Today I’ll take you to journal and scrapbooking heaven! Cindy from My Kind of Beautiful creates journals, albums and scrapbooking pages that are amazing! Colors, beautiful papers and gorgeous designs don’t let you leave from her cute Etsy shop.
My name is Cindy Johnson, and I am from Utah. I am married to a fantastic guy, and mom to three beautiful girls. Outside of crafting, I love gardening, shopping, long rides with hubby, shoes, anything Victorian, the color yellow, and hanging out and laughing with my girls. My family is my world, and everyday with them is a blessing.
* Where does your shop name come from?
The name 'My kind of beautiful' came from trying to find my own style of scrapbooking. There are many styles and categories that we fall into, but we all also have our own unique kind of beautiful. So my shop is filled with my idea of beautiful.
* How long have you been crafting? How and why did you start?
I have been crafting since I was a kid and dabbled in a little of everything, I remember watching my mom do so many crafts from painting to decorating cakes, she is very talented. In 2006, a friend of mine invited me to a stamping party, I bought a few layout kits, and that was it, I was hooked! I had not tried paper crafting before, but I really enjoyed it. I've been at it non stop since then, and I love everything about it!
* What is your favorite material to work with and why?
My favorite material to work with has to be paper. Most scrappers agree that one can never have enough paper! :) I love the colors, textures, and beautiful patterns, and your entire creative design grows from the paper.
I also love lace, ribbon, and flowers, they are just beautiful together. It's hard for me to do a project without at least one of these items.
* Are you a big scrap booker yourself?
Oh absolutely, I am a huge scrap booker! I have done many albums full of pages. Here is one of my favorite pages, and a link to my online gallery.
* Where do you get your inspiration for the items in your shop?
My business card says "Where the beauty of nature meets feminine elegance." I love flowers and nature, as well as the romantic Victorian era, combine the two and there is my inspiration.
*If you had to choose just one favorite item in your shop, what would it be and why?
This mini album is actually in the sold items, but it is my favorite. It was the first altered item I had ever made. I have made many journals and albums since this one, but it is still my favorite. For me, this album represents what 'my kind of beautiful' is all about.
My Kind of Beautiful is giving away album/journal of winner’s choice to 2 lucky readers.
* You have to be Made In Canarias follower via Google Friend Connect to enter the giveaway!
* winner of the giveaway will be chosen on March 12th;
* winner has 24 hours to answer my email or new winner will be drawn.
Here’s how to enter: