The Scrapbooker's Blog Tour

Monday, September 15, 2014

 Blog, right? It's such a great way to be inspired and learn new things. So when I was asked to be a part of the Scrapbooker's Blog Tour, I was both honored and excited!

I was invited by Devra Hunt. I am blessed to count Devra as one of my very dear friends.  We first met in the virtual world of the internet but have since met up on several occasions over the last few years  I have also had the pleasure of working with her on a few different design teams.  Right now we are working together at Child's Play Challenges.  She is the owner and the brains...I help with blog posts and admin stuff.  She has a wonderful style and a great sense of capturing moments and telling her stories with a sense of humor.  I admire her and want to  be like her when I grow up.  Really, truly...she is superworman in my eyes!

Thank you, Devra, for including me in the blog tour!

Now it's time for me to answer the blog tour questions:

1. What am I working on right now?
In between design team assignments, I am trying to complete some layouts that I did at a long weekend crop back in April.  I know, right?  That's sad!  They are all from our family trip to Disneyland back in 2012.  (Yes, I am behind....but I choose to ignore that fact these days).  Most just need some finish a title, a date, some simple journaling, or some other small detail that I didn't have with me at the crop.  Or sometimes it's just simply that I got tired of staring at that page and wanted to move onto something new.  That often happens when I get stalled and feel like my crop time is ticking away....rapidly.

        2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Well...let me just say that I am a sloooooowwww scrapper.  I cannot ever complete a layout in under 2 hours.  It takes me nearly that long to select photos and paper!  Usually if I am at home, a single layout will take me a couple days.  Mostly because I don't complete it in one sitting.  I come and go as life demands.  At a weekend crop, that's different.  Then I can complete several in a day because there are no interruptions to my flow.

***as seen in CREATE magazine, May 2014, pg 170-171***

        3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
Surprisingly, I am really liking my sequins.  But I need to find new ways to use them.  Right now I mostly just sprinkle them randomly on my page.  I also am enjoying my growing collection of washi and enamel dots.  Love wood shapes (especially stars, cameras and arrows) and my twine.  I generally prefer brighter colors and stay away from anything pastel, ever distressed or muted.

***created for Child's Play Challenges---SIMON (game)***

        4. How does my writing/creating process work?
If I'm scrapping for design team work, I often have either a sketch or a type of challenge (color, product) to start me off.  They often drive me to certain photos.  If I am not scrapping just for me, I usually will start with my photos and then select a sketch that will work with them.  Either way, most times it's photos, then sketch, then papers. I struggle most with embellishments.  For this, I often look at other people's work for inspiration.

        5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Challenges.  Being on design teams.  Checking out  other blogs and following different designers and manufacturer's on facebook.  But mostly I'm inspired by my photos and the memories I want to capture.
***as seen in CREATE magazine, March 2014, pg 146-147***

        6. What is my signature style?
I would say that I like my clean lines.  Even when I get a little messy (by my standards!), my layouts still have a pretty clean look to them.  I am a self-proclaimed inker, meaning that I will ink the edges of EVERYTHING before it get's stuck to my page!   And I probably tend to go lighter on embellishments than most---partly because I have no idea where to put them!

***created for Scrap Our Stash***

Now it's time to tag a couple of scrapbookers that I admire. The ladies I chose today each have their own unique style of memory keeping. I hope you will find them as inspiring as I do.

Ruth---uber talented and a fellow member of the CREATE team
Stephanie---this girl ROCKS the color challenges like no other

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by today!


Mendi said...

So many great layouts. Loved seeing a peek at your Disney pages. You need to bring YOU and that album over to share sometime. ;)

Lyne Blodgett said...

So glad I'm not the only one who struggles with where to put the embellishments, but you would never know that from your layouts!