This Blog Hop With A Difference is just what the name suggests. It has a little twist and isn't your hop here, there and everywhere blog. There is no known end. The hope is that the hop will continue to bounce its way around the blogosphere by answering a few questions and passing on the merriment to some more bloggers. You ready? Let's go!
The talented and amazing Wendy Antennuci invited me to participate in this hop of sorts. We had the distinct pleasure of working together as designers for Pebbles this past year. Wendy sure knows to pull a trick or two out of scrapbooking supplies! Truly gifted!
1. What am I working on right now?
At this very moment, sitting on my desk is a Core'dinations special project. Core'dinations has several new lines out and I'm working currently with the patterned paper. If you haven't already seen it on one of your more recent visits to JoAnn's, be sure to check it out. And the projects I did for Core'dinations marketing too while you're there!
2. How long does it take to create a project?
Oh is that a loaded question! Sigh... It really depends is the shortest possible answer. Yes, it is a bit of a scape goat too. Truly, I don't track the time that it takes because for me, scrapping is about the process and enjoying my craft. A layout can vary from one hour to one day depending upon where I am, who is distracting me, how often I'm distracted and what I'm distracted by!
3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment?
I am not difficult to please when it comes to scrapbook supplies; any and all of it will do! So long as there is color of the bright, vibrant variety and lots of it, I'm good with it! I have been stamping a lot more than I ever used to and my Big Kick still gets a good work out. Twinery twine is on just about everything (helps that I have vast quantities!).
4. How does my creative process work?
My pictures are always my beginning, the place that I chose to dive in at. I edit and print (most) of my pictures at home so it's easy for me to choose the print size and quantity to be used once I've found patterned paper and embellies that coordinate. If you go back and look at my layouts, rarely, if ever, will you find a layout where the pictures and goodies don't compliment or coordinate. I like to mix and match. My design team work often necessitates that elements be of the same family but my preferred method is to create my own combination of bits and pieces.
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Truly, the pictures inspire. What story do I want to share, what memory do I want to preserve and it builds from there. I see amazing inspiration in magazines, ads, other people's work, Pinterest, nature, it's all around you.
6. What is my signature style?
I think you might answer this question better than I can. I am like a vagabond in this regard in that I love to try all kinds of things, wandering from one style to another and not particularly faithful to any one style. I do prefer clean layouts, it's the Type A, highlighted, bolded and underlined in me. Straight lines are preferable too. I used to be a 12x12 feign but over the past year I've found a new love for 8.5x11 and double page 12x12's.
Now I am passing the baton over to two amazing blogger/scrappy/crafty friends;
Christine Meyer - Scrapping with Christine
Kathy Skou - My Happy Place
Both of these ladies crank out amazing, inspiring layouts like nobody's business and always manage to find ways to use product that make you go "huh! why didn't I think of that?". Please head over to their blogs and check out their answers to the above questions. Both of them have their door's open and are ready for visitors.
Thanks for taking the time to visit me today, I hope you have learned a thing or two about me and hopefully you are inspired to pop in again for another visit! Here's hoping your day is brilliant!