Friday, 24 February 2012

Stella's Stunning Style

Hi everyone! Time for another post where I get to announce this week's featured artist :) Over the next few days we have the honor of sharing cards made by the talented Stella! Let's get started with her:
Name: Stella Schenkel

Tell us a little something about yourself? 
Hi! I am Stella Schenkel, 47 years old, happily married for 26 years and mother of two grown up sons (24 and 21 years old) and I live in Groningen in the northern part of the Netherlands (Europe) 

When and how did you start card making? 
In 2009; and hooked ever since :)

When would you say you are most creative? 
In the evenings when I am home from work. 

What is your favorite technique? 
Stamping ; especially background stamping 

Do trends inspire your creative process? 
Yes; but I tend to stick to classic patterns :) 

Is there something about paper crafting you find challenging?
I always try to make something unique; I hardly make the same card twice 

If you were stuck on a deserted Island, what THREE paper crafting supplies would you HAVE to have with you? 
My stamps, ink and of course paper..

Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you? If so, what about their style or technique calls your attention? 
I am a huge fan of Melissa Philips’ style. She always makes the perfect mix and match of stamping, papers and embellishments 

How would you describe your own style? 
Feminine and romantic. 

How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project? 
Geesh; I often spend too much time picking stamps, papers and embellishments. A card ususally takes me 1 ½ hour ( I know; that’s too long...) 

Do you have a favorite occasion to create for? 
I love birthday and ”thinking of you” cards 

When you are finished with your creations what do you do with them? 
I usually send them to someone and sometimes I make a few for someone so they can send them to someone. 

Are you on any Design Teams or have served on any in the past? Please include guest design positions? 
I’ve been a Guest designer at CR84FN in February 2011 and a Guest designer at CCCB  in October 2011

See these stunners!!!

Stella's cards are always exquisite, and these made me gasp! No need to elaborate I guess, I'm sure you'll agree that these are overwhelming creations and perfect interpretations of Stella's style!!! Thanks sweetie for inspiring us and thanks to all who popped by :) See you soon,,,,

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Pink Hearted Bear

for a cute baby girl,,,, I do really get stuck up these days with the enormous amount of cards created for babes but fortunately crafting products are always inspirational!!!! Here I adhered the transparent sheet on an embossed Kraft cardstock then placed the stickers, die-cut and the tiny pink-hearted bear :)

This card is entering for:

Thanks for passing by!!! Happy crafting :)

Friday, 17 February 2012

Day 50- Jaime Lee

Fascinating Fridays is back!!! As our featured stars inspired you last year, we hope to overwhelm you all this year too :)  Thanks to all who joined us in 2011....
Today's artist is a creative crafter, a shop owner and a loving mother :) She enjoys scrapbooking for years now after running an Interior Design business... Guess who: it's Jaime Lee,,,,,
Name: Jaime Lee
1.    When did you start this hobby?
I started scrapbooking since 2008, when my sister first introduced me to scrapping world. The moment I found out and seen those yummy colors of papers, pretty embellishments and how amazing creations can be I did not have a doubt at all and straight enrolled my first scrapbooking class at one of the LSS.

2.    Who inspires you the most?
When I first started scrapbooking, the first online scrapbook kit club store I found was Studio Calico. I instantly adore the kit and not long after I signed up to be one of their members.

3.    Define your style?
I am sad to say, I do not have a specific style because I love exploring with many kind of mediums and designs. I can do simple and clean layout and I love doing intrigue design too.

4.    What are your favorite tools?
I cannot craft without my precision scissor, a sharp blade and of course 3-in-1 Beacon craft glue and not forgetting my cutting mat.

5.    What is your favorite technique?
At the moment, I think my favorite technique is layering and fussy cutting.

6.    Do you follow the latest trends?
I don’t really follow the latest trend. I usually go with the flow I have but I tend to like using the latest product line and I love Studio Calico Kit.

7.    Where do you normally do your artwork?
At the moment, I scrap on my dinning table. I can’t wait till I get my new craft room. I hate to say this but I seriously took over the whole dining space.

8.  What are your favorite colors?
This is a very difficult question (lol). I love all kind of colors and if you would like me to pick one that will be WHITE.

9.  Are you designing for any products, brands or scrapbook store?
Yes, I am currently owning a scrapbook store and having Studio Calico kit as my store Kit Club. Apart from having Studio Calico kit club, I carry a wide range of products in the online store. Do pay me a visit at and visit our inspiration blog:

10.  How much do you spend per month buying your art supplies?
Well, pretty hard to say how much I spend every month. Though I own a store for myself, I can just take whatever things I like. I still buy things online or LSS. I would say, minimum spent for each month inclusive of kits and others would be $500 or more (sometimes)

11.  Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Way before I started scrapbooking, I started my own Interior Designer business right after I graduated from Sydney, Australia. I named the company Jlee Design Sdn Bhd, which starts with my initial and my last name. In year 2009, I gradually slowed down my ID business because I was expecting. In year 2011, I had decided and started my own scrapbook business which is Scrappin Studio owned by Jlee Design Sdn Bhd.
*For those may not know, Sdn Bhd simply means Private Limited*
I am still and forever will, enjoy and be contented living with my dear husband Mr.Cho and my cheeky as ever and smiley son, Lucas. I have been a scrapbook admirer ever since 2008. Since then, I never give up in crafting and indeed the passion grew stronger and stronger each year. Well, creativeness is always in my blood because I always thought I inherited my dad's gene. Sometimes I claim my dad is a perfectionist. No doubt, I feel that I have something that runs in my blood that I am creative too!
What do you say about these beauties:  

I don't know what else would sum up these creations better, other than saying that they are absolute masterpieces. The attention to detail is awe-inspiring, and I just love the colours!!!! Thanks Jaime for sharing with us your boundless creativity :) See you all next Friday,,,,

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Anniversary

Although I'm not a fan of green, this card just flutters my small heart!!!! The patterned vellum was glued on another pp then ribbon placed. Finished this bright card with a star chipboard, a fancy tag and a lil butterfly from K & Company...

This card is entering for:
Cards with Attitude (Flowers)
Little Darlings (Ribbon)
The Sweet Stop
Case Study
Tied a tiny bow for some detail:

Thanks for peeking and get ready for a giveaway here at Paperie Design's Studio!!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Incredible, I've already published 300 posts till today!!! Even though I don't have much time to blog nowadays, I'm trying my very best to stay in touch with you all :) Sincere apologies if you haven't heard from me yet....
In addition to my hectic work, I'm still busy preparing for sister's wedding as it is getting closer- this Friday, the 10th of February. Hope everything goes well!!!
Now back to my handmade's today's dose:

This card is entering for:
Crafty Sentiments
Shelly's Images
Frosted Designs
Paper Pretties
Pollycraft Monday
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle
Hotshot Craft
Lily Pad

This elegant image is from Flourishes- A Year In Flowers 3 Stamp Set, colored with copics,,,

Thanks for visiting!!! Happy day ahead :)