my name is Kim Watson or KJ.
I am 42
years old and am very happily married to the most wonderful
guy, Tertius. We have two children, Cassidy 13-years-old and
Max 7-years-old and an immensely bossy cat called Roxx who
calls the shots at in our home with his evil stare.
been scrapbooking for almost 7 years.
because I was dragged to a creative crop by a scrap-crazy
friend, not realizing that I would discover something that
would become a life changing passion that day. Scrapbooking
became my visual journal and medium by which I could capture
special moments in my family and personal life through art.
almost daily - catching snippets of scrapping time in between
errands, rather than waiting for consecutive hours to miraculously
appear. Adding finishing touches to a project happens at night
when the halls are quiet.
that I am most often inspired to make a page because of a
story I have to tell. Looking back though photographs always
sparks the initial idea, reminding me of the story or details
of the event, which then transforms into a page design inspired
by my product choices.
my go-to techniques is definitely layering.
NOT scrapbook without the following products/tools:
Silhouette SD (would love a Cameo... it's on my wish list)
X-acto knife and a metal inch ruler
Paper piercer, needle and thread
was the last page you created about? Me... for this class!
page or story are you preparing to create? A page about
the things and activities in my sons life that define his
and where do you store/display your completed pages? In
albums and frames, although there are a couple of full boxes
page size do you generally scrap? 12" x 12"
and 11" x 17".
often do you create multi-photo layouts? All the time
find that using multiple photos help to tell the story better
and the kids love looking at photographs of the family and
events. Single photos just wouldn't suffice all the time.
is your favorite photography App? Camera + and Pixlr-o-matic
for the iPhone.
is your favorite adhesive? Tombow and 3L.
photo software do you use? Adobe CS4.
is your best advice to someone just starting out? Never
be discouraged by comparing your level of creative expression
to other scrapbookers out there. Relax in the freedom to create
and share yourself though your pages in whatever style or
form suits your personality. There is never a right or a wrong
way. Be yourself. Make notes, photograph lots and enjoy the