December 29, 2008
Today, our Guest Design Team Member Spotlight is shining on Elisha Drewery! Elisha is no stranger to Scrabooker’s Club House, having been a member of one of the previous Design Teams. This Hall of Fame member is our Guest Designer for the month of December, 2008.
Elisha kindly sent me her bio to share with all of you…“I’m a 31 year-old mother of two beautiful children who are the main focus of my scrapbooks. Carley is 6 going on 30, my drama queen. Gavin is the grounded, laid back one. He is 3. I have been married to my soul-mate Bryan for 8 years. He is a certified chef and a route salesman for a local produce company. I love children and have operated an in-home daycare for 10 years. I guess it would be only natural that I would love scrapbooking with all of the beautiful papers, scissors, and glue!”
I asked Elisha a few questions to help us get to know her better. Describing her style as “definitely girlie and a little shabby,” she told me that she collects buttons and ribbons for her scrapbooks. She adds that she is “a huge hoarder of all things scrapbooking related~!” Being a button fanatic, I just HAD to ask Elisha how she stores her buttons, (LOL) and she said that they are are sorted by color in glass jars. Asked about storage of other small embellies, she said that little things such as brads are stored in plastic containers in a Craft Mate tote.
Two favourite products that Elisha currently uses a lot in her scrapbooking craft are Stickles and Glimmer Mist. She told me that she’s been featuring a lot of crochet flowers in her scrappin’ lately, too. Elisha specifies cream as her “go-to” cardstock colour, and says that she tends to stick to neutral colours in her cardstock choices: chocolate brown and moss green are two favourites.
Asked from where she draws her inspiration, Elisha told me “the internet, and sites like SBCH. There is so much inspiration on the net, it’s unbelievable. I tend to pick out different techniques or elements that I love and mix them with my own.”
I asked Elisha about sketches, and whether she uses them. Obviously her answer was a resounding “yes,” because she told he is a “huge fan of our very own Noella Arsenault’s sketches.” She said that she “stalks Creatively Yours all of the time!” She is also a fan of Becky Fleck’s sketch work.
Anyone who knows Elisha knows that she loves to alter items and create works of art that are functional and beautiful. For this spotlight, she revealed to me that she loves to alter about as much as she loves to do pages! Asked about her favourite project, she told me that it is the canvas clock that she made her Mom for Christmas.
I just had to ask Elisha about her albums and how she organizes them. (She sounds super-organized!) Elisha told me she has an album for Carley and one for Gavin. She also has an album of her Dad and his family pictures and one for her Mom and her family pictures. She also has an album for family pages. I was very impressed to learn that Elisha also has a “Book of Me” album.
She explained that she doesn’t scrap chronologically, but does store her pages that way.
What better way to end an interview than to ask about the “best” scrappy related gift a person has received?!!! Elisha said that her best one was a trimmer that her in-laws bought her for Christmas last year. She explains: “It has 5 different blades and it lights up. I love it!”
Thank you, Elisha, for sharing your time and talent with us here at SBCH. It’s also been fun getting to know more about you thru this Guest Designer Spotlight interview and seeing your gorgeous work over the past month with the latest SBCH Kit~!
Check out Elisha’s Gallery here for her work with the Scrapbooker’s Club House “Prudence” Kit for January 2009 plus many other fab creations!
Keep up the beautiful and inspiring work, Elisha!!