Friday, 6 May 2011

Jinny's Soaring Creativity

Want to see clean and BEAUTIFUL creations?? Then Jinny Newlin is here to inspire us all :) Her creative hands make nothing but elegant cards and layouts too. Let's embrace today's artisan- Jinny!!!!
Name: Jinny Newlin
Blog: Soaring

When and how did you start Cardmaking?

Tough question!  I must’ve begun card-making when I was old enough to hold a crayon, because my Mom has all kinds of Mother’s Day, birthday, and Valentine’s Day cards, from ages ago, that I created for her, put away in a special file.  But officially, I stopped buying any kind of manufactured, Hallmark creation and started letting my creative juices flow, for all occasions, ten years ago.

When would you say you are most creative?
I’m definitely most creative during nap/rest time for my kiddos, but lots of times that creativity also comes back to play once they’re in bed for the night and creeps into the wee hours of the morning.

What is your favorite technique?
My all-time, favorite technique is stitching!  It’s rare to find one of my projects without the fabulous texture and design it creates.

Do you trend watch?  Is it an important part of your creative process?
Absolutely!  I LOVE to trend watch and try new things, but I won’t just do something because it’s trendy.  I watch for the trends that fit my style and capture my attention.

Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you?  If so, what about their style or technique inspires you?
 I think the designer that most inspires me is Betsy Veldman.  I love her use of bright colors and stitching and the way she can pile it on without overdoing it.

How would you describe your style?
Oooo!  Another tough question!  I’ve been told that it is “a mix of layered CAS with a simple elegance that leans towards casual vintage”.  A few things that almost always seem to find their way into my creations are machine stitching, element and paper layers, ink distressing, and fluffy bows.  And I especially LOVE gingham and polka dots!  

How long would you say it takes you to complete your card?
Most cards take me about an hour, give or take another hour or two, to design and create.

Now have a peek at Jinny's elegance:

Jinny, your cards are so magnificent and stitching is indeed your finest signature...Thanks honey for satisfying our crafty passion this Friday!!! Also thanks to all who passed by :):) Happy Friday...


Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Noor! It is I who should be thanking you! Thank you ever so much for your kind words and the fabulous feature! I'm beyond thrilled and ever so humbled!

Kim Ryden said...

That first card was made for me! Jinny is awesome! Thanks for sharing so much about her!

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations to Jinny and to your blog for featuring so much talent! We love her at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Yay Jinny!! So fun to get to know a little more about you!! :D

Colleen Dietrich said...

Noor, it's so good of you to feature Jinny! She is a pleasure to work with at The Play Date Cafe, and SUPER talented!

Cindy Gay said...

Fresh, lovely designs!

Julie Day said...

Awesome feature LOVE all the cards :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Yay Jinny. Love her designs. :)

Michele said...

I just adore Jinny; if there was a Jinny fan club, I would be in it! I applaud you for featuring her here and it was really interesting to read a little more about her ~ For anyone out there who is just "meeting" Jinny for the first time; check out her BLOG ~ She ROCKS! Her layouts are incredible and she is the stitching QUEEN! My favorite .... you can feel the love for her children in every single page she posts .... I love that! ♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEE Jinny's creations! Thanks for featuring her! So well deserved! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ellen said...

Congrats, Jinny!

Kate said...

What lovely, lovely creations! Jinny, your stitching really is a wonderful element that adds so much to your creations!

Isbel Ahmad said...

So beautiful card!!!!

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