Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Bloggers Hop (updated)

I am so honored to have been nominated as a Creative Blogger by my dear scrappy pal and amazing friend, Kim Heard. We have been friends for quite some time, meeting on the forums on the Swirlydoos Kit Club. We are joining up as a chain of fun blog hop tours where so many of us will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity. This hop is sure to get your mojo going! Here are the four questions I'm answering today.
1. What am I working on?
Right now, I am working on a layout for the Once Upon A Sketch Sept Challenge with the July kit from the Swirlydoos Kit Club! I also is working on a layout for the August Sketch Challenge at Swirlydoos Kit Club with the Aug kit. 
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think my work differs because I love to focus my design based on color and the photos. I love the "Swirly" style with lots of embellishments with an addition of mixed media. I like to use layers, textures, and distressing. I love to alternate styles based on my mood and photo. Some layouts will be swirly, shabby chic, elegant or grungy with mixed media. .  
3. Why do I create what I do?
Scrapbooking is an important part of my creative outlet. I have always been involved with arts since I was a child. My favorite is oil painting and drawing. Scrapbooking give me an opportunity to branch into my art background but also document my children and family memories. I am constantly thinking of art and scrapbooking. I am very interested in branching out into art journaling and more altered projects. 
4. How does your creating process work?
It depends! I'm a "go-with-the-flow" and moody scrapper! I typically choose what inspires me, be it a picture or the paper and go from there. The best tip I ever received about your creating process is to take pictures of your project as you go, so you can decide on the best placement in your design. (Thank you, Kim Heard!)
And now for my nominations: The following two ladies who inspire me, all of whom I have met through the forums on the Swirlydoos Kit Club website.
Paula has a very interesting and beautiful style. I love how she use color behind her photos and her elegant embellishment clusters. She is an incredible source of inspiration. She has not been on the forum long but I have been very inspired by her layouts that she has posted. Her use of color amazes me. 
Stephanie has a very multifaceted scrapbooking style. Her layouts can range from simple and sweet, swirly and elegant. She can take a few embellishments and make a layout so elegant. I also love her use of multiple photos on layouts. She does amazing work with cards and tags. 

Ginny has a beautiful swirly scrapbooking style! I love the many layers, distressing and edging she uses to create some of her layouts! She also ventures into altered projects which looks like masterpieces to display. I also enjoyed the leap in mixed media she did this August at Swirlydoos. It's one of my favorite pieces of her work. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog today! And, be sure to check out these ladies too!


  1. Thank you QT :) My post is up, this is exciting