Monday, April 27, 2009

Frost It Pink

One of the things I love about the bloggy world is the power it gives to make someone heard. Many women now use their blogs/sites as a way to be able to stay at home or suplement an income. Hobbies become professions. Dreams become realities. Today I am happy to introduce to you a real life friend of mine. She attends my church, and was a former co-worker. She was the secretary of our elementary school, and while she worked there, our memos home always had class! She came up with some amazing bulletin boards, and was genuinely great to have around. Now she works at a local scrapbook store. She just recently started her own scrapbooking busines, Frost It Pink Amy is great at what she does and definitely deserves your attention.

Amy was kind enough to answer some questions for me. Read about her great ideas, check out the pictures, and go give her some bloggy love!

All text in black is mine. . . pink is hers.
1. Tell us about yourself. Who are you? What are your hobbies? My maiden name was Amy Spangler. I'm from Ohio and came to PA to attend college at Penn View Bible Institute.
I met my wonderful husband while attending school and was married in 1991. We have 3 children: Alyssa (16), Shalene (13) and Clayton (9). My hobbies: I love to read and create....I stick mostly with scrapbook items but have done some distressed projects. I love to decorate and I really love spending time with my family and taking pictures of them enjoying life....I will admit that I have found some wonderful scrapbook paper, bought it and then tried to take pictures of my family so that the photos would go along with my paper!!! (I've done something sort of like that a time or two! That is like me making a recipe because I know it will be beautiful and convincing my husband that he will love to eat it!)

2. Where did you get the idea for Frost It Pink? I have worked and taught scrapbook class in two local scrapbook stores. Last year I than had the opportunity to attend the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge, Pa. While there I saw a lot of creations that I loved and thought it would be so wonderful to be able to do something like that myself. Afterall, I was creating for other places, why not do this for myself? Besides, it wasn't like I didn't like to scrapbook. I than posted on my family blog asking everyone for ideas on a name for my company....I knew I wanted to do pink and white with a shabby chic look and so I described all of that and took name suggestions...I than had everyone on my blog vote for their favorite name and Frost it Pink won!! Since pink is my favorite color I was thrilled with this name.

3. What makes Frost It Pink different from the other scrapbooking stores/sites out there? I am doing my best to run a Christian based company with honesty & God as a focal point. As well as a focus of family and trying to make that bond deeper by helping others scrapbook those wonderful memories. I would love to come up with an idea for a scrapbook about "scrapbooking your faith" or something along that line. Such a wonderful idea!

4. What are your goals for Frost It Pink in the future? Basically, I just want to "break even" -- I am not doing this to get rich, I'm doing it because it is something that I have fun with If I can earn a little extra money in the process I will be thrilled. However, if I break even with my expenses I will be satisfied. I want to be able to give my kids a job at home, by having them help with packaging the kits and shipping items out...then I can pay them for their work and they are still at home safe and sound.

5. How would you describe your scrapbooking style? (Fancy, Whimsical, Country, Bold) I love the shabby chic look -- whitewashed and pink with the distressed effects. I'm trying to branch out and try different styles since I realize that everyone likes different I"m trying to make up a variety of "looks" when I do up my projects for the store. I'm in the process of doing a really cute kit that has the Fancy Pants multi media album (Has acrylic pages, felt pages and chipboard) and we will use the My Minds Eye tiny dancer papers. These are fun pinks and aquas so they are a little more whimsical than the other kits I've made.

5. Do you have some pictures of your favorite projects/scrapbooking pages? Could you share them with us? Attached are several of my recent projects that I really liked how they turned out. You will see a clock that I created to hang in my scrapbook room (whenever I get it finished!) Wow! Look at the details! Who wouldn't love this!
you will also see a FAMILY shadow box.. It doesn't have my photos in it yet but you can get the idea....than I embellished the letters that I took out of the box to use as something cute to sit on my counter.
This is a layout that I had seen done at my local scrapbook store (done by Carolyn) -- thought it was cute and so I "tweeked" it a little and made it into a 2 page spread (it had been done as a one page layout)....this used brighter colors than what I was used to and different techniques. The layout shows that I am really trying to come up with a few different looks than what I usually create. Kindda like working outside of the box. I love the texture in this layout! My VERY FAVORITE project.....I do not have a photo of....I left it at the Local store for a sample, but I will try to get photos at the end of the week if you are interested. It is a princess carriage...this comes for Australia and I than sprayed it with crackle paint and covered the pages, embellished and turned it into a really cute scrapbook....this carriage has a stand on the back so it sits like a picture frame to display. I'll show you the photo and then it has some close up photos of it as well.

Anyone is welcome to post on my blog and try to win some blog candy. I am drawing the first winner today but if others sign up and put my blinkie on their blog I will randomly be picking names for the next several months -- each winner will receive some great scrapbook products!

Thanks Amy, for taking the time to answer these questions! Check out Amy's site by clicking the button at the top of the post!

1 comment:

Hi everyone! I am so glad that you dropped by. So, tell me, what did you think of this post?

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