We're super excited to welcome two brand NEW Design Team Experts to the Echo Park Paper Design Team. Today we're introducing Susan Stringfellow, a talented designer with an eye for detail and beautiful embellishment.
What is your favorite Echo Park Paper collection?
Right now my favorite collection is "Paradise Beach," but it tends to change each time I get a new collection on my desk.
Where do you reside?
I live in Houston,Texas.
Where do you do most of your creating?
I do all of my creating in my scraproom, it's not large and beautifully decorated, but I love it.
Tell us a little about your family:
I have a very silly husband and 3 equally silly boys who are all super tall, and are often the subject of my layouts. Our oldest son is in the Air Force. Our middle son finished his tour with the Marines and is home going to college with our youngest son. We also have three very spoiled kitties who like to "help" me create.
What is one scrapbooking tool you can't live without?
Can I say that it's my sewing machine? It's not a traditional tool, but I just cannot seem to scrapbook without it.
What's one tip that you can share with our readers regarding scrapbooking?
Break the rules and have fun! This is your scrapbook, so if you want to use less than wonderful photos, put flowers on a boy page, or let your child finger paint right on your layout, I say, "Go for it!"
Are you a card maker, scrapbooker, altered artist or a combination of these three?
I do make cards and altered pieces, but I really like scrapbooking the most.
Do you have additional hobbies besides scrapbooking?
I like to crochet, and my mom taught me to knit this past year, so I made lots of soft scarves for family as Christmas gifts. We didn't even have winter really, but my family loves soft cuddly things so it worked.
We asked Susan to share one of her recent projects with us. We love the beautiful details on this page:
You'll be lots of Susan's beautiful work in upcoming blog posts, idea books, and project PDFs. We'd like to welcome her to the team. Look for another design team spotlight on Monday!