Sunday, August 8, 2010

Getting Scrappy With...

Hello and welcome to the very first installment of Getting Scrappy With...! This is what I've been teasing you all with recently. Hopefully you are as excited as I am about this.

So what is Getting Scrappy With...? It's a monthly feature on my blog where I interview some of my favorite scrapbookers and share their work with you! You've seen on this blog that I've given credit to scrapbookers who inspired me, but I thought it would be fun to talk to those scrapbookers and find out what inspires them. So, the second week of every month will introduce someone new, and you guys will get to read about each scrapper's favorite techniques, brands, and even food. :)

Let's get started! This month we're Getting Scrappy With... Jennifer Moore (or Jenny41180 as she's known on! I love, love, love, love, love Jenny's work! I've been following her gallery additions ever since I joined in 2007. Just look at this:

click here to see this page on Jenny's gallery

click here to see this page on Jenny's gallery

CUTE OVERLOAD!!!! Aren't these fantastic? It's no wonder that Jenny is on several design teams including Have Your Way With Paper and The Scrap Room. She's been scrapping since 1999 (around the same time as me!) and says that her style has evolved over the years to become more clean and streamlined. I'm loving the way her scrap style evolved, so let's get more into how Jenny scraps today.

Jenny, what are your favorite scrapbook manufacturers?
Oh, so many to choose from! I love Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, October Afternoon...okay, ALL of them!

Why do you scrap?
I have so many reasons. Mainly, I want to preserve memories for my family. I love the creative outlet scrapbooking provides, but I absolutely love the looks on my childrens' faces whenever they pull out a scrapbook and look at the pages. They remember SO much because of their scrapbooks!

What size pages do you normally scrap?
12 x 12, although I do a few mini albums now and then.

And how often do pictures of you end up on your scrapbook pages?
I'm so bad about this! Not very often. I am usually the one BEHIND the camera, so I'm not in a lot of my own pics.

Ah, the curse of the memory keeper! Well, where do you get your creative inspiration?
Magazines, blogs, websites, other scrappers

Do you have a favorite technique that you use on layouts or something that you think of as your signature?
I just love good, clean graphic design. I love to use photo collages to get a lot of pictures scrapped.

Photo collages are a great idea, especially if you're super behind on scrapping tons of pictures. (Google Picasa lets you easily create different photo collages.) Where is your favorite place to scrap?
My favorite place to scrap is at home. I like being with other scrappers, but I get too distracted and don't get much done in a group. I work much better alone at home. Usually the best time for me to scrap is during my youngest son's nap time, around 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

What does your scrap room/area look like?
When we bought our current house, the part that sold me was a nice sized workshop/separate building in the backyard. I immediately knew that would be my scrap room! So, half of it is my scrap room, and the other half is storage and a play room for my boys. It's a work in progress... I definitely need to repaint it and decorate it better, but it'll get there eventually.

Sounds awesome! Any tips on keeping all those scrap supplies organized?
Just find a system that works best for you and go for it! I love my Expedit shelving from IKEA, and I have a large peg board with misc. supplies on it too. Having things where I can actually see them helps me remember what I have.

I was just reading something about pegboard storage! I need to get on it. Thanks for being a part of my blog this week, Jenny!


Want to know more about Jenny and her work? Visit her blog Moore Than Words or her gallery.

And check back with this blog later this week to see how Jenny's pages inspired some of mine and to find out what a Butterscotch Yum Yum is! You won't want to miss that!


  1. what a fun idea!! this is a great feature...thanks for sharing :)

  2. Jenny is not only an amazing scrapper but a tremendous person too!

  3. Jenny is one of my favs too!! Love her work!