Saturday, March 8, 2008

Get to Know Michelle Clement

Let's Welcome Michelle! Check out the cool storage ideas Michelle uses in her creative space and make sure to comment on this thread for a Giveaway! Michelle hand-picked her favorite things from the store and we are giving YOU a chance to win them! Winner will be picked with a random number generator on March 15th.

Here's a little about our March Guest Designer:

Hiya! My name's Michelle Clement, I'm a 23 year-old animator by day. I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada close to the beach with my also-artsy hubby, Tzanko. I started scrapbooking when I was 12, after taking a beginners class with my mom and sister. In high school, I picked it back up again doing a scrapbook for an English class project, and then over the years it literally became the form of expression for me; it was my artistic getaway when I was going through film school. I graduated from a Classical Animation program with a short film I hand-drew, and now work at a local animation studio using Flash to work on animated television shows. Alongside papercrafting, I also draw, sew, paint, and I love writing and art-journaling, as well. I get to make art all day long and then come home and make some more - I couldn't ask for more!

My main sources of inspiration are Mr. Tim Burton's films, Edward Gorey's books and sketches, the film "The Science of Sleep", home decor magazines, and shiny new crafting supplies or a new stack of pictures. My favorite book is "The Time Travelers Wife", and I admire the work of Sabrina Ward Harrison and Roy Lichtenstein, among many other scrapbookers, photographers, and artists alike. I am a sucker for anything antique, cool indie movies, eighties rock n' roll, and graphic tee-shirts, and I especially love the combination of vintage goodies and bright colors anywhere, but especially on my projects! In my spare time, if I'm not making anything, you can find me going for walks, attending film screenings, animating on a small side project, or hanging with hubby at home watching movies. You can read my daily ramblings here: www.youer-than-you.blogspot.com.

I have one wall devoted to all things scrap, full of vintage bits and baubles, jars of buttons, and a lin to hang my recent projects up on.









































































Leave a comment for your chance to win some of Michelle's Favorite things:

117 comments:

Jenifer said...

your space looks fantastic. And your choice of goodies are wonderful.

Scrapbookmama said...

Wow your space is colorful and lively that would make me want to play all day :)

-Ellie
e@scrapbookmama.com

Allison said...

What fun...I have found Michelle's blog before and she has such a funky style! Congrats from another Canuck!

scfranson said...

This is such a fun, fresh blog, I just love it.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Elizabeth said...

You have a great space to create in. :) And, it sounds like you are creating alot. I will be checking out your blog.

cruzinkellster said...

Love interesting things on a wall in a scraproom...kind of like a museum...
Great choice of fun things!!! I would love to WIN!

Anna Sigga said...

I love all the yummy colors in your space - I am certain it fills you with inspiration everyday!

Your fav things are too delish!

Marilyn said...

Love how you integrate your job and your hobby - the best of both worlds! And what wonderful blog candy - I hope it comes to live with me!

Pegg S said...

Love seeing creative people's workspaces! It looks amazing!! I love her style~

Julia said...

What a fun fun room and love the mix of goodies! The owl paper is fantastic! :-)

Tanis said...

Love that guy and girl skull card :)
Looks like a great collection for the giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us :) Good luck everyone!

Katy said...

Amazing story, Love the life long story of your scrap journey! Congrats on being the guest designer this month!
~Katy

Daniela said...

What a fun room and I love your blog, back to read some more.

Shawn said...

congrats to you michelle, I love all the goodies you selected :)

Linda said...

It is nice to meet Michelle and see her fabulous work space.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Angie said...

Love all the little do-dads.. how fun.

angie

debbiedee said...

What a fun space to create in! I love seeing other's rooms and spaces. I am looking forward to seeing what the design team comes up with.

MrsTina said...

your space inspires me like so many other do! TFS!
-Tina C.

kimosabescraps said...

Love looking at your space... so fun to see your stuff.. I absolutely love your style!
way to go... and some of your faves are mine too!

Kim

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Congratulations Michelle! I can't wait to see your designs. Your craft room simply looks heavenly well, I could play all day in there...anyway congratulations again! :)

scrapcat said...

yay michelle!
congrats!

loving your space.

Cammeron said...

I started reading this and I thought, who is michelle? hahahahaha So THAT's your real name!! jGongrats Girl! You rock!

Amanda Ann said...

WOW!!! You have so many cool goodies! How fun!

Rosalynn said...

I love your room. Looks awesome!!!

Christa said...

i totally need to get one of those embellish holders! that is so awesome! and the stuff you have in there looks like a lot of fun!

Funky Finds said...

michelle always inspires!

jessica

Starlight said...

YAY Michelle huge congrats hun!
xox
Lucy

Sharon said...

enjoyed reading your blog and you have such fun things to play with!

Darlene said...

Wow your space is incredible. I sure enjoyed the peek into those drawers filled with lots of fun stuff to be creative. Darlene L

djstamper20003 at yahoo.com

jessicaj said...

Your space is so super cute. It's great insperation for my new room being built as we speak. :)

Bethany Kartchner said...

What a beautiful space! Love all those goodies in the boxes!

Stephanie Baxter said...

Wow...I love your scrap wall!!

patri oliveira said...

This space is amazing! Love it!

~*Gems*~ said...

Don't you just love all the colour?! Such a cool girly xxx

Maripi said...

Love you work space.

Bekka said...

Michelle's work is fabulous! I love reading her blog!

debra harvey said...

love the blog :)

weebbt said...

I love your style, and I love your scrap room - so inviting!

elly rainbow said...

i always have loved your stuff!

Sam and Emma said...

Love your space! Congrats on being the guest designer. :)

-Kristina

Jennifer H. said...

WOW your scrap space is GREAT! I love all the vibrant colors and goodies. So much inspiration!

ilovecupcakes said...

Awesome space! That skully piece that you showed looked super cute.

thornys said...

your scrap space is beautiful!
I love the drawer you use for your embellishment storage! the way you hang your layouts is great too. love all the skulls!
so inspiring!
you got good taste!

Jessica said...

ahhh one of my fave gals!! you know, i watched the science of sleep the other day for the first time. I LOVED IT.

xoxo
jess

Sharmaine said...

Love Michelle, love her work and LOVE her picks for the RAK!!! YUM

Carolynn W. said...

You have a great scrap area! I love how you store your brads and other small stuff out in the open...you don't have to dig around to find things.
Thanks for the chance to win your favorite things!

huntla1 said...

I love your space! Your bauble and bits storage is fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

Barbara said...

Yummy! I see some owls peeking at me! the owls would love to come to my home!

Melissa said...

great job Michelle!
-kylissa (SIS)

kylissa@gmail.com

The Crafty Chik said...

How cool is that! I love your storage idea for "things"! I have one of those printer drawers too but+chose to do the obvious of using it as a shadowbox! Love versatility in things like this! Nice meeting you! Nice name too! LOL!
Michelle

Kate said...

Ooh I like those goodies and your scrapspace looks amazing (any chance you could send your scraproom to me LOL)

Jules said...

I Love your little storage droors Michelle, and of course your work, but you already know that.

Boriquaz said...

Love the way she organizes her stuff and such cute goodies she has, not to mention her fav picks are def some of my fave picks.

Lillsisslill said...

Love your space M. I saw some smurf ribbons on one of the pictures. I like...

Love this blog, bookmarking it:)


/Lillyrose

Teresa said...

Oh the fun I would have in your craft space! I love that you have some of your work on display all the time. Congrats on being the guest designer.

lydiajane said...

So cool you're the featured artist!!! Love your scrappy space, especially the wooden bins!

PetiteCheri said...

Michelle is super talented. I was happy to see her as your guest designer. I love all of the goodies that she's picked out!

Sarah said...

I do adore that wall of delights.

Donna said...

Your wall of scrap is AWESOME!

Wendy Sue said...

Wow, what a talented gal!! Can't wait to see some fun projects from Michelle in a few days! :o)

Erika M. said...

Love your creative space. Your goodies are beautiful.

Paige said...

Great organization.

ScrapFairy said...

I so love your scrpace it is so colorful and bright. And I have never seen this site before, so fun. Love all the stuff in the store, great site.

BR@NDY said...

Love your picks. So fresh and fun!

stephanie said...

love the storage container for all the bits and pieces!

Vicki said...

Congrats Michelle! Love your space and work. This is a great site too!

sheila said...

I love seeing creative spaces, and yours is certainly creative. Love all the colors. I am looking forward to seeing what the design team comes up with.

Stephanie said...

Love it all! Great space

Anne Thompson said...

Wow, that is a fun wall! That owl paper is lovely, I am fully obsessed with owls and birds! Thanx, Anne

dani j. said...

That is an amazing space! total eye candy!

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

Lee said...

OK I am *hearting* your scrap space Michelle and totally LOVE the pack you put together.
YOU RULE!!!
CHeers,

Lee L. (lalalee@sistv)

Martha Bonneau said...

What a fabulous, inspiring space...no wonder Michelle creates such fabulous stuff in there :)

Closet Artist said...

Oh my gosh can i stop by your scrap space and snoop around? LOL and maybe do some shopping in there as well?! LOL

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Of course I love the name of your place!

SmilynStef said...

How very very fun ... love it all.

Christina C. said...

woot. love michelle's stuff. she has fabulous taste. :D

Ginajam said...

Wow...what an amazing talent! Everything is extremely fun to look at. Your room is too cool...I would love to step foot in it!

Rae said...

Great scrap zone. I love that line for your projects.

sgc said...

I am in awe of your workspace!
Sandye

Sandra Smart said...

wow, what an awesome job you have. It sounds like so much fun!
And I do love your creative space.
Thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

You've made yourself a wonderfully creative scrapping space.

Robyn W said...

i wanna play at your house, will suffice playing with your favs though...thanks so much for the fun

Lisa said...

Ohhh!!! I want to come over and play!

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

great space so colorful!!! :) TFS! :)

Sabrina said...

Wowza! What a fun place to scrap...and those are some beautiful products you picked out!

Allison said...

Your space looks awesome - I wish mine looked that good! The goodies look great!

Michelle said...

Wow that space looks incredible! Michelle has such great taste. Love the kit and the RAK. :)

Stampin Cats said...

Wow. Your space looks great. Thanks for sharing the blog candy.

Amber Risher said...

I love Michelle! Everything she touches turns to creative gold! Love her scrap space too! Michelle you know i think you are the bomb diggity! Congrats on this dt, too!

xx, Amber

~Lana B.~ said...

What an inspiring place! Thanks for sharing!!
find me at: mamastamps at sbcglobal dot net

Thanks again!!!
~Lana B~

Annelies said...

It's always nice getting to know new great scrappers!

Brandi*Wine said...

I love all your embellies!! You rock as always!
Brandi

Alison said...

Very cool studio space; love all your organizational/inspirational touches. We share the same favorite book!

Linda SS said...

Michelle's favorites made up some awesome blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Sara said...

Love your space. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sara

Kelly said...

Yay Michelle! You know I love your stuff and stalk your blog...LOVE the look of that "scrap wall"- totally inspiring!

Scrapworthy said...

What a fun place to play!

micayla said...

Michelle sent me over..........count me in!! Gotta dig Michelle's fab work space, I am in awe!!!

lynn said...

what a great assortment of stuff, both the personal stash, and the giveaway. Y U M M Y !!!

Kim said...

awesome studio. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

CAKVD said...

WOW! It looks as though your favorite things are also my favorite things!!! I love how organized your space is! Beautiful!
Cheryl KVD

Sarah D said...

ooooooooo what a fab craft room and give away!!!!

Vianna said...

You're a lucky lady: you have what you want by day and by night, and a crafting space to boot! Me? I'm still crafting on my dining table, mostly using Photoshop and out of a shoebox ... It would be nice to win some new stuff.
My cards here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40437577@N00/sets/72157600595805924/

Tejal said...

Your space is sooooo fabulous...i would do anything for a space like this...
So colorful..yummy in my opinion!

Tejal

Sue said...

What a beautiful studio you have to create all that gorgeous work in :)

_Kine said...

Oh, I love that little drawer with the cute stuff!!

RachelDenbow said...

Michelle is the bomb.

The bomb-diggity.

~Michelle~ said...

What a fun space to create in!! Your set of goodies looks like fun...can't wait to see your creations!!

Nettie said...

Sending Congrats to Michelle for being chosen as guest designer for March. Love looking at her room, wow I see lots of inspiration in it.

Thanks for chance to win some awesome goodies!
Nettie

D Baker Photography said...

WOW, such cute stuff.

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful color - everything is just so pretty!! :)

DenaCoe said...

Wooo Hooo Michelle! I am so glad you were chosen as the first guest designer. You know I think you rock and I miss being on a team with you dearly!
Love your scrap space and think you need to come help me with mine.
And your fave things...are so very you. Funky and cool!
love ya girl!

Dena

Lori Mueller said...

OMGosh, Michelle....you are sooo organized. I love your 'hang-out'! Congrats on being the Guest Designer this month....way to go!

polinka said...

your space is so amazing!! it would be very inspiring for me to scrap in there... ;)

And your blog rocks!!

have a nice day!!

Alli said...

some awesome stuff!

scrappinpeg said...

Wow I can't believe how organized your space is. I would love to come and scrap and play at your place for a day! Congratulations on being a guest designer for the month of March..... Love your style! Hugs.... Peggy

Sophia said...

You have a great room and great blog, love it!