Friday, June 13, 2014

Craft Warehouse Project Life Design Team Member Cathy Vee

I met Cathy Vee through the internet and her outgoing personality just makes you want to be friends with her! Cathy loves what she does and it shows. We got to know each other and in January realized we would meet each other for the first time; it was hard to believe we had never met! I am so glad she has been on this design team this year!

How long have you been crafting?

I have been crafting pretty much all my life. I have always had a fascination with paper and then I began paper crafting. In the 3rd grade, a childhood friend of mine taught me how to fold origami and then the paper crafting began. In my college years, I was the crafty one out of all my sorority sisters. I was pretty much in charge of the memory keeping and became the historian of my sorority.
As I purchased my first home, I started mapping out a special craft room for my hobby. It was one of my biggest accomplishments of my life. To have my OWN scrap room! In 2011 I started scrapbooking again, and then migrated to smashbooking in 2012. Project Life came shortly after in the first week of 2013.

Craft Warehouse Project Life Design Team Member Cathy Vee, @craftcathy, @craftsavy, #craftwarehouse, #projectlife, #scrapbooking

What inspires you to be creative? 

With my line of work, I see so many beautiful memories being created and recorded everyday. Living in the fast pace city full of tourists, I wonder when I see tourists photographing pictures of my beautiful city how many of these photos are going to be one day be in a beautiful scrapbook layout, smashbook, daybook, Project Life spread? I am so blessed to have the opportunity to help so many people in their memory keeping, and I am blessed to be inspired by so many people who help ME create. It’s the circle of the scrapper’s life – you learn then you teach others. 

Craft Warehouse Project Life Design Team Member Cathy Vee, @craftcathy, @craftsavy, #craftwarehouse, #projectlife, #scrapbooking

What Craft Warehouse products do you love to use?

Obviously, I love Becky Higgin’s whole Project Life system. I am a HUGE fan of the American Crafts Slick Writers. Anything in the DIY Jewelry section at Craft Warehouse is a favorite area of mine! I love making my own handmade friendship bracelets! I think it brings a sense of handmade from the heart to your friends.

How can you encourage others reading this column?

I love trends. I love to start them and follow them. I feel I am the new age of scrapbooking – where its more free spirited and straight from the heart. I think a lot of younger scrapbookers and NEWBIE scrapbookers are sometimes intimidated with a lot of the stuff out in the scrapbook world. I love to help simplify it.

Craft Warehouse Project Life Design Team Member Cathy Vee, @craftcathy, @craftsavy, #craftwarehouse, #projectlife, #scrapbooking

Make sure to visit Cathy at her inspiring blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and at YouTube! You will find tons of ways to capture your memories easily and have fun while doing it! 

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