Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meet Wendy!!!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Wendy Visser, our Guest Designer and found Wendy to be charming, fun and talented. You've seen her cards and layouts in the gallery - now you get to meet the girl behind the yummy projects! Please read on and get to know this gal!

What name do you usually go by? Do you have a nickname that you could share?
My stepdad called me Wendance. He has called me this for as long as I remember. When he got sick, a few years ago, I decided to get a stamp that said, “Wendance Designs”. Now, all the cards I make, have the stamp on the back. That’s why I am Wendance on the boards.

Where do you currently live? Where would you like to live?
I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I moved here, from St. Catharines, for University and I never moved back! Someday, I would love to have a place for the winter – where it is warm!

How did you get started scrapping/cardmaking?
I have been making scrapbooks for as long as I can remember. Every family trip and my figure skating was documented with photographs and the old newspaper scrapbooks. As far as cardmaking, I have always made cards, too. Probably over the last 5 years or so, cards have become more of a passion. I sell them to friends, family and co-workers. I have my Etsy store, now, too!

Is your scrap area usually neat or creatively messy?

Creatively Messy

What is your one scrappy item addiction?

Stamps and ink

What is something that you have recently learned?

I recently took a class with Krista Schneider. I learned to love my tombow markers, again – for watercolouring images.

What is your favourite scrapbooking/cardmaking colour?
It depends – but I use a lot of reds and blues.

What tools can you not live without?
My scissors, my trimmer and my Tim Holtz blending tool!

Describe your scrappy/cardmaking style?
This is tough – I think it is a combo of many different styles. Simple, sometimes grungy, and creatively me!

What kind of camera do you use?
I have a Canon Rebel XTi – LOVE it!!!

Are you a morning person or a night person?
Definitely morning. Cuddles has me up at 5am, everyday. I am in bed by 9pm!

What food would you like to eat every single day if you could?
That would definitely be pasta!! My Italian grandpa would be proud!

Are you a slow or speedy driver? Do you drive stick or automatic?
I pretty much go the speed limit. On the highway – maybe a bit more! I have always driven stick – this is only my 2nd car that is automatic. They didn’t make my car in stick in 2008! Our second car is stick.

What is your trademark dinner?
Pasta – do you see a trend? Dh does most of the cooking, so we don’t eat pasta all the time

What are some of your favourite non-scrappy things?
My favourite non-scrappy things would have to be books and anything computer related – my laptop, blackberry etc!

Now for some scrappy word association – I’ll say a word and you say the first thing that comes to your mind.
TrimmerI love mine that comes from Henry’s Camera Shop!
Bradsshould use them more
Journal spots - round
Sticklesmust have every colour!
Big Bitegot one
Pop Dotsnecessity
Please share your favourite project to date.

Thank you Wendy for sharing yourself with us!

Please leave Wendy some love and let her know how much she is appreciated! (and you could be this week's blog giveaway winner!)


Jess said...

Great to get to know you better Wendy!

Liz said...

Awesome interview Wendy!!!

Ellen said...

Good to know you better Wendy! I love your cards and you give great card kits as well!

Anonymous said...

Great interview Wendy...I'm a St. Catharines girl myself! I moved to Calgary when I was 12. I do go back every so often to see family...

I love the card.:) Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with us.


Heather M. said...

awesome interview! thanks for sharing, wendy!

Lorraine said...

Nice to get to know you better, Wendy! Great interview!

Neisey said...

Thanks for sharing more about you! Great interview!

Debbie C. said...

As soon as you mentioned Wendance I knew who you were! Thanks for sharing and love the card!

Heather said...

Great interview! Thanks for sharing with us.

MidniteScrapper said...

So nice to get to know a little about people I "chat" with regularily. You are very talented!

Tanya C said...

Great to get to know you better - thanks for sharing. your work is always so inspiring

connie said...

Great interview Wendy! I am already a fan of your work and follow your blog.

maggie fernandes said...

Its good to know better, great interview, love that card.