Hello lovelies, I was asked by Paula Perry if I´d like to join in on a blog hop with a difference and due to some travelling I was a bit late with my answer, but naturally could not say no to her kind request :). I have been on a creative team with Paula and really like her as a scrappy friend (and her scrappy style) .
So this hop is all about inspiration and introducing other blogs. Go here and here to see what Paula wrote on her blog hop post (and while there, you could also go back to Heather´s blog and see what she wrote/did and so on :)…)
I am very happy to be able to continue this hop, even thought it was quite hard to find scrappy friends who would continue this further – might have something to do with the summer holiday season?? Anyway, here are first some answers to Paula´s questions:
1. What am I working on right now? I am working on several projects at the time. There are a couple of design team projects I want to make during the next days and they are on „idea mode“ on my mind at the moment :). My husband always says he can „hear“ me think, because I do it so loudly… don´t know if that is good or bad?? 😉
2. How long does it take to create a project? Well, that is a hard question, as I never look at the time when creating, but I think something between 30 minutes to 3 hours is realistic, depending on what I am creating.
3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment? This is easy :). STENCILS, STAMPS and all kinds of media. I love to create backgrounds, use different media and colours as well as add stencilled details onto my layouts, cards and mixed media projects. And little embellishments here and there…mainly chipboard, flair, wood veneer, enamel dots etc.. and my all time faves: rub-ons. Yes I really like to use those too :).
4. How does my writing/creating process work? Most of the time it starts from an idea that has somehow come to my mind. That could have been something I´ve seen on a fashion/interior magazine or I´ve discovered creating another project. Then there are days when the idea starts from a special photo and I built everything upon that. Sometimes it can be a product or a technique that leads to something new. It really depends on my mood, on how I´m feeling and what I´m creating. So no actual rule there ;-). My journaling is often very personal, so I usually hide it behind the photos or add it on my layouts after sharing them here on the blog. Some things I just don´t want to share with the whole world, I´m sure you will understand. I write about my feelings, things that happen in our lives, things the kids did or said or just random daily stuff.
I had the opportunity to be on the same creative team with Helene a while back. I really like her style! She creates lovely, happy and bright layouts with lots of white space on them and yet her pages are full on details and different techniques. And like me, she usually is a one photo per page girl, too. She has kindly agreed on continuing this hop and I´m already very excited to see and read her post :)! Make sure you visit HER BLOG on the 7th of July to see what she did and wrote!!!