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?
-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 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-Sharman: Anna 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.**