It's another Happy Frida!! We get to feature another special artist, and Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian friends!
This week, we are featuring someone that makes the most adorable paper piecing files - available in multi-formats (SVG, MTC, SCUT2 (SCAL), PDF, PNG, EPS, AI8, DXF, JPEG & WPC) and digi stamps! She also has weekly freebie for all fans! If you like the "cute" look, then you MUST know this artist!
Please give a warm welcome our special artist - Melissa Deuss!
Hello Melissa! It's great to have you here! Please introduce yourself!
HI! I am Melissa, owner and designer of KaDoodle Bug Designs. My boyfriend, James, and I have been together for over 6 years and we were blessed two years ago with our beautiful daughter, Kayla. I am a stay at home mom and she is my inspiration in everything I do.
So, what got you into crafting and how did you start your business?
I have been a creative person since I was a little girl. My mom and I would always do some kind of crafts as I was growing up. I graduated from Nossi College of Art in 2003 with an associates degree in photography. I have been scrapbooking for 7 years and got into paper piecing about a year ago. Since I am limited with time because my daughter keeps me so busy, I decided to start creating my own Cutting Files and Digital Stamps. This way she cannot get into my crafting supplies as I work... lol. I love every minute when I am designing and creating my files.
What inspires you?
As stated above my daughter inspires me in all my files and James gives me the faith and belief to stick with it. Needless to say the love of them two is what keeps me going.
When do you get to craft and design? Please tell us about your other hobbies/interests?
I usually do my designing at night after my daughter goes to bed, early in the morning, or whenever I get a chance to. My other hobbies is Photography, Sewing, Painting, Drawing, Paper Flowers, Scrapbooking, Card Making and pretty much anything where I can be creative. OH and my newest hobby is COUPONS!!! I started couponing a few weeks ago and it is so addicting. I would also have to say it does pay off as well.
What cutter do you use and prefer? Besides the cutter and software, what is the one MUST HAVE crafting tool?
I currently use my Cricut Expression Machine. I am looking into getting a different machine. I am just unsure of what to get at the moment.
I would have to say my other MUST HAVE crafting tool would be my sewing machine. I love sewing dresses for my daughter and making decor for her room. My other must have paper crafting tool would be my Cuttlebug because I love embossing paper and using it on my projects.
Thanks so much, Melissa!
Now, we get to take a look at some of her amazing work!
Camp Fire Skunks
Tu Tu Cute Ballerinas
You Light Up My Life
Aren't they sooo cute? You can get these adorable files and many others at the KaDoodle Bud Designs store. Luckily - they are having their July 4th sale right now, through July 5th!!! Use coupon HAPPY4JULY to receive 60% off your purchase of $25.00 or more!!!
Also, don't forget to go join her blog and her Facebook page as well - and say Paper Dolls sent ya!
Don't forget about the Stamps challenge going on this week! It can be ANY SVG project, but MUST use a stamp somewhere on your project to win one of two prizes: $15 Gift Certificate from Pink by Design or $10 to SVG Place. There are six entries so far, so the odds of winning these prizes are pretty good right now!
That's it! Have a great weekend, everyone!
~ The Dolls