Hi there, everyone! Today marks the beginning of my The Wild Hare Kits design team member journey and we start with a Q & A round today. So I hope to give you some insight on who I am as a scrapper and papercrafter by answering the following questions:
I think I have never introduced myself properly here on my blog, so about time to change that!!! Here are some infos on the “crafty me”:
1. What is the one thing people don´t know about you?
Hmmm… I´m a night owl and very often stay up too late and always regret it early in the morning, when the alarm clock goes off and I have a really hard time forcing myself out of bed at 5:30 a.m…..
2. How did you get into crafting?
I have been crafting basically all my life. The interests have changed over the years, but crafting has always been a part of me as long as I can remember. Papercrafts have been there all along and I´ve always done fotoalbums, but discovered the term “scrapbooking” itself back when my children were small and I wanted to do their baby-albums. Finally I had a word for what I was doing and I have been even more “hooked” ever since 🙂
3. What is something you are excited about in the paper crafting world right now?
Oh, the variety of products available for sure. When I started there were only so little possibilities, now there is practically everything available from paper to mixed media products and everything in between.
4. What is your favourite tool for crafting?
That would have to be stencils and stamps. I have way too many and I still find I could use a few more in my stash *lol*
5. What are your favourite patterns?
Graphical patterns, faux watercolor look on paper, black and white simple grafic patterns.
6. How many complete albums do you have?
Oh, I´d have to take a quess, because I´ve done quite a few over the years that I´ve given away as presents too. So there are plenty – if I count all the minibooks I´ve made there are for sure more than 50 even..? Honestly, I´ve lost count 🙂
7. What is your favourite type of embellishment?
I love using word&phrase stickers and ephemera as well as flair and tiny embellishments like stars for texture. These are followed by various mixed media products.
8. What brand do you keep finding yourself going back to?
This is an ongoing and ever changing list of companies. American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Carta Bella, Pink Fresh Studio, Heidi Swapp and then there are some fab European manufacturers I like alot too. But I also decide based on colours and patterns alot, rather than look for a specific brand.
9. What is your best tip for getting in the zone and being productive in crafting?
I find good music always inspiring, also going thru and printing my photos usually gives me plenty of ideas and inspiration. The photo and the story behind it gives me the inspiration and thru the story of the photo I get a feeling for what type of product and colours/design I want to go for/work with.
10. Who inspires you?
Fellow crafters and my crafty friends. Depending on if it´s cardmaking, mixed media or scrapbooking, there are different people I admire and who inspire me. I´m a huge fan of many crafty peeps in the community and I
stalk follow many of them thru my social media sites ;-). No, but seriously, there are so many talented people out there, how could one not be inspired by them?
11. Is there a new type of craft you want to try, but haven´t yet?
I haven´t tried paint pouring yet, but it is definitely on my to-do-list and I also want to give TN´s a try!! And pottery, jewellery making and black & white photography (mainly portraits) really interests me too.
12. What do you hope to see in the future for paper crafting?
I have been scrapping for a long time now and I always find it very sad when a company closes their doors/goes out of business. We need the versatility as there are so many types of crafters out there. Also I miss the magazines and the books. It´s so easy to find inspiration in social media, but flipping thru a real magazine and a book just has something special to it and cannot always be replaced by a site that might not be loading properly when the connection is bad, for example. And then there is the product. Who of us does not love new products? It´s such an important part of our hobby. I hope it stays versatile and innovative also in the future so that we can have plenty of fun in our craft rooms :).
And here are some bonus answers:
Home: Austria, Europe
Favorite color: blue on clothes, in crafting yellow, pink, aqua, lime green, black and white
Favorite way to create: in my craft room with nice music on and lots of light and plenty of time
Favorite vacation: anywhere, where I haven´t been yet, favorably somewhere by the sea OR in a city with lots to see
Something I´m looking forward to: I am very excited about this design team year and lots of scrappy time, gaining new crafty friends & planning our next vacation for 2020.
Favorite quote: Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know the crafty me a bit better! Next up will be some unboxing activities here on my blog, so be sure to come back tomorrow!! Also, layouts and scrappy fun will be coming up throughout the month with my August Wild Hare Kit, so stay tuned!! 🙂