Monday, April 11, 2011

meet: Freehand Scraps


this is elaine! the owner of freehand scraps a great kit club that offers more than just a scrapbook kit! you HAVE to see this months mini album and card kits!!!

angie came up with the fun idea of interviewing elaine to introduce her to our what's scrapping family! so here are the questions i came up with....

1. when did you start scrapping?

I started scrapbooking in 1997. My scrapbooking supplies then consisted of a shape template, scissors, a booklet of paper and some stickers. I used to carry it all to crops in a plastic grocery bag. People setting eyelets seemed way advanced to me back then.

2. what or who most inspires you?

Sketches, blogs, magazines. There are so many talented designers out there.

3. what is your favorite part of a kit?

Having coordinating paper and embellishments preselected allows me to focus on making pages.

4. have you always wanted to have your own scrapbooking business?

I’ve always wanted to own my own business. Ideas that have appealed to me in the past are: a cookie shop, a book store, or a cafĂ© that serves only breakfast and dessert. Since I’ve become obsessed by scrapbooking, naturally I’ve thought about being a part of the scrapbook industry in some way.

5. You only recently became the owner of Freehand Scraps. How did that come about?

I found out about Freehand Scraps because of a garage sale, of all things. My friend Dede’s husband went to a garage sale in their neighborhood and saw a lot of scrapbook stuff at the sale, which he reported back to Dede. Dede investigated and found out the person holding the garage sale (Heidi) owned a scrapbook kit club. I bought a few of the kits from the club and then found out (again through Dede) that Heidi was taking a new job and moving away. I inquired if she would be interested in selling the club and soon after I became the new owner! Yeh!

6. what type of kits do you make?

I offer 12x12 kits, card kits, and mini album kits. They include the latest product offerings, non-traditional items, and exclusive embellishments.

7. what are your other hobbies?

Cooking, reading, travel, movies


so now on to the eye candy...


this months 12x12 kit....


nice colors right????
some yummy embellies!!!

AND more eye candy! courtacy of our friend angie gutshall who is this months gdt for freehand scraps

oooh we love close-ups!!
fantastic card!!!
think we need a tutorial on that flower (hint hint)
sooo creative!!!!
now that you have made it through my rambling post.... oh yes it get's better!!!!

leave a comment here and say HI to elaine! then go and "like" freehand scraps and what's scrapping on facebook mentioning this blog post by friday 9est. then on friday we will pick a lucky scrapper who will receive a $15 gift certificate to freehand scraps!

12 comments:

Jenn Roseman said...

Hi Elaine! I love your work and i am new follower!!! I am also a new follower of what's scrapping on fb!!!!

www.memorieswithjen.com

Shawn said...

Hi, Elaine! I look forward to checking out your website.

Amy Bender said...

HI Elaine!! So glad to have you here at WS! :)

Michelle said...

hi Elaine love your work and the eye candy yummy!!! going to check out Freehand!!

Patricia said...

Hi Elaine! Welcome to What's Scrapping!

Ange said...

Hi! Very cute kit!! Off to check out Freehand!

Kim A. said...

Hi Elaine. This is a very cute kit.

anet said...

Hi Elaine. Soooooo glad to see you here. I got last month's 12x12 kit and love it! I am totally drooling over this month's too. I may have to grab it up before it's gone.

Jean said...

Hi Elaine! What cute projects! Off to check out your website.

Manhattan Mandie said...

That kit is YUMMY! Love it! I left notes on both FB pages and I'm a new follower toO!!! Can't wait to see more <3

Laura said...

Hi Elaine! I'm always looking for a new kit club to try! Heading to FB now! :)

Emily said...

HI Elaine! Great eye candy!! I've "liked" both pages and posted that you sent me. I've also added your link to my website - http://emily.kincke.com/contests/

Thanks!

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