We are so excited to feature the very talented, Kristen Swain. She has helped us on some of our advertising and trade show materials and really thought we should invite her to stop by our blog.
Message from Kris: Hi! I’m Kristen Swain and I live in Maryland with my husband of almost 15 years and our two girls, Alizabeth and Annalise, our three cats and dog. I have been scrapping for over 12 years, and been designing professionally for almost 7 years now. I have been having my designs published for the last 9 years in many of the industry’s leading magazines. I started out scrapbooking, which has led me into card making and created altered items and home decor. I also like baking, painting and some other crafts, but scrapbooking is my most favorite creative outlet.
Here are some new projects Kristen created for us our feature today and they are so stinking cute!! But be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to learn about all the fun product giveaways you could win by stopping by for a visit today!
We asked Kristen some fun questions so we could get to know her a little better:
What is your favorite embellishment? Well, I think my most favorite embellishment but anything pretty or with glitter usually holds top place in my heart.
What is one item or technique you use most often? My most used embellishment is definitely a button with some twine tied on it. I use them pretty much on everything I create!
What is your favorite Imaginisce tool or product? Oh that's a hard question, I certainly love the ITop tool and the button's I can create with it. But I think I will have to go with the IRock tool and gems, it works so well, I used some on a jean skirt of my daughters and they have stayed on completely, we don't even get that with the manufactured clothing!
How do you kick off your creative process? Sketch, photos, paper style, etc.? Usually it's a theme with a layout, but cards and altered items I find ideas come best when I see and think about the products I'm going to use.
What product couldn't they live without? Buttons! Glitter, my Cricut machines, a good pair of scissors and trimmer, Glue Arts Adhesive Squares.
Diet or Regular? regular- so bad- but yum
When and where do they scrap/craft? I do my best creating in the late mornings, just before lunch! I have an office in my home where I am able to create.
|Little Cutie (Boy) Collection|
What did you want to be when you grew up? I knew, I mean, just KNEW, that I was going to be an advertising executive when I grew up. But life has a funny way of changing things and I couldn't be happier how things turned out.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? In the south, somewhere beautiful, maybe southern Florida, without the storms!
|Little Cutie (girl) Collection|
What is the one thing (not a person) you couldn't live without? My computer, I need to stay connected!
What's the last book you read? Finger Licken Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
And we found some fun projects Kristen created a while back with our fun Dinoroar Collection. We couldn't remember if we'd posted these, so we thought we'd share them again (too cute not to).
Double the Giveaway:
First, we're going to send one lucky winner a BIG box of Imaginisce goodies. And then to double your fun....we contacted GlueArts because we know it's one of Kris's favorite adhesives. They wanted to sponsor her Guest Designer spot here on the Imaginisce blog and they offered to giveaway the following to a lucky winner: a Glue Glider Pro, refill of your choice, the new 8 1/2 x 11 U Cut It Foam Sheet, Extreme Adhesive Squares and the Ribbon Adhesive. Now that's a lot of sticky goodness!!
What you need to do to be entered to win:
1. Visit Kristen Swain's blog and follow her blog, or if you're already follower leave her a comment on her most recent blog post. Then return and tell us which of her projects you like the best!!
2. Visit GlueArts Facebook page and tell them Imaginisce sent you!! Come back and leave a comment telling us you did this.
3. Visit our Facebook page and tell us "what inspires you when you're getting crafty". Come back and leave your name so we know you visited our Facebook page too!!
Winner will be announced this Friday, March 4th.