Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Hi all! :o) Kylie here and I am so excited to bring you another GALLERY GIRLS feature!! I know we tend to say it over and over again, but here at the Shoppe we soooo treasure our little digi-scrapping community…and, seriously we can’t say that enough!! We are always inspired by each and every gallery post and value each and every comment! It’s such a creative, sharing and loving environment and we are overjoyed by all the amazing talent out there…day after day, week after week, month after month!! :o) And this month it is my absolute pleasure to share even more inspiration from one of our favorite gallery girls – Aubrey…or you might know her as con01008!
From day one, I’ve adored Aubrey‘s natural flair for scrapbooking! I look forward to each and every gorgeous page that hits her gallery! Always full of extra-cute pics of her beautiful family (just look at that family portrait above…so wonderful, & smiles for miles!!!), funny little anecdotes that make me chuckle, and, amazing use of color and elegant clustering! Aubrey even creates her own acrylic-style alphas with Shabby Princess papers…isn’t that soooo clever! Everyday moments or special events, Aubrey scraps them all lovingly and with such incredible style!
It’s been lots of fun for me to bring this post to you! Aubrey has been such a joy to work with (and email with) and she has created lots of fun new pages to share with us! And, of course, she spent some time answering our interview our questions, sharing with us about her 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 Aubrey 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). Aubrey will also be uploading all of these layouts to her gallery…so you can see larger images and more info about each one there :o)
See what I mean about amazing use of color and elegant clustering!! Isn’t this a delicious combination!! And, as cooking is one of my very favorite things, I was immediately drawn to this adorable page! It has a perfect amount of everything…all the right ingredients, you could say! LOL!!
On with the interview…
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF…
Hi! My name is Aubrey and I have been married to my knight in shining armor for 9 years. I am also a stay at home mother to 3 of the most beautiful children – Kinsley, Kenton, and Colby. These four are my pride and joy and the reason I scrapbook! :o) I love to capture all the small things as well as the events of life.
Something that my friends and family know about me is that I am quite the chatterbox! My dad actually warned my husband when we were engaged that I had a quota to fill every day. It is still a joke with my husband and I! :o)
I love to watch old movies and TV shows, read biographies and classics, digital scrapbook, travel to new locations, and just spend time with my family! We are also very religious and actively involved in our church. My husband is my best friend and I love sharing my life with him!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SCRAPPING DIGITALLY…AND DID YOU EVER GIVE PAPER SCRAPPING A TRY?
I have my sister-in-law to thank for getting me started with scrapbooking back in 2003. I loved it from the start! I have continually done paper scrapbooking since then and still make pages for family members. I started digital scrapbooking the beginning of 2010, but I had started doing digital crafts like invites and flyers back in 2009. That is when I found Shabby Shoppe :o) I love it more than paper scrapping; something I never thought was possible!
…a couple more gems!
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR SCRAPPING STYLE?
I am still trying to discover my style because digital scrapping is so different from paper but I absolutely love clustering! :o)
WHAT IS THE FIRST COMPONENT OF EACH PAGE YOU CREATE…OR DOES IT VARY FROM PAGE TO PAGE?
I usually start with pictures, but sometimes I will see a paper or layout that that reminds me of a set of pictures and that is my inspiration. I also love looking at the gallery for new ideas! :o)
…and I love Aubrey’s versatility in going from scrapping her kids to scrapping more ‘grown-up’ style pages like these two! Simply AWESOME!!!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LAYOUT (TO DATE) AND WHY?
I like this one because of its simplicity and the hilarity of the moment! Kenton is so funny with his sleeping behaviors that all the pictures we have of these moments just make us laugh! My husband and I just giggled as we read the journaling that was on this page! :o)
And here is SP’s fabulous pick (hmmm… ‘great minds think alike’!)~
SP says ~ “The super cool and bold color palette is what first caught my eye with this layout! Then…when I actually opened it up and took a peek…I immediately remembered another similar layout and I just had to laugh, lol! It appears that adorable little Kenton has the ability to fall asleep, anytime…anywhere (boy am I jealous, lol)! I LOVED the ‘not quite awake’ layout – and this ‘sequel’ page is equally as wonderful (if not even more so, lol)! The pics are priceless…and I love how Kenton used his ‘time-out time’ to catch some zzzz’s :o) FABULOUS job with both the photos and the layout…and totally my ‘pick’ :o)”
WHAT TIP/TECHNIQUE DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED SCRAPPING DIGITALLY?
Clustering had really eluded me until just recently. With paper scrapping I was always afraid of using embellishments because once they are used, they are gone. Digital has given me a new insight into scrapbooking that I love! I can use as many things as I want! Looking at all the inspiration on the gallery has really taught me how to layer and cluster :o)
WHAT IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE INSPIRES YOU IN YOUR SCRAPBOOKING?
I will see layouts in almost anything! I can look at a window display at a store and turn it into a layout (much to the frustration of a friend of mine!) and I will write it down and save it for later when I am searching for a layout to use. Color is also a big thing for me. I love to look at all the colors around me and put them into the layouts I use. My kids also inspire me when I am creating a layout. The innocence and happiness of childhood comes out in the layouts to illustrate their quirks and day-to-day happenings.
…even more FUN & GIGGLES with these two super-cute pages!! :o)
TECH STUFF :o) Tell us about your camera and software!
I have a Canon Rebel Xti and Photoshop CS3. I love both of these! I do also have a point and shoot that is quick to pull out and carry in my purse. My husband actually bought that one for him because he considers the Canon mine because he has a hard time using it! :o)
FAST FIVE FACTS!
Favorite COLOR: Any shade of blue. I can’t get enough of it.
Favorite FOOD: I love sushi! I could eat it everyday!
Favorite MOVIE: Pride and Prejudice (BBC version with Colin Firth)
Favorite SONG: Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting For You …our wedding song :o)
Favorite MEMORY: The day I married my best friend, and of course the days my babies were born :o)
Aubrey has some seriously incredible two-page spreads in her gallery! How amazing is this one?!!! The color-matching with the photos is divine!
Aubrey, THANK YOU so, so much for being a part of the Shoppe’s community…and for having fun with us on your Gallery Girls feature! Thank you for letting us get to know you a little bit more…you are pure sunshine and we love ya!! :o) And, I know that we will continue to look forward to your new gallery postings and your continued inspiration!
I’ll be bringing everyone another new GALLERY GIRLS post next month…so stay tuned :o)
Thanks for joining us today!! Beckie will be here tomorrow in preparation for our inaugural FAST & FABULOUS Speed Scrap!! YAY! ~ I sooo can’t wait, it’s going to be lots of FUN!!!