Come and get to know our next designer in the spotlight ... Anne Jo Lexander (ania79).
Q: What is your favorite Fancy Pants product?
A: Gawd. The papers play such a big role obviously, and I love the felt and the new mixed media books! And if I am allowed to play favorite I have to say I truly truly adore everything Michelle Coleman touches. Her colors and designs never fails to make my heart flutter! lol *blush*
Q: What is your favorite technique?
A: I love to crumple paper - and to get more texture and dimension by doing this or other things. Definitely a fan of 3-d and mixing up textures! Oh and using my sewing machine whenever I'm stuck usually works so well...
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking?
A: I started fall 05, which would make it approx three years plus by now.
Q: What kind of scrapper would you consider yourself to be?
A: A jack of all trades - master of none ;p
I love to play with papers and play with various styles and just go down the road my current mood is telling me to go - don't we all?
Oh, and can I add messy? :p And laid back. Very laid back. Am definitely not one for rulers and stuff....
Q: What are some goals you have for yourself, scrap-related or personal?
A: Just to have fun and enjoy the process.
Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: It's never one thing - it's a collaboration of so many things together- product, the photos, the stories.. sometimes more of one over the other - but usually it's a little bit of everything that I am working with for the moment being.
Q: If someone was to walk into your scrap room/area right now, what would they find?
A: One word. Mess. Everywhere. Ok. That was two.
Q: What do you listen to or watch while scrapbooking?
A: When I am alone I love listening to music - a little bit of this and that depending on my mood. Right now I totally adore Lenka :) (and the graphics are sooo inspiring and cute too!)
Q: What time of day do you usually scrapbook and where?
A: Either when I am alone or with my scrapbooking friends. Rarely when the family is at home.
Q: What type of camera do you use?
A: Nikon d700. Totally makes me happy. Also have an older body - d70s
Q: What are some other hobbies you enjoy?
A: Photography - don't most scrapbookers do this? :) Have always been into mmorpgs and currently enjoy playing World of Warcraft. I love reading as well - with Neil Gaiman, Amalie Skram and Virginia Woolf as some of my all-time favorites.
Q: Share something quirky about yourself.
A: When I see scenes in movies where people are under water I tend to hold my breath too for as long as they are underwater (or I'm outta breath ;p).
Thanks Anne Jo!!! We're glad to get to know you better.