It's time for another member spotlight! This month, we're featuring Kay Rogers. Kay's projects pulled us in with her use of clean lines, bright colors and classic designs. Enjoy the inspiration!
What are your top 5 favorite products and why?
- PAPER. I love paper. It is the biggest source of inspiration for me, for sure. I am loving the "Take Note" collection from Studio Calico right now . . . the designers from Sassafras are some of my favorite people ever!
- WOOD VENEERS. Man, these little lovelies make me happy. I like small accents with big impact and these fit the bill!
- FLAIR. The camera flair from Marcy in the last kit was the beginning of a new addiction in scrapbooking embellishments. I can see hoarding flair will be my new pastime. LOL!
- WASHI. I'm a little late to the wash party, but have quite a stash built up. My favorite thing about Washi? You can change your mind! Love it!
- MASKS. I love doing mixed media, and masks just make me happy. I bought quite a few masks in the winter and hope to have some time to play this summer.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I am such a huge fan of both the design team and members here at Studio Calico. It is my go-to spot on the internet for inspiration. I also look to Pinterest for inspiration. I wonder what life was like pre-Pinterest! Boring, for sure. ;)
What is your favorite color and/or color combo?
I love all color combinations! I am loving teal/red right now, as well as grey/yellow, but I'm not heavily led by color combinations. It's whatever compliments the photo best for me, if that makes sense.
Tell us a bit about your design process.
I start with the photo. I then place the photo on patterned paper, and decide which papers the photo would look good on with nothing else. I usually use 3 - 5 patterns on each layout. Once I place the photo and the papers, embellishments are last for me. I am a really simple scrapbooker, so embellies are sparse on my pages. I tend to hand-write my journaling, and often hide it on the page.
Tell us a bit about what else you do since we know you are creative in more ways than just scrapbooking.
- I'm a math teacher, and at the high school that I teach I sponsor the photography club. I have learned so much from my students in the club about creativity. They don't let things like having the latest and greatest equipment keep them from taking amazing photos. It's been the best lesson for me about photography. It's your eye, not your camera.
- I also teach Photoshop Elements, Digital Scrapbooking, and Lightroom at my local camera store. I specialize in editing photos creatively.
- I entered the world of mixed media last winter and have loved it. All but one of my last 8 projects have been picked up for publication recently! It's been fun to have another creative outlet!
- I am learning to sew. It's been a slow process, and during the school year I just can't carve out the time, but I am hoping to make a quilt this summer. Wish me luck!