Friday, 7 September 2012

Day 72- Tiare Smith

We're delighted to welcome you back to our weekly feature: Fascinating Fridays!!! Our first star for this new term is Tiare a.k.a. "Classygirl". She's a life long paper crafter who has started her own online community and magazine! Tiare is talented and open about how she has achieved her crafty success. She is most definitely a class act! Her layouts prove that she takes this hobby seriously and it is a major part of her life. Lets welcome the Classygirl:
Name: Tiare Smith


1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.   
My name is Tiare Smith but to the online world and many friends I am Classygirl.  I am married to my wonderful, supportive college sweetheart and it is just the two of us.  No children and no pets...just the way we like it.  We simply enjoy LIFE and having fun with friends and family. We reside in the Atlanta, GA area by way of Chicago!  I'm just a city girl living in the country!  LOL!  I am the proud owner of iclassygirl.com and a wonderful online community and blog called Scraps of Color.

2. When and how did you start paper crafting?   
I've been paper crafting for as long as I can remember.   However, I began scrapbooking the "safe way" in 1998.  After returning from a trip to the Bahamas and Disney World I paid a visit to my local Hallmark store, where I spotted a small scrapbooking kit filled with die cuts only.  It peeked my curiosity and I went home and looked up scrapbooking online.  I found a great online community and store and the shopping and cropping began!

3. What inspires you to create?   
People, places, things.  There is inspiration all around me.  However, there is nothing like either looking at photos or walking into my craft room and seeing my supplies, oh...maybe except touching them.  Once that happens...it’s on!  LOL!

4. What is your favorite technique? Why?   
I don't know that I have a favorite technique, unless you consider working with various patterns a technique. I simply enjoy using a variety of patterns on my pages. One pattern is never enough.  I like seeing how much I can get out of my patterned papers.

5. Who are your favorite papercrafters at the time? Why?    
This changes often but at the moment I am enjoying creations by Tena Ellison , Donna Salazar and Rochelle Washington's cards.  I find her style quite refreshing, especially since I do not think cards are my strongest suit...but I'm getting better. 

6. Describe your style.   
I consider my style sort of clean and classy. Well coordinated and fresh. 

7. Are you on any design teams at the time? Have you been published in any magazines? 
Creative Team Coordinator/Blog Owner for iClassygirl.com and I have been published in Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, PaperKuts to name a few.  

8. What is your favorite thing(s) about creating?   
That it is simply a great, relaxing way to spend your time.  I love being creative and allowing the day to fall away from me and just enjoy the textures and fond memories, I am creating. There is a big BONUS the friendships I have developed through this craft and our enjoying creative, social time together.




Such classic layouts, Tiare!!! Every page is unique with its techniques, embellies and definitely the design.. Thank you friend for sharing with us today :) And thanks to those who leave her some love here,,,
Until next tym, happy crafting!!!

25 comments:

Hussena said...

Oh wow these are such Amazing Layout Tiare..its so good to know more about you and your journey to scrapbooking...your work is just so beautiful!!

Tena E. said...

Congrats on being featured Tiare! But you know you've always been a star to me!!

Pastor Joyce said...

Congratulations, Tiare! You are most deserving of the spotlight, not only for your craft mastery, but for the absolutely wonderful crafting community you created.

RIACards said...

What a wonderful way to end a hectic week. Just knowing someone (albeit virtually) that I've been following along with on SOC and now in the spotlight makes my week! Congrats Tiare. I love this for you and I will certainly add these layouts to my repertoire.

Treva said...

Congrats Tiare, you are such a great inspiration! Thank you for your willingness to share.

Areletha said...

Congrats, Tiare! So thrilled for you being recognized - your talent is awesome!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Congratulations Tiare! Nice spotlight!

Lisa Renée said...

Tiare, what an honor to be featured on someone else's BLOG. Congratulations.

Confiseries Papier said...

Tiare, Congrats! Such a great honor to be recognized, an I am so happy for you.

Edie said...

Congratulations Tiare. Your talent and enthusiasm is unstoppable.

lovemypaper said...

Congrats! Super cute layouts.

FayraiDesigns said...

Congratulations Tiare. Your passion for scrapbooking shows in your creative work and is very inspiring.

Regina said...

Congratulations you go girl I am really proud of you and happy to be a part of your on line community.Your layouts are really nice.

Mary J Scrapper said...

Congrats Tiare. I enjoyed reading the interview.

faithnme said...

Wow Thisis Amazing.. Congrats Tiare.. You are amazing with all you do..

Mz. Lela said...

Congrats to you. This is very nice!

Nappycp (Crystal) said...

Way to go Tiare. Always enjoy your layouts. This blog site is cute. I am so thankful for Scraps of Color on-line scrapping community. You inspire and I appreciate that about you!

Mema's Crafts said...

Way to go lady. I think you inspire not only with your crafting but also with the things that you do. Keep inspiring, growing and being you. Love the layouts..each one is unique within itself and a story is there for sure.

Michele said...

classygirl is aweseom! so glad you featured her! xo

Mandy said...

Congratulations! You are so talented and creative and I'm so glad more you were featured so that many more people will get to know you. And thanks for Scraps of Color...it is a FABULOUS crafty community!

Staci said...

Fantastic LOs! Thanks for sharing your craft!

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

Congratulations on being featured Tiare! I enjoyed learning a little more about you and loved the layoutss

Eve Beckum said...

Congrats T on a wonderful article for such a deserving and creative person.

Noor Nahdi said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Such a huge response for our first spotlight in the new season... Thumbs up, Tiare :)

Mari said...

Contratulations Tiare! What an awesome honor to be featured for your talent. I have and continue to learn so much from you and your scrapbook community. Great job!

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