Monday, October 27, 2014

Getting to Know Me Blog Hop & a Give-A-Way!

Hello Friends! Something a little different today, I'm sure many of you have noticed the "Getting to Know Me Blog Hop' fun that has been circling around many crafty blogs.  Well, I was tagged by the lovely and very talented Alice Wertz to play along.  Don't forget to reach the bottom of the post for a small giveaway as well! So here are my answers to the questions asked:

Question 1: What creative projects are you currently working on?

Right now, I have this beautiful image from Penny Black stamped, it's called Winter Song, I'll color it soon:

Question 2: What Inspires Your Designs?

Really, anything!  I can be inspired by reading a book, by listening to music, by going out into public and people watching.  I love to inhale color combinations when I go inside a store, perhaps a banner that is hanging or a insignia on a building.  I may be inspired by what someone is wearing, what they are doing, or even what they are eating! Inspiration truly is everywhere! And I love to think 'out-of-the-box', when I'm challenged with an idea.

Question 3: What Method/Process do you apply to each of your creative projects, and how long does each project take to complete?

99% of the time, I design purely as I go, I never sketch, ever! I will doodle and sketch for fun, but never when I'm about to make a card or layout.  I usually will know the colors I want to use and then choose either the stamp or whatever the product will be to go around those colors. I love to mix and match products and different manufacturers and techniques if I can - all into one design.  I like to take no longer than 1 hour on a card. And no longer than 2 hours for a Scrapbook page or an altered artwork.

Question 4: If you had to describe your 'signature' style, what would it be?

I love everything about designing and am flexible with all mediums but if I had to choose, I believe I gear more towards 'Vintage', soft and delicate, and florals the most.

Question 5: What are 3 crafting products/tools you can't live without?

a) My Cuttlebug - it cuts everything.  I only have one machine and I'm perfectly ok with it even though there are tons of other products out there.

b) My corner rounder from EK Success.
c) Glossy Accents.  I use it as an adhesive as well when tape adhesive runs out.

I would now like to tag a friend.  Now you know, I know so many crafty friends and I love every one of them.  They all inspire me in different ways and for different reasons.  But I will tag this girl, because she was one of the first few people who inspired me to submit some of my work for publication.  She truly is an artist! Go take a look at Cindy Lee's blog and check out her work.  She lives all the way over in Malaysia and she creates cards and lovely, soft, and dreamy looking Scrapbook layouts that will simply melt your heart.  I've known Cindy for a long time now and am still in awe of her work. She will be posting her answers to the same set of questions next Monday, November 3.  So don't forget to hop on over to her blog!

If you've made it this far ~ then here is a peek at the giveaway.  I did something to make it more fun. I stacked everything and you'll just have to be surprised should you be the winner.  I must say - perhaps the one at the very bottom (from Taylored Expressions) is the biggest surprise. ;)) Open to all.  Leave a comment for your chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your week!