About Me

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Email  fepooh@gmail.com

Hello! My name is May Sukyong Park. I was born and raised in South Korea. I’ve done my Bachelors in Sociology and Journalism in Seoul, South Korea. I’ve been happily married to the most wonderful husband for 8 years, and we moved to California, USA in 2009. I now live near the coast in West LA in beautiful Southern California with my hubby and two adorable cats. 

I had not enjoyed any arts and crafts until I was first introduced to stamping by my friend in 2010. Then I started scrapbooking, and slowly moved in to making cards. It became my biggest hobby where I have found my passion when I started my blog in 2012. I love to create clean and simple cards based on creative designs and unusual ideas. I hope you enjoy your stay on my pages and get some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy crafting!

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1. How and when did you start crafting?
I had not enjoyed any arts and crafts until my friend showed me her amazing scrapbook album in May, 2010. I honestly didn’t know there was a paper-crafting world before. A month later, I made my first scrapbook page when I went to the Crop Night at Michael’s. Then I started scrapbooking with the encouragement of my hubby, and slowly moved in to making cards. Crafting is my passion since then. Sometimes I’m surprised to see myself who is passionate about paper crafting. Because I had never thought of myself related to creativity back in South Korea.

2. From where do you draw your inspiration?
I get inspired with everyday objects like household items, advertisements, graphic signs, fashionable outfits. I also have a few wonderful blogs I check out everyday to get some inspiration with new ideas. There are so many incredibly talented crafters out there to admire. Like many card-makers, I also draw a lot of inspiration from sketch and theme challenges.
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3. How would you describe your style?
Mostly clean and simple! Here is why I stick to the CAS style. I discovered the Kristina Werner blog in June 2011, and I had been following her card designs for practice for a year. I try not to rely on stamps, patterned papers, and dies. That’s why I love to make my own embellishments as focal points. The creativity is the most important element in my card. I like to be as creative as possible on the cards that I make.
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4. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
Aside from the true basics like stamps/inks/papers, these are my 5 top tools: Ranger gold embossing powder, Hero Arts embossing gun, EK Success Cutter Bee scissors, Tim Holtz paper trimmer, and mini MISTI stamping tool.

5. What’s your favorite technique?
One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing.

6. What are your go-to colors?
I’m definitely a red person. I love color pops of bright.
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7. Do you sell your projects?
I don’t. I am such a slow card maker. I usually create my cards for fun, and most of my creations get given as gifts.
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8. What do you do when you aren’t crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?
When I lived in South Korea, I worked with a franchise company, Dunkin’ Donuts, and an online retailer, Ebay, for 5 years in sales departments. Back then I was kinda workaholic, since I had a passion for being a CEO in the future. But for now I’m a full heart and full time wife. Needless to say, my favorite hobby is card making. Other than paper crafting, I love making hair accessories, sewing, making mini albums, and repurposing projects. I also have a Korean blog which covers all of my fun life in beautiful California.

9. Are you currently designing for any blog?
Yes, I recently design for the Altenew and Hero Arts. I absolutely love working with talented ladies on the teams.

15 Comments

  1. Norma

    Good Morning May,
    I am a fellow Californian and have admired your cards when I see them on other blogs. I love your style. Can’t wait to see what you create next…….

    08 . Oct . 2016
  2. Denise

    Greetings from Boston. Just found your blog, thank you Jennifer McGuire.

    29 . Jan . 2016
    • May Park

      Thank you for stopping by, Denise!

      25 . Jul . 2016
  3. Nina

    Hello May! I discovered your blog and YouTube-channel via Jennifer McGuire, and I have to say your cards have now joined my favourites. I love your style and creative use of products, and I admire how awesomely you use colours! Please keep making videos. Your card designs are fast becoming my top inspirations!

    27 . Jan . 2016
    • May Park

      Aww, thank you so much for your sweet comment, Nina! You just made my day!!!!

      25 . Jul . 2016
  4. Adriana Florez

    Haces unas cosas muy lindas. Desde Colombia, veo tus vídeos gracias a Jenifer Mcguire, y me encanta lo que haces. Sé que probablemente no entenderás nada de lo que escribo…. Pero no soy muy buena escribiendo en inglés, así que …. Abrazos desde latin América.

    26 . Jan . 2016
    • May Park

      Hola Adriana!!! I used Google translate to understand what you wrote. Thank you for your kind words, lovely!

      25 . Jul . 2016
  5. Tina Krauer

    Hi May! I follow the Altenew blog & youtube channel and so I saw you there… I love your card style, so clean, simple but very colorful too! Thanks for sharing your projects with us! Hugs from Switzerland, Tina

    06 . Oct . 2015
    • May Park

      Hello Tina! I know it’s been months since you left a comment, but I still wanted to reply to your sweet comment. Thank you for your encouragement. I really appreciate it!

      25 . Jul . 2016
  6. Laura P.

    Hi May, It is so nice to learn more about you! Your cards are so beautiful, proving that “less is more.” I am glad you discovered papercrafting!

    21 . Jul . 2015
    • May Park

      Hi Laura! I love clean and simple cards, but it’s been months since I made a CAS card. Your comment makes me want to give it a try soon.

      25 . Jul . 2016
  7. Mink

    Hey May, I really like your blog – thanks so much for sharing AND we have something in common – I love Kristina’s fabulous blog. :-)) Have a nice week-end, Love Mink

    08 . Aug . 2014
    • May Park

      I’m so glad to hear that you love my blog. Thank you, Mink! 🙂

      17 . Oct . 2014
  8. El, a Stampin' Pretty Pal

    May, I absolutely *love* your artwork. You have a wonderful eye for color coordination. and design. Thanks so much for sharing!

    08 . Mar . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment El!

      11 . Mar . 2014

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