Of course I just had to ask Mama a few silly questions for the spotlight. I think they are such a fun way of getting to know a little bit more about each guest, so here we go...
1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?
I luv all shades of pink! At this moment, I'm feeling a little FUCHSIA . . . a bit soft yet a little feisty all rolled up in one!
2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
I am no glamour girl by far! Shorts and a tank top is what I pull out. I luv color and it's definitely reflected in my home . . . come over and see my yellow walls in the family room, so cheery! :)
3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
A can of COKE! I need the sugar rush and caffeine after a long day with 3 kids and a husband!
4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
I'd say 1940's. That's when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor (1941). Being of Asian-American decent, I can see how torn my great grandparents and grandparents were at the time living in Hawaii. I've been told stories, but to live and see the event and the aftermath would be very interesting.
5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll, wizard, witch etc., what kind would you be and why?
I'd be a gnome. :) I, like the gnomes, are mysterious creatures by nature and can roam the earth without being detected. They hide underground and like to hoard. In my case, my identity is somewhat unknown and I like to hoard EVERYTHING! Whether it be craft supplies or the object that I think I could somehow use later, I'll keep.
Bonus question 6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
Ok, I thought of passing this question, but Ms. Amy has gotten me hooked on to Glee. It's hard to pinpoint a specific character on Glee, but I think I relate to Artie Abrams the most. He's timid at times, very passionate about the things he cares for, and possesses a confidence he sometimes doesn't think he has.
Excellent answers Mama! I'm SO with you on the Coke pick-me-up and imagining you as a gnome totally cracks me up! :) Now take a look at this super cute Easter card featuring the Spring Elves set that Mama created. She is always thinking outside the box with her cards and paper crafts and this one is no exception. Right away I was totally inspired by the idea of creating a window on the front of my card. I love, love, love how she got the little elf to dangle in the center of the window but that was still just a little intimidating to me so I stuck with placing my altered miss Leo on the inside of my card... baby steps, LOL!
Though it did get me to decorate the inside of my card... which is something I almost never do. I also stuck with a similar spring color palette and placed my embellies in the same general areas as Mama did... it's a great design so why mess with a good thing!Oh, and my other crafty moment came when I didn't have any ribbon roses in the right shade of yellow so instead I just cut off a 2 inch length of crinkled ribbon and scrunched and twisted it onto a couple of large glue dots until I had a little blossom. I like to think that Mama would be proud of that ingenuity. ;)
Ok, Mama will be joining Nancy, Rachel and myself in the April Sweet November sneak peeks starting tomorrow! So if you are ready for for some spring time fun then be sure to come back and take a peek! Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Sassafras (Sweetly Smitten)
stamps- Sweet November (Zodiac Girl Leo), Hero Arts (sentiments)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown, creamy brown
American Crafts ribbon roses
Prima burlap leaves
Kaiser Craft pearls crinkled ribbon (from Kiara)
Sharpie white marker
Marvy Giga scallop circle punch
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, RV32, RV34
eyes- B95, B97, B99, 100
hair- E33, E35, E57, E59