Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spotlight on Kerri Michaud

Hi again! I'm back for day 2 of our Guest Diva spotlights and today I get to shine our little Verve spotlight on Guest Diva Kerri Michaud.

Kerri won our hearts with her gorgeous entry in our Guest Diva Contest last month, and I've had such a fun time working with her for this release. Her style is classic and every creation she sent me just made me clap my hands in delight. I'm inserting a few of her projects throughout her VERVE-i-view below. To see all of her projects for this release, you can view her guest album in our gallery. Okay I'll start things off with this adorable little kleenex box gift set using the new Feel Better plain jane.

When/how did you get hooked on stamping? I, like many, got hooked on stamping after having my first Stampin’ Up party just over a year ago. I really enjoyed scrapbooking and loved to make cards, however I never used stamps on my projects. I’m a total and complete stamping addict now lol!

How often do you stamp? Almost every day! I’m so fortunate to be a stay at home mom which usually allows me some time during the day to retreat to my stamping space : )

Tell me about your funniest or most embarrassing stamping related injury. Probably poking myself with my paper piercer. Those things are sharp!

This card Kerri made with the Forever in Our Hearts set is so serene and beautiful. The interesting color combo, shading and perfect emebellishments make this card something special. And I just love the way she stamped the bird in blue.

How long does it take you to create a project that you're happy with? I’m a pretty slow crafter. I will continue to change something until I’m happy with it, and the constant interruptions from my three little ones don’t help much either!

Tell me about your creative space. I have to start with a clean slate, so I clean up after each and every project. If you walk in halfway through, however, my space looks like a tornado just hit lol!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what craft tool would you take with you? Why? This is the hardest question of all! It would probably have to be my Big Shot so that I could use my Spellbinders, embossing plates and folders, die cuts, etc. Is that legal???

Okay, time for another intermission... and a totally Verve-a-licious card using Psalm 121:1-2.

What is your biggest source of inspiration? Definitely Blogs and Splitcoast!

Who in the stamping world do you want to be when you grow up and why? There are soooo many people that I admire, and soooo many different styles out there! I can take away something from everyone! I hate political answers though, so I will say that one of the first people that caught my eye and made me say I want to be like her is Amy Sheffer : ) Why? She’s just plain AWESOME!!!

What is your favorite set from this release? I truly love all things Verve, but I will have to say that my favorite set is Kindred Spirits. I just LOVE the Fleur de Lis!

Aren't Kerri's creations just beautiful? I hope you've enjoyed hanging out with us this morning and getting to know a little bit more about her. Thanks for stopping by!