Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blog hop with a twist

Super honoured to have been asked by Raquel to join in this blog hop with a difference.

Not only is this awesome lady my BESTEST and oldest friend (we have known each other since we started school 25years ago!!!) but she is my main source of scrapping inspiration! 
Raquel was the one who got me started with Scrapbooking, and has encouraged me every step of the way. I am in awe of the creativity that flows out of her, and I'm so very proud of all her achievements in the last 12 months. 

Be sure to check out her post where you can learn more about her HERE

Getting to know me:

1: What am I working on right now?
Ive always got a few works in progress spread around my craft room.. 
- Our 2014 Project Life album
Im trying out the colour blocking approach for a couple of weeks, using my new favourite kit KIWI 

Ive also got a guest post coming up over at the Scrappy Canary using their June pocket pages kit

- My Heidi Swapp memory planner

Im using this to document more stories just about me, rather than the whole family. Its such a fun way to play around with different products in both pocket and traditional style scrapping :)

- and a few random 12x12 layouts for current Design & Creative team work plus a few that need to be completed..

2: How long does it take to complete a project?
It really depends on the task at hand and the depth of layers and products being used. If I'm doing something mixed media style, it can take a couple of hours if I'm stop starting between layers of gesso, paints, mists etc. Some days If I have a particular layout in mind I can put it together in less than an hour. I have been known to get up to 5 layouts done in a short period of time when 'on a roll' scrapping with friends. Project Life layouts take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on which style I choose to document. Whether it be purely cards and photos or overloaded with stickers and embellishments :)

3: What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?
My go to products lately have been 
Vellum LOVE LOVE LOVE vellum, it softens colours of papers and gives an added texture to pages
White doilies from Studio Calico
White cardstock - a good base to start with makes colours of papers and photos POP
Machine stitching seems to have been an added extra on most of my layouts lately
and anything within my D-Lish stash - small embellishments to finish off a layout

4: How does my creative process work?
Well creative urges usually strike right when I'm getting settled in bed, I think of an idea or see a cool layout online and know that I need to get up and get something started before I forget all about it. From there I either keep going until its finished and get to bed super late, or I make more notes and get all the products out ready to complete when get back into the room next.

5: How do I become inspired, and stay inspired
I find so much inspiration online, within galleries and groups. Plus the more I create the more I stay inspired

6: What is my signature style?
I think I have a pretty eclectic style, willing to try anything once to see if its something I want to continue on with. Recently Ive delved into the mixed media side of scrapbooking and playing around with my new Silhouette Cameo.

So there you have it, now you know more about my creative side, its time to continue hopping! 
When Raquel first asked me to participate in this blog hop, I thought yep awesome! Super easy, I follow so many awesome scrappy friends that I shouldn't have a problem finding 3 crafty people to help keep the fun rolling…. well was I wrong on that point lol 1 after 1 all my scrappy favourites have been snapped up amongst the fun by other creative minds, so my list is a little different.. I have 1 lovely lady who will be continuing on with this hop next week, the remainder of links to a few of my favourite scrappers, both Project Lifers and traditionalists.

Let me introduce to you

Aimee Dow
This lady is unbelievably talented! A graphic designer, fellow victorian, avid Project lifer and awesome traditional scrapper! Every layout created just blows me away! Ive been lucky enough to meet Aimee on a few occasions in the last 12 months, and I can say she is just as lovely in person as she is online :)

You can visit her blog here:

Next up are a couple ladies from my hometown who love to get messy with a little mixed media. Both beautiful ladies to meet, our days spent crafting are few and far between but always so much fun! The creations that these two come up with are amazing!

Head on over to visit both, you will not be sorry

Leonie Neal-Dawson

Marelle Jackman

Last of all are a couple of friends I have made within the Project Life community..

Jodie Allan-York
Super mum of 4 little cherubs, owner of online store Polka Dot Creative, Co-creator of the PL Australia group and just recently has delved into the world of Brush Script.. Her Canvas pieces are amazing!
You can see her work here:

Kellie Winnell
Simple, clean, fresh, black and white, stamping, crafty! Just a few words to describe this creative talent!! Owner of Kellie Stamps, writer of the Give a Girl a BLOG, Mum of 3 beautiful young ladies!! This chick ROCKS
Head on over to her blog here:

I think that is about all I can manage to squeeze into one post today. Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to check back in the next few days as I have a few more layout shares!!

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