enjoy my hobby. My camera is a Canon Power Shot S3 IS and my software is Photoshop Elements 5.
Seriously, how PRECIOUS is Rosy’s next layout? Look at those faces…and all of the yummy pink – PERFECT!
FAST FIVE FACTS!
fave color: aqua
fave food: custard pie :)
fave movie: I barely ever watch a movie, so I really don’t know.
fave song: “Would We Truly Long For Heaven”
fave memory: our honeymoon on Nantucket Island, holding my babies for the first time
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Rosy as much as I have! Thanks again so much, for being such a pleasure to work with…and for creating so many inspiring layouts to share with us!
Join us next month for another GALLERY GIRLS FEATURE!
I’ll be back tomorrow to share April’s FREE DESKTOP with everyone…see ya then :o) xoxo – SP