Each month we get a glimpse behind the scenes of our Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club designers, and this month’s designer is Cherise Oleson!
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When you started working on your club, what was the first thing you did?
I had an idea of what types of things I wanted to include in my club, but needed actual samples of a variety of school supplies and office supplies. I came up with the idea of creating a scavenger hunt for my girls. I made a list of items and then sent them off, running through the house to find them. We had just moved into a new house about 6-7 months earlier and a lot of our non-essential items (this included school supplies and office supplies!) were still in opened boxes in the office, waiting to be organized. The girls had a great time sifting through the boxes, trying to find the items on the list.
Where did you find the inspiration for this club?
As I started working on this club, it was summer time, but thoughts of back to school were already starting to surface. The kids were talking about school supplies and all the different things they would need. My oldest daughter is an avid writer and journaler and always has several composition books and notebooks in various spots, so that she’s always ready to record her thoughts and feelings and dreams. In addition, she had asked for a bulletin board/magnet board of sorts for her new bedroom and so the thoughts of bulletin boards and school supplies were swirling together in my head.
The club includes several products. Did you start and complete each one before moving on to the next?
All the different elements of the club work hand-in-hand with each other, so I worked on them all together and brought them along.
My favorite part of the club was the Build-a-Board template set. I love that all the pieces are interchangeable and you can combine multiple backgrounds in one board or keep it all the same background. It’s totally individual and it’s fun to play with!
About how long did it take you to design this club?
From inception to completion, it took about 3 months, working on it off and on.
How did you come up with the name of your club?
I wanted a casual sort of way to capture those everyday moments. Not a formal or traditional approach, but just the little notes that we would write down in a journal or on a sticky note and stick on the bulletin board. When I think of the phrase “Taking Note,” I think about capturing all those little day-to-day memories.