Cut At Home Designer – Patti Senter
Thank you Paper Crafter’s Library for featuring me in today’s spotlight post, my name is Patti Senter and I live in the South West corner of Utah in Washington City. You may also know me as A Soul’s Heartbeat which is my blog and Facebook or as nwlady1949 on YouTube (NW = Northwest since I lived most of my years in the Pacific NW, Washington State).
I’ve been using paper, inks and glue for the last five years but crafting since I was a young person, always wanting to make it instead of buy it. I started out doing solely digital scrapbook layouts, working for stores such as Cottage Arts and Digitals as well as numerous individual digital kit designers. When visiting one of the designers in 2008 she gave me a bag of ‘stuff’. I tried to explain I didn’t do hands on things, just digital, but she persisted. That was the beginning, it took a few months of the bag being in the closet before it got the best of me. That was the start and I haven’t looked back since. Currently I am on the design teams for Cut @Home which I started in the fall of 2013 as well as Meg’s Garden and have just finished terms for SaCrafters and The Piece by Piece.
I love creating and sharing how I do things. As I’m sure you know, YouTube and the large family of crafting enthusiasts online are very supportive people, many of whom have helped me to learn. I enjoy being able to pay forward the knowledge on my blog and YouTube channel by giving back to those looking for a little inspiration or newbies who are just beginning and need a little push to believe they too can do it!
I don’t feel I have any particular style, it’s usually the paper or item I’m working with that provides flow as the project takes on a life of it’s own and determines whether it’s embellished with lots of bling or left to shine for itself. My passion is mini albums, to start with chipboard and paper and end up with a gorgeous album to house photos and memories is my definition of fun.
Today I’m sharing a ‘Manly Man’ Gift Box and Mini using Graphic 45’s 5″x 5″ Mixed Media Box in black and Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Collection of papers and stamps. I often find that most crafters have difficulty creating for the men in their lives. Most men shy away from the things we women love, bling, glitter, ribbons and flowers. So today’s project showcases the box and the paper and leaves the rest on the masculine side.
You can watch a video on how Patti created this project below.
Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box in Black
Heartfelt Creations – All Geared Up Paper and Stamp Collection
Embossing powders – UTEE and Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Sakura – 3D Crystal Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
Core’dinations Black Cat cardstock
We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Patti Senter a Cut@Home design team member. Be sure to stop by Patti’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Patti on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
And now for a give away…Cut@Home is graciously offering a give away valued at $94.00 to one lucky reader. (Sorry – Give away is only open to residents of the continental United States.)
In order to enter the give-away, please leave a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Friday.