Good morning friends! I am super excited to get to introduce you to our guest designer for the month of January...Jill Cornell!!
1) Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Jill Cornell and I live in Windsor Heights, Iowa, with my husband of
7 years and our 20-month-old twin daughters. We adopted them into our lives and
hearts when they were just days old. I have a degree and career experience in
public relations and broadcasting but am now a stay-at-home mom. Other than
scrapbooking, I enjoy reading, working out, spending time with my family,
friends, and church family and a good cup of coffee.
2) Tell us about your scrapbook style and how long you have been scrapbooking?
I would consider myself to have a shabby chic style with clean lines. I enjoy
incorporating ink, paint, distressing and almost always machine stitching on my
layouts and projects. I have been scrapbooking for the past 7 years.
3) Are you a layout person or a card person...or both?
I definitely love doing both! I started out scrapbooking and then took a bit of
a hiatus and focused on cards and altered projects. But with the birth of my
daughters, I have grown to love creating layouts again and documenting our
4) What is on your scrap desk right now?
I just finished creating a winter banner with mittens and snowflakes so I need
to do a little clean up! :)
5) What is your very favorite October Afternoon line of paper?
Such a tough question as I'm pretty sure I own and have worked with about every
OA line that has come out! :) I'll narrow it down to two - Very Merry is such a
fun, whimsical Christmas line, and I adore the doilies and vintage look of
6) What can you NOT scrapbook without?
Distressing techniques - whether it's sanding, inking or painting...I have to
something or my project doesn't feel complete.
7) What is your favorite source for inspiration?
My family, for sure! But I also get much inspiration from fabric, decorating,
vintage treasures, and my fellow scrappers!
8) Favorite TV show?
I am addicted to The Vampire Diaries and Gossip - guilty pleasures, I know! :)
9) Favorite 7th grade memory?
I think I would rather forget the 7th grade...too many bad memories of my nerdy
10) If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead who would it be and why?
I'll put a creative spin on this question and say Martha Stewart. I would love
to sit down and pick her brain and hopefully soak up some creative genius.
Ready to be inspired???