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