Friday, 23 August 2013

Barb's Beauty

Hey friends, we're back with Fascinating Fridays!!! Its Deepti here and I am glad to introduce you to the amazingly talented Barb Ghigliotty. There is a story as to how I found her… I used to see her entries in a lot many challenges but since she doesn’t have blog and me at that time did not have a Flickr Gallery, my curiosity to see her creations couldn’t be sufficed. So, I created my own Flickr Gallery and added her as my first contact :) I am glad that now I can access all her wonderful creativity. It was my chance to feature an artist this week and I thought there is no better platform than Fascinating Friday’s to know her better. I am sure you would love her creativity, so there we go…
Name - Barb Ghigliotty

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Firstly, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Deepti for featuring my cards in “Fascinating Fridays"! I live in New Jersey USA, and have been married to my best friend Mike, for 38 years! I have a Master’s degree in Nursing with a focus on high risk pregnancies. We have 2 grown children and a sweet granddaughter, age 7 (the light of my life), who lives in Florida. The only one left at home with us right now, is our fur-baby Movado who keeps us young with his unlimited energy and fun personality!

2. How and when did you start crafting?
I started crafting when I was old enough to pick up a pencil and crayons! As a child, I always enjoyed arts and crafts, and learned to crochet when I was 10 years old. In my 20's, I learned to macrame’ and besides making plant hangers, rugs and wall hangings, I enjoyed teaching my friends. I began scrapbooking when my granddaughter was born, but I find card making the most fun!  

3. From where do you draw your inspiration?
Several months ago, I joined the Hero Arts Flickr Group, and I find a great deal of inspiration from all of the wonderful friends I’ve made there. I also love to play in challenges to push my creativity, and enjoy Online Card Classes!

4. How would you describe your style?
My style is definitely ‘Clean and Simple’, but I do love to learn techniques and try to implement them in my card making.

5. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
Any and all of my stamps and inks, as well as my Grand Calibur, T-Square Ruler and Heat Gun

6. What’s your favorite technique?
Coloring with my Copic markers (which I don’t do nearly as often as I would like).

7. What are your go-to colors?
I love aqua/teal (Hero Arts Soft Pool is my fave ink) and the color combination of pink with gray or black.

8. Do you sell your projects?
No, I give cards to my friends and family and donate the remainder to Operation Write Home.

9. What do you do when you aren’t crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?
I am a Nurse Practitioner, but currently not working. Living in New Jersey affords me long walks with my hubby on our beautiful beaches.

10. Are you currently designing for any blog?
I have never been a Design Team member, but I was a Guest Designer for the CASology Challenge Blog in May 2013.






Wow!!! It was wonderful to know so much more about you. Thank you so much Barb for sharing with us. I am sure you loved the few creations she shared with us and now my friends its time for you to get much more inspired by visiting her Gallery. Enjoy!!

27 comments:

Helen Gullett said...

I am a big fan of Barb and her gorgeous cards! I am so glad to know you are featured here, Barb! Lucky me to know you and inspired by you :)

(Helen G. - www.byheleng.wordpress.com)

Kailash said...

Big congrats to Barb for being featured, love her cards shown here and the rest of her beautiful creations on her Flickr gallery. I am so fortunate to know Barb as my crafting friend, she is always so gracious and sweet with her comments:-) Thanks for inspiring and for getting to know you better through this wonderful interview!!

Hussena said...

Congrats on being featured in Fascinating Friday and its so nice to get to know more about you ..Your work is just so gorgeous ..I love all of the cards you have shared here :)

Virginia L. said...

I have been admiring Barb's beautiful work over HA Flickr for a while now. This is such a great interview to get to know more about Barb! Her CAS approach to cards is always fresh, detailed and delightful! Not only that Barb is talented, she also gives the kindest comments on others' work (including mine). Congrats on this special feature, Barb!

Jean said...

Congrats to Barb for being featured! It was great to learn more about her via the interview. I'm frequently inspired by her gorgeous creations! And she's wonderfully supportive of mine. She's one of the "bright lights" in the cardmaking community!

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments about my creations...I am so humbled!

I would also like to thank Deepti, Tasnim and Noor for providing this wonderful blog so that we can get to know one another better! It has truly been an honor to have this feature!

Barb said...

Woo, hoo!! It is so nice to get to know Barb a bit more - loved the interview! She is such a sweet gal - always there with a kind word about everyone's cards in the Hero Arts Flickr group! And she is so talented too! Love your work shared here, Barb - big congrats on a well deserved feature! :)

Chark said...

love these cards!!

jintyoo7 said...

Hello Barb, so pleased your see your beautiful work getting recognized! It is always a delight to see your creations. It seems we have more that card making in common - I work in the Neonatal world :)

Congratulations, on being featured and a wonderful interview, not to mentions some lovely cards to ogle!

Deepti said...

I am so glad to have featured you :)

joy said...

Hi, Barb! It is so nice to get to know a little more about you! I love the cards that are featured here; and have always admired your cards on the Hero Arts Flickr group. Congrats on being spotlighted here.

Kanan Pandya said...

Congratulations Barb for being featured!!!! I always love her style and beautiful cards on Flicker Gallery. I am so lucky to have her as my friend. She is very talented. Barb always appreciates everyone's creations and leaves sweet comments.Thank you Barb for all the inspirations and this lovely interview, it is so nice to get to know little bit more about you!! :-)

Sarah Gray said...

What a great interview - I love Barb's cards. She is so creative and has a fab CAS style. Her cards always jump out on the Hero Arts Flickr gallery and she is so generous with her encouragement for others! Great to see her work featured :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Congratulations Barb,
As one of your greatest fans I was very excited to see you featured here! A well-deserved honor for your amazing work!!

I am also very happy for you and loves that cards that were shared! :)

Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Betty said...

what a wonderful honor - especially since you are my hero arts friend!! many congratulations!!!

Judy Tuck said...

Congratulations Barb. I loved your interview and I am happy to know a little more about you. I admire very much your style and seeing the wonderful cards that you create. Glad to be be in the HA Flickr group with you.

Leni said...

Lovely intervieuw Barb! So nice to learn to know you a little bit bettter! Love your cards here. It is always nice to see you around. Your comments make me happy!!!

Laura Jane said...

Lovely to learn more about Barb, One of the Most encouraging gals in the card making world.

Laura Norris said...

Great to see you here and get to know you a bit better Barb!! I have been a fan of your work over at the HA Flickr gallery and from the Online Card Classes. Congrats on the shout out!!

Laura Norris said...

Great to see you here and get to know you a bit better Barb!! I have been a fan of your work over at the HA Flickr gallery and from the Online Card Classes. Congrats on the shout out!!

cheiron said...

So great to learn a little more about Barb! I love her work over on the HA Flickr group and it is wonderful to see her projects featured here!

Brenda said...

Congrats on being featured Barb! Such a nice interview. I love your work.

Lin said...

Barb's work is always top-notch, with beautiful designs! Congratulations, Barb, on being featured today - I enjoyed getting to know a bit more about you!

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on being featured and having your fab cards showcased, Barb!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful interview! Barb is such a sweet person and a wonderful card maker, too! Congratulations on being featured, Barb!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely to see you featured here Barb! Great to get to know you better and wonderful cards.

Cris G said...

This was a surprise! Big congratulations on being featured, Barb, you make some pretty amazing cards. It is good to know you better.

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