Hello Everyone! I guess it’s my turn to share a bit about myself here with you on the Fancy Pants blog. Well, my name is Vicki Chrisman and I’ve been designing with Fancy Pants Designs' goodies since their very first lines where released. It’s been a joy to able to work with such amazing products, and to watch how Fancy Pants Designs has grown. I live in Nebraska with my husband and our dog Molly. We have two grown sons, Weston and Jarad, who we are lucky enough to live here in NE also. We will soon be adding to our family, as Jarad and his fiancée Kate, have set a wedding date for next June. Fun ahead! I’m honored to be today's Spotlighted Pocket Chick, and to be a part of this talented team.
Q; What is your favorite technique?
A: I would have to say that Stitching would be my favorite technique. I seem to end up stitching on a great deal of my projects. I love the look of it, the detail it adds, and the fact that it works with almost any style. There is no doubt I use my sewing machine for stitching on paper more than I do sewing fabric. Ha!
Q: How long have you been scrapbooking?
A: I have been scrapbooking for many years now. I really had to stop and think about it when I went to answer this question. I first started scrapbooking when our oldest son was about 14. That was 1996, so about 16 years now that I’ve been cutting and pasting with photos. lol Since my sons are adults now, when I do “kiddo” layouts, I scrapbook photos of my darling nieces and nephews. I guess I will have to patiently wait to see about grandchildren
Q: What kind of scrapper would you consider yourself to be?
A: I would have to say that I have always been a vintage girl at heart. But I love beautiful patterns and designs of any kind. I’m drawn to trims and buttons for sure. It’s the little details that I love. Those little things that don’t pop out at you right way. But are the things that end up bringing your project together, so that when you sit back and look at it, it feels “right”.
Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: I would have to say the papers would be the most inspiring thing for me when I’m ready to sit down and create. There’s nothing better than feeling inspired to create by a pile of fun new papers and embellishments, sitting on your desk waiting for you. I also find the photos themselves inspire me. There really is inspiration all around us if we really take time to “look” at things. Pattern and colors in fabrics, billboards, ads in magazines,.. all kinds of things. I seem to notice things like that more when I’m sitting on a plane, waiting for an appointment or other situations when I slow down enough to really notice them more. I keep a little pad and paper in my purse, so I can make a really simple sketch I can refer to when I get home.
I thought I’d share with you a Fancy Pants Designs Brag Book I’ve been working on. I had no doubt that I would used the Childish Things line, as it would be perfect for this “1980’s” photos. As I mentioned my boys are grown, so what I did was go through some of my favorite photos of them when they were younger and put them together in this book. I thought I’d share just a few of the pages with you.
I love that these Brag Books have space to write down memories, and all pockets for extra photos and memorabilia.