Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rounding Out the Parade

Oh my word! I have loved checking out all of the designers' samples for this month's project parade. And now I can't wait to see what you all have added to the mix. Don't forget, this is your last day (noon today) to enter a card for your shot at $15 in Verve Bucks. Get all the details and post a link to your entry here.
My inspiration came from the pattern in the quilt, as well as the curve of the nightstand leg. Doesn't this Nana's Nursery paper really mimic that quilt?

Stamps: Floral Whimsy (Verve Visual)
Paper: Pearlized White (Paper Accents); Nana's Nursery Baby Girl (DCWV); So Saffron, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Onyx black (Versafine); Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: paper piercer and template (Stampin' Up!); black Gelly Roll pen (Sakura); rhinestones; Forever Flowers #4 (Prima)

Now, here's one final "Thank You" to Carole for her get-to-know-you suggestion!

1. When/how did you get hooked on stamping? A friend of mine had a Stampin' Up! party back in 2002. I faded out for a little while, then Splitcoast, and especially the challenges, got me back in the groove.

2. How often do you stamp? Almost every day. If I don't have the time or the motivation, I don't push it. Unless of course I'm facing a deadline.

3. Tell me about your funniest or most embarrassing stamping related injury. It's not an injury. At least not to me, just my carpet. I run out of desk space one time and tried to heat emboss on the floor. Guess what? Carpet melts!

4. How long does it take you to create a project that you're happy with? Usually about an hour. Sometimes longer if things aren't working for me. I'm so envious of quick stampers. I do a lot of trial and error. Nothing gets glued down 'til it's all done.

5. I am usually a little messy in my creating. Tell me about your creative space. I have to be organized or I can't think straight. I make a mess while I'm creating but clean up as soon as I'm done. In fact, I tend to put everything away before the aforementioned final gluing. Sometimes I'll even have to stop half way through a card and put away everything I'm done with.

6. If you were stranded on a deserted island, which craft tool could you not live without? Why? Well, I guess brads. They're so easy to add and often give just the little bit extra you need.

7. What is your biggest source of inspiration? I love sketch challenges. But I also look to designer papers and advertising to name a few things.

8. Who in the stamping world do you want to be when you grow up and why? Ya know what? I love the work of so many people and learn from everyone, but I just want to be myself. I don't have to be the best. I stamp for enjoyment, and that works for me.

9. What is your favorite part of the creative process? I really like seeing the finished product. Like I said, my cards are a work in progress until the very end. I love gluing the pieces together and seeing that it all worked out.