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How long have you been a crafter?
Always had enjoyment in making stuff, does elementary school count? Scrapbooking for 19 years.
How did you get started?
My mom would show me how to make "stuff" when I was little. Attended my first creative memories party
in October of 1997 and was HOOKED!
What was your first project?
Anything that I could a hot glue gun. My first double sided scrapbook page was 12x12 at the CM party.
I used scallop scissors around everyone's head!
What is your favorite type of project now?(Albums, cards, mixed media, art journals, coloring etc.)
I LOVE stamping cards, scrapbooking my children and coloring with anything, even acrylic paint!
Do you listen to music while you craft? If so, which genre?
YES! Anything, but prefer contemporary Christian
What part of crafting is the most intimidating?
Getting started, hoping it turns out how I want.
Do you pre-plan your projects or do you get inspired as you go?
As I go, I do it. Not a lot of planning out unless I'm copying someone else!
Do you clean your craft table after every project?
Yes I haven't got my "area" set up yet. I used to leave projects when I had a desk.
Have you ever sold your projects? If so, where can we find your work?
Yes, in the past, but only at craft fairs or bazaars, not currently.
If you were given the change to pick 3 products in any craft store where money was no object,
what 3 things would you choose?
Would an unlimited gift card for Hobby Lobby count? Most likely a circuit or cutting system of some type,
and two cartridges to go with it. If I could ONLY have 3 things.
What do you do outside of crafting? Other hobbies/interests/accomplishments?
Raise children, very involved in Cub/Boy Scouts with my boys, led brownie troop with my daughter,
tend my home, co-lead a Bible study fellowship children's class, travel with my family, substitute teach elementary age (so far), bake, decorate cakes/cupcakes/cookies and blog (sometimes only once a year).
Favorite Topic (Vacations, Children/Baby, Disney, etc)
Anything I can put a sticker next and write about. EVERYDAY occasions!
Favorite Adhesive: the kind that sticks... and rolls easily that doesn't get gummed up. LOVER of glue dots.
Favorite Craft Brand: I'm drawn to Heidi Swapp stuff, project like but I love anything acid free.
Favorite Accessory: Stickers or brads that stick, embellish any and everything!
Favorite way to shop: (online, in-store, bazaars, expos, etc.) In stores, expos and bazaars...online takes too long
This and That: ( And tell us why if you have an interesting angle)
Keep scraps or toss scraps? Keep everything, it's useful! Purge yearly.
Buttons: Thread or No thread? I don't put thread on mind, I use glue dots.
Decorative scissors or edge punches? Scissors but I like and use punches for shapes.
We have the result of our first survey. It appears that the majority of our followers are scrapbookers, and second was card making. We'd love to hear your opinion on the next survey.