- How many altered projects have you done and where do you get your idea's?
I have probably completed about 30 altered projects in the 3.5 years that I have been stamping. I first learned about altering things through SCS and generally that is where I got my ideas from. However, that being said, nowadays when I am finished eating something from an interesting package I can’t help but alter it. I have even gone as far as buying something just for the packaging…when I got home I emptied it out just to alter it.
- Do you have a big challenge?
My biggest challenge is finding enough time to do all the things I want to do. I get all these ideas and I just want to spend the whole day creating. That is very hard with a 3 and 4 year old at home. So I just break down my big challenge into achievable goals because it is easier to achieve smaller goals. I try and find 15-30 minute intervals throughout the day to work in my stamp room. Sometimes the kids come and help me and other times I work solo!
- My question is.... do you have an inspiration journal? document? folder?
I do have a journal. In fact I have two journals! I have one which is solely my inspiration where I cut out things I see in magazines, flyers, newspaper you name it and paste them under specific categories. One of my categories is colour. You know I like my colours! They don’t come together by accident (ok some have…). Another heading is concepts. Under concepts I include images of things that just flow with me. Most recently my whole card layout was based on this brown suede purse I just happened to see in a magazine. I promise over the next few weeks that I will share some photos with you.
- My question for you is: What is your favourite non-SU embellishment?
Oh that is easy, ribbon! I adore all sorts of ribbon. I have restrained quite a bit over the past few years but now I could totally see myself turn into the next Jody from Texas *lol* I am a ribbon addict.
- What is your favorite project (cardmaking, scrapbooking, altering things...)
Wow…my favourite project?! Hmmm I have to say my all time favourite projecst are some of my scrapbook pages of my children. That being said, I do have some favourite cards including one that I will be submitting soon. I promise to share them at a later time.
- "What is your favorite stamp set (SU or non-SU)?"
My favourite all time SU! set is retiring this year; Petal Prints !!! My other favourite stamp set is Butterfly Kisses by Papertrey Ink. I just adore Papertrey Ink stamps. They are superior in every way…the only problem I have is I can’t get here fast enough because they get stuck on the other side of the border!!!!
- My question is where do you find your inspiration??
My inspiration comes from everything. From the vase in the store window, to the pattern in fabric. I draw inspiration from magazines, fashion, concepts in art. I adore the bright colours in kids bedding (Pottery Barn etc).
- Is there a technique you try that you just don't like or haven't figured out yet?
*Lol* I love this question! I so have an answer for this one. I absolutely hated doing emerging colour TLC109. I forced myself to do it and I am glad I did but I still don’t like the card I made for it.
- What inspires you most when you are creating?
Music is my ultimate inspiration but I do get excited over colour combos and DP!
- What is your favorite Decorative Paper and what company does it come from?
Don't forget to check back later today for a new creation. Thanks again for the questions...you are challenging me in a good way!
Because I love to stamp and you do too!