Friday, September 18, 2015

Interview Style: Susan and Jemma!


Please help me welcome our final addition to our Master Forger team...Susan!  We are so happy to add you to our family!



Bethany:  How did you hear about Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog?  How long have you been playing along with us?
Susan:   I have participated in Lain Ehmann's LOAD (Layout A Day) challenge since 2011 and Leslie, Lynnette and Lisa take part in that as well and they have always enthusiastically recommended CKC. I started participating in January 2015 and I was hooked! 

Bethany:  What inspires you to scrapbook? 

Susan:   I scrapbook because I want to record stories and memories that I know I would otherwise forget, and to leave a record of my life. I get inspired by all sorts of things; a memory or story, a particular photo, products, quotes, music, nature. I find inspiration everywhere! 

Bethany:  Give a shout out to your personal favorite kit club company! 

Susan:   I just recently became a subscriber to Felicity Jane scrapbook kits and am really happy with them. I love the colors and that most of the kit contents are exclusive items - they're things you can't find anywhere else. 

Bethany:  Do you have a favorite supply or technique?

Susan:   I love to use labels and journaling spots. They're fun and versatile - they can hold journaling, they can be used as a layer or photo mat, they can be a decorative embellishment, and because I like to focus on telling stories, they're a natural fit for me. As far as techniques go, I don't think you can go wrong with a grid design. 

Bethany:  Other than paper crafts, what other crafty or creative things do you like to do?

Susan:   I like to cross-stitch, garden (although as the summer winds down it gets harder to keep on top of the weeds!) and bake. 

Bethany:  Time to dish! What is something that our readers would never in a million years guess about you? 

Susan:   This was a tough one because I think I'm pretty much an open book, especially if you've read any of my scrapbook pages. So I'm going to share something weird about me - I am completely freaked out by marionettes and clowns. I have no idea why but it definitely started when I was very young. My dad used to travel often for work and he unknowingly once brought me a souvenir that sent me screaming from the room: a marionette clown! The poor man had no idea! Puppets don't bother me at all and I'm fond of the Muppets but if it has a string, I'm done. And you will never find me at the circus either. 


Bethany:  How did you hear about Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog?  How long have you been playing along with us?
Jemma:   I heard about the CKCB via a blog I follow (From High In The Sky), where Siân was counterfeiting some Studio Calico Notions from a CKCB tutorial by you Bethany!  That was back in January 2011.  I was so inspired that I joined in with February's counterfeiting and applied to be one of the first Master Forgers that same month.

Bethany: What inspires you to scrapbook?
Jemma: I love telling the stories behind the photos from our holidays, scrapbooking the milestones of family life and occasionally telling a story from my own youth.  

Bethany:  Give a shout out to your personal favorite kit club company!
Jemma: Erm ... I don't have one.  I've never, ever bought a scrapbook kit.  The CKCB has everything I need!

Bethany:  Do you have a favorite supply or technique?
Jemma: My go-to supplies change from time to time, but my most consistent favourite is probably buttons.  I love how many sizes, shapes, colours and textures they have.

Bethany:  Other than paper crafts, what other crafty or creative things do you like to do?
Jemma: I've dabbled in lots of crafts over the years: silk painting, photography, encaustic art, sewing, cross stitch, crochet, home furnishing.  Apart fro photography, they've all taken a back seat to scrapbooking.

Bethany:  Time to dish!  What is something that our readers would never in a million years guess about you?
Jemma: Having been on the Master Forger team for a while, I'm not sure that there's much that they don't know about me (that I'm willing to share)!  Thinking back, I was once a blue-belt in Tae Kwon Do and used to train 4 times a week in Covent Garden in London.  That was over 30 years ago now - I'd better find some photos and scrap some memories for my Book of Me!


7 comments:

  1. I love these interviews - even though I get to hang out with these awesome ladies, I'm learning new stuff! Susan - so thrilled to have you on the team :-)

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  2. Congrats Ladies for making the cut :)

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  3. So honored to work with these talented ladies!

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  4. So honored to work with these talented ladies!

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  5. Hello! *waves*

    Ladies, I am thrilled to be working with you! x

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  6. Two more very talented ladies.Susan ,my daughter hates dolls and puppets.She turns to jelly if we go near any.Jemma I'll keep my distance from you with those Tae Kwon Do qualifications! (only kidding). Lovely to read about you both.

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  7. awesome interviews.... I'm with you on the marionettes!! And wow with the Tae Kwon Do!!
    The things we learn here!!!

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