Monday, August 25, 2014

Last week I was tagged by the super talented Gina Lideros to participate in a Scrappy Blog Tour.
We are on the Scrapbook Circle DT together, but she is on some other fabulous teams as well!
Gina's style is so full of detail and she has an effortless way of combining colors and patterns that amaze me.
Looking at her projects, I can really see the love she puts into them! 

Here are a few questions and answers, so you can get to know me and my
obsession that is scrapbooking as part of this scrappy blog tour:

1. What am I working on right now?
I am currently working my way through the September Scrapbook Circle kit
and a couple other exciting projects on the horizon!  Here is a sneak peek...

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
It usually takes me anywhere from an hour to two and a half to finish a project.
That being said, I usually keep a sketchbook handy to jot down some journaling or sketch a LO.  I hardly ever get a large enough block of time to do an entire layout from start to finish, between 2 kids and going back to work part time (last week was my first week back)!  On the weekends though, my super supportive husband takes care of the kids, so I can have an afternoon or evening locked in my craft room!  It is precious, cherished time with paper, photos, music (or catching up on my fav series) and maybe a glass of wine.  ;)

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I love my Silhouette Cameo and will cut titles and elements in either white cardstock or  watercolor paper to paint/mist.  I also love chipboard, vellums, and my sewing machine.  I have a Singer Heavy Duty and it
would sew through my craft table with no is awesome!

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Like I said, I keep a sketchbook handy and will make a note of a specific photo or event I want to document.  I usually start with photos and they inspire the project's theme or color palette.  If there is a paper or product I want to use, that helps me decide whether I want to print my pictures in color or black & white.  After the photos, usually comes the title/theme of the page and then piling on the embellishments!  Yay!

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Like many of us, I love Pinterest and the endless barrage of creativity!  I am also inspired by many other things like magazine graphics/fonts, clothing and fabrics and lately, song lyrics! Sometimes, I find the most inspiration looking back at my own work, either by technique, the layout design or reminding myself to do a follow-up page!

6. What is my signature style?
My signature style is fairly eclectic, sometimes varying from simple to busy, but mostly I love layering.  I like the details it brings to a LO, adding just a hint of color or pattern, a little something tucked here and there.  I also love to watercolor, stencil or mist on my pages.  It may only be on a tag or the entire background, but I love the unique and completely customizable (not a word) element it brings!

I am tagging two of my favorite scrappers:
Missy Whidden 
Missy has one of the most recognizable styles in the scrapbooking community, they always make me smile!!

Ashley Fowler

 Her Blog is called "I Sweat Glitter"...need I say more?  I love her style process videos on YouTube are so inspiring!

Look for their scrappy blog tour posts in a wee
k, next Monday September 1st!!
Thank you so much for letting me share a little bit of myself and my most favorite hobby!
Have an amazing day!


  1. I love reading about your process. Great job on the post!

  2. Fabulous! Work.....ewwww.....THAT would be HARD.....but you are lucky if you can get time 'locked away'...loooove seeing your scrappy space, too....looks awesome:):)


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