I'm July Gaceta from Manila, Philippines. I have been married for 8 years. I have two angels named Kyle and Jean Marie. They helped me open my eyes into new chapter of our lives. That’s when I decided to start scrapbooking to document our journey with my husband, my sisters and myself too, I thought Life is too short to enjoy in every moment.
I just started traditional scrapbooking last January 2009. I have been a digital scrapbooker. I so love this craft that I thought to dabble on how traditional techniques used to create beautiful pages. Then, I started to realize that the creative process for this hobby is so much best for me to escape from my hectic corporate schedule. I love that it gives me new perspective to see things farther than the usual one. This craft is a passion. It gives me so much patience not to give up until I finished what I started.
My style in scrapbooking is experimental. I love to try new things based from previous hobbies I used to enjoy; those are sewing, paper tole, digital art and most especially photography. I thought scrapbooking is perfect to bring together different interests into one beautiful page. I was used to make double-page layout and mini books in digital scrapbooking. With traditional scrapbooking I mostly do 12x12 layouts because it gives me enough space to work on. I always start my page with a sketch. It jump starts my mojo. Since photography is my first-love hobby I can't get enough inspiration from it; I have lots of photos to scrap I'm not even through half of it.
My favorite arstist is Picasso. I love his style, the colours, the modernity, and the simplicity yet triggers me to think beyond what I see. One of my inspiration to know myself better as an artist.You can visit July's blog here: http://julysweetescape.blogspot.com/
Here are some of July's layouts:
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