Hello, fellow Joy Clair fans! I'm Nicole, and I'm so excited to be one of the brand new Design Team members this year. While I'm no stranger to stamping, I am a newbie to the Joy Clair line, but have been following their blog and Instagram feed for a little while now. How can I not love all their designs?! I'm looking forward to sharing all my projects with you guys and getting inspired by my other team members.
I'm currently a stay-at-home mom, to my little 18 month old son, living in the Orlando, FL area with my husband and our five dogs (Yes, you heard that right, five!). Before being blessed with our little guy, I was working as a Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Designer, and Photographer for Florida's largest winery. It was a pretty cool job! Now, I've been keeping busy by being a part of some other really great Design Teams, along with creating and making shirts, towels, cards, and anything else that is crafty to sell on Etsy and to friends and family.
Most people have an overall style when they are creating cards and other projects. For me, I like to explore all sorts of styles, since I have a love of all things pretty! Sometimes, I'll create simple, clean, designs, and other times I'll get a little funky with pattern mixing and layering. Whenever I have a creative block, I like browsing Pinterest and other craft accounts on Instagram. You'd be surprised what can inspire some great projects. When I found out about the monthly challenges that we can participate in through Joy Clair, I got really excited, since these types of challenges really help guide creativity and usually lend to some amazing projects!
Besides stamping and card making, if you follow me on social media, you'll see my feed full of DIY projects that use my cutting machines, die cuts, wood plaques, and all sorts of materials. I can't wait to start sharing my Joy Clair projects with all who follow!