My must-have card-making supplies are stitched dies and foam adhesive.
No card is complete without foam adhesive. It gives cards extra dimension which immediately tells the receiver that the card is handmade, no matter how perfectly it is stamped. It shows that the card maker took extra care when making it. When it comes to craft supplies, I can nev
er have enough beautiful, heavy cardstock in lovely colors. I actually have a small box full of die-cut squares of each cardstock color I have in my stash, and just taking them out, looking at them, and pairing them up will inspire me to start a new card. My favorite paper-crafting technique is anything to do with coloring. Coloring with markers or watercolor pencils is relaxing and fun. My regular watercolors are very dear to me and even if I mostly use them for paintings (painting watercolors is another passion of mine), I try to bring them into my card making as often as I can. I also can’t stop being fascinated by embossing, both dry and heat, and die-cutting and the many different ways you can use it. When I need design inspiration, I browse the challenge blogs I follow. I especially love
mood boards or color/picture challenges. I have actually started using these for my students when I teach embroidery and they design their own pictures. My favorite junk food is pizza. If I could take a vacation anywhere, I
would go to Nashville for the country music and New Orleans to listen to jazz music. I would also love to show my son and husband one of my favorite cities in the world, Boston, where I worked as an au pair for a year and a half when I was 20. The one word that best describes me is creative. At least that is what everyone says when they have to describe me in a few words. My favorite movie/television show is a Swedish travel quiz show called On Track that has run for more than 20 years. The aim is to guess where they are heading by hearing clues and watching a film as they travel to new cities every week. I’m also a Sex and the
I’d love to learn how to grow and make wine so that if we ever win the lottery, we can move to Tuscany and own a winery where I would host wine tastings and hold watercolor classes. I’m never without candy.