May 14, 2008

Featured Swapper-Lori Tecler!!

Hey Everyone, it‘s me again(Jessie waving HI!!)!! Hope you are having a great week! I am honored to get to post this week’s Featured Swapper Lori Tecler!!
I am a huge fan of her work, and if you haven’t seen her gallery, you need to go now!! She also has a fantastic blog!! Here is her favorite card!!(so far!!) And here is the card of Lori’s that I chose to CASE. I changed the: colors, images and added a few layers. I asked Lori some questions so we could all get to know her better!! Here are her answers!!

1 . When did you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
I became a demonstrator in January 2005. I'm pretty much a hobby demo. I'm so excited to be going to Convention again this year!2. What is your all time favorite stamp set?That changes all the time! Some of my favorites right now are Priceless, Stem Silhouettes, and Vases in Vogue.
3. What is your stamping style?Usually clean and simple.
4. What is your favorite color combination?
I love blue and brown together. Blue is definitely my favorite color.
5. When not stamping or scrapbooking what is your favorite past time?
I read a lot and pretty much anything (memoirs, professional literature, classics, "chick" lit, you name it, it's probably represented in the pile next to my bed!). I always have at least one book underway and several more waiting. I also like to shop (probably more than I should . . .)
6. What is one embellishment you could not live without?Right now, ribbon. If you walked into my craft area, you'd definitely know that. It's spilling out everywhere!
7. Do you stand or sit when you stamp?I usually sit. My dog is usually milling around near or under my feet when I'm stamping, so sitting is much safer for both of us!
8. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Europe. In addition to my education degree, I have a degree in history, so all the old "stuff" fascinates me. I've spent a little time in England and Belgium, but there's so much more I want to see.9. What is your favorite kind of chocolate or candy?I'm not a big chocolate fan (long story behind that . . .), but I do like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Twix.
10. What is your favorite kind of food?Mexican
11. Favorite Restaurant?A local Mexican restaurant called El Mariachi.
12. What is your guilty pleasure?Reading gossip/tabloid magazines (my best friend and I swap them with each other!) and watching General Hospital.
13. What is your favorite stamping tool that you could not do with out?
Only one? I use my mat pack and paper piercing tool all the time, but my Nestabilities dies are a close second right now.14. Are you married?No
15. Do you have children?No kids--just a big, crazy German shepherd/Golden retriever mix named Cosmo. He's 12 years old, but still looks and acts like he's a puppy and is always getting into some kind of trouble.
16. What do you do for a living?I consider myself as a kindergarten teacher, but now I work in the early childhood office for a large school district. I'm almost done with my (second) masters degree. I have two more classes to take in June, then I'll graduate with a degree in instructional technology. Who knows what I'll do then . . .
17. Where are you located?Suburbs of Washington, DC

So here’s the deal- go to Lori’s gallery and pick a card to CASE, change atleast two things on it and then post a link back here so that we can see your work. So that they are all visible in the same gallery, be sure to include GSGFS03 in your keywords when uploading to SCS. Don’t have a gallery, just post it on your blog and post the link here in your comment. Be sure when posting your card that you provide a link to the card of Lori’s that you CASEd so she gets credit for the design. As always, you don’t have to be a Great Swaps Girl to participate, so if you are out there lurking on the sidelines, be sure to play with us!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


GreatSwaps said...
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Kristin said...

Oops, I keep posting as Great Swaps Girls. The deleted comment was mine- I said Congrats Lori- I'm glad to know more about you! Can't wait to play along!

denise;) said...

Congrats Lori! I finally have time for some casing and can't wait to check out your gallery!!

Maren said...

Congrats, Lori! So fun to read more about you! Your dog sounds adorable! I will have to go to your blog and see if I can find some pictures! :-) I will definitely have time to play this weekend...thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa H. said...

congrats, Lori. I'm so excited to spend some time in your gallery. How fun! I'll be back.

Arin said...

Congrats Lori! Your gallery is fab:) Here's my CASE:

Dannie Graves said...

Lori, what a beautiful gallery. Click here to see my card. ~Dannie

desirée said...

What a fun challenge! Here is my take on one of Lori's gorgeous cards:

Kristin said...

Better late than never I hope! I finally did it, and boy was it fun but my stamping leaves a lot to be desired. Must have stamped these flower layers 6 times in various colors and locations before I was happy with them! Thanks for the awesome inspiration Lori!!

Speedystamper said...

Here is my card!!! I loved your gallery, Lori, and I had a ball creating this card! Thanks so much!

kathleenh said...

Congrats Lori! You are fabulously talented! Here is my card:

Becky Carafa said...

Here's my case