FAQ

What does the K is KWernerDesign stand for?
My first name Kristina. I’m often mistaken for Karen. Not sure why, though! LOL! My name is Kristina.

What is your blog software and what is your theme?
I use WordPress, and the theme is a tweaked version of U-Design. :)

Can I link to your blog?
Sure! No need to ask! :)

Will you design my blog?
Unfortunately, I’m just too busy right now. I am not doing any freelance graphic design work.

I would love a font of your handwriting. Is there one? If not, will you send me scans/images of your handwriting?
No, I haven’t ever had a font of my handwriting made, and I don’t plan to. Along those same lines, I don’t feel comfortable scanning my handwriting for anything other my own personal projects. Just a personal decision.

What do you do with all your leftover scraps and bits of ribbon? Can I have it?
I give usable scraps to family, friends, and local schools.

What happened to the Color Inspiration Challenges?
I address this in this entry.

Are you a Stampin’ Up! demonstator?
No, I have no affiliation with SU. Not as a demonstrator, nor as an employee.

What camera do you use to take photos?
I currently use a Canon 50D (LOVE!), and a Canon Digital Rebel T3i. Old general photo/camera info (including my lens) is covered in this entry. I still use the same lenses, just a different camera now. :)

Will you take pictures of my family?
I occasionally do private photo shoots. If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and are interested, please send me an email via the contact form.

How do I order the Stampin’ Up! stamps and supplies you use?
You can locate a demonstrator at the Stampin’ Up! website. Just click on Find a Demonstrator. :)

What tools do you use?

What inks do you recommend for stamping with clear (photopolymer) stamps?
I find the best results with Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Simon Says Stamp inks, StazOn inks or Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks. Those are the kinds that I use most often. They are sold by many craft stores and websites. Just google it to find an online retailer.

I’m thinking about buying a digital cutting machine. Which is better, the Cricut or the Silhouette? What advice can you give me?
I use the Silhouette over the Cricut mainly for quality issues when cutting from my computer. See this entry. As a “you don’t have to have a computer to use it” machine, the Cricut is fine and dandy. But if you’re cutting from a computer, the Silhouette is the clear winner–especially now that the Silhouette Cameo can accommodate 12″ wide paper. There’s no reason to get a Cricut unless you prefer to not use a computer or absolutely love the cartridge images.

I have questions about the Cricut / Sure Cuts a Lot / Silhouette. Can you answer them?
Your best bet is to post to one of the message boards or blogs. There a people a lot more knowledgeable than me who will help you there. I’m somewhat new at this, too! :)

How do you edit your videos?
I edit completely in Final Cut Pro X. Screen capture software is ScreenFlow.

Will you give a tour of your craft room?
Absolutely! In fact, I already have. :)

How is your camcorder positioned when you film videos?
You can see where my camera is in my craft room tour and also a little bit in this entry on how I photograph my cards.

What camera do you use for videos?
(UPDATED 2/2014) I’ve upgraded my equipment over the years. Currently, I use a Canon XA20 with a lav mic set for better sound…


Disclosure

All opinions are my own. If I receive a product to review, it is my policy to make note of how it was acquired. That being said, I only recommend products I genuinely use. I do not accept offers of direct payment for dedicated blog posts to promote products. NOTE: In my capacity as an employee, I regularly receive product from Simon Says Stamp.

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