DT Spotlight: Tamara Tripodi
Today I’d like to introduce you to the super talented and beautiful Tamara Tripodi. Thank you, Tamara, for being our Design Team Coordinator and for all your hard work keeping us on task and organized.
Hey all! My name is Tamara! I live in southern California with my hubby and three children ages 8, 6 and 3. You can find me at happylifecraftywife.com or on Facebook HERE.
Q: How long have you been paper crafting?
A little over a year.I bought a Cricut Expression back in July 2010 and never really used it to make anything until sometime near October. Been non-stop ever since!
Q: What made you start paper crafting?
Impulse purchase, lol. I bought a Cricut not really knowing what all it did, I just knew I HAD to have it.
Q: What is your favorite type of paper crafting project to make?
Anything 3D! I LOVE seeing what I can ‘build’ from paper!
Q: What is your ‘must have’ paper crafting tool?
My cutting machines, of course! I am also really loving my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tools! So fun!
Q: What inspires you most?
Paper! The patterns and designs on paper really get my creative juices flowing!
Q: What are some of your favorite colors to work with?
Hmm.. Well, I do like bright and happy colors… but I also love anything ‘vintage’ looking. Really depends on my mood and what I have in front of me at the time.
Q: What is your favorite type of embellishment?
Crinkle ribbon! And like I mentioned before, my shape studio tools to make my own epoxy shapes!
Q: What other crafty things do you enjoy?
Sewing.. although I don’t do it nearly as much as I use to. I use to sell pretty little girls dresses, but just got burnt out on all the orders. I also like to make vintage inspired hair pretties with felt, flowers, beads, etc.
Q: What are some of your other hobbies and passions?
I enjpy photography and ran a photography business for several years… I really miss it some days! I also LOVE baking and decorating cookies, cakes, cupcakes.. I make a lot of treat bags and boxes because I use them! I like gifting yummy homemade treats and my kids really like helping.
Thank you so much for reading a bit about me!
I look forward to working with Lori and creating little masterpieces with her fun files and gorgeous papers!