Friday, March 19, 2010

Have you met Eric? (and another giveaway, of course!)





Meet Eric Erickson. Who's Eric??

We're excited to say that Eric is the newest member to the Keller's Design Team!!! He's cute. He's funny. He's smart. But, best of all, he's an amazing scrapbooker!

We met Eric this past weekend at the Create N Crop event in Perry, GA. I kept hearing people say " have you seen that guy's scrapbooks? They are sooooo cool"....but I was busy teaching & working our booth with Keller that I didn't make it over to take a look....so a customer went & grabbed one of his scrapbooks & brought to me to see....OH MY! The first page made my mouth drop open...I may have even stopped breathing for a minute. I sat right down and went thru each page. Touching. Reading. Trying to take in all the details. I was amazed by the photos and how he uses them. I lifted flaps & hidden pages. I laughed. I cried. Isn't that what a scrapbook is supposed to be?

After I made it thru the album, I marched over & introduced myself....even though he & Keller had already become friends & Keller had told him about me. I then enjoyed his other scrapbooks he had on display. Within minutes of talking, I asked him to design for us...and he said YES!!!!


Why was Eric there? Just to meet fellow scrapbookers. Just to inspire fellow scrapbookers. Just to see what this industry is all about. He's scrapbooked for years & years, but has finally decided he wants to see & do more in this great industry. He does have a fun website, blog, and videos where he shares his amazing scrapbook techniques & ideas. And, now he will be doing stuff for us, too! Oh, happy day!!


OK, so how does this tie into our Fabulous Friday Giveaway?

We want you to get to know Eric. We want you to learn from him. Be inspired by him.

So, to do that, you need to go to his site & cruise around it & check out his blog. Here's the link:

http://www.loadofscrap.com/

Then, tell us your favorite page of his that's shown on his site. Tell us why. Is it the fun play on words in each of his titles? Is it the way he uses photos in the most unique ways ever? Is it his journaling...not just what he says but that handwriting?!? (geez, I can only dream of writing like that) Is it all the stitching he uses on paper? Oh, so much to see and learn.

Tell us what you see & like. Post a comment here or email us....we really prefer comments here so everyone can share. We will choose 3 lucky winners this week....each will receive a $20 online gift certificate from Keller's!

Cool, huh? Meet an amazing scrapbooker. Check out his layouts. Win a gift certficate to shop for free. Fabulous Friday, indeed.



Kim


13 comments:

cherrybluff said...

He is amazing!!! His pages just jump out at you...I love the flow and not all just straight lines...

Shelley said...

I love all the pop up pages! I need to do something fun like that in my scrapbooks!

Lois said...

WOW!!!! What amazing pages! He is so creative and the pages use a lot of pictures. I usually take pictures because I want to see them on a page and so many times I have to choose only a few to scrap. His pages make use of pictures the way I've always wanted to do.I will definitely be looking forward to his input into Keller's Creations. Great job Kim!!

mccat said...

I can see why you added Eric to your design team. He uses a lot of circles on his pages.
When does he have time to work? What detail! I love all the layouts. But I guess my favorites are the pop-up albums. What creativity! I am speechless!

Christine said...

Oh my!!! Those pages are awesome! I really like how clean they look. His color combo's are super and they are fun! Great find!

Christine

Michael said...

Wow- those pages are amazing, what a unique and wonderful style. I don't know if I can pick just one favorite, but I think my two favorite are "photo shoot" and "one". He just captured the essence of a camera with his wavy lines in photo shoot and when trying to scrap babies they just change so fast, what a great way to see that with all those little pictures. I will definitely be scraplifting that one.
Heather

sandy said...

I may be in love! He is awesome!!! I love how much personality show through his pages. They make you stop and look at every detail. I love the way he uses lines, all the curves, just not so many straight edges. I am also a big fan of the amount of pictures to a page. I want to just use every one I have so his layouts let you know its okay to use them all. Thanks for sharing his ideas with us!!

Pamk said...

amazing layouts. Love the paris vacation album especially.

Millie said...

his layouts are great! I love the color combinations.

Brad said...

This is his dad and I taught him everything he knows! Eric is great, isn't he?

Dad in Greenwood, IN

beverlyd said...

I love how Eric uses many little pictures and incorporates them into the pages. This is so helpful to me as I have a million pics of my boys and I hate to just choose 2 for a page. He does awesome work! I had the pleasure of seeing his work in Perry, it is fabulous to say the least!! undescribable!!

Diana K said...

This guy is inspirational. I love his titles and that he uses a lot of pictures. His pages draw you in and you want to look at every part of the two pages. I love his ideas.

JoAnn TX said...

I love the flip pages because you can show many more pictures on your page. His titles are so great--I love the play on words