Friday, 7 February 2014

Starting With Vicki

Hello lovely ladies!! Its Deepti here back with Fascinating Fridays. I bet you will love her creativity. Her style is unique and her cards are vibrant. The thing that I admire the most about her is that she will showcase so much variety in her creations every time she posts and guess what every card is a master piece. So without further wait please welcome Vicki...
Vicki Dutcher

1.Tell us a little about yourself and your family. I live in fabulous [and warm] Arizona.  Best move we ever made, we love it here.  I have been married 23 years and have a 19 year old son who is in the Navy, currently stationed in Japan.

2.How and when did you start crafting?  
    I started stamping way back in 1996 to give myself something to do while my son took his naps.  A neighbor introduced me to SU and took me to a party -- that was the beginning of a fabulous relationship with stamps and ink.

3.From where do you draw your inspiration? 
    I get most of my inspiration from other stampers - sometimes I will go through magazines for color combinations.

4.How would you describe your style?  
    My style is CAS - clean and simple and also the newest description CAL - clean and layered.  I love seeing a lot of white on my cards.

5.What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space? 
    Definitely my mini scor pal and Big Shot, along with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basic A & B sets - I use these tools for EVERY CARD I make, and whenever I sponge, I use the large daubers.  I think that is 5. 

6.What’s your favorite technique?  
   Layering and sponging are my most favorite techniques.

7.What are your go-to colors?  
    Anything bright - orange and green, aqua and red -- purple not so much.

8.Do you sell your projects? 
    I do sell to a shop in California.  It is on my "things to accomplish" to sell locally, but I am too busy stamping [lazy] to organize it!

9.What do you do when you aren't crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?  
    I work at Starbucks about 20 hours a week.  I was a Starbucks Store Manager in California, but when we moved here, I was able to go part time.  I have been with Starbucks for 15 years!  It is a fabulous job I must say.  I periodically read, but seriously - all I do is stamp.

10. Are you currently designing for any blog? 
    I design for a couple of companies; Inspired By Stamping, out of Australia, and STAMPlorations out of California, and I also design for A Walk Down Memory Lane, an on-line store.  I am on many blog challenge teams;  Just Us Girls, Addicted to CAS, Seize the Sketch, Muse, Cardabilities and my newest team, The Male Room.

Well now you know how popular she is and how busy with so many design teams to take care of :) Thank you Vicki for sharing your creativity with us. Please head over to her blog and take a peek into the fascinating world of her awesomeness...


Vicki Dutcher said...

Thanks so much for Featuring me! What an honor. I am still so glad I found you and your blog! :)

Deepti said...

I am so glad to have you known better :) thank you for sharing

Barb Ghig said...

I am a big fan of Vicki's creations, and it was really fun getting to know her a little better!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being the featured card artist, Vicki! Thank you, Dee, for choosing to spotlight Vicki and give her the recognition she deserves!! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Vicki is such a lovely lady and a fabulous card maker am so privileged to be one of her teammates at ATCAS. Her work is always so vibrant and inspirational.


Noor Nahdi said...

We're so fortunate to have you here, Vicki!!! Thanks for sharing =)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful Post!! Vicki is an inspiration!

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