February 11, 2013

Moxie Fabber of the Week: Carolyn King

For today's Moxie Fabber of the Week feature, I'm super excited to introduce you to one of my favorite paper crafters in the whole entire world, Carolyn King. It seems like I've known Cammie ever since the beginning of my tenure at Paper Crafts magazine, and I am lucky to have even had the opportunity to see her a few times at various CHAs.

What I love most about Carolyn is her adaptability. She can do any and all styles well, and I admire her unquenchable thirst to grow as a card maker. She's been paper crafting for quite a while now, but her designs continue to evolve as trends come and go, creating a place for herself in this industry that is heartfelt and well-deserved.

Even more, you'll never find a more kind, supportive, and encouraging friend. I am so glad that I've gotten to know her over the years, and know that you will love hearing from her today as well.

So now, with out further ado, take it away Cammie!

What is your full name? What is your screen name? Do you have a blog or an on-line gallery? 

My name is Carolyn King, but I go by Cammie or Cammie King on most online galleries (because somehow I thought it was safer to sign up using my nickname than my real name when I first started posting online!) My blog can be found HERE.

Describe yourself in three short, fun sentences.

I am an intense, detail-oriented creative person who has a whacky sense of humor. :) Although I have a pretty busy life being a wife and mother to three kids—I always find some time to get inky because it truly is a great release when you can go into the office for 20 minutes and make something pretty that will brighten someone’s day. My greatest joys in life are my family and friends (including many paper crafting friends who have become some of my best friends.)

How long have you been paper crafting? How did you get involved in paper crafting? What is your favorite aspect of paper crafting? 

I have been paper crafting since 2005 or so. My family had just moved to Louisiana for our first army assignment. Being so far from friends and family, I began searching for a good creative outlet. I began with scrapbooking and then went to a Stampin’ Up! party and was hooked! I NEVER in a million years could have imagined that this hobby would become such a big part of my life. I am so fortunate to work some of the greatest stamp companies and publications out there. Paper crafting gives me something of my own and I really LOVE it.

What do you like most about the Moxie Fab World? What is your favorite feature and why? Do you have a favorite all-time post? If so, list the URL and tell why you like it so much. 

The thing I like the most about Moxie Fab World is that it is an endless vault of inspiration. There are some days where I cannot stop by but I will be sure to look back at EVERY post because there is so much crammed into this blog. Cath catches everything and has a keen eye for trends and great design.

Although I love it all, I think my favorite is the Tuesday Trigger. I love the awesome things Cath finds to get the creative juices flowing. I don’t always get to play along with the deadline, but I am often inspired enough to play along for fun!

My favorite all-time post was this post, because of the totally inspiring cards that Cath shared from the challenge and because I was lucky enough to have a card shown! I truly design for myself but I will admit that it makes me feel great to hear that someone else likes what I design.

We are all moxie fab in our own way. Name one thing that makes you moxie fab. 

There are so many approaches to different challenges and assignments, and there are always people who will be better and more creative, but every person who makes a card puts a piece of him/herself into it. I definitely try to put myself into everything I create…and that is moxie fab enough for me. :)

How would you describe your style? 

I would describe my style as ever-changing! I really like to mix up my designs and styles because I get bored easily. I try to make each project unique rather than a regurgitation of a previous project (Well, unless I really LOVE a previous project---then regurgitate it is!)

Here are a few examples of my work:





Paper Crafts magazine has produced a great number of special issues over the years. Which has been the most inspiring to you and why?

I really enjoy all the special issues that Paper Crafts puts out. I love Card Design Handbook:


and Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters:


...because they are great resource issues that I can consult if I need a spark of inspiration. However, my hands down favorite is Card Creations and I am proud to say that I have had a card in this magazine for the past 5 years…and with the spring issue that comes out in just a couple of weeks…it just might be 6. ;)


Attach an image of a paper crafted project of which you are the most proud or that means the most to you. Include a brief statement that explains why.

Here is a picture of one of my cards that I am very proud of because I designed the stamp set for Gina K Designs. It's called Stamp It Big! and I have really enjoyed bringing it to life by putting it to ink!


Where do you get most of your paper crafting inspiration? Why do you find so much inspiration there?

I get most of my paper crafting inspiration from my fellow design team members, from Pinterest, from magazines, manufacturer blogs and definitely from the Moxie Fab World. :)

Do you consider yourself to be a trend-watcher? Why or why not? Do you feel that trend-watching is important to your creativity? Why or why not?

I really do not consider myself to be a TREND watcher---but I am definitely a watcher. I keep my eyes open everywhere for things like colors, patterns, images that I think are fabulous and take note of them. I love to see what the paper manufacturers are coming out with each year. But, if I don’t like the particular trend, I don’t buy into it. Just because someone says this is the “in” thing does not mean I will be buying it. That being said…I can usually find some fabulous trendy things that I DO love!

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Isn't Cammy somethin', friends? I just think the world of her and want to thank her for taking the time and trouble to answer my questions today. I'd also like to thank her for her kind words regarding me and the Moxie Fab World. 

And don't you just love her answer to the trends question? And aren't her projects fantastic? And don't you love that she puts so much of herself into every project that she works on? And isn't she just so moxie fab?

I'm sure she'd love to hear from you, so be sure and leave her some love before you go on your merry way today, Moxie Fabber style!

Moxie Fabbers ROCK!

~Cath

51 comments:

Marlena M. said...

Oooh, you have an awesome style and attitude Carolyn~truly Moxie Fab!

Sindhu said...

Glad to know about Cammie. She is awesome and all her cards are unique... Congratulations Cammie and good luck to you!

Wendy said...

Wow...she makes such awesome projects!

Maureen said...

Cammie is definitely Moxie Fab! I've loved getting to know her better :)

Carolyn King said...

Thank you so much Cath---> I am so honored to be "moxie fab" today! Your words really touched my heart! xo Cammie

Julie Ranae said...

I LoVeD working with Carolyn over on The Twinery team and your post is the reason why! She is a terrific designer & well-deserving indeed!

Jingle said...

Woot! Woooooot! Love Cammie!!!! <3

Geri said...

Congrats Cammie! Loved learning all about you. Your passion for this great sport of ours shines true like a beacon in the night! So glad to have met you.

Valerie said...

Yep, she is one Moxie Fab gal! I am so blessed to call her a friend.

catdidit said...

Cammie is TOTALLY Moxie Fab! I love her stamps, her work is always so inspiring to me too. I am thrilled to be on the GKD DT with her! She ROCKS!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats, Cammie! You truly are Moxie Fab! Well-deserved honor!

Joy said...

Cammie is so talented, I think everything she makes is art! Moxie Fab for sure!
~Joy~

Jamie said...

Congrats Cammie!! I loved your interview:)

~jan said...

Congrats Carolyn! You are indeed Moxie Fab! Thanks for all of the inspiration! Congrats!

Melanie said...

Congrats to Carolyn!

Michelle said...

Ive been following carnie for ages...love her style....It's so nice to se her chosen here as the Moxie Fabber of the Week!.....now more crafty types can enjoy her creativity and borrow a bit if inspiration from her as well!

Maryann said...

An awesome choise here of Carolyn as a Moxie fabber, she really is, and I love her gorgeous creations here sooo much. Especially the little birdhouses are sooo gorgeous, but I really loves all her work, we see around.

Lori Barnett said...

YAY for you my friend!!!!!! ((((hugs)))) *fist pump*

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Always excited to see Carolyn's name in the credits! Classy, elegant and fun!

sharon g said...

I got hooked via Stampin' Up! ,too. I liked reading about you...

Die Cut Lady said...

Congrats Carolyn, I love seeing your name here as a Moxie Fabber,Always fun to see your name pop up in different Paper crafting circles.I will have to give you a shout out over at Stamp TV too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations Cammie. That is super wonderful and such a lovely honor. I am so happy for you.

Kathy Mc said...

Great interview, Cammie! Always love reading these and learning more about other stampers in blogland.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow....Great projects. I love all that inspiration. What a wonderful interview.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow, I don't know how I missed Cammie before - her cards are amazing. I love that she describes her work as ever changing, when so many people are trying to find their unique 'style' - I love trying different styles so I'm glad to see such a successful crafter who dabbles in everything! As well as her incredible talent, she sounds like a wonderful person. Definitely Moxie Fab!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Well, lookie here! Miss Cammie Camster/Camela Anderson/Cammie Toe has hit the big time!!! So glad to see Cath recognizing your moxie-fabness, Bestie, and I PROMISE, I will reveal nothing to clue her in to the REAL you... ;) XOXOXO!!!

Jennifer said...

Love your work and interview! Congrats on being so Moxie Fab!

Barbara said...

Nice interview! I think your cards are special!

Lucy Newton said...

Love your style Cammie, you have such great talent!!!

Mendi said...
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Mendi said...

Always love Carolyn King's designs! In fact I had already pinned the lemonade card onto on of my pinterest boards awhile back--It's so cute as are all her cards. ;)

Helen F. said...

Very nice to get to know Carolyn a little better. Love her Moxie Fab style and beautiful projects :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Such great projects posted here ... thanks for letting us get to know Cammie!

Wanda Cullen said...

I've been a long time fan of Cammie's Creations...mainly through publications! Big CONGRATS for being the Moxie Fabber this week!

Carol Gibson said...

Wonderful projects. I love that
bird house. Congratulations for being Moxie Fabber this week.

Diane said...

Was a pleasant surprise seeing her here, as I subscribe to her blog and enjoy all her lovely projects!!!

Angi said...

Cammie's card designs are gorgeous! I loved reading more about her!

Lagene said...

Congrats Cammie! So glad to hear more from Cammie, I had so much fun meeting her for lunch along with 4 other ladies I met online on StampTV about 5 years ago.

Theresa Momber said...

Congrats, Cammie! Fab for sure!!!

Lucy said...

Cammy is, indeed, a Moxie Fab Wonder Woman. I saw Gina K demonstrate a card using one of her big stamps and knew it was going on my "gotta get it" list.

Susan said...

Congratulations Cammie! What a perfect choice for Moxie Fabber of the Week. Her talent is deep and wide, able to create the most amazing cards, layouts and altered projects. Cammie does it all with style and grace. It's been a privilege working with her on the SRM Design Team. Big hugs Cammie. So exciting!

Stef Perry said...

I've always enjoyed your work. Congratulations on being Moxie Fabber of the week!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Congrats Cam!! I've always known you are Moxie Fab, with your paper crafting skills, and your heart!! You're the real deal!! {{HUGS}}

Nancy said...

Congrats Cammie! I've been following your blog for several years now. Love your creativity and inspiration!

Carolyn King said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful words, friends! I read and cherished every single one! xo

Trinh said...

Fabulous interview and cards! Congratulations, Cammie!

Jess said...

Fabulous inspiration Carolyn!

Jill Norwood said...

Cammie so nice to meet you! Love your projects especially that sweet birdhouse!!!

Izzy Anderson said...

I have been a fan for a long time. Love Cammie's style!

Kearin said...

I'm in love with all the card ideas! My favorite is the first one you posted!

Glenda J said...

I love Cammie and her amazing work! She is one of my favourite crafters... and I was lucky enough to meet her at CHA. Great choice!