September Guest Designer - Azzari Jarrett
We are so very happy to introduce our guest designer for the September release, Azzari Jarrett. Azzari is an accomplished photographer, scrapbooker, and designer. We just love her style of scrapbooking, especially her use of negative space on the projects that she created. We think you will love them just as much as we do.
But before we do that we asked Azzari a few questions about her scrapbooking history and her design aesthetic so we can all get to know her a little bit better.
How long have you been scrapbooking and what is your history with the craft?
Documenting life has always been a part of who I am. I started a journal when I was 8 years old, writing daily about my life. I began documenting the simple moments of my everyday life through photography with the birth of my oldest daughter. Looking for a way to combine my photos with stories led me to pocket page scrapbooking in 2013. I haven't looked back since!
What are your favorite types of projects that you like to make?
In order to keep things new and fresh, I'm always about trying new formats and creative tools in my documenting. Right now, my two favorite types of projects are pocket page layouts and most recently, Traveler's Notebooks.
Do you like to scrapbook certain types of stories?
I love to record the big and small moments my family life through photos and stories. I love it when one of my girls asks to see our "memories". To watch them flip through a completed album or spread really gives me so much joy. I also love to scrapbook my current favorites, things that I love right now, or experiences that I am going through.
What is your go to style of scrapbooking?
I'm not sure if I have a style, but I do know that I am drawn to minimalism and including film in my layouts. When I feel like my layouts are missing something, I immediately reach for my instant film images to add to pages. It gives my layouts a personal touch adds a bit of dimension. I also feel that less is more. I love only having one focal point in my pages.
What is your scrapbooking philosophy?
My personal scrapbooking philosophy is to go with the flow. There are times when I feel creative, and there are times of rest. Both are ok! It's not a switch I can turn on or off, I just know when I am "feeling it", and I know to ride that wave. Also, there is a never a time when I don't look back at what I've created and wish I hadn't completed that spread or layout. I am simply grateful that it is completed, and that it tells my story. It also helps me look back at my life and realized how blessed I am to live such a full life.
Thank you so much for sharing Azzari, we just love your go with the flow outlook, and could not agree more about not regretting anything that we have made. The projects we create truly are markers in time and should be celebrated and enjoyed.
Azzari made two travelers notebook projects for us so lets get right down to it. The first spread she created was made with the Halloween mini kit. We love the simplicity and of course those beautiful smiling faces in the photo, how cute are her sweet girls!
We thoroughly enjoyed having Azzari as our guest designer this month and we hope that she has inspired you to try a more simple and minimalist approach to your memory keeping. We for sure are super inspired by her. Make sure you check out her personal website, her personal blog and of course her Instagram account to stay on top of what she is doing and creating.
Thank you again Azzari, it was a delight having you.