Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting to Know You...

Hi friends! Kalyn Kepner did a fun post on her blog about crafting preferences and Sandy Ang has been asking a variety of questions to get to know people better on her blog. They've been fun to read, so I thought I would do a similar post. It reminds me of the "surveys" we used to make up for each other in elementary school. So, if you want a fun break, please answer in the comments section:

1) How long have you been papercrafting?
2) How would you describe your style?
3) Music or no music while craft? What kind?
4) Do you clean your papercrafting spot every time you are done or is it an ongoing disaster (or something in between)?
5) If you were lost in a deserted craft store and could only have 3 paper lines, what would they be?
6) What's your favorite brand of ink (if you stamp)?
7) Do you sketch out your cards ahead of time or do you craft-as you go?
8) What would be your dream job in the papercrafting world? 

Here are my own responses:
1) About 3 years now. Over 5 years ago I made all of my daughter's birth announcements but was so sick of it, I stayed away for a while. A couple of years later, I was making hair clips & bows for my daughter and wanted to die cut some components. As I was looking for a die cutter, I stumbled on the card making supplies. Yikes!
2) I don't post every card I make, but I would say my style is fun, colorful, punny. I like to try new cards and techniques.
3) No music.
4) Cleaning, what cleaning? I try to clean a little as I go, but at the moment, my craft room looks like a pigsty (no offense to the pigs).
5) Okay, other than that would be my ultimate fantasy (being deserted in a craft store), my faves would probably be Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park, and October Afternoon (although I've been using a ton of Crate lately).
6) I love Memento inks, but I recently found Jenni Bowlin's inks, and they are my new fave.
7) Not only do I make sketches, I keep an computerized database of potential cards (yes, I am a nerd). If I craft on the spot without at least a basic sketch & plan, they almost always turn out horribly.
8) Tough call. I would either be a professional instructor or design my own line of kitchy/punny stamps or work for a card magazine or own a craft store (I guess I love it all!).
Now it's your turn!

I have to give a huge thanks to Robin at Bows and Berries for including my card in the Top 3 of her Bright and Bold challenge for this card. I used the Bows and Berries "stash and glasses" digital stamp...super fun stamp out of her circus line. Thanks so much, Robin!

Wish me luck tomorrow making it through my daughter's school program on her last day of preschool (cue the Sunrise, Sunset music again). Have a great day (or night)!


  1. Ooooh! Fun! I love these survey thingys! :) Will post mine soon. Would love to see that database - I bet it's a gold mine!

    Also wanted to say thanks for your comment on my Luis post. I dithered about whether it was all TMI to post but I really appreciated all the positive responses. :)

  2. WOW... nice post Jocelyn... its really good to know you better.... Awesome... Good Luck!!..Tell me how did you go? hugs...xoxo

  3. Fun to get to know you & your crafty style! Congrats on your top 3 nod :D. That's awesome!

  4. Congrats on your happy news! Always fun to get to know a fellow crafter a little better!

  5. This is a great survey! I am going to add it and answer it on my blog. I think it would be fun to "pass it on"!

  6. What a fabulous post! Its so great to get to know a little bit more about people. Especially when it comes to crafting! :)

  7. I loved reading more about how you craft, Jocelyn! Please don't get me hooked on Jenni Bowlin inks, too. I've actually been thinking about buying all her paint dabbers! :P

  8. So fun to know more about you, Jocelyn!!I'm with you on the cleaning part :)

  9. I'm totally with you on echo Park, OA and Crate. Wowed by your card database, now that's commitment to the craft


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