Becca from WhateverIsLovely
In this week’s featured crafter, we talk to Becca from WhateverIsLovely. Read on to learn more about Becca and her paper crafting business.
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
My name is Becca Nelson and I live in chilly Shakopee, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis) with my husband Jeremy. I am passionate about anything vintage and I love to convey that passion through my paper crafts.
2. Where can we find you? (website, craft shows, etc.)
I can also be found in various friendsâ€™ offices where they sell my cards to their coworkers. I am hoping to start doing craft shows this summer and possibly a local farmerâ€™s market. I am always looking for more locations to sell my cards!
3. What first got you interested in your craft?
I love vintage photos, pairing them with beautiful papers and sharing them with friends seemed natural to me. When people started asking me about buying them I couldnâ€™t believe that they would actually want something that I created! I guess the rest is history. I discovered I have a love for the whole creative process from creating the item to be sold, to the entire process of setting up my shop, to sending off pretty packages!
4. Please describe your creative process (how, when, materials, etc).
I love having days off from my full time job. I try to get up early and close myself up in my warm craft/laundry room with the washer and dryer going and a big mug of coffee. Most of the â€œmagicâ€ happens in the morning and afternoon because I canâ€™t seem to get things done late at night because I get sleepy. Most of my evenings are filled with listing items, answering emails, blogging and connecting with other artists.
5. Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I love shopping! You can find me at flea markets, antique shops, garage sales, and on the internet; almost anywhere that I can find previously loved items. Sometimes I give them new life in my creations and sometimes I use them to decorate our home. I am lucky that my husband likes to come with meâ€¦ I am also very happy that he can surf the internet on his phone while I am shopping. If I let him listen to his stations on XM Radio he will drive me anywhere!
6. Is there anything else youâ€™d like to share?
I would love to branch out from paper crafts. I have so many ideas in my head â€“ stay tuned for more things to come!