Sunday, December 9, 2012

Spotlight Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone!  It is Arin and I am super excited to introduce this week's Spotlight Sunday to you!  Karon, from Karon's Krafty Korner is such a lovely creative inspiration and is one of those amazing bloggers that can just pull you into her blog and all of a sudden an hour has gone by. Seven years ago she traded in her tea pot and scones for the Canadian Maple Leaf.  The grace,class and wit of her British roots  translates all throughout her blog and creations, which makes for a fun daily look and read! That is probably why she is dominating the crafting blog scene on various design teams as a designer and guest designer! She has been a very active participant in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenges and just landed two recent Top 5 spots with these great projects! 

She has some great tutorials of many of her projects and her Box of Cards tutorial is a great idea to pocket for a holiday or gift idea. 

Over on her blog she has a tab called "My Cross Stitch" which is full of some amazing cross stitch pieces. Oh the discipline and patience she has! Here is one that really is an eye catcher! 
Now let's see what Karon has to say! 

1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?  I got into paper crafting back in 2004, but then when we emigrated to Canada from the UK in 2005, it got left alone and cross-stitch took over.  I returned to paper crafting in January of this year when I bought my Cricut machine. I enjoy creating things from nothing and seeing the look on peoples faces when they realise you have made it yourself.  My blog began in the middle of May and the rest they say is history

2. What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e., cards, layouts, mini-albums, etc....)? I love making cards and some 3D projects.  Also like making gifts for my girls teachers, at Christmas and end of year and for friends.

3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects? My favorite product!  That's a hard one, as I'm still fairly new to this and I know I don't use all the things I should.  I love using ribbon and using my Cuttlebug for embossing.  I also love inking the edges of layers as I feel it really finishes off the project.

4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?  My favourite Cricut cartridge has to be the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I only have 28 cartridges but there are so many images on them that I can usually find what I need or use elements from them to make something.

5. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?  
 When I'm not paper crafting, I'm either catching up on my blog posts, visiting other blogs or planning what to do next.  My other love though is cross stitch and I do still turn to this occasionally.  And of course I still have the household chores, which really do take last place in my priority list:-)

Karon was such a fun crafty blogger to showcase.  Her blog just bursts with inspiration, humor and creativity! We will leave you with a couple of her favorite projects she has done using her Cricut that you can find on her blog! Be sure to head over and visit Karon's Krafty Korner and say, "Hi"! I am sure she will greet you back with a warm thank you!  
You can find the tutorial for this project HERE!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing some of your Sunday with us!
Arin



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4 comments:

  1. OK - just picking up my jaw off the floor!!! Oh My Goodness Arin wow - what a fabulous post. Thank you, thank you, thank you - did I say THANK YOU - yes I'm shouting it from the roof tops - can you hear me !!!! Have a fabulous week and joys of the season to everyone:-) Karon

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  2. Just lovely projects! I like all of them - and I used to do cross stitching - it takes a lot of time in my opinion - but lovely results - thanks for sharing- have a great week!

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  3. LOVE all of Karon's projects!!Adore her too!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia

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  4. Love Karon's blog and her cards & projects! She's an inspiration that's for sure!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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