[PAPER & DIGITAL CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design, to inspire and hopefully continue to reach new heights in this crafting hobby]
[NEEDLE CRAFTING GOAL: to create, to aspire, to design for gifts and give-aways of friends and loved ones]
[BAKING GOAL: to aspire, to indulge, bake and hopefully . . . learn to bake fondant & go full blast on this baking endeavour]

Kerygma Books by Shepherd's Voice Publishing


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Guest On Spotlight: Christine Pereira formerly of Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog

Hi, everyone!

I'm introducing a Papercrafter, specifically a Cardmaker and a friend on Creo by Lady Katutz' Guests On Spotlight.

My very 8th Guest on Spotlight was my former Lady Boss at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.  She's none other than Christine Pereira.  Below are the former logos of Kaboodle Doodles in her time.

We fondly call Chistine Pereira as Chris.  We love working with her.  She was the very 1st one who gave me my Design Team Member stint in year 2011, when I started scrapbooking in year 2010.

She took me in, as one of the lone scrapbook layout artist / designer of the team.  My co-design team members were a pool of cardmakers who loves creating handmade cards.  Chris made it possible for me to utilize sponsored digital images on any of my paper traditional scrapbook layouts for the challenge blog.

I, later on, chided her to incorporate into Kaboodle Doodles digital scrapbook works or layouts which she was happy to oblige to have me as the 1st in her design team to submit digital scrapbook projects.

I'm happy to mention, Chris entrusted Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog to me, after working for more or less than 5 years as administrator of Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.  I only took helm of Kaboodle Doodles challenge blog for 2 years after Christine Pereira.

Below are the prepared questions and her corresponding answers to each:  
I hope you get to know her thru this post of mine about her.

9 Short Questions and 1 Wrap-It Question:

1.  I would like to know your complete / full name and what you do.
Christine Doucette-Pereira

2.  How did you get started in your craft?

I attended a Stampin' Up! party hosted by the wife of a co-worker and became totally enthralled with the world of stamping and paper crafting.  I was a communication and language arts major in college and so I was always interested in typography and design.  When the world of personal computers opened, it was like Pandora's box for me.  With my introduction to stamping, I was able to combine my love of design with the craft and tools of stamping and I was hooked!

3.  Where there previous or other arts and crafts that you delved with or are currently enjoying?

I have been a potter since 1987 and work in functional, high fire porcelain.  I have a studio in my home with two wheels and both an electric and gas kiln along with many other tools of the ceramics trade.  I still enjoy working in clay but there are only so many hours in a day and because I also enjoy weaving (I have several looms and lots of fiber) and I also enjoy needlecrafts like knitting, crocheting and counted cross stitch, my days tend to be full of activity.  I also have a wonderful husband that I enjoy sailing with on our 36 foot sailboat.  This year we will be spending 4 months in the Keys and Bahamas!  Five children and six grandchildren also keep me pretty busy!

4.  Do you have hidden crafts that you like and enjoy by yourself?

I really enjoy cooking, but my husband is pretty much a gourmet chef and does most of the cooking in our house.  I enjoy being able to dabble occasionally in the kitchen!

5.  Amongst your crafts, which one did struck gold and became your main stint?  How did it help you?

I find that much of my time these days is spent on stamping and paper crafting.  I am now retired and the income that I can make from this helps to support my hobby and that is a good thing.

6.  How many years have you been dealing with your craft?  Or with each of your crafts?

I have been crafting since I was a child.  I come from a family of artists and was always encouraged to be creative.  I did not find "my" craft confidence until 1987 when I first was introduced to clay.  When that was successful for me, it gave me the confidence to try other things.

7.  What is your main motivation or inspiration for indulging with your craft?

I find it very difficult to be idle.  Retirement has actually proved to be a busier time for me than when I was working full time (I was an IT professional for 30 years).  I love to create beautiful things from the supplies I have around me.  I also love to create digital art works on the computer.  Staying busy and active helps me be enthusiastic about getting up every morning.  Who could ask for anything more?

8.  Five years before, where were you in your craft?  Five years from now, what do you envision for your craft?

I hope to continue to expand my artistic horizons.  I have been experimenting with water colors and painting and the world of clay and fiber are endlessly interesting.  My husband and I will continue to sail for several months a year and I am hoping that exposure to new places and new cultures will provide new inspiration!

9.  What are your major breakthroughs and milestones in relation to your craft or in the industry you are with?

The world of blogging opened up a whole new world for me.  Not only was I "out there" on my own, but I discovered the creative worlds of so many others.  The inspiration and motivation to do more and do it better is a constant impetus to me to go forward.
10.  Describe yourself and your craft in one short phrase, word or sentence.

Dream, Create, Share.

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