It's the first Thursday of the month and that means it's time to showcase our May guest designer. I am over the moon excited to welcome someone who I've been fortunate enough get to know and adore. Paige Evans has a great eye for design and has a way of mixing patterns like you wouldn't believe. You'll get to see for yourself throughout the month but first let's get to know a little about Paige.
My very first job when I was 16 years old (12 years ago now) was at a local scrapbooking store in Redmond, WA called Yesterdays. I've been addicted to scrapping ever since! Sometimes I think about what my life would be like now if I hadn't walked in and asked for an application (which they didn't have, they just took my phone number!) because so much of my life has revolved around scrapbooking since then... I work full-time from home for Northridge Publishing (the makers of Scrapbook Trends/CARDS/Simply Handmade/Bead Trends/Cricut/Cricut Idea Books/Create: Idea Books) and I also have the fun and amazing job of being the American Crafts Blog Hostess/Design Team Coordinator. Aside from scrapbooking I love spending time with my husband of six years, Chris, playing with our two-and-a-half-year-old son Fox and 9 month old baby girl Jane. I love to create on a daily basis and enjoy dabbling in everything from fine arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, etc.), to bookbinding, basketweaving, photography, graphic design, and more!
Q&A with Paige:
What is your favorite Lily Bee Design product and why? I love the Brad, Badge, Button & Baker’s Bundle – what more could you need for embellishing? The texture of the brads, the dimension of the badges and buttons, and the string that can be used in so many ways is just awesome.
Where do you find your inspiration? From layouts that people to submit to the magazines I work for, galleries like TwoPeas, Studio Calico, and Pinterest!
What is your favorite subject to scrapbook about? This one is easy – my sweet son and darling daughter!
What is your favorite technique that you like to use on cards or layouts? I love including lots of different patterned papers! The more I can fit, the merrier!
So let's see how Paige worked our new Pinwheel pattern papers and embellishments...
RIGHT NOW by Paige Evans
Journaling says: This picture was taken on Easter Sunday 2013 before we headed to church. Just a snapshot of our little family. Chris holding Fox and Paige holding Jane. We are a happy family!
How to: Lightly distress the edges of a blue cardstock background. Punch 3" squares from each patterned paper in the Pinwheel collection and trim them into triangles again and again until you have a bunch of sizes. Place a photo on the top left side of the background and arrange the triangles around the photo. Embellish the photo with three patterned buttons, a sentiment pennant sticker, and number stickers. Place label stickers on the edges of the layout, trim the excess, and stamp the date on the left one and write journaling on the right ones. Attach a fabric brad on the left and right edges, connect them with a piece of gray baker's twine, and staple the twine in place. Drop black spray mist around the layout.
Supplies: Pinwheel Collection (Flip-Flops 12x12 paper - PWP311, Cherry Blossom 12x12 paper - PWP303, Jump Rope 12x12 paper - PWP308, Lemonade Stand 12x12 paper - PWP302, Cart Wheels 12x12 paper - PWP312, Picnic Basket 12x12 paper - PWP305, Flower Box 12x12 paper - PWP313, Sprinklers 12x12 paper - PWP307, Kite Strings 12x12 paper - PWP306, Ice Cream Truck 12x12 paper - PWP310, Apricot Tree 12x12 paper - PWP304, Lime Rickey 12x12 paper - PWP309, Brad, Badge, Button & Baker's Bundle - PWB315, Circle & Tag Stickers - PWS341, Label Stickers - PWS316, Chit Chat Stickers - PWS318, Letter Stickers - PWS317)
Amazing, right? I wish I could show you next week's reveal but you'll just have to check back in next Thursday to see 2 gorgeous cards she created.
Thanks so much for joining us this month, Paige!