Scrappy Blog Tour!

Hey, everyone!! Have y'all seen the fun scrappy blog tour that's been happening in Blogland over the last few weeks?  I was lucky enough to have Jody "tag" me last week. Make sure you stop by her blog to be inspired - she's my Co-Captain for the Clique Kits design team and I'm having so much fun getting to know her!

Okay, here it goes...

1.  What am I working on right now?
I've been playing with my October Clique Kit.  I love this kit - it's colorful and fun and I think it will be a big hit!

2.  How long does it take me to create a project?
Hmmm...I'm usually a pretty fast scrapper.  Most pages take me about 30-45 minutes.  But I get distracted easily, too.  So, sometimes when I'm watching TV and scrapping it will take me well over an hour to create a layout or Project Life spread!

3.  What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
-Enamel Dots
-Wood Veneers
-Paint/Mists/And I've been experimenting with Gelatos
-My Tiny Attacher

4.  How does my writing/creative process work?
For my creative process, I usually pick the photo first and find products to coordinate with them nicely.  I also pick embellishments that I am attracted to and move them around A LOT before gluing/stapling everything down.  As far as writing, I do not do a lot of journaling on my layouts.  I think a lot of my pages speak for themselves.  If not, I usually just write a tiny blurb.  I create layouts for relaxation and an emotional release (and I do not like my handwriting very much!).  However, I write a lot more on my Project Life spreads.  I love having a recap of my weeks.  I started PL last year and I've already gone back a few times to see what I was doing at-this-time-last-year.  So cool!

5.  How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Like most people, Pinterest is a big source of my inspiration.  When I get in a rut, I love to look at layouts by others that I find inspirational to try to get some new ideas or to encourage myself to try new techniques.  I also love to look at sketches and figure out how to modify them to fit my own style.

6.  What is my signature style?
This is always a hard question for me.  My style is usually pretty simple and  colorful.  I love bright colors on white or neutral backgrounds and I leave a lot of empty space.  I almost always use a sprinkling of paint/mist and sequins/wood veneers.  I love to get messy, but I don't think I have quite mastered the messy look.  I'll keep trying, though.  Here are some of my favorite layouts that I've created:

From 2010:

 From 2011:

 From 2012:

From 2013:

From this year:

And now, I get to "tag" some of the scrappers that inspire me most (and they will be answering these same questions on their blogs next Monday):

-Tessa Buys:  I have always loved her work.  I was super excited when I was able to work with her on The Studio.  Her layouts are clean, yet colorful.  I love her graphic pages and she is one of the designers I scraplift most when I'm in a rut.  In fact, my 2012 layout above was done for a sketch challenge at The Studio that was based off of one of her layouts!

-Elizabeth Hellum:  I love to stop by her little corner of the Blogosphere.  Like Tessa, her layouts are also very clean.  She works wonderfully with patterns and she is always sharing inspiring papercrafts.

-Anna White-SharmanAnna is my leader on The Studio design team.  Her style is so much fun - so bright and colorful and she works with patterns so well - I'm jealous of her skills!

Thanks so much for stopping by to get to know me a little better.  And I do hope that you will check out the other ladies mentioned in this post - all us creative types have got to stick together and support each other!  :o)

**For individual layout product lists, click on the hyperlink to take you to the original layout post.**

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I am honored and flattered that you chose me and are inspired by me as well! You made my day!!!! Thank you so much!