Monday, August 23, 2010

Member Spotlight - Bev Code!

Good morning everyone! I always really enjoy getting to know our members of the month each month... it's fun working with them and seeing their work and reading a little more about them. This month is no exception. Bev was wonderful to work with and a pleasure to get to know.... so please help me welcome....

Bev Code (aka beecee)

Here are the questions and answers Bev gave to the APIT Spotlight questions:

Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping about 3 years. I am a wife, mother of 2 and gramma of 4 grandkids. I love being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. I live in Conestogo, Ontario, visit my mom's cottage in the summer and spend some time in Florida during the winter. I love time spent with family and friends... most of whom are subjects of my projects. My favourite layouts are double pages and I love making cards...but will attempt anything in a challenge. It is a pleasure to be this months Guest Designer. It was amazing to work with the Bo Bunny, Mama Razzi kit. By adding a black and a light blue cardstock I managed to make 2 double page layouts for my husbands retirement party album and a Birthday card. This was a great opportunity to share with you and hopefully inspire you.

How would you describe your scrapping style?
I think I have alot of different styles... perhaps this results from doing many different challenges. Some of which require a plainer simple line, some that are fussy with special hand cuts and lots of clusters of flower both bought and handmade, some that are rustic with distressing, inking, embossing and paint, and some requiring many layers and many different shapes. I don't have any favourite and just enjoy a challenge.

What scrap celebrity would you like to meet and why?
If I am honest with you... I don't need to meet anyone that is a celebrity. I am totally happy meeting everyday people who love to share and inspire with their own special techniques and styles. Everyone brings so much to the scrapping world whether it's colour, style, techniques or some new flower to share.

Where do you find your inspiration?
Most of my inspiration is from sketches, challenges and online friends in the galleries and forums I frequent.

Describe your creative process.
I don't have a consistant creative process. It depends on if I start with photos and find paper and embellishments, have paper and look for photos and embellishments or sometimes I have embellishments I can't wait to use .. so I look for paper and photos to complete the process.

Besides scrapping, what other crafts/hobbies do you enjoy?
I love taking photos of just about anything? Any thing that catches my eye.
Needlepoint is something I like to have on the go at all times ready to pick up when and where ever I am.

What is the craziest item you have ever added to a page?
So far I haven't used anything I would call crazy.

Who are your favorite manufacturers?
There are so many fabulous one out there today. I however have only perchased American Crafts, BoBunny and Basic Grey in any quantity.

Describe your scrapping space.
My scrapping space is a separate room in the basement which previously was my business section of the house. Since retiring I have converted it to MY scrapping space. It is normally MESSY with some project in progress and I can close the door behind.

What would we be surprised to know about you?
Not too many people know I not only followed my 2 boys in Hockey but crossed over and have coaching levels, trainers papers and can go on the young men's bench fully certified. I did it for about 15 years.
I felt this kept me closer to them as they grew up.. we had something in common. Even today we are close and their hockey friends are still in our lives.

Bev chose the Bo Bunny MamaRazzi kit to work with this month. By adding some cardstock she was able to get two two-page layouts and a card out of this kit! Amazing work, Bev! Go to the APIT gallery to get a closer look if you'd like. Here are her projects:

Thanks again Bev for being our spotlighted member this month! It was great getting to know you and have you do such wonderful projects with this kit!

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