It is that time again to introduce you to our guest designer for July, Lisa Truesdell! We just love Lisa's fun, eclectic style and if anybody knows how to rock the OA Sprinklers, it's her!
1} Tell us about yourself.
I live in Omaha, NE, in a midtown neighborhood filled with big trees and old houses. I’ve been married to Matthew for 13 years and don’t know if I’d manage life without his left brained computer programmer self balancing out my right brained craziness. I am a stay at home mom to our three boys – Alex is 10, Ben is 8, and Sam turns 4 at the end of July. I’m addicted to Mcd’s Diet Coke, Words with Friends, magazines and my iPad. I love to read, but I find that I’m useless from when I start a book till I finish it – I wish I had more time to indulge that! Life is often complete chaos here, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. ;) You can get a glimpse into my everyday and my work at www.gluestickgirl.com.
2} Tell us about your scrapbook style and how long you have been scrapbooking?
I’ve been scrapping for almost 7 years, and in that time, I’ve been published in BHG Scrapbooks Ets, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends and Cards Magazine. I was a CK Hall of Fame Honorable Mention in 2006 and am currently designing for Studio Calico and am a Two Peas Garden Girl.
My style is detailed and whimsical – I like to use a lot of little bits and layers, and I tie everything together with lots of sewing. I tend to scrap more everyday moments than events – I want to capture the little things that would otherwise be forgotten.
3} Are you a layout person or a card person...or both?
I do mostly layouts – but I do like using cards as a way to play with new color combos or techniques. Plus, they’re a good way for me to use some girly product.
4} What is on your scrap desk right now?
A mess. ;) Lots of OA Rocket Age, the remains of my last Studio Calico kit, and bits and pieces of STUFF waiting to go into my project life album.
5} What is your favorite October Afternoon line of paper?
Rocket Age! No doubt about it. But I’m dying to see the new releases at CHA – it’s always one of my favorite booths to hit.
6} What can you NOT scrapbook without?
My sewing machine – I can’t finish a layout without a little (or rather, most of the time, a LOT) or stitching.
7} What is your favorite source for inspiration?
I’ve been sucked into Pinterest – and I can’t imagine life without it! Anytime I’m feeling low on inspiration I go through my own pins and those of my friends – it never fails to get the ideas flowing.
8} Favorite TV show?
My husband and I have a weekly ritual of watching Big Bang Theory and 30Rock. I don’t want much else on a regular basis, but if I’m home alone and needing noise, I’ll watch anything on HGTV.
9}Favorite 7th grade memory?
Oy. Junior high! What a time. My favorite memory is that a piece of my art was selected for a special show at the state capitol – definitely a cool experience!
10} If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead who would it be & why?
Oliver Jeffers. We are HUGE fans of his children’s books and his illustrations are just amazing. I’d love to get a little glimpse into how his brain works.
Let's say hello to Lisa :)
Hi everyone! I'm excited to be guesting here at October Afternoon this month - and THRILLED to be working with their Rocket Age line! I'm a mama to three boys, and this line was my favorite of the last release. I love the colors and images - such a fun, bright, vintage feel.
As soon as I saw this robot on the sticker sheet, I thought of these photos of my oldest at a science camp he attended last summer. It was a week of Lego Robotics - totally perfect for a Lego obsessed 9 year old! I popped the robot sticker with foam adhesive and added a few other embellishments from the line around him.
I started my page using the B side of Captain's Log as a background - I'm in love with the teeny tiny polka dots in this line. Once I had the main elements on page arranged, I used temporary adhesive to attach some punched stars to the background and then sprayed over them with the Night Sky Sprinklers. This is one of my favorite techniques for the background of my pages - it adds a little interest and depth without being overwhelming.
I finished off the layout with Alex's name tag from the class. I always seem to keep this sort of thing, and am trying to be better about getting them ONTO my pages.
Lisa will be back next Friday, can't wait to see what else she has put together! We hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!