my name is Stacy Cohen
married to my husband Robert for 11 years and we have two
darling girls, Rebecca (age 10) and Danielle (age 8). We also
have two adorable cats, Smokey and Lucy.
been scrapbooking for about 7 years.
scrapbooking when my girls were very little because I wanted
to preserve all of our precious family memories.
I scrapbook five nights a week. I carve out this "me"
time on the weekday evenings after my girls go to sleep. My
husband is very supportive of my hobby so he doesn't complain
when I sit down at my craft table to scrap. Plus it gives
him the freedom to watch all his favorite TV shows with complete
control over the remote control while I'm scrapping, so he's
happy. I try to save the weekends for family time.
are many things that inspire me to create - great photos,
beautiful new scrapbooking paper or products, or a design
team assignment that challenges me to step outside of my creative
my go-to techniques is stitching - either by hand or machine.
I feel like it makes my pages look complete.
NOT scrapbook without the following products/tools:
adhesive. This is something I use on every single page.
I love dimension!
(crystals, glitter, glitter glue, etc.).
has engaging in the creative process changed your life?
Discovering this wonderful hobby has been truly life changing.
I feel fortunate to have found a hobby that I am passionate
about. It has helped me stay centered through stressful and
difficult times. When I sit down to scrapbook, all the cares
of the world and life's daily stresses immediately wash away.
I've always said, "It's cheaper than therapy" (although
considering the amount of scrapbook supplies I buy, it's a
and where do you store/display your completed pages? Oh
dear. If I must confess, the majority of the layouts I've
completed in the last couple of years are in stacks on top
of a large armoire in our living room. They haven't quite
made it into page protectors and albums yet. I do have some
of my favorite layouts in frames waiting to be hung on the
you had to stick to three fonts for the rest of your life,
what would they be? Good question! I tend to stick with
the basic, easy-to-read fonts. If I had to pick three, it
would be Times New Roman (or Georgia which is similar), Arial
and American Typewriter.
kind of camera do you use? I just upgraded to a Canon
5D Mark II. Love it!
is your favorite adhesive? My "go to" adhesives
that I use on just about every single page are: Tombow tape
runner, Fabritac and 3D foam adhesive.
is your best advice to someone just starting out? You
can find inspiration everywhere - in scrapbooking magazines,
online and at your local scrapbook store. Take a look around
and study the different styles and techniques. Perhaps take
a beginner class to learn the basics. Then find a style and
create pages that appeal to you. Always keep in mind that
there are no rules in scrapbooking. Create pages that make