Welcome all you blog hoppers! I am thrilled to be participating in a Scrapbooker’s Blog Hop! My very dear scrapping friend Christy Strickler tagged me last Monday. I was honored and not a little humbled. Christy is a fabulous scrapper and writes one of my favorite blogs to check in on! She is consistently posting wonderful information and inspiration.
So on with the fun stuff:
What am I working on right now?
I am writing A LOT! I am knee deep in writing 3 new classes; a Sketchbook Challenge that consists of 40 challenges, a refresh of Copic Craze a beginning level Copic class and a brand new Copic coloring class. I am also busy coloring up new images for the new Copic classes for the 2015 class season. I will be teaching all over the country this year for Imagination International Inc. and I can’t wait to get started. Sorry I can’t give you a peek at those yet, but let me tell you the new classes are AMAZING!
On the scrapping front I have been busy, busy! I have managed to steal a few minutes to get some fun scrapping done on top of my assignments at Get It Scrapped. Here are a couple that I like.
How long does it take me to create a project?
It is completely dependent on what I am adding to the page. I tend to add hand made touches to many of my pages and that can take time. The pages above only took about 30 minutes a piece, but if I am doing a page with a lot of ink, doodling, hand stitching or something like that it can take up to 3 to 4 hours to complete a single page. This page from a few months ago took closer to 3 hours with the inking, doodling and collaging of photos.
What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I am loving playing with wood veneers, trying new mediums like Paper Crafter Crayons, Gelatos and a Geli plate I was gifted about a year ago. I just like playing in general! And I have been LOVING getting my Copics flying again. It has been way too long and I am so excited to be focusing back in on that part of my creating again!
How does my writing/creating process work?
A lot of my creating these days centers around assignments and projects these days. Writing classes for Creative Passion, writing tutorials and Creative Team assignments at Get It Scrapped and now the new classes for Imagination International. So many of my projects are starting with a specific focus. If I manage to find a few free moments I usually start a new page with my photos. I pick out photos that I love and next comes papers. I lay out photos and papers to get a general feel of placement and then fun part, the icing on top! I add the embellishments, the painting and doodling or splatters of ink. Often i will take a phone photo of my photos on the papers then pull it all apart, add the fun artsy layers and then put it all back together again using my photo as reference.
How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
I spend a little time every week on Pintrest and Feedly, my blog reader, skimming through and saving ideas for inspiration. I also LOVE both Masterful Scrapbook Design and Scrapbook Coach classes over at Get It Scrapped. They both are a HUGE part of my creative process these days! If I loose my mojo I just refer back to one of those or focus in on one of my current assignments/projects and I usually get the kick in the pants that I need from that.
What is my signature style?
Style wise I am an artistic doodler. I don’t get it on every page but it is who I am. My favorite work always includes doodling, inking, painting or something of that nature.
Several of my favorite blogs have already been featured along the Scrapbooker’s Blog Hop; Christy Strickler, Amy Kingsford, and Doris Sander, but you all would like to see someone new so here are two more scrappy friends that I love to check in on!
Both of these ladies have provided me with oodles of inspiration and besides they are both lovely women! They will each share more about their process and doings next Monday, September 15th.
Happy hopping and thank you so much for stopping by!