Hey all, Polly Jewelle here! I am thrilled to bring you another TLP member spotlight! I had the opportunity to chat with purlz76 this week. She is such a sweetheart and so fun to talk to! Sit back and take some time to get to know purlz76 a little better!
Jewelle: What is your IRL name and your user name?
Purlz76: My name is Agnes. I love purple so my user name is purlz76. The “76″ is my birth year.
J: Could you provide a picture of yourself so we can see who you are?
J: Where do you call home?
P: Singapore. Not China. Not Hong Kong. Not Taiwan.
J: Digital or Hybrid? Both?
J: How long have you been scrapping?
P: 8 years. I started with digital back in 2005. Then I converted to paper in mid-2006 because most of my scrapbook friends are paper-scrappers. When life had gotten ahead of me, I stopped. But I would still get my hands dirty once in a while in both digital & paper until I chanced upon TLP in May 2012. Then the rest is history.
J: What is the starting point for your pages – photos, the story, products?
P: All three are interlinked for me. And may I also add quotes and text. Sometimes a quote/text can lead me to the photo. Sometimes I already have a photo in mind, then half-way through scrapping I will come up with the “bestest” title. Other times the products can lead me to either the title/quotes or photo. Then the rest will just come naturally.
J: How would you describe your style?
P: My style is clustered & busy. I think. Well, that’s the “trend” I see in my pages! I can also scrap clean and simple. Not too clean and simple, because for some reason I cannot tolerate a clean background.
J: Any must-have items or techniques on all of your pages?
P: There are three items I always want to use on my pages: ribbons, metal & flowers. I don’t call them my must-haves, per se. Just that I was super crazy over them when I was paper-scrapping. Yet I was not comfortable using them and didn’t know how to use them. So now I will use them just because I want to.
J: Share a favorite tip or trick
P: Put in the shadow first. It is not my favourite, per se. But I find it very useful because it allows me to see it “more clearly” how everything will look on my page.
J: Do you listen to music while you scrap? What kind?
P: Yes, but I have no specific preference. These are on my playlist – Les Misérables, A Monster In Paris, Sister Act, Dirty Dancing, Chipmunks , Chipettes, Michael Bolton and a few slow rock/heavy metal. Oh. I just realized that I also have Happy Feet 1 & 2 on my play list! My recently played is Les Misérables.
J: What’s your favorite snack (if any) while you scrap?
P: Nope, I don’t snack while scrapping. Too distracting.
J: What time of day do you feel most creative?
P: No specific time. As long as the inspiration hits me, I’m good to go.
J: Share with us the top 3 layouts that you’ve created:
P: I don’t have a top-3 layouts. So I’ll choose my current 3 favorites.
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Thanks Agnes for letting us learn more about you!
Be sure and pop over to Agnes’s TLP gallery to see more of her stunning work! Do you want to be spotlighted on the TLP blog? Keep posting your layouts in the gallery and you may be next!