Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Feature Artist - Deb

~Happy Tuesday,
~I know I'm LATE, again!!! I'm really sorry - it's so uber hectic here and I'm soo tired - I'm just getting this done and then heading off to bed. This week we have the uber-talented Deb, she's super amazing and she designs for the Paris Hilton scrapbooking line:
My name is Deb Famularo. I'm a mom, a wife, and besides being creative, I am a huge football fanatic! I'm Armenian, born and raised in San Francisco. I currently reside in Dallas, Texas but am hoping to relocate to Florida this year.
I've been scrapbooking for over 11 years. Many years back, when there were little scrapbooking embellishments to be found, I formed my own handmade line called Button Kisses. I was one of the first scrapbookers to create and sell 3-D embellishments in the scrapbooking market. My claim to fame was being one of ten finalists in the Home Shopping Network's national scrapbooking contest. I currently design for the Paris Hilton Creativity Collection, a line which I adore that is geared for teens.
Who is your biggest inspiration???
My biggest inspiration was, is and will forever be Shell Kepler. Shell was an actress who played Nurse Amy Vining on the popular soap opera General Hospital years ago. She had a fabulous fashion line called Lacy Afternoon which she sold on HSN, and it was she who got my creative juices flowing! She sold kits filled with beautiful embellishments to inspire us to get creative with our clothing. I took it a step further and brought it into my scrapbooking world. Sadly Shell passed away a couple of years ago. I was lucky to "meet" her boyfriend online and created an album of Shell for him after her passing. That album is definitely the most meaningful thing I have made to date. Even though she's not here anymore, I will always look to her as my source of inspiration.
Why did you start creating?
A neighbor of mine showed me her scrapbooks and I was instantly hooked! Being creative, I thought this was an incredible way to showcase my family photos other than just having them in photo albums! It's been 11 years and I am still going strong. I don't think I could ever sicken of this hobby!
What is your favourite thing to create?
I don't think I have a favorite thing to create! Maybe I would say wall hangings though!
What are your favourite manufacturers?
My favorite manufacturer is Prima. I'm addicted to everything they make!
You design for Paris Hilton's scrapbooking line, what is you enjoy about doing this?
I am so honored to be designing for Wooky Entertainment's Paris Hilton line. I was impressed not only with the sparkly product, but with the concept behind the teen-geared line which is to inspire girls to be creative. If I can help do that, then I've succeeded at doing my job! And that's what's important to me! It's not about fame or being the "best" scrapbooker out there working for the best manufacturer. I'm designing for a company that produces creative products for girls! We're not even in the same league. And I love that!
Do you create with music? If so what is your favourite creative song?
Believe it or not, I do NOT create with music. And that's probably a good thing since I am an 80's rocker! Could you imagine my work if I designed to heavy metal?? I did create this Me in a Box project. It's a mini album of me with page titles of rock songs. Does that count? :)

What are your 3 must-have creative items?
OMG, this is so hard to narrow down. If I have to choose, my 3 must-haves would have to be flowers, rhinestones and ribbon. I think everything I've made has encorporated all of these items!
Have you ever created anything you've hated?
Absolutely YES!!!!! All the time. And when I've wasted hours and still get nowhere, that's when I have to walk away and come back with a fresh pair of eyes!!!!!!!!! Sometimes things look better after doing that!~Deb is doing an AWESOME giveaway of a $20 gift voucher for BlueMoon Scrapbooking:
~Just leave her a fabby comment, and your name will be put in the draw - the winner will be random.org(d) next Monday!!!
~I'll be back on Thursday with my creative favourites for the month!!
~love, Vicki xx

PS - for all you WOYWW fans, i'm sorry i haven't done it in a while - i WILL be back - just when things have settled a bit!!!


Melanie Stanczyk said...

Deb is such an awesome person and so creative!

Thanks for the chance on the giveaway. I {heart} BlueMoon scrapbooking!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooh Deb, congratulations girlfriend! I just love your girlie creations so much. x o x o

Thank you so much for the chance to whine a gift certificate . . . oh wait, did I type "whine"? I meant WIN *hee hee*.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations, Deb! This is just fabulous. It was so much fun to learn so much more about you and the wonderful creations you make. You rock! Theresa

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Go DEB go DEB go DEB!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Such an honor to see you here being interviewed with all your amazing talent!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your lo's!! THEY ROCK my scrappy world! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Leanne said...

You totally rock Deb, you know I absolutely lurve your creations.
Leanne :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so proud of Deb.....DEB DEAREST! This is wonderful, totally awesome to see you in this light, and to learn more about your background and what has inspired you...and to learn about your muse, I am so sorry to hear of her passing, but she most definitely left you something very special, and YOU are so special to carry on the enthusiasm for this lovely art. I AM ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY!!! Blessings to you my dear, dear friend! Anita

Jocelyn said...

OK....here is my sweet friend DEB.....let me tell you all....she is the most Fabulous and Sweet Lady!!!

Deb...your creations are works of art and I would like to thank Vicki for sharing you with us!!!

I just adore you and you are an INSPIRATION TO EACH OF US!!!!! LOVE YOU MISS DEB!!!!! :-)

Maggi said...

Woo hoo DEB!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite scrappers and a major source of inspiration for me. Love you Deb!!!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Congratulations Deb! You are definitely an inspiration - even to old chicks like me! LOL. Hugs!

That's Who I Am said...

Yay Deb what a great interview! How exciting and I love that layout of you with the crown on! So stinkin' cute.

The Average Jay said...

Being your husband I don't think I should win the prize. I already have you! Great job and you really do have a gift from GOD.

love Jjay

Karen said...

Deb R.O.C.K.s!!! She rocks it as a fantastic creative talent, as a Mom, a woman, and a friend. I am impressed everytime I see her put a rhinestone and ribbon to paper, wood, chipboard, or any other fabby medium she chooses to tackle. So glad you are able to feature her! :>:>

Nancy said...

Yet another creative soul you share with us, I look forward to hearing about the reasons people scrap.

Hope things are less hectic with you soon


icandy... said...

you've featured one A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. lady, vicki! :)
thanks for sharing our talented friend~~ she's is one creative soul!

deb famularo said...

I want to thank you again Vicki! This was truly an honor for me and I appreciate the feature very much! And a special thank you to all of my friends who took the time to comment here! I appreciate ALL of you!!! I'll be contacting one of you lucky girls with a $20 gift certificate soon!!! Good luck!! love you! xoxo

Shercara said...

LOVE your work! especially the cupcake papers and bling! Cool!

2amscrapper said...
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2amscrapper said...

I love everything about Deb! She's been such an inspiration to me. Because of her, I look at rhinestones and the color pink in a whole new way. I'm so happy to see her showcased here!

Chantal said...

Yay Deb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a massive Deb fan - she totally rocks and talk about eye-candy - she is the maker of super dooper pretty things!!! :D


♥zoe♥ said...

Hello Vicki♥
Deb is such a amazing creative girl i ever come across in blogland! Adore Deb and thank you so much for featuring Deb in your wonderful blog:)
Lots of love sending to you!


Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Congrats Deb for being featured. You are so talented & 1 of my fave scrappers.