Welcome back to Blitsy's Feature Friday, where we chat with a top craft blogger and learn what inspires them! This week we're hearing from Laurel Beard, mom, blogger at Paper Crafts by Laurel, and Blitsy Creative Team member! Read on to learn about her favorite craft products and learn what project has meant the most to her.
How did you get started in crafting?
I started about 7 years ago when my son was in preschool. I wanted to make something for his teacher so I made an altered clip board. It was not very pretty, lol.
What is your favorite project that you have done so far and why?
This is a tough one because I have made so many things with so many different mediums and products. It is hard to pinpoint one thing that is my favorite so I will share with you what is my most meaningful lately! Some bookmarks I made for my son's class. While this may not seem like much to you, this was the first time my son ever asked me to make anything for him or his class! I eagerly jumped at the chance. He is 9 now and I was honored he asked me to do something for him.
Where do you get inspiration for your projects?
From fellow crafters! I am constantly left in awe by the talent out there!
We love inspiration over here. What is your Mantra that motivates each day?
Just Do It! You know, from Nike? LOL! I don't put any stress on myself. I don't sit down at my desk with a plan in mind. I just sit down and create. I grab a stamp set or product I want to work with and go from there! I find if I try to pre-plan something, it stresses me out and takes the fun out of it. And crafting is fun! It is a release for me! I enjoy it and certainly don't want to put pressures or limitations on myself.
What is your biggest #craftfail?
I can not for the life of me tie a bow Seriously. I can't! And sequins? Don't get me started. They stick to everything but where I want them to be.