Katrina Simeck

1) How long have you been crafting?

Really, since I was a child! One of my first scrapbooks is from the 5th grade — photos and journaling in a magnetic photo album.

2) Why did you start crafting?

My mother is an artist and writer, and my father is a photographer, so I guess you could say that crafting is genetic for me!

3) How long have you been on the Fiskars® Design Team?

Since July of 2008.

4) What are your favorite craft activities?

Scrapbooking tops the list, for sure, but I also enjoy card making and (simple) sewing.

5) How do you define your crafting style/aesthetic?

Simple, simple, simple. I like clean lines and lean toward a more graphic look.

6) What is your favorite time of day to craft?

Late at night. Usually with a cup of hot tea and Grey’s Anatomy playing on my laptop.

7) What motivates/inspires you?

I love a well-written phrase, a soulful song and a breathtaking photograph. I'm inspired by stories and motivated to capture my own story along the way.

8) If you could only have one Fiskars® tool, what would it be and why?

Such a hard question! I'd have to say a corner rounder — life is full of hard edges, and it's nice to be able to soften them a bit.

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Comfort Pillows

Grandparents Cards

Craft Inspiration Journal

Crafted Menu Planning 101

Mosaic Greeting Cards

Remote Control Holder

Rainy Day Greeting Cards

Spring Cleaning

Fairy Houses