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Hi friends! I am so grateful to Ellen for highlighting me on the blog and on social media today! If you haven’t heard, I am taking over the Ellen Hutson Instagram TODAY (Saturday, April 2, 2022) – eeeek! It is the first time I am doing something like this so I hope all goes well. I hope you’ll pop over to the Ellen Hutson IG after reading this to engage with me over there!! I’ll be sharing tid bits of my life, crafty tips and tricks, some of my favorite tools and card projects, and more! If there’s something you want to know, message me on IG and let me know! Keep reading to the bottom – I have a surprise sale for you that you’re gonna LOVE!
I love crafting because…
I love having a fun, creative outlet! I’ve always been very creative and have always loved paper and ink, so I am surprised it took me so long to find the cardmaking world. I started crafting near the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 to help ease my anxiety and lift my spirits.
I wish I could remember my exact origin story, but I think I was searching calligraphy blogs and YouTube videos because I wanted to restart my writing hobby. During my googling, I stumbled upon Jennifer McGuire’s cardmaking videos, and the rest is history! LOL I think so many of us started because we watched a Jennifer McGuire video. Five million dollars later…here I am! LOL
Another reason I love crafting is the joy it brings others when I send out cards!
My cardmaking style is…
No style? LOL I truly make what I want depending on how I feel at the moment. If I had to describe my making style, I would say colorful and technique-y. I love trying new techniques, and I love both clean and simple cards, but also artsy, inky cards. Just depends on my mood and how the stamp set inspires me. Common themes I gravitate towards are bold, contrasting colors, patterns, asymmetry, and splatter. 🙂
I find inspiration…
Everywhere! From magazines to online ads to fashion, I find unique color combos or layouts or technique ideas from everyday life. I also find a lot of inspiration from the talented cardmaking community, including stamp companies! I follow a mix of creative people on IG, not just card makers. I encourage you to follow fine artists, textile artists, graffiti artists, watercolorists, poets, creators of ALL kinds. Creativity in all its forms is contagious!
My favorite products…
See a full list of my favorite supplies here. And feel free to reach out if you want to know why a certain supply is my favorite 🙂
Here’s a card I made…
***Don’t think I forgot about the sale!*** I chose Catherine Pooler for a sale because I LOVE her dye inks. Her dye inks rarely go on sale so this is a great chance to pick up your favorites and try them out! Inventory is sure to go quickly as this is an incredible offer. Shop early for the best selection! Supply is limited.
*Valid on in-stock Catherine Pooler merchandise in the Catherine Pooler category only when code is applied. Free items are items of lowest value. Not valid on new releases or products released in the last 14 days. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes. Sale ends April 6, 2022 11:59 PDT.
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