Hi, I am Nina-Marie! I am so happy you’ve stopped by my creative corner of the world… this blog! Here I share my love and knowledge of creativity with you, in hopes that you can better your skills to reach your full potential in your own personal creative journey. Perhaps you’d like to learn a bit about me?
I am a fun, quirky girl in my mid-twenties. I grew up my whole life by the ocean, along the coast of the Mid Atlantic and New England; to this day, I still enjoy spending my spare time enjoying the small town of Camden where I live; listening to the sound of the coast and taking in the vibe of the town.
As you can see, Camden is a pretty little place… this is the harbor, looking out towards the Penobscot Bay.
As gorgeous as it is here during the warmer months, the winters turn the town into a winter wonderland. It snows here quite a bit, and gets awfully cold during the winter! However, the beauty is breathtaking – despite the frigid tempatures and seemingly endless amounts of snow!
I have been making cards since 2007; that may seem like a long time, but trust me… you never stop learning, no matter how long you’ve been doing something. I’m constantly perfecting my skills and techniques every day.
Whenever I’m asked to define my style, I simply say “eclectic”. I do not follow a set design style; rather, I simply design whatever my mind feels like creating at that time.
I love color and florals… you often see these depicted in my cards and designs that I create!
One of my favorite techniques is coloring; whether with ink, markers, pencils or watercolors, coloring is so enjoyable to me. I find it very relaxing.
And of course… I cannot go without my coffee! :)
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Prior to leaving the field, I had been involved with non-profits since 2005 (over 10 years of experience). I have also provided illustration, graphic and web services for many organizations and companies.
DESIGN TEAMS & GUEST DESIGN WORK
I have been blessed with the opportunity to have served on multiple Design Teams in the past. I also have had my work featured by many different companies and challenge blogs.
Neat & Tangled (April 2017)
Altenew (April 2017)
Altenew (March 2017)
Winnie and Walter (March 2017)
Honey Bee Stamps (January 2017)
Winnie & Walter (October 2016)
Christy Gets Crafty (September 2016)
Altenew Academy (September 2016)
Winnie & Walter (August 2016)
Concord & 9th (August 2016)
Sunny Studio Stamps (August 2016)
Just One More Card (July 2016)
Stamp of Approval (July 2016)
A Rare Ruby (July 2016)
Concord & 9th (April 2016)
Altenew (April 2016)
Sunny Studio Stamps (March 2016)
Reverse Confetti (March 2016)
Ellen Hutson (March 2016)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers (December 2015)
Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia (December 2015)
Whimsy Stamps (December 2015)
Sunny Studio Stamps (December 2015)
25 Tags of Christmas with Tracy McNeely (November 2015)
Tried & True Card Designs: a Cardmaking Class by Craft with May (November 2015)
Virginia’s View Challenge (November 2015)
Scrapbook Circle (October 2015)
Top Dog Dies (October 2015)
Lawnscaping Challenge (October 2015)
Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember (September 2015)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers (September 2015)
Lawnscaping Challenge (September 2015)
Sunny Studio Stamps (September 2015)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (August 2015)
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (August 2015)
Simon Says Stamp (July 2015)
Penny Black Inc. (July 2015)
CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge (June 2015)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge (June 2015)
ABOUT MY BLOG
Please remember that the work I share is my own and may only be used for personal crafting. Please do not copy my work and resell for personal gain. All opinions that I share on my blog are my own. When I recommend products or share affiliate links, it is because I have personally used the products I am sharing.
As an artist, I put my heart into the art that I create and share with my readers. What I enjoy most is sharing my love of life through my creativity, bringing joy and smiles to people’s faces, and spreading laughter amongst those I interact with. I love encouraging others to see that we each have artistic talents inside of us. With video and written tutorials, opinions and reviews, I share a lot of information each week that is available to any fellow crafters or artists to reference. By learning how to effectively use the popular tools and supplies in the crafting industry, you will become confident in your artistic abilities!
I hope you’ll enjoy following my blog as I continue along my creative journey, and that you will gain confidence in your ability to express your creativity in ways you never thought possible.