Thursday, April 15, 2010

CT Spotlight

It's Beth here and welcome to another edition of our CT member spotlights! Today, we are spotlighting Amy Stoffel.

Amy's Sweet Shoppe Gallery

1. What made you apply for Krystal Hartley's team?

I had been following Krystal through the design contest at Funky Playground designs. And I had purchased all of her fabulous collab kits with SSD designers. You can tell that Krystal puts a lot of thought and time into every element and paper, and I that drew me to working with her products.

2. What are your favorite types of products to work with (you can mention specific favorites, but I'd really like to know if you are a paper addict, brushes, doodles...whatever).

The only things I am addicted to are buttons and staples! Other than that I love everything.

3. When do you scrap? Naptimes, after the kids go to bed?

When my kids are in school, or when they are in bed at night.

4. What are your strengths as a CTM? Weaknesses?

My strength would be I am fast! I can whip up a layout with almost any style kit. My weakness would be that I am a very emotional person. And so if something happens in my personal life, I get really quiet and my mojo gets sucked right out of me.

5. Show us your first page.

Oh. Em. Gee.

6. How many times do you use a product?

I *try* to use a kit at least twice. But if I make one layout that rocks my socks with a kit, that makes me happy too.

7. Do you scrap mainly for memory preservation or for creative fulfillment?

There was a time when I scrapped purely for creative fulfillment. But after taking some personal time away from scrapbooking I came back at it with a new perspective, and it's purely for memory preservation now.

8. Who are some of your favorite scrappers and why?

Oh wow. Nikki Epperson is one of my faves, Nee Nee, Fairon and Coila all top my list too. I love their style, and photos. Each of them is so unique, and create pages that "pop" out of the gallery.

9. Are you drawn to one color more than others?

I have a thing for orange! After that, blue.

10. What software do you use?


11. What is your current favorite layout (that you made)?

This one, it makes me giggle, because I have been dodging this question from my 5 year old!

12. What's your favorite scrap trend?

Honestly, I don't follow them.

13. What do you "just not get?" (ex. chandeliers, owls, 3-d, etc.)

What is up with chandeliers? I don't get that! I still love owls!

14. Do you know any digi scrappers in real life?

Sadly, no.

15. Krystal's thinking about getting a Mac. Should she? Why or why not?

I am seriously illiterate when it comes to computers. So I will stay out of that mess.

16. What's your best workflow (time management) tip when it comes to scrapbooking?

I guess, just set aside time to scrap. I have a schedule, sort of, to balance scrapping, designing, and my home life. If something makes you happy, you find a way to do it!

And, as a thank you for taking the time to learn more about Amy, she has created a free goodie for you. She used this adorable layout to create a template. Isn't it so sweet?

Download here!

Enjoy! And have a great day!


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely template!!!

  2. What a great template. Loved reading the spotlight on Amy!

  3. Another ORANGE lover...ahhh...I knew I liked you! wink wink
    Nice Template Amy! Thanks!

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Apr. 16, 2010. Thanks again.

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [16 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. I enjoyed reading the post...thanks bunches and bunches for the's beautiful!

  7. Thank you for all the wonderful things you share.