So a week ago my sweet friend Shanna sent me an email, she picked me to be on her list of favorite scrapbookers and wanted to know if it was okay to feature me on her blog. I'm pretty sure I hesitated for a nano second before I replied heartily with a HECK YES! I've told you before how much I love Shanna and how much I appreciate her friendship and her encouragement. This lady is the real deal, a true friend and hands down one of the most amazing scrapbookers I've ever seen.
This layout from February 2013
and this one from last week
both prime examples of how amazing she is at what she does.
Thank you again Shanna for including me on your list. And now for the nitty gritty of the blog hop, the question and answer phase...
1. What am I working on right now? Well the mini album I started for our big road trip that happened last March is still staring me down, my goal is to get this done in the next few weeks.
2. How long does it take me to
create a project? I'm super, super slow. I tend to analyze and stew before committing to things so it can take me awhile to get things done. The fastest I've ever done a Project Life® spread is 90 minutes which is lightening fast for me.
are my favorite things to create with at the moment? Anything with texture and anything that is gold. I am really reaching for textured cardstock and wood veneer a lot. I love leaving the wood in its natural state, I want to see the grain, if its not natural, I want it to be gold, always gold.
4. How does my
writing/creating process work? It usually starts with a photo or even a specific embellishment or digital file that I really love that I want to work with. I love playing with things to make them into something new or something that will help tell my story.
5. How do I become inspired and stay
inspired? My head is constantly on a swivel, I find inspiration everywhere. A lot of what I love comes from fashion, from magazines or Pinterest. Typically its a color or pattern that will get my wheels spinning and send me off in a very specific direction.
6. What is my signature style? Clean, uncluttered, bold, bright, graphic and computer generated.
I also an very, very inspired by so many talented scrapbookers out there. I had to choose three to feature here and it was so hard, I'm inspired by many but these three chicks, well they totally rock!
Beshka - I became aware of Beshka when I took the Studio Calico This is Me class and her work started jumping out at me in the class gallery. I was completely drawn to her aesthetic. It was clean it was bright and she loved color as much as I did. Her gallery, her blog and her Instagram never disappoint and she inspires me so very much.
Maggie Massey - Maggie and I were both new to the creative team this year at Studio Calico and we totally bonded over being new and being completely inspired by what everyone was bringing to the party. Maggie's pages are always amazing, they are bright, they are full of amazing photos and they tell amazing stories. Her passion for this hobby is evident in everything she touches, she is a real gem.
Melanie Louette - Melanie was also new to the Studio Calico team this year same as me and Maggie and let me tell you, one look at her amazing photos and the stories that she tells and I was hooked. Her gallery is always a breath of fresh air and I love what she does with some of the older photos from her childhood. She is the storyteller I hope to be and aspire to be when I sit down to scrapbook
I sure hope you take a moment to delve deeper into the blogs of these ladies, they will continue the blog hop next Monday so make sure you follow them along. Trust me you won't be disappointed.
Have a great week and if you are in the US I hope this Labor Day is treating your right and that you have a lovely day resting and enjoying it with family and friends.