Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guest Designer - Lori McAree

Hello! Today I'd like to introduce you to my guest design this month, Lori McAree. As soon as I drew The Giving Tree, I knew I wanted to invite Lori to design with it. Lori has a beautiful Clean and Simple style that shows up on most of her projects, that I knew would be perfect for showcasing The Giving Tree.

On this card, Lori enhanced her usual style with a bit of sponging and all that fabulous stitching, giving this card a vintage feel! Just perfect for a grandparents birthday!

I asked Lori a few questions to get to know her better...

How long have you been stamping and how did you get started?
I started stamping about 7 years ago. A former co-worker would bring the cards she had made into the office, I fell in love with her work and wanted to give it a try!

What are your favorite kinds of projects/techniques?
Over the last few months I have been more into CAS (clean and simple), it started out as a challenge to make myself comfortable with that style, and I'm really loving it!

How do you overcome loss of mojo?
Challenges help me the most. If a challenge really grabs me and I immediately think of a specific set or embellishment I want to use

Do you enjoy challenges and, if so, what are your favorites and why?
I love challenges!! I don't have a specific favorite, though I tend to participate more in sketch challenges, I think they inspire me the most! I've been trying to participate in more color challenges lately, those are usually a true challenge to me!

What are your "go to" tools?
My Scor-Buddy and Nestabilites are used on almost every single card I make! I couldn't live without my Scor-Tape, I love that stuff!!!

What or who inspires you in your crafting?
Everyone! I love looking at other peoples work, I get something from everyone!!

Thanks, Lori! Those are some of my favorite tools, too! 


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- Lori is a wonderful choice. Lori- both of your cards using "The Giving Tree" are fabulous. I love all the details!

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This cards are very pretty. I liked the theme of your cards very much. The card reflects your hardwork and passion towards arts. They are creative.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh yay Lori!!!! She is FABULOUS!!!! She captured your tree set so beautifully and is an inspiration herself!!!

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Very beautiful designs. I love all the details. Thanks.

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great designs and thanks for posting. I like the tree, uplifting design to be sure.