Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Look at what my friend made

My friend, Stephanie, is designing for me this month. I can't remember who visited whose blog first, but we "met" because our cards were published on the same page by Paper Crafts Magazine (Nov/Dec 2009 issue). I've been a regular visitor to her blog since then and just love her style. I'm so thrilled she agreed to design Nana's Needlework and Sentiments for me this month. Look at her gorgeous creations here:

1. How long have you been paper crafting and how did you get started?

I have been paper crafting for about six years now. It started when my best friend was having her first baby and I was asked to do the baby shower invites. I was hooked after that and there was no turning back. I entered a couple Paper Crafts Magazine contests and won and that gave me a little more confidence to put myself out there in the blogging world. I am so happy I did although I have only had my blog a couple years it has been an amazing experience with alot of great opportunities. More importantly I have made some amazing friends!!!

2. What are your current favorite:
  • Techniques - I love paper piecing.
  • Tools- this is a good question with so many new tools coming out all the time there is alot of stuff I love such as punches,spellbinders dies, and embossing. I also have really gotten into sewing on my cards.
  • Embellishments - Ribbon and buttons almost always have to have both of these or at least one of them on my creations.
3. What makes a "WOW" card, in your opinion?

A WOW card for me is when everything matches like it was meant to go together. Or there is something that I would never think to put together. There is alot of amazing talent out there and I see a WOW card on a daily basis.

4. What inspires you to create? Define your crafting style.

I love to blog and look for inspiration and also love the paper crafting magazines I could look at them for hours. This is a hard question I'm not sure if I really have a style there are days that I love CAS and there are other days that I love layers. I really just love to try new things.

5. Tell us something about your family. Where are you from? Other interests besides paper crafting. Or any random fact about you.

I am married to a wonderful husband who supports this wonderful hobby of mine. I am a SAHM of two beautiful children Mackenzie 6 and Codey James 4. We live in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut out in the country love it it's nice and peaceful. As a family we love to go camping, fishing and hiking all those fun outdoor activities.

6. Do you have a favorite quote/verse that you live by?

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
-Joyce Brothers
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  1. Woot woot for Stephanie:) Great cards and a fabbie interview!

  2. Hi Nina, these are gorgeous cards by Stephanie - it is great that you feature people using your stamp designs - they are fabulous! Love the more CAS style of these - something I battle with! LOL! Thanks for sharing - always inspiration to be found here! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

  3. wow! Stephanie's cards are amazing! i love her designs and she paired your stamps with the perfect pps! i love them!

  4. Stephanie's cards are really uber cute!!! great stuff!

  5. Love Stephanie and her work. Such a sweet girl. :)

    I have to get this stamp set. It is just fabulous.

  6. Awesome cards- Stephanie:) Loved the interview--always good getting to know more about friends:)

  7. What beautiful cards from Stephanie! Just so very pretty and feminine. Great choice for GD :o)

  8. love stephanie's card style--she mixes the greatest papers and colors!

  9. Love Stephanie's creations!
    I really enjoyed reading this interview and getting to know Stephanie a little better ;-)

  10. I just want to say what an honor it is to be one of Nina's designing friends and I just feel so blessed to have gotten this opportunity to work with Nina's stamps and more importantly to have made such a fabulous friend. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some sweet comments!!!


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