I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's featured shop, Galacards.
1. Tell us about you and your shop.
My name is Vianney and I created Galacards in May 2007. I used to be a corporate accountant, after the birth of my second child my husband and I decided it was more important having a mommy at home with the kids opposed to a nanny. When I’m not designing cards I’m the PTO president at my son’s school and I’m a Boy Scout mommy.
2. How did you get started in your craft?
Cardmaking started off as a hobby as a way of working off stress from work. Once I left my job my hobby turned into an obsession. I also design & teach on occasion at a local stamp store, that further supports my habit. LOL
3. What is your favorite material or tool?
This is the part where my husband would say, “A favorite tool? She’s got a room FULL of them!” I love ALL my tools, my obsession is buying every tool possible, you name it I’m positive I have it. My current favorite tool would be my Paper Gator, as for materials I LOVE metallic cardstock. The one great thing about designing for a retail store is the opportunity to go to CHA and see and have all the latest and greatest.
4. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Sometimes I’ll think of a specific shape or color and I’ll start playing with it until I come up with something I like. My husband is also my inspiration he’s got a great eye for designs and color combinations. I also enjoy reading craft magazines, I love seeing how others use techniques and combinations, I love getting my hands dirty and trying something new just for the fun of it.