Featured Crafter Friday

February 29, 2008 - 7:00am

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Please welcome Carol Sheetz! She is such a sweet lady and an amazing crafter! You need to take some time to look around on her website. I also wanted Carol to tell you a little about herself in her own words.

I’m married to Dave, a wonderful man who is very supportive of my paper crafting. I’m a SAHM to two wonderful daughters (Emily is 12 and Jessica is 10). We have a dog, Princess, who is an Australian Shepherd, spoiled rotten, and we love her very much. I’ve been crafting for over 10 years now. I started out as a scrapbooker, but I’m definitely in love with stamping and card making. I also love altering items. I’m a garage sale junky, and I’m constantly on the lookout for great finds to use in my crafting. I’m on the Sketches! {by Tamara} card design team, and I would LOVE to be on another design team! (If anyone is interested, feel free to email me!!!)

This is just another fun picture of Carol I had to share! :) Doesn't she just seem like a great person to hang out with?!

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I also asked Carol a few questions I thought would be fun to hear answers to.

How did you get started with crafts?
Well, I’ve been keeping photo albums and scrapbooks since I was young. I would put photos in those magnetic albums (with the bad acidic glue), and attach Dymo labels under the photos. Who knew Dymo would stand the test of time? I used to also save every single card that I was given, and I would keep them in an album. It was after getting married and having our first daughter that I really wanted to scrapbook. I purchased a QVC kit presented by Lisa Bearnson, and I haven’t looked back since! Since then, I’ve also become addicted to stamping and card making!

How much time per day do you spend on your crafts? Is it enough? :)
I definitely don’t spend enough time on crafting! I try to sit down to do something creative at least once a day. Even if I sit down just to clean up and organize my desk, I like taking a little bit of time to do what I really enjoy. Being near all of my wonderful crafting supplies really inspires me!

What is your favorite craft item to use or project to make?
I have a lot of favorite craft items! While I like my Cricut, I would have to say that I love my Cuttlebug. The large embossing folders are my absolute favorite! I also love my Bind It All. Some other favorites are Primas, rhinestones, brads, ribbon, and Stickles. My favorite projects are two things really . . . I love to create a scrapbook page that preserves a special memory for our family, and I love to create a card that I know the recipient will love.

Where do you get your inspiration (for your stamp creating or card making)?
I’m inspired by a lot of things, including a new product, a pretty sheet of paper, a clever magazine ad, my girls, everyday things, etc. I’m really enjoying having a blog, and I love visiting other blogs. I’ve made so many wonderful blogging friends! I really think most of my inspiration is just doing what I like and what appeals to me.

Do you have any advice for fellow crafters out there? Words of wisdom, perhaps? :)
Don’t ever think that there is a right way and a wrong way to craft. Just do what you like! Find inspiration is everyday things, have fun, and enjoy what you create!

Here is a little sample of Carol's work! She does such a wonderful job. Thankfully Carol sent me some pictures so I didn't have to pick! They are all so fabulous!

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I hope you have enjoyed meeting Carol and Featured Crafter Friday. If you would like to be featured, please send me an email! I would be more than happy to include you! See you next Friday for another wonderful crafter!

Thank you Andrea!

Posted by Carol (ScrapMomOf2) (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 7:45am

Hi Andi - To say that I'm honored to be featured on your site would be a huge understatement! I'm just thrilled! Thank you so much! -- Carol

Carol, you have some amazing

Posted by Jen (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 9:33am

Carol, you have some amazing cards here!!!

Carol

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 9:36am

Wow, I sure enjoyed seeing Carol as a featured artist. I have visited Carol's site many times and she is a great crafter/artist/cardmaker/photographer/. I so enjoy seeing her creations. What a wonderful tribute to Carol to be featured in this article. Wow.
Oh I said that...!!! (grin)...

Carol is featured!

Posted by Kathleen (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 10:09am

Congrats to Carol for being the featured crafter this week! Carol is very talented and a sweet lady too!

Carol rocks!

Posted by Kathy (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 10:19am

Congratulations Carol! It's no surprise that you would be chosen to be Featured Crafter of the week. You're so very talented & creative. I always look forward to seeing what tomorrows creation is going to be.

CAROL ROCKS!!

Posted by My Paper World (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 12:28pm

I'm a huge fan of Carol's! She has such a fun blog, not only does she make the most beautiful cards and layouts, she also shares her news about her wonderful family, and I just LOVE when she posts about her latest crafty bargain buys! This woman is a serious shopper!
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to her blog!
Nicola xx

Carol

Posted by D (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 3:05pm

Carol always surprises me with her crafts and ideas. She can turn everyday items and garage sale finds into little works of art! She is very talented, and also a wonderful mother and friend. But I might be a bit biased, Carol is my wife. Congratulations on the feature! Love, Dave

Way to go Carol!!

Posted by Sharon Caudle (not verified) on February 29, 2008 - 3:46pm

It's so awesome to see Carol featured! Her work is amazing and I love visiting her blog!! She is a true inspiration!!

WELL DONE CAROL!!!!

Posted by Julieann (not verified) on March 1, 2008 - 12:12am

Congratulations Carol!
Your blog is always so inspiring!
You certainly deserve to be showcased!
Keep up the fantasticwork <3<3<3

WTG Carol

Posted by Dawn (not verified) on March 1, 2008 - 6:56pm

She is an amazing crafter and I am very inspired by her work every week and love to visit her blog and see what she has created next.

Congratulations again Carol!

Congratulations! Great to

Posted by Bubba (not verified) on March 4, 2008 - 11:48am

Congratulations! Great to see you chosen as the Featured Crafter of the week. I have always enjoyed the things you make.

Carol's Cards and Layouts

Posted by Lisa Burton (not verified) on March 10, 2008 - 7:32pm

I stumble upon this site and saw Carol's work, she is one talented crafter, thanks for sharing her work! How does one get to be the crafter of the week?