It's always nice when new entrepreneurs take to Scrapbooking stores. Today you will toil Anja, owning Picturing the World, a new scrapbooking- and stamp shop in Denmark. When you read further you will discover that Anja passionate about scrapbooking and especially the pistons from Print obsession has taken her by storm. Anja is a girl once and she suffers from travel fever. She is incredibly responsive to its customers, and before she went to the U.S. to act to Picturing the World, she took his customers for advice.
Read on and win yourself a nice stamp.
I have MANY years wanted to start as an independent, but has had difficulty finding the idea and take that final leap. But Christmas and New Year half a year ago, celebrated my girlfriend and I were in New York. And here, the conversation back on topic. Here, said Jesper (My Boyfriend), that it might be it should be the goal for this year, I had to start independent. That I went and chewed a little more than a little time. In New York, we visited a stamp shop, I bought some of the cool background stamps Cover a Card from Impression Obsession. She had 5 various kinds of in-store, and I was sold. I went long and had to choose between which I should have, and I ply them back and forth between my basket and their place on the shelf. It is probably needless to say I ended up buying them all 5.
When I got home and everyone I had met who saw my stamps thought they were wonderful and so gik, where not long before I decided myself that I would åbne store with, among others. these stamps. Jeg søgte CVR nr. d. 10. February and a month later, I stood at the Convention with my shop and make'n'take all day. 3 weeks later, the web shop open and since it's just been a busy.
My interview with Anja.
Alder: 29 year – tæt på de 30 year.
Marital Status: Live with my boyfriend Jesper, you will also attend the Conventions and fairs.
Interests: Jeg har altid været kreativ og elsket når jeg kunne sidde indenfor og nørkle og jeg troede en overgang på at det var kunstakademi vejen jeg skulle.
I've also done many things in the paper and cardboard genre over the years. I've made kortog scrapbooks I am very interested in keeping the memories, I get and therefore makes my photos high – Also today in my layouts. I am an avid photographer, who likes to take some good pictures. Besides that I travel a lot and loves to get out where the pavement ends as backpacker. For 4 years ago I was only off on a six-month journey, and these images scrapper I still.
I have before I started shopping done several things. I am trained in the shop in a sports shop, I have sold kitchens and travel. The last 2 1/2 years I worked as a teacher at a business school. I have I for many years taught in the youth in various creative courses.
I scrapper himself, and doing primarily layouts, very often from my travels. However, I also started making cards – especially after I got all the cool Cover a card background stamps from Impression Obsession. They have so many uses, but because they are 14×14 cm., is the obvious use for short, and it is the first time that a light piston really is big enough to fill the whole background on a map. And it's very nice that there are so many designs on these. I ca. 30 different in the store, and there's something for every style. There is no, that lends itself extremely well to Vintage Style, Something that is very distressed ala Tim Holtz, it is more romantic, journaling, that works on both short and layouts, it simpler and more streamlined. You can use them only as a background, you can stop off and have thus created her own pattern paper. It is with some of the pistons is with advantage first stamping on the one part, then turn the plunger a quarter turn and then stamp again. You can combine multiple stamps so first stamp with a stamp and then with another. Or you can use the same stamp and stamp 2 gang, but with the 2 different colors.
What is your favorite paper, color labels and techniques.
I am very versatile in my choice of brands papers, but I'm pretty crazy about Sassafras, Crate, Studio calico, and many other. Of course I have recently looked around a lot among all the new and I'm pretty sure that Authentic also become one of my favorites. Also, I think Simple Stories seem to have something good to offer. I am not so bound by labels, but rather what I think, which is nice and fits what I scrapper in the period. For example, I. scrap much of Australia in the last period, and so it becomes automatic jegsynes it fits well here, whereas I soon come to scrap a lot about India and there are other colors and patterns, prevailing. generally, however, I liked the bright colors, like, combined with Bazzill Kraft card stock and a little more dusty colors. I do not use a lot of techniques, When I scrapper. Masking tape, Mists, embossing, pistons, so that together the, so it creates a whole and brings out the best in my pictures. I think it's fattest to put together the papers of very different, I am lying and I love border punches.
What is the concept behind your shop?
The concept behind my shop is of course primarily materials and tools for scrapbooking and card making, but I would like to offer a breath of fresh air. I would like a dialogue with customers and see if I can find exciting new things, that we have not seen before. So far I have introduced the cool stamps from Impression Obsession, I certainly do not think Danes were cheated of. I would really like to have a shop, where I come into a dialogue with my clients. You are more than welcome to call and ask, if you have something you are unsure about. I'm starting to decorate a room, so at a later opportunity will be possible to see with your fingers. In fact, people already started to come by sometimes, and it is quite ok, as long as you can live with that everything is not perfect yet. I would like to organize many courses for both experienced scrappers, but just as much for beginners, who would like help to move on or just getting started. I want to create a framework where we can meet and be social and creative forces in this hobby. I am a hostess for the Tuesday Club, where all are
welcome to come and scrapping and making cards on Tuesdays and mellem16.00 21.00. Man skal blot ringe eller skrive for at høre om der er plads. Mit ønske for butikken er at jeg kan samle de tre ting, I like very much and I like: I am creative, trained salesperson and loves to teach. I can do with this company.
The name should be something that stood out, which was open to possibilities, and so it fits perfectly on it which I think is the cool thing about being creative and making scrapbooking, namely, that life and the world is made up of moments, Then, just to catch them. I think the name of Picturing the World contain.
The store must contain many different things for scrapbooking, but preference is certainly for the many great stamps, I already have many of. It will in future be able to see that the range will be extended, but I will continue to have many stamps and look for new cool stuff. Therefore, I would also like to encourage people to send me an email, if there is anything they think is missing at home or if there is anything I should look for. of course I can not promise to take everything into, but I like to listen.
Is it only a shop or you can pick up the goods from you / come and look? Møder vi dig på messer/conventions?
I would really like to keep the courses and activities. You have the opportunity to come and pick up and eventually come and look. Simply call and make an appointment. I would love to learn from me, why one might often expect demonstrations or make'n'takes. I will be looking at several fairs in the future. In the fall I will come with short and scrap in Aalborg, Convention in Middelfart and creative day.
Thanks to Anja for the wonderful interview. I now send you to the store, where you can shop: www.picturingtheworld.dk
Want to win a stamp sponsored by Picturing the world.
Make a map or a layout, where you use a background stamp and something that you can find at Picturing the world. It need not be purchased from Picturing the world, it just might are the shop. Once you've created your map or layout, Then type in this thread on Scrapsisters Forum, when you link to your contribution and what product you have chosen to use. Time period, 19. september 2011.