Blending Artsy and Abstract | A Scrapper’s Style Interview with Chris Asbury

Hello, Chris, and welcome to Simply Tiffany Studios! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi, my name is Chris Asbury, aka casbury in digi-world. I’m from Northern California and live in Livermore (California’s ‘other’ Wine Country), with my husband, son and two dogs. Since my son graduated from college just a few weeks ago, my husband and I will soon be official empty nesters with just two aging dogs to keep us company. We also have two married daughters living in SoCal and two adorable granddaughters.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I began scrapbooking in 2005 out of a need to organize my ever growing stash of photographs and memorabilia and to make some sense of order. I also believe that if you save something just to store it away it has no purpose. Why not see it, use it or share it? I was only familiar with paper scrapping at the time and became instantly obsessed with all things scrapbooking. I amassed a colorful array of supplies that would be left behind in two years when I discovered digital scrapping.

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Mastering the Art of the Clean and Simple | A Scrapper’s Style Interview with Elisa C., aka Zizazzi

Hello Elisa and welcome to Simply Tiffany Studios! Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you became interested in digital scrapbooking?

My name is Elisa C., also known as Zizazzi in the digital world. I’m French and an urban planner in real life, as well as a happy mother of two children aged almost two and almost four years.

I discovered digital scrapbooking at the beginning of 2009 while on maternity leave for my first child. At the time, I was looking for online websites to print my wedding and honeymoon photos and put them in a book. But after typing “book, photo, format” I discovered digital scrapbooking blogs and fell in love!

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Capturing the Single Moment | A Scrapper’s Style Interview with ViVre

Hi ViVre! Welcome to Simply Tiffany Studios. Tell us about you and your digi-scrapping craft.

On the internet, I’m known as ViVre (with two capitals). Vi are the first letters of my first name and Vre are the first letters of my last name. I live in the Netherlands and speak Dutch but in French “vivre” means “to live.” I like to play with words and their meanings.

I purchased my first personal computer in the early 1990’s. When Adobe released Photoshop 5, one of my brother-in-laws installed it for me. That’s when I started playing and creating photo collages.  Right from the start I added words, poems, lyrics, and proverbs to my collages. I love the back and forth between words and photos, and photos and words. I think the interplay adds depth to both.

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