Last week I was nominated by Marisa Gunn to participate in a blog hop. I was honored that Marisa asked me, thanks Marisa! She is a very talented stamper and she was also part of Stampin' Up!'s 2012-2013 Design Artisan Team! I met Marisa way before our stamping days, like over 20 years ago. In fact if I remember correctly we were both into making jewelry at the time. We reconnected in 2006 at a SU demo meeting. Little did we know we would both be into stamping let along SU demos years later! Like I said she's very talented and you MUST check out our her site. I love how she thinks out of the box and stretches her creativity with Stampin' Up! product! You will for sure be inspired!
There are 4 questions I was asked to answer for the blog hop...
1. What are you working on?
Currently I'm working on a MDS project. I'm making a 2015 CD desk calendar to give out as gifts to family and friends. They will fit into a plastic CD holder. Since I haven't had them printed yet I can't show you the final product but I can show you a few of the mock ups I have done so far. I'll post pictures of the final project when complete. Once I get these done, I need to go back to Project Life albums I'm making for my two nieces and their families as Christmas gifts!
I'm not sure if I differ too much from others. My work is normally clean and simple stamping. I like to have at least a layer or two. I also like texture. I like to try out different techniques now and then. I'm pretty much symmetrical in my designs and layouts. Once in awhile tho I may stray from my norm!
3. Why do you create what you do?
Lots of my creativeness is planning for card events I hold in my studio or for stampin' parties that have a hostess. When not creating for these events, I like to create for gifts or myself and just try out some new ideas.
4. How does your creative process work?
Well...that varies! I may be inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest or a blog or even from one of my creative stamping demos I meet with each month or I may have an idea in my head. From there if it's inspired from someone else, I may change up colors or stamps and keep the design or change everything up or case it exactly. Sometimes it ends up completely different from what I was inspired from, then I know the juices are flowing! If I start with an idea in my mind, chances are it will rarely look the way I envisioned it, once I start I usually get other ideas coming in the brain and go from there. I create a BIG mess too! Once in awhile I may have an idea in a dream, lol!
Here is a sneak peak at a new set, Painted Petals, coming out in the Occasions catalog Jan 6. I won the stamp set at the Stampin' Up! Occasion and Sale-A-Bration catalog kick off last week.
Thanks for stopping by! Keep creating!
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