Hey all, Polly Jewelle here! I am excited to bring you another TLP member spotlight! I had the opportunity to chat with tkradtke this week. Tracie is a pro at pocket scrapping here at the Pad. She is so on top of her pocket scrapping that she already has her first book for 2014 printed! Lets sit back and take some time to get to know more about tkradtke!
Jewelle: What is your IRL name and your user name? tkradtke: Tracie Radtke – tkradtke
Jewelle: Could you provide a picture of yourself so we can see who you are?
Jewelle: Where do you call home?
tkradtke: Chicago, IL
J: Digital or Hybrid? Both?
T: Digital, but recently did my first hybrid-ish project. My daughter and I kept travel journals during our big road trip this summer. We used TLP products to make day dividers, stickers and journal cards for our books.
J: How long have you been scrapping?
T: I started scrapping in 2005 (I think). Always digital.
J: What is the starting point for your pages – photos, the story, products?
T: My starting point is always the photos, and then I fill in the rest from there.
J: How would you describe your style?
T: I’m am pretty much 100% a pocket scrapper. I started with project life in 2013 and have totally fallen in love with that style of scrapping. I use it beyond PL for the other albums I do as well. My style is pretty clean and simple.
J: Any must-have items or techniques on all of your pages?
T: Since I’m primarily a project life scrapper, my must haves on each weekly spread this year are a week number card and a calendar card. I really like the week number for my own organization and I like the calendar card for knowing exact dates.
J: Share a favorite tip or trick
T: My biggest timesaver that I’m just getting in the habit of doing consistently is copying and pasting my background paper or stitching grid to my PL page so it lines up perfectly. I forget occasionally and drag it over instead. Then I spend forever making sure the grid lines up exactly with the pockets on my page.
J: Do you listen to music while you scrap? What kind?
T: No… I scrap in silence once the kids are off to school!
J: What’s your favorite snack (if any) while you scrap?
T: These days my scrapping time is right after I drop off my daughter at school, so my scrapping “snack” is currently my breakfast. At the moment, my go to breakfast is a Belvita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuit, Oats and Chocolate variety.
J: What time of day do you feel most creative?
T: I feel more creative in the evening, but I’m more productive in the morning. This works well with my style. In the morning I edit my photos and add them to a pocket template, then later in the day, I add the fun stuff.
J: Any pictures of your workplace?
T: I need help in this department! In our new house, my daughter and I have a craft room for our projects but we haven’t sorted out what we’d like it to look like yet!
J: Share with us your top 3 layouts that you’ve created.
T: In no particular order:
T: Week 28
T: Week 4
T: Week 34
Thank you Tracie for letting us learn more about you!
Head on over to Tracie’s TLP Gallery to see more of her amazing pocket pages! Do you want to be spotlighted on the TLP blog? Keep posting your layouts in the gallery and you may be next!