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Spotlight on a Designer: Jacqueline Yeo

jacquelineyeoheadshot.jpgJacqueline Yeo, a talented designer from Singapore, joins us for this installment of our Spotlight on a Designer series. For past interviews, please click here.

Jacqueline Yeo is becoming well known for her beautiful appliqued album and book covers. You can take a look at them in her Etsy shop, “For the Record,” where she sells them. Jacqueline also scrapbooks and makes other crafts. She actually works as an architect and is a wife and mother to two young children. You can see more of her work on the Design Teams she belongs to: October Afternoon, Story of My Own, and Label Tulip.

Here are the questions we posed to Jacqueline, along with her answers:

{ScrapScene} How long have you been scrapbooking? What got you started?jacquelineyeotakenote.jpg

{Jacqueline Yeo} I started scrapbooking in the Fall of 2005, when my elder daughter was about 7 months old. That makes it about 3 yrs since! :) I love looking back at all the older scrap layouts, it really makes it even more special now that I’ve got 2 daughters and not much time to document their growing up years otherwise!

{ScrapScene} Can you tell us a little about your appliqued projects? (i.e. How did you learn about this craft, etc.)

{Jacqueline Yeo} I’ve also loved anything crafty. I got started with the appliqued projects when I wanted to create a photo album cover with my little girl’s handprints on them. After that, I started to do more mixing and matching of materials and giving them out as presents. People liked them so much they came back with more orders, and I started to list them on Etsy as well. (Photo below left is of an embroidered album for sale  here).jacquelineyeoembroideredalbumcover.jpg

{ScrapScene} What are your favourite techniques and products?

{Jacqueline Yeo} I love using chipboard and embellishments! Any type will set my heartbeat skipping. :) At the moment, my favorite embellishment are the MM love pebble clips! They look good on any LO, mini albums or altered art.

{ScrapScene} What are your most essential scrapbooking tools?

{Jacqueline Yeo} My exacto knife, tape glue and MM cutter are my essentials! I also just got a corner rounder, which I LOjacquelineyeoembroidery.jpgVE…..

{ScrapScene} What do you think is the hottest trend in scrapbooking?

{Jacqueline Yeo} What do you predict for future trends? I love the felt / fabric trend lately. I love all that glitter as well. I think future trends will include a lot of colour, matryoshka dolls, gothic imagery…. :)

{ScrapScene} Do you have any tips for getting published?

{Jacqueline Yeo}jacquelineyeochubby-feet.jpg Erm, I haven’t been published! haha…. that said, I think it’s also down to not submitting enough. With my assignments at October Afternoon, I would be much more rigorous with submissions, so hopefully I’ll get published soon! :P

{ScrapScene} What other hobbies are you involved in besides scrapbooking?

{Jacqueline Yeo} Knitting, baking, crafting, sewing, pottery… the list goes on. I’m only limited by the amount of time I can spare! :P

{ScrapScene} Are there any other Designers that inspire you?

{Jacqueline Yeo} O there are loads! I’ve got at least 150 people on my bloglines as we jacquelineyeobabyblanket.jpgspeak. I get inspired everyday by all these fantastic scrappy friends and crafty friends all the time. And I think Flickr is the BEST invention ever… :)

{ScrapScene} What project are you working on now? Do you have any sneak peeks to share?

{Jacqueline Yeo} I’m working on a range of toddler blankies right now. They’re more figurative than the baby blankets that i’ve listed in my shop, and also much larger. Have attached a sneak peeks. (See photo above right.)

{ScrapScene} Can you describejacquelineyeoscrapspace.jpg your scrapping space and share a photo of it?

{Jacqueline Yeo} My scrapping space is a mess! :P heh heh… i haven’t really got a decent picture of it all packed up. (See photo of Jacqueline’s scrap space at left. For more photos of her home, please click here.)

Thank you Jacqueline!

All work shown in this post was created by Jacqueline Yeo.

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