Guest Designer Rachel Denbow!!!

Check out these two layouts and super cute mini done by Rachel!! I love Rachel’s style and her handwriting! So fun to look at and read – plus it adds such a personal touch to the projects! Rachel is so sweet and great to work with! I decided to do something new this time… An interview!! And, she totally agreed to do one so I have posted it below πŸ™‚

An interview with Rachel!!

Blog Link: (personal blog)
Other link(s):

When did you start scrapbooking? Who/how did you get interested in it?
I was doing art journals in 2002 when Elsie first asked me to try scrapbooking. I wasn’t interested but she was persistent and I gave in. She gave me a big box of old product and I made my parents an album for their 25th anniversary! I slowly started to recognize my style and which products I worked best with and really became a regular scrapper at the end of 2007.

Do you try to record every moment or just special ones?
I usually just start with pictures that I love and work around them. Its not necessarily even a special moment but it documents the images that I want to remember. I have worked on albums that focused on important events, such as the six months of my son’s life, and the engagement of good friends, but I tend to only work on what is a part of my life at that moment.

What is your favorite part about the creative process? I love being absorbed in the making process. The end product is always satisfying and its always great to know others enjoy your work, too.

What color combo do you love to use lately? I’ve been using the green, blue, brown combo or the green, pink combo on almost everything.

Where does most of your inspiration come from? I get a lot of inspiration from images on flickr. Most of the time I’m getting inspiration in the area of photography or fashion and it somehow triggers something in the crafty part of my brain and I get really motivated to produce something.

What is your most favorite thing in or about scrapbooking right now at this moment? I really enjoy the friends I’ve made online through scrapbooking blogs and networks. I think having a place to share your creative process and have the encouragement of others is really valuable in a person’s life. As far as trends go, I love that more people are making mini albums.
Which Elle’s Studio product was your favorite to work with? The scalloped circle tags and the ‘seen and noted’ tags were great to mix together.
Any Elle’s Studio product a must have?
The woodgrain tags are my all time favorite!!!
Thanks Rachel! You are awesome!! I’ll keep the giveaway going (in the post below) until the 8:00 pm rap up post, so you can still enter to win by commenting in that post! And, make sure to tell Rachel how much she rocks πŸ™‚


  1. Gaby says

    love that mini album!!

  2. CC says

    I agree that’s a cute mini album. I love how Rachel used all your tags. Really fun. Can’t wait to get a bunch of the new stuff.

  3. Shawna says

    Great stuff! I love your mini album! Fabulous!

  4. Rach H says

    that mini rocks!!
    and so does Rachel!!
    great Qdter!!

  5. Rachel – you did a great job on the layouts but I especially love the little mini book and the way you used Elle’s tags. Very cute and very inspirational!

  6. Nichole says

    this is awesome…love her style. especially the mini..

  7. Teisha says

    THose are great layouts. Thanks for sharing and I’ll look forward to seeing more of your work. Your little book makes me want to head back to SF πŸ™‚

  8. Charin says

    Yay! I love Rachel πŸ™‚ Her projects were so cute, and so was that interview! πŸ™‚

  9. JessSrail says

    that mini is amazing! I love Rachel’s work!

  10. Debbie says

    wow – your work is so great! I got loads of ideas just from looking at your work. Thanks for sharing with us !

  11. Sara says

    Love your work, Rachel! So inspiring!

  12. Michelle says

    Yay, Rachel!! Awesome pages and such a cool interview! =)

  13. Michelle says

    Incredible! I love Rachel’s style. Thanks for the amazing blog party!

  14. emily says

    i know i’m late for the give-a-way, but i just wanted to say how awesome rachels layouts (and mini) are!
    she rocked them!

  15. Dana says

    Love everything Rachel. Loving the layouts!!!! makes me wanna scrap tonite. πŸ™‚

  16. Vee says

    awesome mini Rachel!
    i love the new stuff, off to place an order πŸ™‚

  17. Dana says

    i have handwriting envy!

  18. love these images and ideas to make a mini album!

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