Anya Lunchenko

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My name is Anya Lunchenko. I am a child of God, a wife of the most amazing husband in the world, and a mother of six beautiful children. My first sixteen years I spent in Ukraine, where I was born, but I am really grateful to call the United States of America my home now. I love creating and seriously can’t imagine my life without it! Currently, I am on the design teams for Echo Park Paper and Simple Stories and love every little bit of this journey!

Where is the first place you look for inspiration?

I surround myself with inspiration everywhere – galleries, pinned, saved items, magazines, and pretty often my inspiration comes from the product itself!

What is your go-to, must have tool?

My favorite tool has to be an inexpensive 4×6″ Fiskars trimmer. It is the only trimmer I was able to find through the years with a perfect angle. But I am using my die cutting machine and the Silhouette pretty often, both of them have saved me so many times!

If you had an extra half hour in the day, what would you do?

I need seven extra half hours:)) But I would spend that extra half hour to clear my table every night. I love to start with a clean surface, but sometimes the amount of projects am working on accumulates too fast:))

When did you start papercrafting and how did it come about?

I always loved anything and everything creative, but somewhere about eighteen years ago my sister Alyona introduced me to scrapbooking. I remember listening to her and not getting why she was so excited. I worked at the Michael’s Arts and Crafts store at that time as a floral designer. One day I noticed a scrapbooking magazine, grabbed it and looked through the pages of it. At that point, the pieces started coming together and my life has never been the same since that day.

At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Has to be the Home Goods or No matter if I stop by just to look around, I will always find something I really need!