Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Saturday Spotlight: Baby Cakes


Good morning and happy Saturday!!  Welcome to our latest edition of The Saturday Spotlight.  This week, I'm thrilled to feature one of my all-time favorite people, Kristan, from Baby Cakes.  I was so excited and honored when she agreed to be in the Spotlight!  Kristan and I became bloggie friends about a year ago, when I wrote a post about my daughter's work, and National Domestic Violence Awareness Day.  Kristan left a heart-felt, and gut-wrenching comment on the post, that I thought was so brave.  I've loved her ever since!

Below, are Kristan's words about her blogging, scrappy journey.

I starting crafting at a very young age. My mom is very crafty so naturally I picked it up from her. I participated in a program my mom ran at our local church for young girls to help them learn how to bake and make all different crafts. Later, I took art all through high school but some how lost touch with that side of myself. 

It wasn't until I became pregnant with my daughter (who's now 4 years old) that I began scrapbooking.  Naturally,  my mom had an influence on that too! She had seen an infomercial for the Cricut and decided to buy it. I would use hers when ever I was over and then after I had my daughter I ended up moving back home so I never had the need to buy my own. Then two years ago, our local Costco had a great deal on the Cricut Expression bundle that I just couldn't pass up. 

In 2010, I was asked to make a scrapbook for a little girl that my mom and I babysat.  I started looking ideas up online and saved them.  Little did I know, at the time, that  the ideas came from blogs. Fast forward a year... when looking at some of those saved ideas and searching for others I came across My Pink Stamper. She was having a give away and I decided to enter. The problem was that I needed a blog to comment on her post (or so I thought. I had never even heard of blogs back then.) I made up a blog and really had no idea how it all worked.  I was just flying by the seat of my pants.  

I started posting cards that I had made, and I entered giveaways. At first I felt weird since English was my worst subject in school and I am a very quiet person. Now I am so glad that I made my blog as I have met alot of great people (online) and have made some great friends. I spent 5 months on the Getting Cricky With K Andrew Design Team but sadly had to leave due to work.

I feel that I have evolved as a crafter and have learned a ton.  I have also SPENT a ton as you come across amazing companies while blogging!  In the future I hope to still have my blog, but my dream and I do mean DREAM, is to have my own line of stamps.  If that can't happen I would love to be able to sell my cards and make a few bucks doing what I love.

Here's some examples of some of Kristan's incredible work:



Surprise Blog Hop
























Treats


I really hope you'll stop by and show Kristan some love on her blog.  Take a peek around and see how incredible she truly is!  I heart her!!

See ya next Saturday!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

4 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Absolutely beautiful projects! I will definitely go over and check you out. Hold on to your dream. You can do it!!

Amy, I love these Spotlights! I love meeting/seeing new and upcoming bloggers!!

Susie

Creative M said...

What a wonderful story for you to share!!Love it!I will be visiting her!!!TFS

Lisa said...

What a beautiful feature, Amy!! Kristan is amazing and so talented :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

I've just come over from Kristan's blog. She really is a fabulous person and wonderful crafter!!