Monday, July 28, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

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 Harris
Fanciful Creations 
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:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Don't forget their are TWO giveaways going, Here and here.

Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Great layouts and love the questions that were asked. I really got to know you!

jen t. said...
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jen t. said...

Ange love your scrapping style! Your pages are always awesome! Thanks for being so inspiring and for the kind words!

MiaW said...

Love the banners on 2nd layout

wendipooh13 said...

its always fun to learn more about your creative process and I always love to see your work too!!!! love your fun pages!!!

Kelly Roberts said...

Your layouts are so playful and bright. The banners are so cute!Awesome work!

LisaDV said...

Love the Q&A. Your layouts are so fun. I especially like the banner and the monkey hanging from it.

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