Guest Designer Spotlight: Michiko Kato

I am happy to introduce you to our July Guest Designer, Michiko Kato!
We are so thrilled to have Michiko joining us this month!  She has such a fun, whimsical, and playful style.  I just love the projects she creates!   Michiko currently designs for American Crafts and Crate Paper.  Make sure to check out her gallery— her projects are so inspiring!  Now, let’s get to know Michiko a little better!
name: Michiko Kato
location: Osaka, Japan
blog: S-photo time 

Why did you start scrapbooking and how did you get started?

I have always loved to take pictures and I especially love taking pictures of my daughter.  I thought she might like to see this when she grew up.  And I thought it would be an excellent idea if I could create a cute album with her pictures.  So I took a look at the Web, and found scrapbooking.

What are three products you can’t live without?
Washi tape, twine, sewing maching, black and white pen, and copic spray.   I can’t decide on only three because all of these are important to me!
What is your favorite color combination
I love yellow and white/ pink and grey

What/who inspires you?

I am inspired by Pinterest.  I check it several times in a day.  And I am inspired by my daughters pictures because it is color gun, and design is unique.  I’m always amazed by her.

What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?

I like to sew with the sewing mating on my layout.  This is an easy way to add accent to the layout.   Current favorite technique is to write dot-line and polka dot with black or white pen.

We are giving away Michiko’s favorite Elle’s Studio products!   Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win: