Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday's Featured Artist - Memories For Life!

Edi is the artisan behind Memories for Life - and a fellow Etsy Blogger Team Mate! I've always admired her work, so it was a lot of fun getting to interview her :)

1. What type of art work do you do?

I do paper crafting of all kinds. Name and Word Albums are my most popular items, but I also make full-size custom scrapbooks, greeting cards, wedding/graduation invitations, party favors. Pretty much anything made with paper :)
2. How did you get started doing art work?

I started making greeting cards over 12 years ago. We had a presentation in 4-H about stamping and then about scrapbooking...and I've been hooked ever since!
3. Do you do any other crafts?
I pretty much stick with paper crafts. There are so many different things you can do with paper that it keeps me pretty busy learning new things :)

4. What's your favorite piece in your shop right now?

My Custom Name and Word Albums are by far my most popular item! They are also my own favorite because of the personalization I get to put into each piece :) I hate giving generic gifts, so I love that I can add that personal touch to these albums!
5. Where do you sell your work?

Etsy is my main selling venue:
and I also sell on
I also sell at local craft shows throughout the year.
6. Do you blog?

Yup :) You can find me at It's a mixture of my crafting, my dog, my life...and anything that falls in between :)

7. Are you on any social networks you'd like to share?

I am on facebook under Edi Royer and I am currently working on getting a Fan Page started as well.

8. Do you watch or listen to anything while you work? If so, what?

I always have the radio on when I scrapbook. I listen to a station that plays 80s hair bands, 70s rock, etc. Oldies but goodies :)
9. Tell us one random fact about your self *wink*

Oooh...toughie! I once gave up chocolate for 4 years! That's pretty random :)

10. Why on earth did you give up chocolate???

It was a New Year's resolution and I just decided to continue it for 4 years! It was sort of a power proving to myself that I could do it :)
Well more power too you Edi! I don't think I could give up chocolate like that!
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Edi a little bit better - make sure you follow her blog so you can see more of her incredible work as she does it!


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Thanks for the feature Ruthie :)
You're such a sweetie!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I have followed her blog and love her original and totally unique. Such a talented lady!

Lenox Knits said...

Interesting interview. I really like that star album.

Leather Made Nice said...

You can tell there is a lot of love that goes into her work. :D

BeadedTail said...

What a fun interview with Edi! I enjoyed reading it!

Jess said...

Wow, I would have a really hard time giving up chocolate... kudos to Edi!

storybeader said...

great interview, Ruthie. And Edi, I said your name the correct way too! Always nice to get to know my fella bloggers better!

Triz Designs said...

These are beautiful!!! Great interview!

Marlaine said...

Interesting interview and lovely work!