Whoo-hoo! It's another Featured Artist Friday and we get to have someone special with us today!!! She's known for making some beautiful stamp sets (there's currently 122 items in her store!) - and even started designing some SVG sets recently to go with her stamps! (How cool is that???)
Please give a warm welcome and a round of applause to Sarah from Pink Cricut!!!
Hi everyone! Sarah from Pink Cricut here and I am so happy to be visiting the Paper Dolls today! These 2 girls are so amazingly talented - and I love everything they do!
How did you get into crafting and how did you start your own business?
I have been crafting in someway, shape or form all of my life -- I think I was using a glue gun as soon as I could sit up! ;) If there is something beautiful and crafty out there--I like to try to figure out how to make it myself! My mom was very crafty as well--so I'd like to think that it was passed down to me, and I hope to pass it down to my own daughter as well.
I started scrapbooking when my daughter was born - because with her, I had a million things that I wanted to capture and document. However, I did not get involved in the die-cutting world or the online crafting world until April of 2010. It didn't take me long -- I just jumped into everything I could -- with my Cricut and Gypsy closeby. Then in July of the same year- I started Pink by Design Stamps - and released my first 5 photopolymer sentiment stamp sets.
I started Pink by Design, because I wanted something fun and fresh as far as sentiments--and I just couldn't find what I was looking for...That same week, I went to my first CHA and the Pink by Design line was picked up, by Oh My Crafts! and it's been busy ever since! I release stamp sets once a month, and have also started incorporating coordinating SVG's. We have close to 100 total stamp sets- including Sentiments, Background Stamps, and Image Stamp sets. Our style ranges from Punny and cute to Vintage and Elegant.
What inspires you??
Lots of things inspire me- my crafting friends, my children, my husband...and my life in general. This is true for both my papercrafting and my stamp designs. I am always changing- and trying new things, always wanting to grow and learn more!
When do you get to design and craft? Also, tell us about your other hobbies and interests.
I get to design at night mostly- when the kids have gone to bed. Although, sometimes- my hubby will take the kids so I can get some creating time in. I am lucky to have a husband that is so supportive of my creative wanderings. :)
When I am not papercrafting, you can find me outside with my kids- I love the sunshine! You will also find me with a camera- snapping photos of my kids. I recently bought a dslr- and has been so much fun to learn how to use it! If I need to relax- I like to go shopping after a short trip to Starbucks!
What cutter do you use and prefer? Besides the cutter and software, what is the one MUST HAVE crafting tool?
The cutter I use the most is the Cricut Expression- I've tried a couple of other machines, but always tend to go back to the ol' Pink Expression! My other MUST HAVE crafting supply other than my cutter and Pink by Design Stamps is...my ATG-- I LOVE that thing!
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me- and please feel free to hop on over to Pink Cricut and say, 'Hi,'- I'd love to 'see' you!
Now, we get to see some of her stamp sets!
Believe in Yourself - this is one of Sarah's favorite stamp sets that she's ever designed - isn't it beautiful? - and is the Stamp of the Month for July!
Flying High - this stamp set is one of the newest stamp sets coming out in her store! We got to do a sneak peek of this set on the same day she's unveiling her new sets! Aren't you girls lucky to see it first here?? What a fabulous collection!
Banner - this is another Sarah's fave, and it's a bigger stamp set (6" X 8"), so these are perfect to use on a layout or bigger projects!
Perk Up - this is one of her SVG sets and is her fave, mainly because she LOVES coffee, and can't live without it! She has a matching Perk Up Stamp set and goes perfectly with this SVG Collection! How easy is that to cut some of these elements out and stamp one of her sentiments right on it to make a card??
They are amazing, isn't it?
Thanks so much Sarah for being here with us today!
Please don't forget to join in the Medieval Castle Challenge running until end of Sunday - two winners will be randomly chosen to receive the whole medieval collection from Papyrus Jungle, and the best project will receive the above set, plus $10 gift certificate to SVG Place!
Have a great weekend everyone - happy crafting!
~ The Dolls