Hello there crafty friends! This week your host is Tasnim bringing to the spotlight a VERY talented paper crafter.
I met her through our challenge submissions at Runway Inspired Challenge, and eventually we became team-mates on the same challenge blog. I was always very impressed by her unique and creative style. Her creations are sure to make a "wow" statement! Please join me to welcome Pamela Ho!
Name: Pamela Ho
Blog: miao. a design blog
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada when I was a child. I am currently a full-time accountant and part-time student. I live with my parents and my brother, in which they are all very supportive of my hobby. My father would sometime look out for crafty deals, my mother crafts with me while my brother asks for special custom cards.
2. How and when did you start crafting?
I've loved arts and crafts since I was little. My mother taught me how to knit when I was in elementary school and I went to art classes in high school. But it wasn't until October 2011 when I started stamping and card making. It was Thanksgiving 2011 when I got together with my friends and made cards for a fundraiser at church. The following Christmas, I started buying lots of stamps, ink pads and other crafty supplies. Since then, I have picked up needle-felting, crochet and project-life/scrapbooking.
3. From where do you draw your inspiration?
Pinterest :) And paper crafting magazines.
4. How would you describe your style?
Definitely clean and simple. I've tried layers but the card turned into "clean & simple layers".
5. Tell us briefly about your design process.
I used to sketch out my ideas, but now, I don't really have a design process, which ends up wasting a lot of good cardstock. If there's no specific project I'm working on, I would go through my stamps or pattern paper and see which ones I want to work with. If there is a specific photo that I'm inspired by, then I try to stamp out the draft design on scrap paper. There are times when my mom finds me sitting in front of my desk and staring off into space because I didn't know what to make.
6. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
Aside from my paper trimmer, score board and adhesives, my top 5 tools would be my Big Shot, Craft Knife, Cutter Bee Scissors, Copics, and Post It Notes.
7. What’s your favorite technique?
Masking! Next would be fussy cutting. Both of these techniques result in the greatest satisfaction!
8. What are your go-to colors?
Does white count? I love using white cardstock but I don't find myself reaching for any specific colors more often than others.
9. Do you sell your projects?
I have sold some of my earlier cards in flower shops, to friends and within church for fundraising.
10. What do you do when you are not crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?
I work full time during weekdays and once I'm off, I'm studying and doing homework. However, on my days off, I would be visiting other parts of Greater Vancouver as well as the States. Other times, you would find me playing video games, playing tennis, hanging out in coffee shops or napping at home :)
Pamela, thank you very much for being here with us! and friends, did you see those cards? aren't they just amazing? To see more of her work, please visit her blog at miao • a design blog'