I am soo excited to introduce you to our March guest designer. The talented Mary Ann Jenkins will be with us throughout the month and I just know her projects will inspire you. Let's take a moment to learn more about her.
Hi everyone! I’m Mary Ann Jenkins from sunny Southern California. I have 3 awesome boys, 1 sweet little princess, and a wonderful husband that are the subjects of many of my scrapbook layouts. I love recording the memories and stories we create in our everyday lives.
I’ve been scrapping since 1987, when I heard a commercial on the radio about learning to preserve family memories. A few patterned papers and decorative scissors later I was hooked, and never imagined scrapbooking would become a passion, or that I would have a room in my home dedicated to the hobby.
When I am not in my scrapbook studio making a mess I enjoy: spending time with my family, flea markets, shopping for hours at Target, taking my camera everywhere I go and bracelets. A girl can never have too many bracelets!!
Q&A with Mary Ann:
What is your favorite Lily Bee Design product and
why? Oh the paper! I always love the patterns and beautiful rich colors.
Where do you find your inspiration? I've found inspiration everywhere from a magazine add to a label on a package of bagles. You never know when an idea will strike.
What can you not scrapbook without? I can't scrapbook without a Dr. Pepper somewhere on my scrapbook table
Mary Ann decided to play along with this week's "Inspired by" focus. Here's what she said, "I too am one that finds inspiration on Pinterest, which is where I found these inspiring words that were originally spoken from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh."
This quote is perfect to use on a layout for her daughter. I just love how the quote takes up such a large part of the layout yet doesn't dominate the sweet photo.The red really ties the entire layout together and helps to make the photo pop against the background paper.
Supplies: Destination Collection (Landmark 12x12 paper - DSP326, Port 12x12 paper - DSP328) Pinwheel Collection (Cherry Blossom 12x12 paper - PWP303) Sweet Shoppe Collection (Marshmellow 12x12 paper - SSP289, Strawberries & Cream 12x12 paper - SSP293)
I love how Mary Ann accented the key words in a different color to help them stand out from the other words. You can achieve this look but simply die cutting words or shapes on your paper and then backing the negative image on the paper with contrasting papers.
Thanks for joining us, Mary Ann!
Lily Bee fans, make sure to check back next Thursday for more with Mary Ann!