Shimelle on board this month as our guest designer! I've been following her for quite some time now and she's been a huge inspiration for me. If you haven't seen what she did this month for our Inspiration Gallery, make sure you check it, it's definitely going to inspire you! And, make sure you check out her blog, too - she always has something amazing going on and lots of ways you can join in and participate! We love it :)
She took a moment to answer some questions, let's take a peek:
Name: Shimelle Laine
Location: London, England
London-based scrapbooker Shimelle Laine believes writing is the key to meaningful scrapbooks, but has to admit she loves photos and playing with pretty paper as well, so it's pretty good that scrapbooking combines all those things! She has been part of the scrapbook industry for over a decade, and has been teaching online scrapbooking classes since 2004. She designs for Jenni Bowlin Studios, American Crafts and Two Peas in a Bucket.
Every December, she leads the Journal your Christmas workshop, with journaling and photography prompts every day throughout the Christmas season and a variety of ways to scrapbook Christmas in a way that is enjoyable and practical for you. You can join this workshop at any time and it includes permanent membership, so there's no reason not to sign up now. Elle's Studio elements make regular appearances on Shimelle's journal pages!
What are three products you can't live without?
Patterned paper, precision pens and the Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch.
Where do you scrapbook?
For the last several years, I've had a dedicated room for crafty work, but we have moved house over the past month and now my crafting space is in the living room. It's not presentable enough yet to share pictures! But I can say it is less 'I keep my crafting supplies in a cupboard in a corner of the living room' and more 'Oh there is a sofa in your craft room'. The craziest thing is that it was my husband's idea!
What do you listen to/watch while scrapbooking?
I have a set of movies I know by heart that I love to just listen to while I work. I realise 'listening' to a film is not the general idea behind making a movie, but it works for me. I can't really watch without getting distracted, which is why they have to be well-worn favourites. The list includes Juno, 500 Days of Summer, The Devil wears Prada and all the Harry Potter films. Other days I'm more music driven. I have a few set playlists for when I am on a deadline but I usually like choosing one song that seems perfect at the moment then letting iTunes genius make a playlist automatically. Sometimes it's awesome. Other times I really wonder why it's called genius at all.
What is your favorite color combination?
Just one? Really? It's hard to play favourites with colours! I love grey with turquoise or yellow, white with aqua and red, kraft with pretty much anything. And yet my favourite colour is actually green. Always has been.
Thanks so much for sharing with us today, Shimelle!