Designer: Danielle Webb
Tell us about your business. How did you get started? How has your business evolved since?
Sprinkles of Zeal started in April of 2018 as a small Instagram page that shared my lettering journey only. At the time, I didn’t share any of my other creative skills because I thought it would be too much. It wasn’t until early 2020 that I decided to unveil and share all of my creative gifts. It has now evolved into a full-time blog that has allowed me to work with wonderful people and brands.
What does your business name – Sprinkles of Zeal – mean to you? What’s the story behind it?
Sprinkles of Zeal is all about sharing my imagination and creative skills with others to inspire them to try new things.
You describe yourself as a ‘mega-crafter’. What does that mean?
“Megacrafter” is a fun word that I came up with to describe my creative abilities. The type of crafting that I do may seem a little extreme to some, but it’s truly just how my brain operates. The term describes a creative person that studies a variety of crafts, then develops the skills to a intermediate or advanced level.
Have you ever met a craft you didn’t like? What is one you go out of your way to avoid?
Geometric beadwork techniques can be very time-consuming, so it’s not one of my favorite crafts.
Are you self-taught or have you sought out education to develop your skills?
I am self-taught. I have an overwhelming amount of books in my creative office.
Do you get caught up in one craft for a while and then move on to another – or do you do several at the same time?
As of now, I balance multiple crafts at the same time since I am a full-time blogger and influencer. I will share that my longest creative hobby is sewing. It will always be my favorite skill because I learned it from my grandmother when I was around 8 years old.
When you’re working with art knives, what kind of features do you want them to have?
Comfortability and blade longevity is a big thing for me, especially when I’m creating miniature paper models.
What about other tools and supplies. How do you decide which ones are best for your work?
I usually research online for industry-standard tools, then I decide what’s in my budget to purchase. I also look for professionals teaching a specific skill and contact them for advice on the best tools.
Can you give us some tips on storing supplies when you do a variety of crafts?
I like to purchase storage totes from Ikea or clear makeup containers from Marshalls. I love the clear containers because I can see what’s inside instead of guessing.
Of all the things you’ve created, what are some of your most unforgettable projects? How about the unfortunate ones?
My mother’s day flip card video was unforgettable because I shared the screen with my son and it was the first time I became confident in sharing other content outside of lettering. My unfortunate project would have to be my scribble lettering challenge. I spent a lot of time suppressing my other skills to create popular lettering content. It really impacted me in a negative way, but now I made it a personal goal to not dim my creative abilities, even if they aren’t trending.
How do you share your skills with your community?
When I’m not running around with my two year old, I enjoy sharing my skills through stop motion animation or digital animation. If I can’t do that, I like to share vibrant photos on social media or upload blogs to my website.
Do you have a creating dream or goal?
I would love to create a book for all the Megacrafters and aspiring Megacrafters out there. I think it’s important for people to know that it’s okay to enjoy multiple hobbies. I feel like there’s some unspoken rule (at least on social media) that creatives can’t go outside of their niche to enjoy other creative hobbies. I do what I do to debunk that theory and share that there’s nothing wrong with being multi-passionate.
Fill in the blank: I can’t go a day without ______.
Prayer, my son’s smile, and my Ipad Pro!