How long have you been a crafter?
I have been crafting since 1999.
How did you get started?
A friend who was a DOTS demonstrator (now Close to My Heart) had a party and I fell in love with stamping.
What was your first project?
That was a long time ago! Probably a card made with stamps and ink.
What is your favorite type of projects now?
(Albums, cards, mixed media, art journals, coloring etc.) I love color, so I have really gotten into mixed media and art journaling, and now that my husband and I are starting to hike and I am taking lots of pictures, I am doing more scrapbooking.
Do you listen to music while you craft? If so, which genre?
No music – I love to close my craft room door and relish in the solitude
What part of crafting is the most intimidating?
The part where I put it on display and share it with others!
Do you pre-plan your projects or do you get inspired as you go?
I usually start out with one idea and then usually end up with something completely different.
Do you clean your craft table after every project?
Not always – I have pushed my last project aside so I have a small area to start the new one – and then end up stopping to clean up in the middle of the current project.
Have you ever sold your projects? If so, where can we find your work?
No, only given projects as gifts.
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? A new Cricut, a full set of Copic markers, and a new color book
What do you do outside of crafting? Other hobbies/interests/accomplishments?
In additional to paper crafting, I also knit and weave (I have a Gilmore floor loom). My husband and I are empty nesters, so we have started hiking and walking/running 5k’s together to stay busy.
Keep scraps or toss scraps?
Keep and never use! I have loads of scraps and even have them divided by color, but never seem to reach for them.
Buttons: Thread or No thread? No thread – I like glue dots
Decorative scissors or edge punches?
I have a large collection of both (cause you have to have them all!) but I would have to say I live edge punches better.
Favorite Topic: (Vacations, Children/Baby, Disney, etc) Vacations are my favorite to scrapbook
Favorite Adhesive: I am cheap! I buy the Elmer's tape runner you can get at Wal-Mart.
Favorite Craft Brand: Right now I am really into Project Life. I tend to scrapbook symmetrically, so it fits right into my style.
Favorite Accessory: I love ephemera and use it for cards and scrapbooking
Favorite way to shop: (Online, In-store, Bazaars, Expos, etc.) We don’t have many specialty scrapbook stores, so I like the variety of on-line. And it’s fun to get packages delivered!
Favorite Craft Blogger: There are so many out there, its fun to see everyone’s style and creativity
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