Monday 1 February 2010

Our February Featured Stamper!

I can't believe it's February 1st already - can you?!! With the turn in the month we get to introduce to you our brand new Featured Stamper, and this month I'm thrilled to introduce Vanessa Menhorn to you!!

Vanessa, from Germany, has been a long-time friend and supporter of our blog so we were delighted that she agreed to join us this month.

Here are a few questions she answered for us so we could get to know her a bit better!

1)How did you get into papercrafting?

I guess I started papercrafting when I was a child. When I was little I loved to do Origami, I tried to do some drawing and the usual crafting stuff like knitting or sewing or making pottery. But I got into cardmaking when I started stamping - less than a year ago. Now I am addicted!

2)How long have you been stamping for?

I have been stamping since March 2009

3)How did you get into PTI and why do you love it so much?

I accidentially found Nichole Heady`s blog and fell in love with the stamps immediately! I resisted for a while - I hadn`t bought anything from the US before and was a bit intimidated by the shipping costs, but once I started ordering them I couldn`t stop! They are versatile, beautiful and inspiring! And the paper, ribbons and buttons are perfect!

4)What would you say is your stamping style?

Most often I do simple/elegant stamping, but I like to use different or new techniques and that changes my style sometimes. And it depends on the recipient - e.g. I like to create cute things for kids.

5)Do you have a favourite PTI colour or colour combo that just makes
you drool?

It changes too often - I love to try new colour combos!

6)If you had to choose just one PTI stamp set to keep, which one
would it be and why?

I don`t like this question :) Don`t want to imagine this! But ok, I`ll try. I would keep Damask Designs, because I can create Backgrounds with it, there are great sentiments and I can use the larger images for a focal element!

7)Who is your PTI Idol?

Nichole Heady. Her style is amazing, she never disappoints! But this whole Design Team is fabulous - I admire them all!

8)Where do you get your inspiration from?

Blogworld is the place to gather inspiration! And I love to flip through magazines (papercrafts related, fashion or home decor) to find elements or colours that inspire me.

9)What`s your stamping dream?

Being on a Design Team! And I wish I could earn my money with what I love doing best - stamping!

10)Where can we go to check out more of your wonderful creations?

You`ll find more of my work on my blog

Thanks so much for joining us Vanessa! We're looking forward to seeing some of your fabulous work in the coming weeks!

Before I go - don't forget to check out Nichole's blog for the next 15 days as she counts us down to this months BIG release - it's the third anniversary of Papertrey Ink and it looks like there are going to be some exciting things coming our way.... I can hardly wait!!

Thank for visiting us and enjoy the countdown!

Kate and Aimes xx


Vicki said...

Hey Vanessa, well done you can't wait to see your fab creations:)

Vicki x

Kathy said...

Thank you for featuring Vanessa she is so talented and has a big heart to match!! She's going places in the stamping world and I have enjoyed watching her rise to fame! Hugs proud of you! Love the candle on your blog and the step by step!

Nadine said...

Thanks so much for featuring Vanessa, I loved getting to know her better. Her work is just GORGEOUS! I'd also like to let folks know she's won the PTI GSS contest before and has also been one of the Honorable Mentions (I think a few times actually). That's how I came to find her and I've been hooked on her blog ever since! :O)

Daniela F. said...

Congrats, Vanessa!! I loved reading the interview and look forward to your creations :)