omgoodness . . . where does the time go? I have to start this post with an apology, as I completely dropped the ball on this! (Sorry Cheri)
I’ve been asked to participate in a Getting to Know You Blog Hop by my friend and wonderfully talented CAS sistah at The Outlawz, Cheri. You can find her at Stamp’n Boomer. I mostly know Cheri’s CAS projects which are wonderfully brilliant but I also have the pleasure of knowing her as a wonderful team member and person.
The purpose of the hop is to get to know some talented crafters and to pass the baton forward so I can introduce 2 more talented crafters! This is where I dropped the ball – 1) I’m late with this post and 2) I either did not get a response from the people I asked, or got a ‘no’ so, I’m afraid I can’t introduce you to anyone . . . For my answers, please read on . . .
What am I working on?
My craft table is always covered with different projects in various stages of completion. I am on The Outlawz CAS DT so I have been working ahead on my projects for October. Of course I can’t show you pictures because the challenges haven’t started yet! I am also working on a new Zentangle-Inspired project. Here’s where I’m at so far with it:
My Style? What Inspires Me?
My style involves “cute”, or “beautiful” and not too girly or lacey. Cute images inspire me like crazy! If I smile when I look at an image then I know I’ll be smiling at the finished project. I also love beautiful floral images. I love working with images that I’m in the mood to work with. I am also inspired by colour – sometimes just one and that leads to the combination I chose or I’m inspired by the combination of colours and pick the ones I want to draw out.
Where Did it All Start?
Hmmmmmm, well my crafting started many years ago. My mom is a crafter, although she does a lot of different types of crafts than I do although we did many together. A lot of my mom’s projects involve sewing and that isn’t a skill I really developed! I do simple crochet (afghans); I have done a little bit of knitting but I’m not a relaxed knitter; cross-stitch, beaded ornaments and of course card-making. My card-making started digitally then went to cross-stitched designs that I framed in a card, then rubber stamping and although I still do use rubber stamps, I do a lot of digital work with digital images, digital papers and elements, not to mention digital layouts.
How does my creative process work?
My creative process is varied. My ideas begin in so many different ways: the recipient; specific colours; an image. If I’m making a card for a specific person, I take into consideration their likes, the occasion, their style and their favourite colours. If I’m working with colours, I figure out what will work well with those colours and create from there. If I’m starting with an image, the process begins from there. I look at whether I’m creating with something cute or beautiful and that leads to the colours of cs, the layout, etc.
I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me a bit better and seeing how I ‘think’ creatively. I love making cards – it is my sanity and my stress-relief! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sending iridescent dolphin hugs to wherever you may be . . .