Aki Altuna
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Short Bio

I'm Aki from Minted Strawberry. I love the wonderful world of DIY and crafting. Apart from being a crafty blogger, I am also a graphic designer and entrepreneur. I have a weakness for jelly-filled donuts, butter tarts, and all things sweet.

Where are you from?

I'm currently living in the historical city of Kingston, Ontario in Canada. I was living in the NYC/NJ area before I got married almost two years ago and moved to where I am now residing.

How long have you been a Silhouette user?

I have been a Silhouette user for about four years now. My first machine was a Silhouette Portrait® my now-husband bought me for my birthday.

What kind of materials or media do you use most?

I find myself using heat transfer material the most, but I love crafting with leather, shrink plastic and wood veneer on days I need to de-stress.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I look for inspiration in current trends, Instagram and whatever I find interesting!

Which Silhouette product do you like or use the most?

I currently love the Silhouette Mint™ as I’ve been cranking out a lot of custom stamps lately and it’s very handy!

Fun Facts about me

  • I have a catssistant who watches me while I work, comfortably wedged between my screen and keyboard.
  • I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with nutcrackers.
  • I’m an obsessive list maker.

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