This week's featured seller is ErinNims.
1. Tell us about you and your shop.
My name is Erin Nims. The place I call home is Newmarket, Ontario in Canada. I am a stay at home mother of two VERY energetic little boys, Noah (5) and Isaac (22 months). I spend my time doing lots of different things. I am a daycare provider for my neighbours, I am an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay cosmetics, but what I am most passionate about is paper crafting! I have so much fun sitting at my kitchen table creating paper items. I use a variety of things to create my cards - rubber stamps, silk flowers,ribbon, and of course paper!! :) I opened my shop in November of 2008 and I am having so much fun being a part of the Etsy community!!!
2. How did you get started in your craft?
I have been a "scrapbooker" for about 10 years, and when I moved to my new house 2 years ago, my neighbour introduced me to card making. I thought homemade cards were so much more personal than cards you find at the stores. I originally just started making them to give to people, but then I realized that the greeting card industry is a billion dollar industry, so I thought I would try to sell my cards and make a bit of extra money.
3. What is your favorite material or tool?
My favorite material is simply enough, paper. I love beautiful papers. I use all kinds of different tools to make my cards but the first thing I always start with is a piece of paper. It's so much easier to create when you are working with a beautiful piece of paper.
4. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from so many different places - My kids, my husband, nature, the bible, books. You can find inspiration anywhere if you look with an open mind!