One of our favorite things about working here at Paper Crafts is the opportunity we have to work with all you talented readers and designers! It makes our job so much more enjoyable!
As we continue our week of Holiday Cards and More Vol. 6, I get the pleasure of introducing you to one of our top designers for this issue. Kelley Eubanks had nine projects published in this issue, and I was excited to catch up with her to get to know her better. We correspond primarily though e-mail, so it’s always nice to put a little personality and face to an e-mail address!
Without further ado, here’s more about Kelley . . .
What is your favorite occasion to paper craft and why?
It is really a tie between two holidays. When the new products for Halloween and Christmas start to roll out, I want one of everything! I have always loved both holidays so it makes sense that I love to paper craft for both of them!
What is your most difficult paper crafting challenge?
Layers!! I love embellishments and patterned paper! I just have a difficult time putting several different elements/patterns together and making it look good!
What is your favorite paper crafting supply?
I would have to say stamps! I LOVE to add new stamps to my large collection!
How would you describe your style?
I usually just describe it as clean and simple!
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
My husband and son have nicknamed me Feisty Girl! If you know me in real life… this is no surprise to you!
How do you keep yourself organized when it comes to submission deadlines?
I have a calendar that stays on my desk at all times. I write down the submission deadline, in the calendar, as soon as a new call comes out.
Name three Paper Crafts designers whose styles you like and tell me why they appeal to you.
Cristina Kowalczyk – I love her clean and graphic cards. Since I am a clean and simple girl… naturally I would love (be jealous a little bit of) her skills!
Julie Campbell – Julie and everything she creates puts a smile on my face! Julie comes up with fun and cute projects that just make my heart happy!
Betsy Veldman – I don’t know how she can come up with so many great ideas/designs! Betsy’s style is much different than mine but I want to make cards like Betsy!
Do you have any advice for someone who’s never been published or who wants to try submitting for the first time?
I would tell them to just give it a go if they have never submitted. You don’t know what you can accomplish if you don’t try! If you have tried but haven’t had any luck yet… don’t give up. Figure out which style you rock and stick with it. Try not to put so much pressure on yourself and just have fun with it!
Out of your 9 cards in Holiday Card & More, Vol. 6, which is your favorite and why?
My favorite card would have to be the Happy Winter card! I think it is the best example of my clean and simple style… one layer… just stamps and ink for the most part!
I got the color inspiration for this card from an old Better Homes and Garden issue. There were several pages of Christmas décor ideas with the yellow, white and green color scheme and I loved it. I looked through my stamp index and picked the set that I thought would make the best card using that color scheme!
Here are a couple of other wonderful clean and simple creations from Kelley found in this year’s Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6.
Thanks, Kelley! We loved getting to know you a bit better! You can see other creations from Kelley at her blog, My Front Porch.
Leave a comment telling us your favorite paper-crafting supply, and one lucky reader will win this North Pole stamp set from PSA Essentials and a copy of Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6! Comments must be received by 5 PM on Wednesday evening!
P.S. PSA Essentials was generous enough to offer two more Halloween stamp sets for you guys! Why skip ahead to Christmas just yet?! Just like the Christmas set, comments must be received by 5 PM MDT on Wednesday evening.