Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Guest Designer Kay Rogers

Hi my name is Kay Rodgers and I'm a high school math teacher with two daughters, Emily and Jenna. Emily is a high school biology teacher in Chicago, and Jenna is a 7th-grader. I also have two dogs and a cat. I have been scrapbooking for the last 11 years, and love it as much now as I did when I started. ​

1.   How long have you been scrapbooking and why did you start? 
I've been scrapbooking for the last 12 years. When my youngest was turning  1 I decided to do an album for her first year. I've been hooked ever since! 
2.   How would you describe your scrapbooking style?  
SIMPLE. I am a working mom, and I don't have a ton of time to scrapbook. Not only do I do traditional pages, I've been doing Project Life for the last three years. To make it doable in my life I've got to keep it simple. I'm also quite linear in my style, which isn't a big surprise as I'm a math teacher.
3.   What scrapbookers have influenced you most? 
I think I was first inspired by Cathy Zielske. Her simple, graphic style really appealed to me, then and now. I don't quite achieve her simplicity, but she continues to be a source of inspiration. 
4.  What is your favorite thing about kit clubs?   
I LOVE kits. I got my start on a kit design team years ago, and I loved the challenge of putting together layouts from the same kit that had a different look. I also love the time-saving factor of someone coordinating items that all look good together. I also like kits because they allow you to try new products, techniques, or color schemes, pushing you out of your comfort zone. 
5.  What are your 5 favorite scrapbooking items? 
Glue Dots - couldn't live without them
Die-Cuts  - I know it's old-fashioned, but I love them.
Patterned Paper - it's my obsession
Enamel Dots - love the splash of color and dimension, without adding bulk.
Stickers - again, old school I know. But I tend to like flatter pages.
6.  How would you describe the Citrus Twist November kit and what do you love most about it?  
I love the colors in the kit. It's muted, mixed with some bold colors. The punches of color in the floral papers make me insanely happy. I could wallpaper my house with the Recollection paper. I love the mix of embellishments as well. That alpha from Jillibean Soup will be used often!

Here is a look into my scrap room.  I have a small corner in our formal living room to scrap. I am determined to stay within that space, and get rid of supplies often. I find having too much stuff actually hinders my creativity. Recently my daughter Jenna added her chair and craft storage so we can create at the same table at the same time. I love that she shares this hobby with me!

And here is look at a layout I created using the November Main Kit.

**Remember to leave some love for Kay to win ONE of her favorite things!!**


  1. I love your scrap space! It's heaven!

  2. Kay,
    Loving your layout as usual! I like your cool new gig.

  3. Great LO and I LOVE your craft space!

  4. Your scrap space is beautiful. Simple, clean, organized, perfect.

    Adore the silly picture of your daughter. Can't wait for my own littles to do fun things like that!

  5. Your space is awesome, will use some of your ideas as I move my space into the family room