Hi October Afternoon fans! My name is Allison Waken and I am thrilled to be guest designing this month for October Afternoon. I have always been a fan of their fun patterns and products and can't wait to share with you what I've been working on for this month!
I am an Arizona native. I've lived in the desert all my life but my heart lives at the beach (my favorite subject to scrap). I am a wife of 13 years to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 boys and 2 dogs (who are also my favorite subjects to scrap). I worked as a marketing manager and photographer for a local furniture manufacturer for 12 years until about 2 years ago when I quit to blog and design full time.
I could not love my job more as crazy as it is sometimes! I've been scrapping since high school but really started up again about 6 years ago when I dove into digital scrapping. I found a new love for paper scrapbooking when I realized there was more out there than what I could find at my local craft store and now I do a bit of both!
Q: Are you a layout person, a card person ... or both?
A: Layout! I do make occasional cards but definitely prefer layouts.
Q: What is on your scrap desk right now?
A: Um, what isn't? OA apple cider is on top with photos, snacks, drinks, Studio Calico kits, LEGO minifigures...
Q: What is your favorite October Afternoon line or product?
A: I have been a LONG time fan of the label stickers.
Q: What can you NOT scrapbook without?
A: A stapler
Q: What is your favorite source of inspiration?
Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?
A: Right now I'm loving Sons of Anarchy and Scandal but my all time favorite show is Friends!
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I consider myself an adventurous eater but I'm always up for Mexican food!
Q: What is your fondest childhood memory?
A: Roadtrips! Once on a long drive my brother and I played an entire game of "throw the Cheerios" and my parents never found out...until they had to clean the car.
Q: If you were a superhero, what would your name be and what power would you possess?
A: Sunshine Girl - I could harness the power of the sun and bring warmth (or heat) wherever I wanted. No blizzards here!
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who
would it be and why?
A: I'd have dinner with Walt Disney and ask him anything my son wanted to know.
You can find out more about me and my work here: