Today marks the first of our four Facebook Weekly Guest Designer winners! I'm excited to share with you the talent of Marcy Penner!
In addition to three layouts with 5+ photos, she created an extra layout plus a wonderful card - take a look:
Supplies: Easy Peasy Paper (35382) - Peachy Keen, Dreamy Paper (35385) - Peachy Keen, Nifty Paper (35386) - Peachy Keen, No Sweat Paper (35378) - Peachy Keen, Cool Cat Paper (35389), Made in the Shade Paper (35379) - Peachy Keen, Good Golly Gee Paper (35375) - Peachy Keen, Easy as Pie Paper (35393) - Peachy Keen, Good Morning (42194) - Remarks, So Nice (70068) - Flair, Charming Chap (78046) - Details, Hello Sunshine Reinforced Decorative Tags (85547) - Bits, Peachy Keen Buttons (85541) - Elements, Fellow Sherbert (53173) - Thickers
"Whenever I have more than 2 photos to fit on a page I tend to print them out wallet-sized. Here I had a bunch of photos from an evening walk during our Florida holiday and sized them to 2x3 to fit them all on one page. I loved the Hello Sunshine tag with the birds lined up... it totally fit the theme of this page."
Marcy fills us in on a little bit more about her:
How did you get started scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking shortly after my daughter was born (way back in 1999) but not with conventional supplies... just with little stickers, handdrawn titles, and four shades of solid colored copy paper! In 2002 I opened up my own scrapbook store and delved into all the fun products I could find. I really found my groove and style in 2008 and have gone at it hard-core ever since.
What would you say your scrapbooking “style” is?
Simple with a touch of whimsy and a bit of layering.
What is your favorite technique?
Sewing and using drops of mist (though that's not complicated enough to call a technique!)
When do you find time to scrap?
During the afternoons when the kids play or in the evenings. My kids are starting to go to bed later and later (and I'm getting older and older) so it's usually not too late into the night.
On average, how long does it take you to complete a project?
By looking at my pages you'd think they'd come together quite quickly, but they don't. Usually 1.5-2 hours per page probably.
What is your favorite thing about American Crafts?
I've loved American Crafts for a long time! I hoard the fabric Thickers like no one's business. I'm also hopelessly addicted to their papers and Flair!
Marcy's blog is eye-catching and inspirational - make sure you stop by and say hi!