What a great day to share this amazingly talented lady, Reesey from Created In NY! She has so much life to her blog and her actual life! She has quite the taste for adventure since her husband and her BOTH own motorcycles and rides every chance they can once the weather warms and the snow thaws. And when the snow is falling she hops on her snowmobile! This thrill seeker does have an elegant edge when it comes to crafting and that talent landed her a spot on FCCB's Top 5 with this amazingly detailed and very elegant project!
Check out her great tutorial on this project HERE
Reesey has only been blogging for a little over a year, but has been a cafter for over15 years and it shows in spades! Check out some of these great cards she has made!
1. When did you start scrap booking/paper crafting and why?
I don't really remember when I started. It was so long ago, when I did my first scrapbook page of a trip to Florida with my then boyfriend who is now my husband. I would have to say in 1998 or so. I just recently got into making the cards and the shadow boxes. I get an idea and I have to run with it!
2. What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e., cards, layouts, mini-albums, etc....)?
I love to make anything 3-D. My first scrap booking page of the Florida trip had an alligator on a homemade spring so it would pop up when you opened the page. I like cards that fold and show a scene like the monkey slider and the Ghost on the Fence Halloween card. But my all time favorite is the shadow boxes.
3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects?
I have a million different products but I would have to say my go to item is my Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen. Everything needs a little sparkle and this pen allows me to write over the top of stamped or Digi words without the mess of glue bottles or stray flakes. A great example is the "Dream" shadow box. The words looked nice printed from a computer but when I added the Stardust Glitter...WOW!
4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?
My husband says there is no way I know what cartridges I have because I have so many but I always go straight to the Storybook Cartridge. It has delicate leaves and swirls and the letters cut perfectly pretty.
5. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?
My husband and I have motorcycles, so when the weather is at all nice, that's what we do. In the winter, it's snowmobiling. Truthfully, the only time I get to craft is when it is raining! My daughter calls me "Last Minute Lisa" for obvious reasons. When I have a birthday or holiday to make projects for, you will find me up at the night before working that Cricut and glue furiously. But it seems to work for me. She says that's when I do my best work!
Once of her favorite projects to do is shadow boxes and boy does she deliver in originality and detail! Check out a few that I found that just had me in awe!
Reesey from Created in NY is such a fun crafter that is full of such fresh and new ideas. Not only is her work done with such flawless perfection that just draws you in, but her narrative to her readers is so friendly and warm. She is someone that you will want to add to your blogroll and see where she goes with her adventures in and out of her craft room! Make sure you head over and say "Hi" and wish her a Happy Mother's Day, since she too is a mother of two and a grandmother of three! Since it is Mother's Day I will leave you with this one last project Ressey made for her grandmother last Mother's Day!
Until Next Week!