Wednesday 1 June 2011

June's Featured Stamper

Wow! Can you believe it's June already? We're half-way through the year and I'm left wondering where the first half disappeared to!

We're welcoming the new month here on A Passion for Papertrey with a new featured stamper which means we sadly have to say farewell to May's featured stamper; I'm sure you'll join us in thanking Jen Carter for sharing her creativity with us for May (I have to say, I'm still smitten with the home-made puffies she shared with us!) Thank you so much, Jen!

From farewells to happy hellos, wanna know who's joining us for June? Well let us introduce you to...

Maureen is a lovely (and talented!) stamper from across the pond in Canada and she definitely has a passion stamping! Let's grab a cuppa and get to know a little bit more about her:

1)How did you get into papercrafting?
I actually made cards when I was in elementary school! I even had a card making kit that someone gave me. Then in the '90s I got into it again, but all we had was ink, paper, rubber stamps and embossing powder. THEN I got back into it in the early '00's with Stampin' Up! and then about 3 years ago a good friend introduced me to card BLOGS!! Eeek! I've been hooked ever since!

2)How long have you been stamping for?
I would say about 15 years, but seriously for 4 years. I've had my blog for 2 years.

3)How did you get into PTI and why do you love it so much?
I believe it was that good friend that got me into the card blogs. We discovered Dawn McVey's blog and then PTI through her (before she started on the DT). I love it because of the awesome quality of stamps and product AND that they are fresh and creative. All round top notch!

4)What would you say is your stamping style?
Hmm, I've always struggled with this a bit. I took the "What's your Style" quiz in the 2010 Card Style Magazine by Papercrafts and it came out "Fun and Cute." Although, I do Elegant and Classy and have been dabbling in a lot of Shabby/Vintage lately. I'm not a CAS gal, although the odd time I've done it, I've loved it and admire people who have perfected it.

5)Do you have a favourite PTI colour or colour combo that just makes you drool?
Okay, IMHO berry sorbet is a neutral!! LOL I probably would say berry sorbet...with kraft! Oh my!

6)If you had to choose just one PTI stamp set to keep, which one would it be and why?
I don't like to play favourites with my stamps, but right now Button Boutique is not gathering dust...KWIM? However, Hello Friend is a pretty close second. These stamp sets are very "brown."

7)Who is your PTI Idol?
Dawn McVey hands down. I followed her blog before she became a DT member and just love her stamping genius and the person she is. I also love Melissa Phillips work...I could never replicate it, but just love looking at all her eye candy. But really, Nichole has built an A-Team list of stampers with her DT.

8)Where do you get your inspiration from?
All over...mostly other blogs, inspiration challenges, Moxie Fab...I'm really into colour so any fabric with great colour combinations make me swoon.

9)What’s your stamping dream?
Truly? Aimes, our blog buddy Lynn and I making cards in my new studio and then enjoying martinis on the sundeck!! LOL But seriously, I reallyl want to make it to CHA one day and stamp with the PTI ladies...ugh, that would be a fantastic dream!

10)Where can we go to check out more of your wonderful creations?
Oh, yes!! Come visit anytime!!
The odd time you'll see me in CARDS magazine, and look for me in the July/August edition of Papercrafts!

Thanks so much, Maureen! I know for sure we've spotted a few of Maureen's fabulous projects in a number of issues of CARDS (I recommend signing up for an online version if you don't want to pay for the shipping to the Europe *wink*) and are so happy to have her on board with us. I'm sure you'll welcome Maureen too and look forward to what she has to share with us!

Aimes, Caryn & Kate


Lynn said...

Happy, happy dance! Loved reading more about Maureen and can't wait to see all of her fabulous inspiration!

Maureen said...

aw, thanks ladies!! I can't wait to hang with you this month!! Thanks for this great honour :)

Marisa said...

Yeah :) Great pick, Aimes! Enjoy your time with the girls, Maureen :)

Caryn said...

Hi Maureen and welcome on board - I love your style and am truly honored and delighted that Aimes has asked you to join us. Can't wait to see what you create with us "hugs".

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Welcome Maureen, it seems like you are quite the Pti fan! Can't wait to see what you create!
Katie x

Anne said...

Wow, Maureen you are a seriously talented lady. I just love all your work. All your cards are just gorgeous. As the title of your post says on 8th June on your blog reads " You're a Class Act ". Well done.