Hi SC friends! It's Kelly here to share the love I have for one of our amazing message board member, Sarah Andreotti. Her work has really caught my eye lately and I just realized that her two year SC Anniversary is coming up on September 11. She's also from my home state of Michigan and lives in a city not too far from where I grew up. So cool! Here's a little bit more about Sarah...
Name: Sarah Andreotti
Studio Calico Username: Sarah Andreotti
Town, State: Frankenmuth, Michigan USA
When did you start scrapbooking and what got you started? I started scrapbooking in 2007 when my sister just moved to the Virgin Islands and was going to miss my then 6 month old daughter growing up. I made my sister a scrapbook of everything that was going on back home to send her for her birthday and I was hooked! My stash grew from a small Iris container of products to a whole card catalog plus some!
What are your top 5 favorite products and why?
Mists: So many options- masking, using on veneer or chipboard, splatters or full on coverage!
Buttons: There are so many different shapes, colors, etc. that I can justify using them on just about any page. And they always have to be stitched on for me!
Bakers Twine: I love all the colors available now and the fact that it works for not just scrapbooking, but cute packaging and more!
Wood Veneer: So many possibilities!
Tim Holz Mini Attacher: Genius invention, really. I've recently found they're the perfect addition to the little boy pages I get to do now that I have a baby boy!
What is your favorite Studio Calico product and why? Mister Huey's in White. LOVE.
What is your favorite go-to or signature technique? Machine stitching adds that little something if I feel my page isn't quite complete.
Where do you find your inspiration? Blogs, magazines and Pinterest. Oh, the time I've spent on Pinterest!
What is your favorite color and/or color combo? I love pink and pretty much anything that goes with it!
Tell us a bit about your design process. I start with the photos, then come up with the design. I usually have what papers I want to use in mind, then add embellies as I go. I always incorporate the journaling space in my design planning, but I never know what I want to say until I'm writing it down.
Tell us a bit about what else you do since we know you are creative in more ways than just scrapbooking. I love photography! I love taking photos of my family just doing our day to day stuff, or trying to set up some cute little shoot that my 4 year old then has no interest in. J
I also like to pretend I know how to sew and sew up little things- headbands and totebags have been my recent projects. My sewing machine definitely sees more paper than fabric, though!