Accepting the bloghop nomination means answering a few questions:
1. What am I working on right now?
Right now I'm trying to finish my August PL pages. It's going well. I also need to make a few more layouts with my Sandlot scrapbook kit. There have only been two layouts from that kit so far, and subber's reveal is tomorrow! Also, I have an assignment to finish for Laur Kurz' Pen and Paper class. I'm SO excited to be asked to be part of that class. Sneaks will be posted as sonn as I'm done with my project.
2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Usually about an hour or two. PL spreads can take longer, especially when I'm starting to run out of cards from the kit I'm using. I can ache over a spread for days then, before I'm happy with it. That can't happen with a layout because I know if it takes that long to finish I won't be happy with ever. Either it falls together in one sitdown, or it goes in the trash!
3. What are my favorite things to create with at the
PL spreads for sure. It might seem a bit contradictory to my latest answer, but the spreads are so much easier to put together. The page protector are like having a template, and the SC kits make it so easy. Just print your photos, pick som matching cards and embellish.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Usually I pick my background paper first. Then I'll look through my photos to see what I want to use. I start thinking about where my journaling and title will go, and then print my journaling on the background. I rarely have a plan so after gluing everything down I'll look through my embellishments and try to add something. That's the hardest part for me. I always feel like everything I add is too much.
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Recieving my scrapbook and PL kit boxes from Studio Calico is my main inspiration and motivation. I doubt I would still be scrapbooking if I hadn't stumbled upon the Studio Calico website and later become a subber. Other places of inspiration is the Studio Calico galleries and Pinterest.
6. What is my signature style?
It's so hard to describe your own style, but someone on the SC forum once did it for me. I was so flattered by the description I saved it. I so wish I would've also written down who wrote this, but I didn't. If you should read this and recognize your quote, I'd love for you to tell me who you are! Here's the quote:
"I think of you as having a very distinct style that I do really admire - graphic and edgy are adjectives that spring to mind, and you tend to approach shapes in an interesting, novel way! I can see that you experiment with techniques and styles, but your layouts also seem to have an essential, distinctive quality - sort of akin to, say, how Ann Demeulemeester releases collections that are more gauzy or "girly", and others in which leather predominates, if that makes sense."
Thank you, whoever wrote this!
Now it's time for me to nominate three scrappers in return. At the moment I only have two names to share as I'm still waiting for a response from my third pick. (Also why my post is a day late!) I've decided to wait a little longer since this is a person I'd really like to include. When, and if, I get a positive response I will write another blog post.
In no particular order, my nominees are:
Kelly Xenos: Kelly is a fairly recent discovery of mine. Her layouts and PL pages have taken me by storm! If you have missed them in the SC gallery you can find her projects right here. Her style is clean and simple and I feel like she always manages to add just the right amount of embellishments to compliment her page. Also I wish my handwriting was awesome enough to use in my PL like Kelly does. Love it!
Jenny Mira Lambert: I have been adding Jenny's layouts to my favorites at Studio calico for a few years. Her style is completely her own. I would call it rock n'roll style! Go check out her gallery and see for yourself! Isn't that awesome? It takes talent to make your pages look so effortless, whether they are or not.
Thank you ladies for letting me pass you the torch! Looking forwards to seeing your favorites next week.