Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started creating cards:
My name is Sean Fetterman. I live in Maplewood, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul) with my husband Jim and our two dogs and three cats. During the day, I work in the field of Human Resources at Best Buy’s headquarters. I love working with people and helping them to learn, develop and grow, so my work in Human Resources and the card-making world mesh well together at times since I have friends that work in both worlds. When we are not geeking out about HR, we are talking about crafting!
I have been making cards since 2010. I did not think I was creative in any way, shape or form. Also, I had no idea what Jo-Ann or Michaels stores were for other than my aunt used to go there for sewing supplies. In June, my best friend, who happened to be my mom, passed away unexpectedly. This was the worst thing that could have happened to me. I found myself at a place where I needed an outlet of some kind to escape. My neighbor asked me to join her in a card-making class. I said that I was not interested and she simply said, “You’re going!”
Needless to say, I was hooked! After the class (and buying a TON of product), I started to search the Internet for videos on card making. That’s when I found Gina K. and StampTV. I quickly found myself escaping in Gina’s videos and my world started to get brighter and the smile returned to my face. She opened this whole new world to me filled with fun, creativity, support, encouragement and friendship. I quickly found myself involved in the stamping community and landed a job as a Moderator and Design Team Member at Gina K Designs. Today, I am the Design Team Coordinator and Designer with Gina K Designs.
Here are a few of Sean’s favorite cards he’s created:
This is my favorite because one of my favorite colors is red. I also wanted to see if I could emboss with an embossing folder and heat emboss well on this shiny glimmer paper. It turned out to be a really fun card!
This is my favorite card because one of my favorite cardstock colors is kraft. Kraft is definitely a must in my paper collection. I think this card makes me feel like a bright fall day. As you can tell, I love CAS cards.
This is one of my all-time favorite cards! I love the fall and everything about it. The crispness in the air, the colors of the trees, the fun outdoor activities and the outdoor nights by the fire.
My favorite junk food is pizza.
If I could take a vacation anywhere, I would go to London.
The one word that best describes me is kind.
If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive), it would be my mother.
My favorite movie/television show is Sleepy Hollow.
I’d love to learn how to be a quality colorist.
The best concert I’ve ever attended was Janet Jackson.
I’m never without iPhone.
The best super power to have would be to work at warp speed so that I can get everything done quickly so I can have the rest of the day to craft and make cards.
This summer, I plan to go and visit Gina K’s new store Village Paper & Ink and finish getting my house organized.