Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A gobble gobble interview with Melyssa Connolly

Hello everyone and welcome to a fun edition of Whimsie Doodles Wednesday! What you see above is one of Melyssa Connolly's awesome digital line. This turkey looks like me on T-day! I wonder what he ate? lol! This is a real quick shot of what I did with the feathers:

Doodling on it while the copic ink is still fresh is so much fun. I used my colorless blender and tapped on the orange part, then squiggled (is that a word?) on the darker hues.
You've seen her awesome and adorable images, here is my revealing interview with Melyssa:  :D

Thank you Melyssa for doing this! Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you're from, your family life:
I was born and raised on Cape Breton Island and grew up the only “crafty” person in my family. I moved to the small town of Truro, Nova Scotia to take Graphic Design at the local college. That’s when I met and fell in love with my husband Kirk. Today we have a family of our own and when I’m not working for my 13 year old son as his personal taxi driver, seamstress, bank account, school project Forman and counsellor you’ll find me in my craft room stamping or doodling away.
On the odd occasion I’m not making paper crafts you’ll find me sewing, digital scrapbooking or following my boys around (husband and son) with my camera!

What inspired you to start the fabulous Whimsie Doodles line?
Years ago I used to make and sell digital scrapbook kits online. I loved making digital “stickers” for my kits. Then just last year I started paper crafting and stamping. But it was proving to be very frustrating as I didn’t have everything I needed! So I started making and printing off my own sentiments. Then one day by luck I found a line of cute digital stamps I just had to have. And after printing and playing with the new images I thought to myself “I can do this”. So I made my first prototypes and showed my friends the results. They loved them and with that Whimsie Doodles was born!

Whimsie is the cutest turtle, how do your images evolve, and what can we look forward to in the near future?
Right now my images are influenced by the seasons. Right now all my images are centered around winter. You’ll be seeing some Penguins, snowmen and gingerbread in the next month or so.

What are your top 3 favorite crafting items:
I can only pick three??? Well I’d have to say ribbon, sewing machine and my new Copics.

Out of your entire line of images, which one is your favorite and why?
My best friend loves anything to do with turtles and every time I see something with a turtle it reminds me of her. So while thinking of some characters I could draw my mind wondered to all the fun times I had with my best friend and I began drawing a turtle I thought she would like. Thus Whimsie was born. I was so delighted with how she turned out that I wanted to share her with everyone. So I started a blog and put her on it to download for free and now Whimsie currently resides in over 1,800 homes.

Complete these sentences:
If I was a copic color, I would be....blush pink
If I was a fairy my name would be....croppixie!!! hahahaha Ok I think my name would be Ribbon hoarder.
If I could have a dessert named after me it would be made up of:
It would have to be a homemade chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. It has to be warm and full of chocolaty goodness! Hahahahaha I just realized I think I’m a hot sweet cookie with a dark side!

And finally, there are so many awesome followers on the blog and on PCP, I am sure everyone wants to know when there will be a next DT call and any other incredible news you'd like to share with them!
I am sad to say that I’ll be saying goodbye to my wonderful Doodelicous girls at the end of December. On the bright side, I’ll be putting out a call for a new team the first week of December. The new DT will start January and end in June 2010. Wow where does the time go??

Some really exciting news....well Whimsie Doodles is going Rubbah!! You will start to see some rubber stamps sometime in February! I’m really excited about this new adventure!


And I am too!! Thank you to my boss (heehee!) for taking the time to do this interview. Disregard that DT call - the current Doodlelicious girls aren't budging. lol! JK!
If you are new to Whimsie Doodles, you can see the wonderful new site HERE to view all of her great images, read about the Design Team, and join the fun online groups that she has created.
If you are a member of Whimsie Doodles' Paper Craft Planet group (found HERE), Melyssa has designed a special digi for her 100 followers as a thank you. You can see this image HERE on my first blog posting. :D

Thank you all for coming by today! I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday, I will be celebrating Veteran's Day at the kids' school assembly. :D
*Love and Aloha*


PaperCrafty said...

Darling card Joni!! I love that little turkey!! Fabulous interview with Melyssa!!

Martha said...

how cute, love the turkey

Nicole said...

I love the interview, I actually learned even more about Melyssa, how cool is that? Thanks for sharing your insight, Melyssa!! hugs, Nicole

helen ... said...

cute card, ohhhhhhh and the turkey look so nice =O, i love your card =)