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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spotlight Sunday

Welcome to Spotlight Sunday!
Today we have a “fantabulously” talented lady from and tomorrow’s Challenge Me Monday Guest Designer! (and now a new design team member :)
Let me introduce to you to Carissa from Happily Ever Paper Crafter.
You may recognize this project from Challenge Me Monday challenge #67 Pool Time.

Carissa was one of our Top 5 picks for this challenge.
Before we show you some of Carissa’s other incredible creations we thought you would like to get to know her a little better. We asked her a few crafty questions.
1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting? Why?

I have been a crafter all my life in some form or another. I started “paper” crafting in 2004 when I went to my first Stampin Up party. I was soo hooked on those stamps and ink. After that I couldn’t stop buying stuff. I live 5 minutes from Hobby Lobby and all that paper and embellishments just found their way home! I got my Cricut Expression this past Christmas from my mom. I got hooked all over again and haven’t stopped cutting since!

2. What is your favorite type of project to make?

I love making cards, mini-albums and altered home décor projects the most. I am always trying to keep up with cards to send out and gifts to give.
3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects?

I have learned that good quality paper can really make a project shine. And to make it sparkle, well you have to add bling. I love rhinestone bling and use it in almost all my projects!
4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?

Hardest question ever! My top 3 are A Child’s Year, Paper Lace, and Create a Critter. Ask me tomorrow and it might be different!
5. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?

I have two great jobs when I’m not crafting. I am a mother of two adorable kiddos, a boy and girl. They keep me very busy! I also work as a medical nurse at a big hospital downtown. I have worked there for over 8 years and I still love it! I work with the best nurses ever!
6. Any other info you would like us to know about you.

I love using my Gypsy to alter cuts and images to fit just what I need. I don’t know what I would ever do without it!
I would like to thank my family; my mother, my husband, my kiddos, and my siblings, who are all very supportive of my crafting OBSESSION! They support my blog and are always asking “Whatcha working on now?” Love you guys!
Here are a few things that you will find on Carissa’s blog:

Make sure you visit Carissa’s blog to discover all the wonderful things she has to share with you.
Guest designers are chosen from our Winners and Top 5 picks. If you would like to be a guest designer all you have to do is play along in our Challenge Me Monday challenges! You never know when you could be asked.
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Now come back tomorrow to see what our Fantabulous Design Team along with Carissa, our guest designer and new design team member, has designed for you for Challenge Me Monday. I can tell you now, you will not be disappointed!
Happy Crafting!
FCCB Spotlight Sunday Hostess
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  1. Congratulations! Off to visit your blog now!

  2. Great to get to know you Carissa! What wonderful projects! :)Amy

  3. Welcome to FCCB, Carissa. Your projects are wonderful. I can't wait to see more.

  4. Nice to get to know you! Looking forward to our fun working together!

  5. Welcome Carissa! Your work is just wonderful and so creative! I am so happy to know that you are joining our fabulous group of designers here at FCCB!

  6. Love your beautiful work Carissa! Looking forward to working with you on the FCCB DT.

    Happy Craftin'!


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