Name: Leica Forrest
Position: Contributing editor, Canadian Scrapbooker
Passionate about art, life and her family, scrapbooking has become truly a passion for her. To capture the memories, she and her family (husband Jim of 9 years, 3 children Riley 5, Jager 3, Ireland 1) , love to live life to the fullest and they all share in the smiles of the scrapbooks.
Leica (pronounced Lisa) graduated from University with an education degree, and has turned this love into teaching scrapbook classes internationally. Leica currently is the contributing editor for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, nicknamed the “Creative Goddess” by her publisher for her ability to push the limits with what simple products can become.
She has been scrapbooking for 12 years, published hundreds of times in many medias,enjoyed all the different design teams she has been on & currently on, as they always challenge her creatively. She enjoys trying all different styles and techniques, always having the desire to learn new things. Definitely has the motto that you will complete her classes…she leaves no man standing, but has a sense of humour that you may spend lot’s of time giggling in her classes.
Here’s a snippet of what Leica had to say about our products…
“I LOVE your collections. I had so much fun working on the projects. The products looks fabulous and I love the new packaging!!!! That is something I would definitely keep on me to take to events and crops cause all it looks like I would need is a binder than I am ready to go! Cool! Thanks for the honor of this guest spot, I can’t wait for the reveal.”
Now Leica loved our collections so much she created…(wait for it)….
7 x 12×12 layouts, 3 x 8×8 layouts,6 x 6×12 layouts,3 Beyond-the-Page projects, and… 18 x cards
So we’ve decided to break up her Guest Designer spot for today and tomorrow!!
Today we’re featuring her work using Duchess, Offshore and Pennyroyale.
Friends Fancy Flower album
“When I am working with albums that have different layers that allow you to see the next page I always cover the book from back to front and then decorate the covered pages beginning with the front page working towards the back. The reason for this is so I can see how “busy” I am getting and if I need to “tone down” my front so it is legible. you will see with this album there are no pictures yet…I had a thought in mind to scrap about my friends, and now I am off to take fun pics with them. But it is easy to follow the core instructions. I won’t show every page, just a few to get the ideas rolling.
Cut the “jane” pp to fit the last page.(I always use “tics” made by my pen by placing the album page on top of the pp I cam cutting, OR I put adhesive ON the page and cut around it as shown below.) Choose if you want the stripes horizontal or vertical.Either way it is easiest to use your crop a dile to punch out the holes.
To see more of Leica’s amazing work, head to her blog.