Monday, August 18, 2014

Scrappy Blog Tour

Last week I was tagged by the incredibly talented Paige Evans for a fun little scrappy blog tour. (See her post here.) I was so excited when she asked me to play along. This tour is a great way to see what some of your old favorite scrappers are up to and be introduced to some new ones! First up is answering a few questions…

1. What am I working on right now?
Oh boy, I wish I would have taken a photo of my desk last night. I had 3 layouts and 2 project life spreads going at one time. That's what happens when I have a Paper Camellia kit assignment.. I spread the contents over as many pages as I can and then add embellishments here and there until everything is used up! Here's a peek at the layouts…

2. How long does it take you to create a project?
I work pretty quickly. A layout can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on what elements I choose to include. Sometimes it takes "days" to actually finish a project but in reality I only worked in 5-10 minute increments over the course of that time. (ah the life of a stay at home Mom!)

3. What are your favorite things to create with at the moment?
I've been having fun playing with gelatos and water colors a lot lately. I tend to use enamel dots, bows, tags, and sprinkled confetti of some sort on just about every project.

4. How does your process work?
I typically start with a photo. Then I pull out whatever supplies work well with each other and that photo. Once I have a nice little pile of patterned paper and embellishments I start to push things around the page until I like the basic look. I adhere some things down and then start embellishing and pretty soon it's journaling time. I don't spend a ton of time "planning" anything out, it just sort of happens.

5. How do you become and stay inspired?
I like to look at other blogs and galleries to see what people are coming up with.. that inspires me to keep scrapping. For color or design inspiration I hit up Pinterest. Usually just seeing bright colors and shapes put together will get me going. New products also really light my creative fire. I get super nerdy when I see a new line that excites me and makes me want to use every single piece. Ideas swirl around in my head and I can't wait to get my hands on it! (like the Crate Paper Notes & Things line. TOTALLY nerded out over inspired by this one!)

So now it's my turn to tag a couple of my favorite scrappers! You can look for their posts next Monday as the blog tour continues. I chose:

The fabulous Jen Ritchie. She does some really cool stuff with the Paper Camellia kits.. and have you seen her wedding photos?! I die. So gorgeous.

and the wonderful Meghann Andrew. I love the clean, elegant look of her pages. (and as a bonus she posts the most delicious recipes on her blog. two words: pine nuts. you're welcome.)

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you see what these two ladies are up to next Monday! :)

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