This week we're showcasing the wonderful talent of Sarah Webb!
From favorite design elements and subjects to techniques and product, Sarah gives you a glimpse of her favorites with the following layouts, cards, and fun unique project!
Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Easy as Pie Paper (35393) - Peachy Keen, My Darling Paper (35390) - Peachy Keen, Dear Borders (53176) - Thickers, Doll Black (53168) - Thickers, Reinforced Decorative Tags (85543) - Bits, Super Swell (42193) - Remarks, Confetti Patterned Buttons (85530) - Elements, Strip Glue Runner (61712) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That
"One of my favorite design elements is grids. There are so many different ways to use or add a grid to a page. I decided that I would use triangles for my grid and would build the page once I had my grid down. I like the grid off to one side, it gives the design element a different spin. This also happens to be one of my most recent favorite pictures of our daughter. Suddenly so grown up!"
Supplies: Cedar River Trails Paper (35359) - Campy Trails, Spree Paper (35400) - Hello Sunshine, Holy Moly Paper (35391) - Peachy Keen, Peanut Butter Benny Paper (35322) - Confetti, Cake (78042) - Details, Strip Glue Runner (61712) - This to That
"I really enjoy felt embellishments for making cards because they provide a quick and easy focal point. I simply used the colors in the cupcake as cues to build the card." Supplies: Apricot (71031) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Empanada Paper (35429) - Margarita, Merengue Paper (35438) - Margarita, Guacamole Paper (35437) - Margarita, Havana Paper (35435) - Margarita, Journaling Cards (64010) - JustWrite, Iguana Azure (53192) - Thickers, Confetti Patterned Buttons (85530) - Elements, Super Swell (42193) - Remarks,Strip Glue Runner (61712) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That
"These are favorite pictures of our little guy. The color of the pictures was terrible, no computer program was going to save these shots, but converting them to black and white did. As soon as I saw the bright orange (little man's favorite color), I knew that these black and white photos would suit the bright colors of the Margarita line, perfectly!"
Supplies: Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Vanilla (71041) - Cardstock, Gossamer Paper (35409) - Hello Sunshine, Spree Paper (35400) - Hello Sunshine, Cedar River Trails Paper (35359) - Campy Trails, Caribou Creek Paper (35351) - Campy Trails, Havana Paper (35435) - Margarita, Chestnut Serenade (53153) - Thickers, Iguana Azure (53192) - Thickers, Reinforced Decorative Tags (85534) - Bits, Campy Trails Fabric Brads (85535) - Elements, Strip Glue Runner (61712) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That
"Another favorite design of mine is stacking three pictures. I love a series of pictures that really captures a moment or an experience. Our little guy could not resist the little pond on the deck at a friend's house. The Campy Trails Bits tags were perfect to add some color and visual interest."
Supplies: Raspberry (71019) - Cardstock, Vanilla (71041) - Cardstock, Merengue Paper (35438) - Margarita, Empanada Paper (35429) - Margarita, Guacamole Paper (35437) - Margarita, Margarits Printed Variety Tags (85552) - Bits, Strip Glue Runner (61712) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That
"I think that it is always fun to receive a brightly colored card in the mail. The Margarita line was perfect for creating a simple, general card. I used the bits tag as my focal point for building this card."
Supplies: Neat-O Paper (35392) - Peachy Keen, Holy Moly Paper (35391) - Peachy Keen, Made in the Shade Paper (35379) - Peachy Keen, Bow Tie (89398) - Ribbon, Peachy Keen Plastic Rose Brads (85539) - Elements, Dawn (58620) - Ribbon, Cedar River Trails Paper (35359) - Campy Trails, Strip Glue Runner (61712) - This to That, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That
"My Mom is super creative. Growing up, my favorite creations to watch her make were dolls. I thought I would try my hand at a doll. The head is a Styrofoam ball, with strips of paper hot-glued to it. The hardest part was figuring out the arms. I rolled paper and trimmed it to look like sleeves (it took four tries to get it right!)."
Here's a little bit about Sarah to get to know her even better:
How did you get started scrapbooking?
I started in 2005, after our daughter was born. I needed a new creative outlet (quilting was too long and involved) and I wanted to be able to preserve some of those everyday moments. I discovered the online scrapping world in 2008 and have been hooked ever since!
What would you say your scrapbooking “style” is?
That's always a tough question to answer. I would describe my style as simple with artsy touches. I love white space and pops of bright color. I tend towards multiphoto layouts.
What is your favorite technique?
Right now I am loving twine, mist, and stitching. I mostly enjoy techniques that add little details and finishing touches.
When do you find time to scrap?
I work full time so I scrap in the evening after the kids go to bed or on the weekends. We gave up TV so that we would have time for other things, so instead of watching TV, I am on the computer at scrappy spots or I am creating.
On average, how long does it take you to complete a project?
It can take me around an hour and a half and sometimes two hours to finish a layout. I don't often finish anything in one sitting as I am often interrupted ;) It also depends on how well I have developed the ideas in my head.
What is your favorite thing about American Crafts?
I love the 3D foam dots and of course, Thickers. I also love the Flair badges!
Stop on by Sarah's blog for a whole bunch of scrappy goodness!