Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Guest: Jenn McMillan

Hello on this whimsical Wednesday! Hope all is well there in stamping land! Today we have an amazing guest by the name of Jenn McMillan! Jenn first caught my eye with her amazing Cup of Stuff cards back during Xmas! I have never seen anyone work that set like her! She has a wonderful eye for palettes and beautiful layouts. So read on!

Jenn McMillan

How long have you been stamping?
I’ve dabbled here and there in stamping for the past 3-4 years, but I’ve become a full fledged stamp addict during the past 2 years! I’ve been scrapbooking and card-making for about 6 years.

What's your tool of choice?
My nesties! I don’t have ALL of them… yet (*wink)… but I love the simplicity and versatility of these great tools!

Describe yourself in 3 words.

If you had a stamp line, what would you call it?
E3 Designs – long story; my grandmother had her own business, and my mom had a similar business with the same name back in the day, and so I always said that if I ever had my own “business” it would be the third with the same name, which starts with an E… so E3 Designs!

What's your favorite TGF stamp set?
Cup of Smiles! Those adorable little mice are great for any type of card! I find myself often cutting the cup off of the mouse and making the mouse peek out from another part of my card! Too cute!

If you were a color, what would you be? Why?
I’d be a dark eggplant/purple – because it’s different and interesting… bold… mysterious… powerful… all things I’d love to be in real life! LOL!

Descibe your crafting area.
Right now it’s a disaster! When I have some spare time, I do tend to tidy it up, but until I get some new storage (just moved a little while ago) it will be in a permanent state of disarray… so long as I can find what I need and have enough space on my desk to work, I’m good to go!

When making cards, what are your favorite colors to use?
I tend to use brown or black a lot layered behind my designer papers – I find that they make the papers pop more! My favorite color though is the new CTMH color Juniper – for those who don’t know CTMH colors, it’s a really nice soft teal green… I used it on my Rock the Farm Anya card.. I find that color very calming to me. I think I might just paint my studio that color!

Do you listen to music while you stamp?
Normally I’ll have the TV playing for background sound… but I get easily distracted if a favorite show comes on! But if hubby is home (and not watching hockey) he’ll have music playing on the computer, so I just sing and bop along to the music!

3 wishes:
Sorry - I don't want this to sound fake but I don't have any wishes; I only have one hope - to be a positive force in this world, and the kind of thing I need to ensure happens. Only you have the power to make your dreams come true!

Gorgeous work!!! =) We have a double back guest this week so tune in tomorrow for another special spotlight! =) Oh btw, we did decide on a name for the 3 girls. We went off of Ms. Melissa Craig's suggestion of Sprouts. Actually we tried several versions of it and decided upon Wild Sprouts. It was a tie between that and Sassy Sprouts but we wanted to have the possibility of having boy sprouts too so decided on Wild Sprouts.

Today's question is: What's the strangest food you ever ate?

Hmmm... I believe the weirdest food I ever tried was jelly fish at a Chinese restaurant. And I have to say.... it was quite delish.


Melissa Craig said...

These are beautiful cards! Great job Jenn!!

True :) said...

Awesome cards Jenn! I really love your style!

Emmy said...

hihi!! me and my mom have a small design line we call E2! moslty jewelry from her part, and from me that + cards :) and the name of the same reason as u, she has an E in the begining of her name!

beautiful cards!!

the strangest thing.. hm.. prbly shark! a small kind i got in a restaurant in Tanzania.. tasted kinda sweet..

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Fabulous cards Jenn!

Oooh Wild Sprouts...I like it.

I have actually eaten a few wierd things...wild boar, buffalo burgers, and quail. Had an opportunity in Thailand to eat shark fin soup but couldn't bring myself to do it.

Elena said...

Oh, Jenn's work is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!
Love the name you chose, Marie!
Now to the food - when I moved to USA for was strange to see a turkey with a cranberry sauce. That was an unusual combination for me!

joey said...

Hiya, oooh these cards are stunning, thanks for sharing :O) Jenn has a gorgeous style for her cards. weirdest food not sure I have I tend to stick to what i know boring gal! lol. Joey.x

Katie Cotton said...

love her cards!!!! Fantastic guest choice!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards Jenn, so pretty.

Sandra MacLean said...

Wild Sprouts it is then! :D Great choice Melissa! You can get Gummy Shark at your local fish and chip shop in Australia, so that's not too weird for me. The weirdest thing I've eaten though is probably kangaroo. Not on your typical dinner plate!

~*Joni said...

Oh I love Jenn's style! Her layouts are adorable, and her bio just shows what a sweethert she must be! And I love that she has a disaster craft area. lol! That makes me feel like I'm not alone. ;)
Love the name! Can't wait to see the boys' line, I bet they will be adorable.
Weirdest thing I ate? Some would say Spam. haha! Oh well, it's a staple back home and I'm not embarassed. lol!

WickedPixie said...

Wow, Jenn, those cards are gorgeous! I am so in awe of your color sense! And all of the layouts are just perfect!

Wild Sprouts - Adorable!
:-) Traci

Angie said...

ooh! I like the new name for the new girls! And it is so good to see Jenn's style of cards, I love it. The wierdest food I've tried... well, there have been a lot of wierd foods including tripe, but one of the wierdest was pickled octopus! It was actually pretty good.

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats on the spotlight, Jenn! Your cards are beautiful!

Deslynn said...

Love these new artists interviews. Feel at home with them. Gorgeous artwork.

Tash said...

Fantastic cards Jenn! Your designs are beautiful! I can't wait to see more!! : )