October Afternoon is pleased to introduce Mollie Deem, guest designer for the month of February. A long-time fan of October Afternoon and its products, Mollie lives in Iowa with her husband. She is employed as a Project Manager and previously worked in advertising and marketing for most of her professional career.
When she's not working or enjoying time with friends and family, Mollie can usually be found putting pictures to paper.
Her first brush with scrapbooking was as a child, back when Mrs. Grossman's stickers, magnetic albums and ephemera were the only supplies available. Mollie was introduced to the hobby of scrapbooking in 2001 and became a full-fledged scrapbooking addict in 2005 when she started working and teaching at her local scrapbooking store. Today, she's expanded into all things papercrafting and often extends her supplies into home decor and altered projects.
Mollie looks to the world around her and the product she has to work with for inspiration. "While I enjoy exploring an eclectic mix of design styles, I tend to create gently embellished, clean and simple designs," she says.
In print, you can find some of her work in Creating Keepsakes, CARDS and Cricut magazines. You'll find Mollie on the web at her blog http://www.playswithglue.blogspot.com or on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pages/PlayswithGlue/127871400623708 as "Mollie Deem - Girls with Glue."
Now let's get to know Mollie a little better:
Are you a layout person, a card person ... or both?
"I'm mainly a layout person, but I dabble in card making as well. In addition to layouts, I also enjoy exploring mixed media and papercrafting in general."
What is on your scrap desk right now?
"My tool tote, craft mat, sewing machine, and a lovely assortment of October Afternoon goodies that are just begging to be used!"
What is your favorite October Afternoon line or product?
"Oh my goodness, who could possibly choose just one?! I guess if I have to pick, it would be Thrift Shop ... or Farmhouse ... or ... Midway ... or ... see? It's impossible to select just one! One thing is for sure, though. I totally can't live without Label and Mini-Market Stickers."
What can you NOT scrapbook without?
"My scrapbooking tends to be very eclectic, so my 'must haves' vary, but right now I'd say good music and a sewing machine."
What is your favorite source of inspiration?
"I love to wander about vintage and 'junk' stores. I am always fascinated by the artistry that was incorporated even into everyday items of long ago. The colors and textures are sure to get my creative juices flowing!"
What is your favorite movie or TV show?
"I'm hopelessly addicted to Downtown Abbey, White Collar and Suits."
What is your favorite food?
"Tacos. They are the perfect food - all four food groups in a handy little shell. Yum!"
Besides scrapbooking and papercrafts, what do you do for hobbies or enjoyment during your 'free' time?
"Between my full-time job and scrapbooking, there isn't a lot of free time left over, but I typically spent it with my family and friends."
If you were a superhero, what power would you possess and why?
"Teleportation. That way I could be anywhere, at any time, in an instant. Oh, and so I can skip the baggage claim, too!"
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
"I think it would be really fun to meet Queen Elizabeth I. She overcame personal adversity and was a pioneering female leader who brought stability to a much-divided country. I think it would be quite interesting to chat about her thoughts on diplomacy, politics, resiliency and ruling as a woman."
October Afternoon is pleased to welcome Mollie as a guest designer. Watch for her posts on the blog every Friday during the month of February!