Saturday, September 18, 2010

Introducing Heather Wright-Porto

Heather started out as a scrapbooker.  She met with a group of friends and worked on pages on a regular basis. One day they decided to host a Stampin’ Up workshop to explore rubber stamping. They were hooked right away and one of them signed up as a demonstrator. As time progressed and their love of stamping grew, three more of them, including Heather, signed on. Heather does not press her business right now and operates it mainly as a hobby. Once her children are grown and out of school, she will revamp that idea and take it to the next level.

                For the time being, Heather’s focus is on a few workshops, classes, and clubs to sustain her hobby.  She still enjoys scrapbooking in addition to making cards and her customers enjoy her projects as long as they don’t involve a lot of cutting. One of her most memorable moments with a class was when she taught a summer page that consisted of cutting out quite a few little crab images. Her customers constantly remind her about it and she hasn’t made them do it since.  It has become a “joke of the day” for them.  Another memorable moment for Heather was the number of handmade cards she received from her stamping friends when her son, Luke was born. It touched her heart in a very big way.
                Like most of us, Heather’s craft room is a work-in-progress. She usually works at her dining room table but is hoping to one day have a room of her own that she can devote totally to stamping and scrapbooking. She enjoys working with adults and children and occasionally conducts classes at the local library. She gets her inspiration from other crafters, Late Night Stampers, and the places she goes. Often times while shopping for her children she will get inspired by a pattern or texture on clothing and go straight home and recreate it with stamps. She seldom loses her “mojo” because she has this constant level of inspiration.

                Be sure to stop by Heather’s castle to see her fabulous cards and projects.

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

Heather's work on the Royal Blog Tour has been a staple of this tour from the very beginning. Her art is beautiful, and her expertise with blogs has helped us bring you the tour. She is the Vice President of the Computer Tech and Web department.