HI THERE CREATIVE HUMAN!
I'm Carrie, the hot mess, creative heart and soul behind Inspirational Zest and Carrie Stephens Art.
Welcome to my home here on the web!
WELCOME To Inspirational Zest!
Hey, I'm Carrie Stephens and this is my little corner of the internet.
Playing with digital art, drawing, doodling, painting and cutting paper to glue and make a mess are my favourite things to do. If that's your jam too, I hope you'll stick around!
My goal with Inspirational Zest is not only to continue my creative career, but share my art, Inspiration and what I know.
Knowing that I have a special spot all my own where I can not only put all my creative projects, but also help other creativity seekers like you with some of the extra ZEST needed to jump start the next creative projects excites and motivates me!
Warning: I am not an expert crafter; I have a short attention span, I make LOTS of mistakes and have a tendency to blather on quite a bit more than I need to, but I try hard and have good intentions!
I learn as I go and hope to encourage you to do the same along with me.
Anyway, like i said… I can be motormouthed. I really am glad you are here. If you like to get creative too, you may be in the right spot! Let's make creativity an enjoyable escape in our lives, together?
Random FACTS ABOUT Carrie Stephens
1. Crafting does not come naturally to me.
While I really enjoy drawing, making crafts and the art of crafting with paper, glue or tools does not come naturally to me, but i still really want to do all the fun crafty projects!
I am often unorganized and make a UGE mess that I don't like to clean up, but I still love it and want to explore and do something creative any chance I get. If I can make it through a craft project from start to finish, you can too!
2. I have been SELLING digital art for 16 years!
It all started with a love of taking photos of my babies. I found Digital Scrapbooking when it was just a micro-community of SAHM's teaching each other how to use photoshop and digital graphics to create scrapbooks.
It didn't take long, and I was hooked! I began teaching myself how to use photoshop and illustrator to make digital scrapbook layouts and soon after, my own digital graphics for scrapbooking kits.
For 7 years, I also designed several lines of Scrapbooking Papers & Embellishments for Creative Memories scrapbooking company.
3. My digital art business was formerly known as FishScraps.
Don't laugh! It was Cute and weird just like me. FishScraps served me well, but I outgrew it.
4. I manage and create digital art for several online shops!
- Inspirational Zest Shop: Finally, this is my creative home for all things Carrie Stephens Art. Selling my art in my own space without worrying about marketplace changes and having control over all of it! One day, I dream that I can abandon all the seller's marketplaces and have this as my one home for my digital art and designs. If you have ever sold your goods on a marketplace, you know what I mean!
- CarrieStephensArt : My successful Etsy Shop featuring a selection of digital clip art & backgrounds.
- CSPrintableart : a shop focusing on printables | coloring pages, stickers & digital transfer images.
- A shop at Creative Market that focuses on editable vector versions of my most popular designs.
- A shop at Teachers Pay Teachers with licensing terms more suited towards Educators creating lesson plans to sell in their own shops.