Get to know Sunday Grennan!
I started scrapbooking a bit back in college when one of my roommates introduced me to Creative Memories. She had a bunch of supplies so we would all sit up at night & make super silly albums of our pix with tons of stickers & markers. It was a blast.
My fav scrappin’ subjects are: Halloween, school, vacations & daily life of all 5 of us, from the kids’ sports to them playing outside with water balloons. We are a very active family, always moving & groovin’ to something, so I always have a ton of stuff to take pictures of.
I love to make all kinds of mini albums, sometimes with designs that are really far out there & sometimes more normal. I made one recently out of cereal boxes that is really fun & I have others out of brown paper bags or circle shapes that I love just as much. I will try anything, especially different shaped albums with different size photos. I don’t do much chronologically, I just pick an event & do an album for it.
I have a whole bunch of minis that I have sitting in a wicker basket in my dining room. I put a few albums out at different times of the year on my big square table. Right now I have 3 Halloween albums out with my Halloween decorations. Everyone enjoys going through all of them, especially the kids. They laugh & laugh when they see themselves so young & read the funny things I have written.
My favorite items list is long, but 5 things I love besides the must have tools are: index and library cards, glitter stars, rhinestones of all sizes, stickers & my letter stamps. I could easily add 5 more.
Most unusual item I have used is probably those cereal boxes. I didn’t cover them up with paper & use them as cardboard for a book cover, but I used them as they are as pages in a book – Lucky Charms, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Cookie Crisp, etc. The bright colors of the boxes & the shapes I cut them to were so fun for a simple album about each one of us in my family. It just screams all of our personalities. I also use denim in projects – never throw out your old jeans!
Fav technique is using ink or paint around the edges of pages or around the photos themselves. The paint color choices are huge; it adds color & some texture to the pages.
My scrapbook style is very fun & spunky. I like to add things to my pages that show who we are. When I buy scrapbook supplies, I buy a few of the coordinating pieces in a line, but then I also add other things I have in my stash that make the art more about us. I like when things that don’t coordinate actually work together. Nothing too serious over here.
Besides scrapbooking, I love to ride my beach cruiser, play on my iPhone, play outside with the kids, play on my Mac or really do anything crafty – from a teacher gift, to tie dying, making a blanket, designing my blog – I have a million ideas to create & not enough time to do it all!