I am doing something extra special and fun today!
I was asked to join a creative blog tour and I thought, what a fun idea! It's always great to "meet" new people who enjoy the same interests as I do and to see what creative things they are coming up with, so of course I jumped at the chance.
My friend Wendi Robinson from Scrappy Day in Paradise asked me to join in the tour. I met Wendi around the web and then got to know her much better when we were on a design team together. I've even met and chatted with her in real life a few times. She is such an awesome person!
I will tag a couple more creative ladies at the end of my post to continue on with the tour.
1. What am I working on?
Right now, this very second, I'm between projects. But I'm a layout girl at heart and you can usually find a layout or 2 in the works on my desk. I jump around a lot from year to year or paper line/theme. I just basically keep my inner need for change happy. Here are my most recent layouts:
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think my mood really shows in my pages. I really like to "feel" the photos when I'm scrapping them and my layouts usually reflect that. I enjoy adding a bit of humor when I can and just keep it real with the fun moments life throws at you. I think the one element that I can't seem to leave off a page is ink. Whether it's in inking the edges of the papers, misting or a big of doodling, a layout doesn't feel finished to me unless I've inked.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Originally I think I started because my friend did it. lol She was selling Stampin' Up! and totally pulled me in. But now I scrap because I love it. I love my photos (love taking them too) and scrapping them seems to be a way for me to enjoy them and that moment all over again. The creative process behind it all is a super big bonus. I mean who doesn't like to get a little messy with ink now and then?
4. How does your writing/creative process work?
Generally I start with one of 3 different things. Either I have a particular paper line I need/want to work with, a sketch or the photos themselves. Usually I sift through my photos grinning at them until I find some I want to work with, then I'll grab a paper line and move things around on my table until I've picked a background to start with. If I get stuck I look through my favorite sketches (Nuts About Sketches) until I find one to jump start me. From there it's about adding pps and embellishments until my heart is happy. For some reason I tend to forget an actual place for the journaling, but I always find a way to get everything on the page that I want there, even if I end up hiding it under a photo or pattern paper.
Here are the creative blogs/blogger I have tagged. They will be sharing more about themselves next Monday - Aug. 4th, on their blogs. Make sure to stop by.
Amelia and I actually met through our daughters. They became friends in school and then we got to know each other through their hang outs. Amelia was already a serious crafter but had taken a bit of a break from scrapping, so I pulled her back in. She has a beautiful elegant style and fun use of paper that I just love!
Hi! My name is Amelia. I'm from Idaho, I've been married to my sweetheart, Jeremy, for 15 years and together we have 3 smart, beautiful girls whom I love to take pictures of and scrapbook! I was introduced to papercrafting back in 2004 a month before having my second daughter and even though my style and focus has changed over the years my love for it continues to grow! I'm a SAHM who loves to get craft on! ;)
Jennifer Taylor aka JenT
I recently got to know Jen from a design team that we both belong to. I was attracted to her fun upbeat personality right away. She so friendly and fun! I love her beautiful scrappy projects. She has some of the awesome-est ideas for projects, makes wonderful cards, unique mini albums and her layouts are super fun.
Hi, I am Jennifer Taylor aka jen t. or jentmomof3 in the social media world. I am a sahm to my 3 kids-girls age 4 and 11 and boy age 23 months and husband of 14 yrs. I am a avid papercrafter . I love making scrapbook layouts, cards, and home decor. My blog: http://jentscrappysideofme.blogspot.com/
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