60 minutes of Fame!
In case some of you missed out on my Featured Artist spot at Caardvarks on World Card Making Day.
Here is the interview and my most recent creations.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Caardvarks World Card Making Day
One look at Steph's work and the word "eclectic" comes to mind. This girl has such a creative streak that she manages to come up with some very unique and innovative card designs. And she doesn't just "do" cards, she creates gift ensembles, jewelry, 3-D greeting card projects and she does it all very, very well! So let's find out how she manages to come up with these cool cards and projects!
How did your passion for card making begin?
The day I discovered stamping is when I shifted from scrap booking to card making. I love the quick satisfaction you get from making a card. Instant gratification! Not to mention they are designed to be given away. I love to give my cards to anyone and everyone that touches my life. Even the folks that cut my grass!
What's on your craft table right now?
Everything. From last weeks scraps to every little embellie I pulled out over the last month.
It's a mess, as it should be! I often start one thing that leads me to start several other things. Which leaves me with many unfinished projects
Do you send or hoard your cards?
Hoard. It's shameful, I know!
Other than card making, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
I move from hobby to hobby. I don't often do more than one at a time. I used to love making soap, then scrapbooking, then making jewelry (I once dabbled in making my own glass beads but gave up when my husband could make a better shaped bead than I could, and he's not even crafty!), then pottery, I even own a potter's wheel, then ATCs and now almost strictly card making and 3-D paper crafts. Every once in a while I get the urge to paint with acrylics on canvas.
What color combos do you most enjoy?
I've been told I'm an earth-tone junky! I am not so good with color combos so I don't think I have a fav. I let the papers or embellishments guide my color choices. However, I do prefer a Craft colored card base.
Where do you gather inspiration?
Other bloggers mostly. My go to gals are Nichole Heady and the entire Papertrey Ink Crew, Kristina Werner and Melissa Phillips.
What is your favorite part of the card making process?
Definitely not the beginning! I think I spend more time trying to start a project than I do actually making it. I enjoy finding that pretty little embellie that guides me through the process; helps me choose my papers and stamps.
What's your favorite card theme?
Apparently BABY, because I have a ton of baby stamps!
How many cards do you make in an average week?
Oooh, that's a tough one. My creative spurts come and go. I could knock out 20 in a day or one in a week.
- There were so many talented designers featured on this day and I am very honored to have been featured amongst them! Thanks to the incredible Design Team at Caardvarks and to all the bloggers that left comments and played along on World Card Making Day 2009!