I was tagged by my sweet friend Pamela Lash (aka "Mama Lovebug") to participate in this creative blog tour & am honored she chose me!
I met Pam through Lovebug Creation's about a year and a half ago. She is the co-owner of the store and I was chosen to be on their first design team. I have had the best time creating for, and with, them over all these months. Pam is the kindest, most genuine lady & has always made me feel welcome & appreciated! Though we have never met in person, we have established a fabulous bond & of that, I am forever grateful!! I would love to meet one day & spend time crafting together-she is always such an inspiration. Thanks so much Pam!
So, here are the questions about me. I hope you enjoy!!
What am I working on?
I am currently working on a layout for a guest design spot that is coming up very soon! (Be sure to check back for more on that.)
I am also creating a PL spread for my design team commitment at Stuck On U Sketches. While I don't keep a traditional PL album ( I certainly couldn't keep up with that), I do enjoy scrapping in that style at times. It allows me to create quick, more informative pages.
I am also working on printing pictures. I like to physically print all of our photos & then I can delete them from our computer. I am about 3 years behind on this project!
How does my work differ from others of it's genre?
This is a hard question for me to answer! I feel like I tend to follow a lot of the current hot trends & techniques. I like playing with mists, paint, distressing but I tend to stay on the simpler side of things. As far as being different, I would have to say that I am probably one of the last scrappers who does not yet own a Silhouette! I do plan to ask Santa to bring me one for Christmas. We'll see if he complies!!
Why do I write/create what I do?
I think like so many of us, I started scrapping to record our life's memories. I began about 11 years ago, when my oldest was a baby, with the intention of documenting her first year. I wanted to be able to look back, as well as her be able to see her life recorded on paper, on what that fun & monumental time was like for us! And, as the story goes, once I delved into this hobby, I was completely addicted & knew I never wanted to stop!
How does your creating process work?
I usually start with an inspiration-be it a sketch or an online challenge-& build from there. I tend to let my photo dictate a lot of how my page will feel. If the picture is one of my daughter, I go a bit more feminine or for my son, I may go a little more grungy & distressed. I typically like to keep my journaling hidden, unless it's a quick blurb about where and/or when. I tend to grab whatever is laying on my desk to embellish my page with & Thickers for me are a must!!
I want to nominate my good friend Dorcas. She will be sharing more about herself on September 22. We met at Lovebug Creation's & I so enjoyed creating alongside of her & getting to know her. She is not only a great crafter, but she is sweet & amazingly strong & determined!! Check out her blog at http://www.craftycardangel.com/.