Friday, 25 November 2011

Paulina's Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome again to Fascinating Fridays!!!! Today's featured artist is a skilled cardmaker who enjoys a high sense of imagination,,, Her elegant cards deliver a pure dose of art and creativity... Lemme and Tammy introduce you to sweet Paulina :)
Name: Paulina Nakamura

When and how did you start card making? 
I started cardmaking when I was a little girl. My mom owns a rubber stamp company, so I've always grown up with stamps all around me. I casually played with them as a child, but didn't really start to make it a hobby/ passion until a few years ago. 
When would you say you are most creative?
Oh, that's a hard creativity comes in spurts. I would have to say, after I browse blogs, I'm usually feeling pretty creative.
What is your favorite technique?
 Honestly, I can't say I have a favorite. I'm kind of all over the place when it comes to crafting, so I'm constantly using different techniques.
Do trends inspire your creative process? 
Yes, they can at times. While I wouldn't say I'm super "trendy", I do like to know what is popular. On occasion, I'll add elements of trends into my projects.

Is there something about paper crafting you find challenging?
 For me, it's probably just trying to decide which stamps/colors I want to use on a project. Once I get those decided, it's usually pretty smooth sailing after that :)
If you were stuck on a deserted Island, what THREE paper crafting supplies would you HAVE to have with you? 
Oh, this is a torture for me, I love so many things. If I had to choose, it's my Big shot, Spellbinder dies and markers.
Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you?  If so, what about their style or technique calls your attention? 
I can't honestly say there is one specific person. I'm constantly being inspired by fellow bloggers and crafters.

How would you describe your own style? 
I'm having a hard time describing my style....I suppose it usually is fairly clean, and generally girly.
How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project?
 Normally, a typical card takes 40-60 minutes. My cards are definitely labors of love :)

Do you have a favorite occasion to create for?
 I would have to go with birthdays. It's fun to try to create a card that fits the recipients style.

When you are finished with your creations what do you do with them? 
A good amount of my cards go to various stamp shows across the country (to be displayed in the DeNami Design booth). However, I do also send my cards to relatives and friends, and occasionally will sell some.
Are you on any Design Teams or have served on any in the past?  Please include guest design positions? 
I'm currently a DT member for the Young Crafters Unite blog. I'm also a Contributing Designer/ Blog Coordinator for the DeNami Design blog. In the past, I was a DT member with Practicing Creativity Designs, and have served as a Guest Designer for the Play Date Cafe Challenge, WPlus9 Design Studio and Simply Scrapping Crafts. 

Now have a look at these pretty creations:

Such striking cards, Paulina!!! Your work is absolutely perfect and clean... Thanks dear for inspiring us today and thanks to all for joining.... Fantastic Friday!!!


~Tammy~ said...

Love Paulina's fun style! So happy to feature her!

Leanne said...

Beautiful, simple & neat creations.

Tina M said...

Paulina inspires many of us on a daily basis. So happy that you featured her, she deserves the lime light :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! I love Paulina's girly & fun style... it matches her personality too!

Michele Gross said...

Paulina is such a delight! So glad to see her and her gorgeous cards featured here :)

Wendy said...

Loved learning more about Paulina!

andrea said...

Nice to get to know Paulina a little bit better! Love your bright colors in the note card, so cheery!

Tanya said...

So nice to learn a bit more about you Paulina! Love your featured cards, very pretty...and girly=)

Andrea M said...

What a great feature! Paulina is the sweetest!!!

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