The skies are blue, the sun is out, it's a bank holiday weekend and more importantly it's the first of May which means it's time to introduce our featured stamper for this month!
Just before we do however, we'd like to thank Dana for being our fabulous featured stamper for April - we loved your work (especially the plaid stamping - what a fab idea!)
So without further ado our featured stamper this month is....
Marinette!1)How did you get into papercrafting?
We asked Marinette a few questions to get to know her a little better...
I started scrapbooking in September 2007, completely by chance! I was taking part in a forum dedicated to mothers and one of the member scrapbooked really beautifully and the more I saw her creations the more I wanted to begin this activity.
My debuts were not very simple but with a lot of help and research I finally did my first creations.
2)How long have you been stamping for?
Stamping is a very recent passion in my scrapbooking activity, it's been a year since I stamped for the first time and to be honest before then stamps didn't attract me very much.
It was visiting blogs that I made up my mind and from this moment there is always a stamp on my layouts or in my cards.
3)How did you get into PTI and why do you love it so much?
I discovered Papertrey Ink in November. I was visiting the blogs of my friends Ingrid Danvers and Hanneke van der Linde and, to be frank, I fell totally in love with Papertrey products, which are very unique of what we can find here in Europe.
4)What would you say is your stamping style?
I have no stamping style, but I love tearing my papers and I add quite often black pen lines!
5)Do you have a favourite PTI colour or colour combo that just makes you drool?
Very tough question, but I will answer their kraft paper.
6)If you had to choose just one PTI stamp set to keep, which one would it be and why?
Very tough question too, but I will answer « Signature Greetings », a Dawn Mc Vey's stamp set, I love it, every single stamp is just fabulous!
7)Who is your PTI Idol?
Dawn Mc Vey because she has such a superb style, I love all her creations, they are so elegant and refined, she is so talented.
8)Where do you get your inspiration from?
From everywhere, but mainly from paper collections, I love combining colours, it inspires me very much.
9)What’s your stamping dream?
I have no stamping dream. Taking part in a DT doesn't attract me that much, I rarely participate in challenges, I don't like obligations. It depends on my needs and I would like always to be inspired, that inspiration could be present always, because without inspiration I know for sure that scrapbooking will be over for me...
10)Where can we go to check out more of your wonderful creations?
Exclusively on my blog
And you can find most of my creations on the gallery of the Swiss forum Scrapdeco:
Thanks so much Marinette for letting us get to know you! I'm sure you'll give Marinette a warm welcome and look forward to seeing what she creates!
Oooh and if you've got a spare moment this bank holiday weekend, there's still time to check out our current challenge *wink*
Have a fabby weekend, peeps!
Aimes & Kate