Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Feature Me Tuesday - LollyChops!!!
If you read my blog, you know I am a big fan of LollyChops and her blog. She is one of the most creative paper crafters and bloggers out there. And she is the Queen of Teal. :)
I asked Lolly if she would agree to an interview, and she said yes!! So here it is: my interview with Lolly Chessie aka LollyChops. I hope you will enjoy it.
1. When did you start crafting?
I started doing arts and crafts with my mom when I was just 4! She was into oil painting and ceramics and would let me paint rocks and mugs with her!
2. Where do you find inspiration for all of your wonderful projects?
As silly as this sounds, I find inspiration everywhere I look! I don’t think I could pinpoint one single place or thing. I carry a sketchbook with me everywhere so I can take notes as inspiration strikes!
3. How does your creative process look like?
I get the BEST ideas around 4am. I usually wake up early on the weekends and lay in bed thinking. Once an idea hits me I run to the craft room to either start working on it or jot it down in my sketchbook!
4. What would be your advice for beginners - paper carfters ( like me:) )?
Start simple. Look at online paper craft galleries for inspiration. Take note of what you like and use elements from what you see out there in your own projects. Before too long you’ll have your own style going!
5. What would be on the must-have list of tools for every paper crafter?
To me it would have to be a rotary paper cutter. I like the Fiskars rotary cutter the best… it’s super sharp and does not leave jaggy edges. I cannot stand jaggy edges!
6. What is the most common supply in your craft studio?
Hot glue. I keep it plugged in and next to me at all times (turned off of course when I am not using it!!). It’s my go to craft supply! I buy bags and bags of glue sticks!
7. What is your favorite tool? What is still on your wish list?
My favorite tool is my computer and my Cricut (mostly because I can design my own shapes and cut them out!
I am on the hunt for a new cutting machine… pondering a Pazzles possibly. So that’s on my wish list!
8. And finely, why teal, Lolly? :)
Cause it’s the best color on the planet! Why else!!!
Isn't she amazing? Don't you just adore all her projects? I sure do!
Thank you Lolly for this interview and for all the advice. It was fun!