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Award Winning Style: Kim Jeffress
Every month in Scrapbook Trends Magazine, our Editor-in-Chief Pam Baird selects one designer who demonstrates an award-winning style. In our November 2012 issue, she selected Kim Jeffress. I asked Kim to tell us a little about herself so that we could highlight her and her work here on the blog today.
Tell us a little about yourself. Hi my name is Kim Jeffress and I live in beautiful Brisbane Australia with my husband and two sons aged 6 and 3. I am a former teacher now SAHM to my two boys but plan to return to teaching once my youngest is at school. I have been scrapping for about 11 years and am so lucky to be on several international design teams including Heidi Swapp, BasicGrey, Bella Blvd and Pebbles Inc where I get to play with pretty pattern papers on a daily basis. I started scrapbooking when I met my boyfriend now husband who was working interstate at the time, I needed something to keep me occupied when he was away.
What are your favorite/essential tools? I recently bought a silhouette Cameo and it is fast becoming my new best friend. I have been searching the internet for tips and tricks on how to use it and slowly building up my library of files to use.
Where do you find inspiration? My boys and their lives are my first and foremost inspiration, I love recording the everyday moments ,the things they say and do which to me are my reason for scrapbooking. I don’t want to forget about these things in the future.
Do you have any craft organization tips? Do you own a lot of letter sticker and die cut sheets like me, I recently sorted these into colours and themed categories. I then punched a hole in the top right corner of the sheets and used a large jump ring to hold them together, it’s now easy for me to find what I need without making a huge mess in the process.
Can you share a tip with our readers? If I was to share one tip with everyone it would be to trim a 1/12 inch (2mm) from one side of your base cardstock before starting your project, this allows you to put your layout into your plastic sleeve without any bowing or curving.
We also asked Kim to share a current layout with us – check out this gorgeous layout she passed along: