Friday, January 8, 2010

Guest Blogger, Eric Erickson

This month we are excited to have our first male guest blogger. He is a skillful scrapbooker with some amazingly clever ideas to share next week. His website, Load of Scrap, is entertaining and educational so go check it out and his blog.

Hi there everyone - my name is Eric Erickson. My day job working for the government is worlds away from the hobby that engulfs my evenings and weekends. I’m a die-hard scrapbooker with a penchant for 3-Dimensional embellishments, pop-up pages and interactive layouts. I created my first scrapbook back in 1987 when I was a freshman in high school. While the craft in those days was limited to using construction paper and double-stick tape purchased at grocery stores, scrapbooking sunk its teeth into me and has yet to unhinge its highly embellished jaws. For me, scrapbooking brings together elements from many of my past professional endeavors: I spent time as an intern for a newspaper’s graphic design and advertising department, declared photography as my minor for a couple semesters in college and graduated with a degree in Journalism before spending five years as a news reporter and writer.

Photography + Design + Layout + Writing = Scrapbooking!!

I taught classes for a year at a scrapbook store here in Atlanta and also do some personal scrapbook consulting. In 2008, I created my own Web site,, where I post layout ideas and other crafting tidbits, including my scrapbook blog. I’m active on Facebook and Twitter and I absolutely love tweeting with other creative folks – sharing tips and ideas for improving my craft.

I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger for SEI and I look forward to hearing from you!


Shirley said...

Welcome, Eric! Can't wait to see what you create! (also for making me homesick for the ATL)

nancy said...

"Highly embellished jaws"... I like that! I can just see a monster's mouth with bling on every tooth.

Dianne said...

I have checked out your website, Eric, and it is fantastic!! You have some very clever ideas!! I have, also, been privileged to see some of your scrapbooks in real life and they are awesome!!

atlcarly said...

Hey Eric. I'm an Atlanta scrapper. Would love to see you teach some more classes so I can get the male perspective on papercrafts. Have you ever been to EMI Scrapbooking in Cumming? It's a great store. Donna Downey was there this past weekend. Check me out at

Val said...

I had the pleasure of taking some of Eric's classes in ATL and without a doubt, he is the most amazing scrapper! I am just waiting for someone to publish a book filled with his layouts and creative techniques - it would be a best seller!

bevb said...

A Warm Welcome!!!!! I can not wait to see what you have in store. Oh how I would love to take some of your classes. Going to your blog now to check it out.

Anonymous said...

all I can say is WOW- I don't really get much scrapbooking done but these are all the things I like to see on a page ! Thanks for a great presentation

alliecat_40 said...

Welcome Eric.


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