Thursday, September 11, 2008

Guest Diva Spotlight - Jennifer Meyer

Hello Verve Fans! We hope you had a great time at our Release Party on Tuesday night...we sure did! Thanks to all of you for making this a fabulous release!

Today is the day we turn the spotlight on Jennifer Meyer, who is one of our Guest Designers for September. You may know her from her blog, Jennifer's Sweet Designs, or from Splitcoast as Lovetostamp6. Today we get to learn a little about her and see some fabulous creations using the new Verve stamps!

I asked Jennifer a few fun questions about are the answers!

1.  When/how did you get hooked on stamping?
I got hooked on stamping about 5 years ago.  A friend of mine had several parties going on all on the same night.  While everyone was watching a Home D├ęcor demonstration, I was in the other room playing with stamps from Stampin’ Up!  Needless to say, I was hooked immediately and about 6 months later I became a Stampin’ Up!  Demonstrator
2.   How often do you stamp?
I try to stamp every day but most of the time, it’s every other day.
3.   Tell me about your funniest or most embarrassing stamping related injury.
This is pretty silly, since I am left handed; I have to use my paper cutter upside down.  If anyone out there is reading this, I would LOVE a left handed paper cutter. LOL
Jennifer created this gorgeous card using the Abundant Blessings set. I love the soft colors she chose, and how she attached the tag with twine to create a natural feel. Simply gorgeous!!

Now, here's more of our Verve-i-view with Jennifer:

4.   How long does it take you to create a project that you're happy with?
It usually takes a good hour or so.
5.   I am usually a little messy in my creating. Tell me about your creative space.
Being a busy mom of 4, you know I can’t sit around and stamp all day so what is the next best thing… I power stamp, which then leads to a BIG mess everywhere!  Since my husband has to look at it, I clean my stamping space weekly and start all over again the following week! LOL
 6.  If you were stranded on a deserted island, which craft tool could you not live without? Why? Lately it’s been my Janome sewing machine but pretty much all of it!

I absolutely ADORE this card that Jennifer made with Black Tie Birdies. If you read Jennifer's blog or follow her SCS Gallery, you'll know that she loves the Verve Birdies! These are no exception...look how she created a cute little scene with these two lovebirds! I love every detail, down to the velvet ribbon and the balloon strings!

Now for the last few questions:

7. What is your biggest source of inspiration?  My biggest source of inspiration comes from the stamp itself and then the paper.  I LOVE when I see a stamp and know exactly what I am going to create with it.
8. Who in the stamping world do you want to be when you grow up and why? That is way to hard to answer, if you LOVE stamps like I do, you LOVE it all!!
9. What is your favorite part of the creative process? My favorite part is the final piece and then putting it in an envelope and sending it out to someone special. 
The last card of Jennifer's that we're sharing today uses the So Happy set. I love how you can mix the stamps in this set to create your own sentiment...there are dozens of possibilities! Jennifer used her Nestabilities to show off the sentiment and added a little layered butterfly as an accent. Too gorgeous!

We're so lucky that Jennifer agreed to play along with us this month! You can read more about her and see more of her creations on her blog, Jennifer's Sweet Designs. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for another Guest Spotlight!

Have a great day!