The I-Didn’t-Ever-Do-Anything-Crafty Crafter: Vivian K

Here’s our interview with Vivian K, who had never made cards before she came to Spark a Smile a few months ago!  
What were your first thoughts when you heard about making Spark A Smile cards?
I thought it was interesting and a good way to make good friends

How long have you been paper-crafting?
3 months

Where do you get your card design ideas? Who or what inspires you? 
I see different shapes and designs in scrap paper and other items and arrange them until I see something I like.
I believe God gives me ideas and inspiration.

What is your favorite product or technique at the moment?

I don’t really have one

What is your biggest challenge as a card-maker? 

Cost of supplies

[Editor’s note: Anyone is welcome to dig through our Spark a Smile stash for supplies to take home! Many of the supplies we have were donated specifically for this purpose.]

What has been the biggest reward or most fulfilling aspect of making Spark a Smile cards? 

 Making people smile, and learning that I have a talent I never knew I had.

Tell us about the first time you made a housewarming card for your daughter and son-in-law.

I made a card for my daughter and son-in-law for when thet bought their first house and my son-in-law didn’t realize I that I had made it until my daughter told him. That made me feel good about doing cards.

What advice do you have for fellow card-makers?
Lay out whatever you want on a card and rearrange it until you like it. It may surprise you on what will go together.  Use scraps! They can make amazing designs.

Anything else you’d like to add? 
I feel that going to Spark a Smile is fun and I’m making friends. God bless to all of you.

Join us tomorrow when we sit down with Miss Marlene, who always brings her experience to the craft table to share with new creators like Vivian!