We are so happy to welcome the sweet and talented Jen Jockisch as our March guest designer. We were thrilled to have her design some amazing projects for our CHA booth, and now we're thrilled to have her here on our blog to share some more of her beautiful work!
First, let's learn a little more about Jen.
1) Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m 33, have a 4 year old daughter named Ayla, and a 6 month old daughter named Nora. I’ve been married for 7 years; my husband is a junior high principal and so is rarely home. I work as a secretary at our local high school and trying to find time for everything is frequently a struggle. In addition to scrapbooking, I love to read, and most nights can be found curled up with a book after the girls are asleep. I’ve been fortunate to have had my scrapbooking work published in numerous publications, and was a 2010 member of the Creating Keepsakes Dream Team. Currently, I design for studiocalico.com, twopeasinabucket.com, American Crafts and Sassafras.
2) Tell us about your scrapbook style and how long you have been scrapbooking?
I’ve been scrapbooking for close to 7 years, and my style has definitely evolved over time. I love to use lots of layers and patterns and colors to make my layouts. I really like trying to mix different colors and/or patterns that you would never think would match, but when all combined they just work. Or at least I think they work, lol.
3) Are you a layout person or a card person...or both?
Definitely layout. I occasionally make cards for assignments, but it’s not where my heart lies.
4) What is on your scrap desk right now?
I just spent 2 days cleaning and purging my scraproom, and it was the best feeling ever. So right now there is not a whole lot on my table, it’s all neatly put away, but I’m sure that won’t last long.
5) What is your very favorite October Afternoon line of paper?
I love the new 5 and dime line. I have 2 little girls and I’m always looking for fun and feminine designs. This fits the bill perfectly, and has just enough vintage thrown in to make it perfect for me.
6) What can you NOT scrapbook without?
Foam adhesive, a black pen, chipboard alphas, white or kraft cardstock, and patterned paper.
7) What is your favorite source for inspiration?
I love design blogs, Décor 8 and Creature Comforts are some of my favorites. I
also get a ton of inspiration from the ads on Nick Jr.
8) Favorite TV show?
The Office or Parenthood.
9) Favorite 7th grade memory?
I have the worst memory ever, truly. I can barely remember last week, let alone 7th grade.
10) If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead who would it be and why?
My Mom. She passed away very unexpectedly a few years ago, and I miss her every single day.
We are looking forward to seeing what else Jen has to share with us! :)