11 February 2006


This time by the fabulous Mommy Meg digital scrapper extraordinaire, photographer, and of course, Mommy; and the wildly talented Samara aka Luv2Crop , digital scrapper and designer, my Digital Elite Teammate, teacher, mommy, lover of old Ford Mustangs, and who knows what else?

What scrapbooking lines/products/etc do you dislike?
I’m a big fan of the grungy look—the grungier, the better. So anything very formal or very fussy generally doesn’t appeal to me. However, lacy, girly elements can sometimes be layered to create a nice, chaotic effect—you never know until you give it a try. On the other hand, sometimes I want to do a nice, clean layout, and just use the grunge to give some interest to the edges.

What is the hardest thing you've ever had to scrap?
My dad, now in middle stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

What technique do you use more than any other?

Grungy edges. I’ve done many layouts that I don’t feel are complete without some kind of inked or chalked look to the edges. There’s a nice freebie at digitalscrapbookplace.com for this.

Ever been published?
Yes, but not in a scrapbooking publication. I’ve published a couple of articles of literary criticism, a book review, a kayaking trip review, and one or two other assorted short pieces. Though the trip review included some photos, it’s mostly writing.
Like the dear, sweet, lovely MommyMeg who tagged me (thanks, dear), I want to see my name in print as much as possible!

What's the smallest scrap of paper you save?
Paper? The only paper I deal with now is printer paper, and I do save that so I can use the unprinted side: for printing drafts, scrap paper, etc. I think it’s important for all of us to save trees.

Ever have any scrapbooking-related injuries?

Yeah, like MommyMeg (have I thanked you yet for double-tagging me, Meg? What a pal! LOL), I get that mouse hand thing every so often. I did once get a paper cut when I was paper scrapping, but now I’m avoiding that highly hazardous sport by doing it digitally.

Finish the sentence "If I wasn't a scrapbooker, I would spend my money on
Essentials of life, like more chocolate!

Give us your best storage or organizational idea.
I totally stole this from BentRdr at DSP, but it’s a wonderful idea: when you download a digital kit, save a copy of the sample and/or contact sheet in an index folder—makes it easier to see what’s in your kits at a glance.

You just won a week-long scrapbooking cruise for 5. Who would you take?
My best friend, Ginny, who introduced me to paper scrapping about 12 years ago, and three colleagues and friends whom I’ve been wanting to introduce to digital scrapping. And the fifth, I guess, would be me. And I’d hope the cruise was sponsored by DSP so I could meet all my digital pals!

After you've answered the questions, tag 5 of your scrapbook buddies!
Hmmmm....have to get back to you on that.