Monday, October 13, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Hi everyone, firstly I want to apologise for being MIA this past week. I have been under the weather, and have past it onto my little man, and inbetween all this sickness still managed to pull off preparing for my all day crop held on Saturday complete with preparation of a dozen cards for my card buffet. Luckily I was feeling good on the day (except a pesky cough) and managed to complete 2 layouts (one only missing some journaling). A very good achievement for me considering I was also running around preparing food etc. I am so glad these crop days are working well, and have plans to continue them next year! The card buffet worked out really well for the day, so I think I will be offering this as something extra for people to do all the time!

So anyway, onto the Creative Bog Hop. I was asked to participate in this hop by the lovely Angie Jones, who is a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator in my greater team. 

The Creative Blog Hop asks us to answer 4 questions about ourselves and is a way of introducing you to somebody else and learning a bit more about each of us.

1. What am I working on now?

I always have multiple projects in the making at anyone time. I currently have my next card class I am working on featuring the Festival of Trees stamp set, my next Card Tuesday project that I will be filming to upload to You Tube which is a card I added to my card buffet featuring the bitty butterfly punch, my next Scrapbook Saturday project featuring the Bermuda Bay Celebration add on Kit which I will also be filming, and as always I have my last month (ok its the last couple of months) project life pages to complete.

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I am not sure this is an easy question to answer. I love all things papercraft, but I have a passion for scrapbooking, and love card making. My style is simple and stylish, but by no means basic. I like my projects to be clean and pleasing to the eye. 

3. Why do I create what I do?
I create because it is my passion. I love to be crafty, and love that with my scrapbooking I have an end project that is not only appreciated by me, but by my family. With my cards, I love that I am able to share my passion with others in my classes.

4. How does my creative process work?
I don't have just one way. With my scrapbooking sometimes I start with my photos and go hunting for products to match, sometimes I get new products and then go hunting for photos to match. Sometimes I remember a project I have seen online or in a magazine - be it a design, colour combo or something as simple as a stamp set used, and create from that idea. Sometimes my design just happens from the scraps of products I have left. With my cards, sometimes I get a new stamp set and just sit down and start playing and come up with whatever happens, othertimes I see ideas online and start from there, and othertimes I like to CASE straight from the catalogue or magazines. Other times I have a particular occasion to create a card and that becomes my inspiration. And yet other times I have a class to design for, and those particular needs drive me to create the card. Whatever the reason for whatever I am doing, the point is I love creating and am happy whatever process it takes!

Now I am supposed to introduce you to 2 other fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who would also participate in this hop, but unfortunately I was unable to find ladies to participate. So instead I would like to still introduce you to 2 lovely crafty ladies and hope that you check out their blogs.

The first is my lovely friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Elle Wu. Elle is a fabulous card maker, and if you live on the south side of Brisbane you should check out her calendar and attend one of her famous classes! You can check her out at her website

The second lady I want you all to meet is a lovely lady Katie Howard. She isn't a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but I have known Katie long before I joined SU. She is an amazing scrapbooker and always has gorgeous layouts that she shares on her blog. She is a great inspiration to me and I hope you enjoy having a look at her blog. 

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