Hey everyone! Erica here with you today to bring you this months Designer in the Spotlight! This month we are so excited to have May Flaum sharing a little bit about herself!
I love May’s style and have been a huge fan of hers for a long time so was super excited when she agreed to be our Designer in the Spotlight! We got to meet May and check out her new line 28 Lilac Lane at CHA and she was super sweet and fun! You can see more of May on her blog HERE and if you missed her post here on the blog on Monday you can check it out HERE. May currently has a new class out called Kittastic where she is using our August 2016 kit along with some other products and will be covering everything from scrapbooking to mixed media as well as every product in her stash!
- Tell us a little bit about your creative process and what inspires you?
Life and the world around me are my ultimate inspirations! From getting an idea at Target to my supplies inspiring me to an event or random musing – I’m always finding inspiration!
- Where and when are you most creative?
I am the most creative when I am regularly creating on a daily or near daily basis. Creativity is muscle best used often and kept in shape!!
- What are some of your must have supplies?
PPA adhesive, kraft cardstock, Heidi Swapp gold mist, distress inks, and an assortment of buttons are always with me when I create.
- Have you always had a love for creating?
For me creativity comes in many forms from baking to gardening, scrapbooking to holiday crafts to creating an awesome table centerpiece. My entire life, I’ve loved creating in many forms, and I believe I always will!
- 3 things people probably do not know about you.
My studio is the messy wild place, the rest of our home is very minimalistic and clean!
I am obsessed with sticky notes and notepads.
I get a minimum of 8hrs sleep every night, and drink water almost exclusively – keeps me active and healthy!
- Book Pride & Prejudice
- Movie Summer Stock
- Candy Blackberry starburst
- Drink Coca Cola from Mexico
- Music Harry Connick Jr
- Color Lilac
- TV Show Game of Thrones
- Smells sleepy dogs
- Can you tell us a little bit about 28 Lilac Lane?
I dreamed of a place full of embellishments, where creative thought had total freedom and all ideas were given green lights. Where planners to scrapbooks, mixed media to simply playing with pretty embellishments was all good. I named this place 28 Lilac Lane. With my embellishment line my goal is to offer beautiful mixes of colors, textures, and types of embellishments that you can enjoy and create with in whatever way inspires you.
- A piece of advice you would give to your younger self.
The best advice I’d give anyone, would be to not let fear stop you. Don’t let being afraid stop you from wonderful experiences and taking chances on new things!
- One of your favorite embellishments to use on your projects.
I am obsessed with gold mist (Heidi Swapp) + sequins and beads and buttons on projects
- What was the last thing you took a photo of?
The dogs! They are always doing silly stuff at my feet and get photographed constantly.
May thank you so much for sharing with us today! To see May’s collection 28 Lilac Lane please head on over to the Buttons Galore website and see all the beautiful embellishment kits May has to offer! May sure to follow May on YouTube and her blog for tons of inspiration and fun!