Monday, August 18, 2014

Creative Blogger's Hop!

I am so honored to have been nominated as a Creative Blogger by my dear scrappy pal, Tracey Gregory. We have been friends for quite some time, meeting on the forums on the Swirlydoos Kit Club website. We are joining up as a chain of fun blog hop tours where so many of us will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity. This hop is sure to get your mojo going!

Here are the four questions I'm answering today.

1. What am I working on? 

Right now I am putting the finishing touches on my monthly projects for the Blue Fern Studio design team, which I will be sharing on the 20th of this month! 

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This is a TOUGH question to answer! I don't really think about my projects being different from others, but I've been told I have a distinct style? I like to use LOTS of embellishments on my pages, and I adore layers, textures, and distressing. I prefer an elegant and sophisticated style as opposed to a "cutesy" look most of the time.

3. Why do I create what I do?

Scrapbooking is a HUGE part of my life. Not a day goes by that I don't sit at my desk and work on or plan a project. I love the creative outlet, and I enjoy the process of making pretty things. :) Even though I love to share my ideas, I really just scrapbook or alter projects for myself- if I like it, then I am happy. 

4. How does your creating process work?

It depends! When I am making a project for a design team assignment, I start the process thinking about how I want to use the products, then I will add a picture that coordinates with the products, if it's a layout. When I am making something just for myself, I typically choose a picture that inspires me, and go from there. I am not methodical at all! My goal with a layout is to always draw attention to the picture first, so I will play a lot with a design to make sure the picture is what people see first. The best tip I ever received about your creating process is to take pictures of your project as you go, so you can decide on the best placement in your design. (Thank you, Robin Schelin!) 

And now for my nominations:

The following three ladies are dear friends who inspire me, all of whom I have met through the forums on the Swirlydoos Kit Club website. 

Kim is an incredible source of inspiration. She has a beautiful style and scraps her life and travels in an elegant way, and I admire her ability to infuse her mixed media skills on her projects. I'm so thrilled to be designing with her for Swirlydoos kit club. 

Andie has an amazing knack for adding mixed media to her layouts. I love her spunky, grungy, modern style. She really knows how to work with color and texture. Her sense of design is truly unique and inspiring.

If you love texture and grunge, then you surely know Lynne! This woman can make a canvas like no one's business and her designs are stunning. She is the queen of textures, mixing fabrics, flowers, and mixed media in an incredible way! 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog today! And, be sure to check out these ladies too!

1 comment:

Kim said...

I am so very inspired by your work and the things you can do with chipboard.

Thanks for the kind words and nomination.