Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Butterflies and Q&A from There She Goes

First of all . . . here is my official "Follow the Butterflies" challenge card #78! I got to play with a bunch of new toys for this one, so it was really very fun. Sadly, however, you can't see the pretty sparkles on the butterfly. I used some Glimmer Mist (just bought my first bottle a few days ago), and it is AWESOME!! So pretty and sparkly and blingy! I LOVE it!!! I think I need to get it in MUI-MUI more colors!! This was also an answer to the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS - FS107 - Jami aka sgtStamper.

Stamps: Wonderful Watercolors, Many Happy Returns
Paper: Rose Red, So Saffron, So Saffron patterned paper, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Rose Red (craft and classic), So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Two dies (S4-162), large oval punch, 3/4" circle punch, word window punch, paper piercing tool/mat, Cuttlebug Butterflies & Floral Borders, CB Houndstooth embossing folder, pop-up glue dots, Pearl Glimmer Mist, Offray ribbon

Second, in response to all the questions asked on the blogs of members of the There She Goes design team, here are a list of "Top 10" questions asked of the design team. I have also given y'all a list of the blogs of other design team members, so you can visit their blogs and see how they answered the questions as well:

1. What do you typically start a project with? What's picked first: stamps, embellishments, DP, colors.....?
I almost ALWAYS start with a stamp set, but that is not full-proof. If I get some lovely new paper, or a terrific new Cuttlebug folder or something, I start with that and find a stamp set to compliment it.

2. Do you give away your cards, sell them, send them or hoard them? Or all of the above??
All of the above. I give a lot of them away, sell a few (a VERY few), and hoard a bunch as well. Mostly, I give them away, though. It always gives me such pleasure to see someone pick the "perfect" card for something specific, then smile when I tell them they can just have it!!

3. If you could design your own stamp or stamp set, what would it be?"
Hmmm . . . this is quite the loaded question! I think I would definitely be loaded with two-step floral images and, of course, butterflies!!

4. Where do you get your inspiration?
I usually get my inspiration from the stamps and paper I choose to use. I love doing the challenges on SCS . . . they also give me a lot of inspiration. I definitely step "outside the box" when I do something I hadn't thought of myself!

5. How do you balance your stamping time with your personal time/work/kids/etc.?
I stamp either late at night or VERY early in the morning when everyone has would down or is already in bed. This is how relax and recharge.

6. What is your favorite embellishment?
I think Cuttlebug folders and diecuts are my two favorite embellishments (LOVE my Nestabilities!!)

7. What is something that not a lot of people know about you?
I used to be a pirate . . . literally! I was the mascot at my high school and we were the Pirates!! I had some AWESOME boots, baby!! (And NO, I'm NOT going to show you a picture!!)

8. On average how long does it take to create one of these fabulous cards we see each week??
Usually about an hour . . . sometimes less . . . which includes the "thinking" process . . .

9. What is your favorite coloring medium?
I like Copic markers, but I LOVE using my reinkers and a blender pen. I've never been able to get quite as good of results with anything as I do with those!

10. What time of day do you prefer to do your creating?
Early, early, EARLY in the morning! (It's dark, it's quiet, and the phone does NOT ring!!)

If you want to see how the other girls on the DT answered this question, here is a list with links to their blogs:



Joanne (jojot) said...

It is so interesting to read the answers to the questions. You really do get a sense of what makes 'the stamper'. I am honored to be sharing the Trendsetter's with you.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Wendy! I love this set and it's in my wish list.

I really enjoyed reading your answers. Your bubbly personality is always touched even on the cyber world. I hope you can bring some chocolate over TSG girls from time to time :)

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Such a cute card Wendy and I love reading your answers. Come on.... we wanna see the pirate picture!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Very beautiful card! I love a details.

Bev said...

Argh! :) I want to see them boots girlie! Come on! Hugs!

Denise Marzec said...

We definitely need to see that pirate picture....and I totally hear you about stamping early in the a.m. when it's dark, quiet and the phone doesn't ring. I'm WITH ya!! :)

Christi Flores said...

I want to see a picture!! LOL How cool that you were the mascot! I loved reading all of your answers and am so excited to be working with you!!

Vicki G said...

Congrats on your DT assignment!!!! and this card is Beautiful!!!!!

Luv ya!


Becky Carafa said...

How fun to read your answers, and your card is beautiful! Glad to be on the team with you this month.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card - Wendy!!!

Now that I get to know you - you are leaving - LOL!!!

Hope you are still joining us with your awesome chocolate dishes - LOL???

See you in blogland!!! Hugs ~S~

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for sharing Wendy...also, great bio on Spellbinders Forum!
You remind me of the engerizer bunny!!!

Unknown said...

hi wendy!!!that card is just GORgeous!!!!!! and yes glimmering misting is oh so yummy - i use perfect pearls but same thing.

so you are the FIRST person i have come across that stamps early early in the morning like me!!!!!!! i LOVE the peace and watching the sunrise - i have one wall that is one big window facing east in my stamp room. we should start an early morning stampers thread on scs hahhahhahah!!!!

Kim P said...

I want to see a picture of you and those boots! LOL!!