This week our blog spotlight is on Brandy Yearous our vendor relations and event coordinator. She’s been busy the last couple of weeks contacting vendors. We’ll soon be announcing one of our Platinum Sponsors.
Name: Brandy Yearous
How long have you been a crafter? 15 years
How did you get started? My sister in law bought me a scrapbooking kit at my baby shower, she even finished the first few pages for me and had everyone sign a decorated page. It came with all the fancy cut scissors, stencils, markers and stickers!
What was your first project? I made 12X12 pages for my son’s baby book because that was the supplies I had to start with.
What is your favorite type of projects now? (Albums, cards, mixed media, art journals, coloring etc.) I still love 12X12 albums but I really enjoy the instant gratification of sending someone a card and being able to share my work. I’ve also tried art journals and mixed media, but don’t quite know what to do with the finished products.
Do you listen to music while you craft? If so, which genre? Yes, pop or top 40
What part of crafting is the most intimidating? Making sure I have all the coordinating pieces! I love to be matchy matchy…there is nothing I hate more than finishing a spread and realizing I had a whole sheet of embellishments that went with it that I forgot about.
Do you pre-plan your projects or do you get inspired as you go? I love to pre-plan. I want to coordinate my pages and plan on how to use the scraps too! I also LOVE my Cricut, so I like to cut some pretty elaborate titles and such…that takes some time and planning.
Do you clean your craft table after every project? Since I am a planner, I can’t work in chaos…I have to clean up, put things away and love to have a fresh start.
Have you ever sold your projects? If so, where can we find your work? I have not sold my work. I enjoy creating to document my family experiences.
If you were given the chance to pick 3 products in any craft store where money was no object, what 3 things would you choose? WOW, I wrote this question…what was I thinking?
What do you do outside of crafting? Other hobbies/interests/accomplishments? I am a full time baseball and dance mom. I also created the Super Mom Workout app, using my background in Sport Medicine and Physical Therapy I have become a Fitness and Lifestyle Expert for major media outlets such as the TODAY Show.
Favorite Topic: (Vacations, Children/Baby, Disney, etc) I love to scrapbook vacations!
Favorite Adhesive: ATG Pink Tape Gun
Favorite Craft Brand: Sheesh who wrote these, too hard! oh wait that was me again… I’ll start with Project Life and I’ve jumped on the craft planner bandwagon and need EVERYTHING!
Favorite Accessory: 3-D embellishments, I love glossy accents, epoxy, buttons, flowers...anything that pops!
Favorite way to shop: (Online, In-store, Bazaars, Expos, etc.) I know more is available online, but I still like to go to the store and see and feel what things look like. I’m a visual learner.
Favorite Craft Blogger: I follow A LOT of craft bloggers! (hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me/us to follow your craft blog!) My personal favorite is Robyn at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/and Joy at http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/
THIS OR THAT: (And tell us why if you have an interesting angle)
Keep scraps or toss scraps? Keep and SORT scraps!
Buttons: Thread or No thread? No thread, I don’t have patience to feed those tiny holes.
October is almost upon us. Please stay tuned as we have some exciting things happening.