Designer Spotlight- Lori Gentile

>> Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Must Have Scrapbook Supply?
I would be lost without Fabri-Tac and Scrappy Glue.

When & Why did you start scrapbooking?

I started in the late 1990's. I wanted to scrapbook about my Grandmother and my boyfriend (now husband). I had never thought of myself as being creative, and when I saw my Cousin's scrapbooks I thought it would be something I could actually do that was meaningful, fun and not too creative. Boy, have things changed!

Guilty Pleasures...
Coffee!!! It's the one thing I know I should give up, but just won't.

Two things you want very badly at this moment?
A new camera and a photoshop upgrade.

3 items that are in your purse..
Ha! I'm the total anti-girl here. I literally only have three things in my purse; wallet, phone and a small point and shoot camera.

Favorite Scrapbook Technique/ or Style?
I have to sew on everything or it just seems unfinished. I feel the same way about bling. I need some sort of shiny something on my layouts. I like to add texture and dimension. That said, I like my photos to be front and center before everything else.

When do you feel most creative?
Unfortunately, I'm most creative first thing in the morning. That's usually the time I'm taking care of everyone else. Fortunately, I have a wonderful husband who gives me weekend morning time to create.

Do you snack while you scrapbook? If so what?
No. Never.

Do you have a scrapbook confession?
I put my entire layout together without adhering anything down. When I like it, I gently lift corners and such, trying not to shift anything, and use a wet adhesive to get it all secure. I have a terrible memory, so if I actually lifted things off to get tape runner or ATG glue on the backs of them, I'd never remember how to put it all back together.

Favorite Tv Shows?
Smallville, American Idol, 24, Lost, Project Runway and Top Chef.

Jobs you've had?
My first job was in retail. Then, I was a receptionist, then an accounting clerk, then a certified Buyer/Contract Negotiator, and then a Program Manager. Now, I am a hard working Stay-at-Home Mommy.

What are you listening to right now?
Adam Lambert's studio version of "One", Pink's "Sober", Tori Amos' "Welcome to England", and the latest albums by The Fray and Rascal Flatts.


Gina May 27, 2009 at 12:11 PM  

Omgoodness that LO is just too cute!!!!

Nicole May 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

gorgeous layout Lori...and i love getting to 'know you' a bit better!! =)

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