This month's guest designer is a familiar face here at APIT and is also one of my favorite people. We're thrilled to have her back guest designing this month and think you'll all enjoy her work as well.
Please welcome Allison Cope!
Here are the APIT guest DT questions and Ally's answers:
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a 34 year old Mom of one. My husband, son and I live in a small mountain town in Eastern BC. We love to travel and go off-roading with our 4 door Jeep as a family.
How would you describe your scrapping style?
I'm all over the place with my style. Sometimes I'm a clean scrapper and then my next creation maybe shabby chic! I just go with the flow and create as I see fit.
What scrap celebrity would you like to meet and why?
Hmmm… I guess that would have to be Jana Eubank. She’s a Utah girl and I’d love to meet Jana in person some day. There is just something about her layouts that I’m drawn to!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I take inspiration from all kinds of things; other scrappers, magazines, ads in the paper, billboards, photography, blogs and sketches!
Describe your creative process.
I tend to start with my photos first. I take the theme of my photos and develop a layout that conveys the theme. Journaling is always my last thought. I do not have a way with words and I struggle with this aspect of my layouts.
Besides scrapping, what other crafts/hobbies do you enjoy?
I make cards… that’s about it. I don’t have time nor the cash for another hobby! LOL!
What is the craziest item you have ever added to a page?
Hmmm… that would have to be a lock of my son’s hair. But I don’t know if that's crazy.
Who are your favorite manufacturers?
I’d have to say BasicGrey, Crate Paper and My Mind’s Eye. But I love just about all paper!
Describe your scrapping space.
I have a desk that I create on. I have another desk that I have my computer, printer and Klic N’Kut die cutting machine on. I also have an armoire filled with paper, stamps and cardstock. Everything is located in my living room… yup… my living room!
What would we be surprised to know about you?
I trained as a chef for 4 years and worked in the long term care system in Ontario for 7 years as a Food Service Supervisor before moving to BC.
Ally picked the October APIT Fancy Pant's kit to work with and here are her layouts:
Thanks for joining us this month Ally - It's always great to see your work!