Friday, 8 June 2012

Anita's Amazing Art

We're thrilled to announce that will be featuring Anita's work over this week. Anita Mulcahey's style is a fun, crisp and sweet one. She is a very accomplished crafter who is also down to earth and very friendly!! When you read her interview, you'll realize that this social worker is a wonderful person and a creative paper crafter too :) :)
 Name: Anita Mulcahey
1. Tell us a little about yourself. 
I am married to the love of my life and have been for 27 years.  We have two children, a son who will be in his third year of college in Boston and our daughter will be a freshman at Georgia Tech in the fall.  I am going to be an empty nester in the fall and look forward to having more creative time.  I work from home part time as a social worker and it is the perfect balance for me.

2. When and how did you start cardmaking?  
I have been paper crafting since my son was 2 and he is 20 now.  I began making cards about 10 years ago because I really enjoy working on a smaller palette.  I love lots of layers and embellishments.  I have been working on making more simple cards as well to challenge myself.  I love ribbon and making big bows.

3. What inspires you to create?
Anything pretty can inspire me to create.  I love to work with sketches.  It is fun to see where the card will end up when I start with a sketch.

4. What are your “go to” tools for cardmaking?  Why?  
My most favorite tool is my Tim Holtz poker, aka:  Retractable Craft Pick.  I love my 3M foam squares because the more dimension the better.  I love my EK Success pink bone folder and couldn’t live without my Fiskars paper trimmer with the 6 1/4” wide base.  Probably the tool that I use on almost every card are all my dies from various companies and my die cut machine.

5. Who are your favorite paper crafter's at this time? Why?  
I love the work of Tami Mayberry because her stuff is so cute.  I love everything that Laurel Seabrook does and Beate Johns has been a favorite of mine for years.  I first came across her work many years ago at Splitcoast Stampers. 

6. Describe your style? 
I would say that I have a simpler, elegant style.  I love using matching paper lines and embellishments, really like everything to coordinate.  I also like making things which are cute, they just make me so happy. 

7. Are you on any design teams at this time?  Have you been published in any magazines or online journals? 
Currently I am on the Trendy Twine design team and am a permanent member of my local scrapbook stores design team, Right at Home Scrapbooking in North Attleboro, MA.  I am taking a bit of a break from being on so many teams at once so I can focus on submitting for publication and playing along with my favorite challenges.

Mulcahey, Anita. Love Card. Scrapbook News and Review, Volume #4, issue #8, August 14, 2011.
Mulcahey, Anita. Wish Card. Scrapbook News and Review, Volume #4, issue #8, August 14, 2011.
Mulcahey, Anita. Tickle Me Elmo Birthday Card and Envelope. Create Blog. August 2, 2011.
Mulcahey, Anita. Baby Onesie and Burp Cloth Set. Cricut Magazine, September/October 2011 issue.
Mulcahey, Anita. Miss You card. Scrapbook News and Review. Volume #4, Issue #7, July 17, 2011.
Mulcahey, Anita. Star Spangled Cuties. Making Memories for You. June 1, 2008 Ezine.
Mulcahey, Anita. A Seat with a View., July 1, 2008 Ezine.
Mulcahey, Anita. 4th of July Pinwheel. Making Memories for You, July 1, 2008 Ezine.
Mulcahey, Anita. Father’s Day 1994. August 1, 2008 Ezine.
Mulcahey, Anita. Best Things in Life are Chocolate. Scrapbook News & Review September 1, 2008 Ezine.
Mulcahey, Anita. Holiday Boxes & Popper Tutorial. December 1, 2008 Ezine.
Mulcahey, Anita. Congratulations Card. Making Cards Magazine, January 2009.

8. What are your favorite things about creating? 
I love starting with paper and ending up with a beautiful creation that makes me happy.  I have so many cards, that I really need to find a place to donate them to.  I just keep making them and they just keep making me happy.

I love the simple elegance of these inspirations by Anita. The beautiful stamping, embellishing and sentiments just makes me smile. Thank you so much Anita for being here today and thanks to our blog buddies for popping by... Ciao!!


chillin with Quillin said...

she seems so sweet and very creative, love her beautiful cards!!!

Trendy Twine said...

Wow, Anita, congrats! Your work is so awesome. So super happy to have you on the Trendy Twine design team.

Lesley @ Trendy Twine

~amy~ said...

Congrats Anita!!!

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