Friday, 2 December 2011

Inspired by... Kelley

Today's featured artist has been published many times over in Paper Crafts Magazine and others too. Her artworks are out-of-this-world and is an absolute Papercrafting Super Star!!! Guess who... the one and only Kelley Eubanks :)
Name: Kelley Eubanks
Blog: My Front Porch

1. Tell us a little something about yourself?
My name is Kelley Eubanks. I have been married to my husband, Michael, for 13 years. We have an almost 5 year old son, Carver, who is a hoot! I am blessed to be a stay at home mom/wife. We live in TN... right outside of Nashville.

2. When and how did you start card making?
I was invited to a Stampin' Up workshop about 4 years ago and I was hooked instantly. I had played around with scrapbooking and card making before that and already had a stash of craft supplies. It wasn't until I attended the workshop though that I found out card making was a passion of mine!

3. When would you say you are most creative?
Being a stay at home mom, I don't have time to craft during the day so I am definitely most creative at night. After Carver is in the bed... I get to have my time, relax, and create!

4. What is your favorite technique?
I love to use markers to ink rubber stamps. I love that you can ink a solid image different colors before you stamp it.

5. Do trends inspire your creative process?  

I don't think so. I am not really a trend watcher. I tend to just go with what inspires me/appeals to me in all areas of my life!

6. Is there something about paper crafting that you find challenging?  

Layers for sure! I am a clean and simple minded girl. I cannot add layers of paper and accessories! I wish I could but it just doesn't work out for me!

7. If you were stuck on a deserted island, what THREE paper crafting supplies would you HAVE to have with you? 

Stamps, Ink and Cardstock

8. Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you?  

There are so many people in this industry that inspire me. I would have a hard time naming one person... or just five for that matter.  I love blog hopping because I never know what someone will make that will inspire me!

9. How would you describe your own style?
Clean and Simple is usually what I go with!

10. How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project?  

Since my style is clean and simple... I would say on average about 20 mins.

11. Do you have a favorite occasion to create for?
Halloween and Christmas are my favorite for sure!!

12. When you are finished with your creations what do you do with them?  

I keep a small stash of cards, tags, etc. on hand to use. I give the others away. I have given a lot of cards to my mom and some to friends. Just recently I put a basket of cards/tags in my husbands office for his co-workers. Michael is a Pastor of Students at our church. The staff at the church know the cards are there for them to go through whenever they need/want a card to hand out or mail. I am hopeful that it will save them a little money and bring whoever receives the card... a little happy! I would encourage anyone, who creates more cards than they can use, to do the same. You can give a basket to your church or your kids school for the teachers. I plan to keep the church basket stocked up as I can and then look for another place to 'help' as my stash of cards increases.

13. Are you on any Design Teams or have served on any in the past?  Please include guest design positions? 

I am currently on the Penny Black Design Team, Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Design Team and the Avocado Arts Design Team. I 'officially' started with the Avocado Arts team in January. I have been on the PSA Essentials Design Team and I have been a guest designer for Skipping Stones and My Creative Time. 

Here are some eye-candies: 

A CAS gorgeousness, straight from the master of clean & simple!! They are so fun, don't you think?? These are such good examples of how only a couple of basics can go a long way. Just bee-u-tiful, Kelley!! Thanks for inspiring us today and thanks all for peeking :) Fantabulous Friday!!!!


~Tammy~ said...

Love this girl and her fun CAS style! So happy to be a part of featuring her for Fascinating Friday's!!!

My Creative Time said...

YEP! Miss Kelley is one TALENTED lady! I am a HUGE fan of her "Simple" & "Clean" style! CONGRATS my friend for this feature! You totally deserve it!
Big HUGE hugs,

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... you are too sweet!! Thank you for your kind words! :) And thank you for featuring me on your blog!! I was out of town for a couple of days and had to add the link to my blog post while I was away! I didn't do a great job of talking about it... we were pretty wiped out from hiking all day! Plus my hubby was itching to have his laptop! :) I apologize for that! Thank you again!! I really appreciate your sweet words! :)

Annette said...

Congrats to Kelley on being featured...her cards are amazing and sweet...

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