Monday, March 2, 2015

Creative Crew Blog Hop

I was nominated by Janey of Inspired Stamping by Janey Backer to participate in the Creative Crew Blog Hop! Janey and I met through our Stamping Group, Inking Everything.

The rules of the Blog Hop are as follows:
1) Create a project exclusive to the Creative Crew Blog Hop.
2) Answer a few questions.
3) Nominate two stampers that inspire me!

Here is my project made exclusively for this blog hop:
An altered Journal!
The Kraft Grid journal is from Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I love these little journals! It's so easy to alter them and make them into something adorable! I used the Irresistably Yours DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, and sponged on some Basic Black ink. I loved the dark grey look of the black on the paper, so I didn't sponge it too dark. The top part of the background is Whisper White Paper, embossed with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder, and the Texture Boutique. The Flower is a single stamp called Blended Bloom, and it's colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I love using these markers as they make me feel like an artist...even though I am not! They add such dimension to your coloring. Here's a closer look:

The ribbon is Daffodil Delight Chevron Ribbon, and that's an Antique Brad. I did sponge very lightly around the white polka dot border, to give my journal a little pop!  Hope you like it!

Onto the Questions:
1) What are you working on?
Currently, I am working on projects for my next two classes: My Chalk Talk Class, and my Butterfly Basics Class.

2) How does your work differ from others in your genre?
If I had to put my finger on one specific thing, I would say that I love Shabby Chic. The one thing that differs about me is that I can't ever totally pull off Shabby Chic, because I am so Type A that I cannot leave my projects too shabby! LOL...I think my right brain collides with my left, so I am left with Not-So-Shabby-Chic!

3) Why do you create what you do?
Well...Usually I am steered by current trends, but I just love certain new color schemes, and certain things I see in the craft stores or on Pinterest, and run from there.

4) How does your creative process work?
When I am trying to design for a class, the first thing I do is pull out some Designer Paper, pick out coordinating solid colors that match, grab a good stamp set, then set it to the side for a day or so, until all sorts of pretty ideas come running into my head, and then I can whip out three or four things in an hour or two. I carry a planner with me, and I am always jotting down sketches from my head to use later.

Last...but certainly NOT least...I am going to nominate Krista Murphy from Krista's Blog, because she always makes adorable projects!

And I am going to nominate Raquelle Clifton from The Lady and Her Stamps because Raquelle always comes up with something wonderful!

Janey...thank you SO much for nominating me to participate in the Creative Crew Blog Hop!