Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spotlight on Jessie Rone

Hi everyone! I'm back for another Guest Diva Spotlight. Today we're highlighting the fabulous Jessie Rone!

Jessie (knightrone on SCS) has been on my list of favorite designers for quite some time. She has such a fabulous style - always polished, a great eye for color and gorgeous embellishments -- what more could a girl ask for? I just adore the cards she created for our release, so let's get started!

First up is this beautiful card using the new Frosty Flakes set. I just love the monochromatic blues, and the way that big beautiful bow ties it all up like a present. So lovely!

When/how did you get hooked on stamping? I got hooked on stamping in 2001 or 2002 when the lady I worked for decided to become a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I loved it, but I didn’t REALLY get into it until I quit working in 2007. One day I decided to go to the Splitcoast Stampers website, and that day I played in my first challenge. The rest is history!!

How often do you stamp? I used to get to stamp everyday, and I could now if I could get more organized, but I am NOT. I usually get to stamp about 2 or 3 times a week. I need to work on that though!!

What's your favorite embellishment or finishing detail?
Choosing one would be like trying to chose my favorite niece or nephew, but I don’t think that there is anyone out there that doesn’t know how much I LOVE my spiral clips and ribbon!! I also have a hard time making a card without piercing…it is a sickness!!

Okay, time for a little eye candy intermission. I think this is one of my favorite cards from this release. I just love the softness and the elegant lines of the ribbons and piercing, plus the way she's highlighted this sentiment from Star of Wonder is just beautiful!

How long does it take you to create a project that you're happy with?Depends on the card or project and how the whole process went. If it goes well, and things fall into place, about an hour. After two hours, I am never happy with what I make, so I try to keep it to less than that!!

Tell me about your creative space. My space is very organized and I LOVE it, but during a project it becomes and unruly mess. Also, on days where I make a LOT of projects, I TRY to clean between each one, and it works most of the time. I used to have to put everything away in between projects, but I am better about that now.

What is your usual starting point for a project? I would say besides stamp set, a sketch is my go to point for starting a card. I am a SUCKER for a good sketch, so anytime I can use one I am all for it!!

Time for one last card from Jessie. This one uses the new Christmas in the Air and I just adore the way she's layered her grove of trees, each pieced with a different designer paper. And that fluffy white snow? What's not to love?!!

What is your biggest source of inspiration? My biggest source of inspiration is definitely other stampers. I love blog hopping and surfing the SCS gallery, although I rarely get time to do it anymore. I get inspired by things I see when I am out and about too, a cute color scheme, and interesting picture, an old friend….just about anything.

Who in the crafting world do you most admire and why? It is hard to chose just one person, because I love all my stamping friends and think that they are all amazingly talented. If I had to chose one, it would be Jodi Collins(kharmagirl). She was one of the first people to reach out to me on SCS, and is the most amazing person, not to mention CRAZY talented. She is the best friend a girl could ask for and is ALWAYS there when I need her!!

What is your favorite set from this release? Definitely Holly Jolly, those ornaments just GET me!!

Okay, that wraps up our Guest Diva Spotlights for this release. I hope you've enjoyed learning a little more about this fabulous stamper as much as I have! To see the rest of the projects Jessie made for our release, you can check out her Guest Diva album in our gallery, or visit her blog, Can You Say Addicted to Stamps?, for her newest creations. I just loved all her gorgeous creations for our release and she was so much fun to work with. Be sure to give her a little shout out for all her hard work!

Thanks for stopping by!