Saturday, August 1, 2009

Guest Mojo Girl

1.Name? Elaine Read

2. What is your Day job? I’m a student at Ball State University. I’m majoring in Spanish with minors in Digital Publishing and Graphic Design. [photography, GD, and photoshopping basically] I also run my etsy shop: I consider that a kind of job. It’s a lot of work but I love it!

3. Do you have a spouse children..pets? No spouse…yet! I’m waiting on a proposal. Hahaha My best friend and long term boyfriend Ian is too good to me. :] No pets either (I’m in the dorms) but I want a pug puppy as SOON AS POSSIBLE!

4. Do you have a blog that you regularly post on? Why yes I do!

5. How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapping for 10 years! I got started in Jr. High after my mom had done it for a few years. I am now officially addicted and waste deep in paper….and I like it. :]

6. Where do you find your inspiration for layouts? My inspo comes from anywhere and everywhere! SIS, blogs, magazine advertisements, pretty patterns, trends. Some of my favorite inspiration comes from: mermaids, stars, nerds, Elsie Flannigan, photography,

7. What is your "must-have" item on a layout (other than the necessities)? RIBBON! I also use a LOT of nontraditional items like “trash.” It’s mostly cardboard, packaging, envelopes, paint swatches, and things like that. It gives my pages dimension and flair!

8. What would you say your scrapping style is? What is your favorite technique? My scrapping style could be defined as…busy and messy. I like a lot of elements and I like it haphazardly placed. I like a lot of mess when I scrap. My 12x12 pages aren’t AS messy. They’re more what you would consider the traditional style, but my 8.5x11 pages are CRAZY!

9. Can you describe your scrapping process? When I scrap, I start with something that inspires me. A sketch, an existing page, a photo, etc. Then I just start. 9 times out of 10, the page looks NOTHING like the inspiration layout I began with. I love trying new techniques, but my distinct style is clear: I almost always crop photos to be squares, use 1 photo on a layout, and journal like its my job.

10. Where can we see more of your work (online galleries, etc.)
You can find my work on my blog, my flickr, and my SIS

Can't wait to see what she has come up with for this challenge!

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