Becky Higgins' Project Life, "I eventually forayed into the wonderful world of Project Life, which I am absolutely in love with and am so thankful that a system like that exists!"
How long have you been crafting?
I've only recently begun the foray into scrapbooking and paper craft as recently as last year, but the moment I sat down and started creating, I absolutely fell in love! My first official project was a 30 Days of Lists mini book, and the process of cutting up paper and adding photos, journaling, and bits and pieces to tell a story immediately captured my heart. I went on to create several mini-books, which was my "main squeeze" before Project Life. I started Project Life this January, and the love affair is similar but much stronger! I'm totally hooked!
What inspires you to be creative?
I've always been a writer with an emphasis in non-fiction, so I am inspired by everyday life and trying to document it as best I can to capture how unique and special it is. Everyone's story is different -- some have a family and children that drive their stories and inspire them to create, others have jobs that fulfill them and make their day-to-day super awesome. I like to focus on the little things, the details, something as simple as the perfect cup of tea or something hilarious my husband did, a trip to the ballpark or a nice hike through the California redwood forests. Moments that make me happy, that make my heart swell, that are usually lost if you're not paying attention. There is also no shortage of inspiration on the internet to make me swoon and to challenge me to try something new! I'm a huge fan of color, and of composition: a great photo can sometimes do most of the work for you. ;)
What Craft Warehouse products do you love to use?
I am a very big fan of the basics and classics: a Becky Higgins core kit (great for both foundations to build from or on it's own!), simple patterned paper, minimalist embellishments (but with lots of color!), my favorite Uni-Ball Signo white ink pen, and my Pilot V-5s in black. Oh, and my 1/4" WRMK Corner Chomper. :) I like to find the fine line between detailed and simplistic, as it can be easy to distract from the storytelling.
How can you encourage others reading this column?
I have no doubt that the plethora of inspiration from this design team will be nothing short of stellar! I will definitely be sharing my journey as I learn and refine my personal style through my blog, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as sharing what others on the design team are up to through those mediums as well.
Check out Kayla's blog and Instagram for more Project Life inspiration or follow her on Twitter! Make sure to return tomorrow with a Project Life tutorial that will keep you motivated to document your everyday in less time and with less stress!
Would you like to design for Craft Warehouse? We would love to hear from you! Send an email with your name, blog address, and a sample of your work to jenevans at craftwarehouse dot com.