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Do you have a 'scrapbooking superhero'?
Do you have a 'scrapbooking superhero'?
I do. I have many super awesome, talented, kind and encouraging friends in the scrapbooking world, they're my 'scrapbooking superheroes' :)
One of them is Jill Sprott. Jill is awesome, she does all kind of wonderful things with words that blow me away every single time. She also has the prettiest handwriting, in my opinion!
About two weeks ago, Jill tagged me to be in this 'blog hop' and I couldn't be more pleased to play along!
We were given some questions - this might get interesting and awkward at the same time. We all know I'm not good with answering questions, I tend to go wayyyy off topic or embarrass myself. Hah! Let's give this a try anyway!
1. What am I working on right now?
A whole lot of nothing. Actually, no. I just finished a layout a couple of hours ago. A 'just for fun' layout too. Double bonus!
I'm also working on a Project Life Story for myself. ↓
Basically - PL plastics + white cards (self-cut smooth cs) + printed journaling + minimal embellishments. This project is also kinda private so I won't be sharing the album in full. Just little bits here and there. I need to make sure I don't go to prison. Haha! Kidding!
I'm posting what updates I can on this album with the #projectlifestory on Instagram. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email or ask me on IG, I would be happy to help if I can.
2. How long does it take me to create a project?
I'm serious. I'm probably the slowest scrapper alive! I take the longest time to even think about which mist color to use for the insignificant splatters. *sigh*
This is a normal view if you're standing over my shoulder watching me work. One tub in my lap + me leaning over trying on stuff on the layout I'm working on.
I'm also a digger. I have
3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
White cardstock - I know, I know, boring. Mayo on white bread. :D
Tags - I'm never without tags. Whether they're fancy ones from Chic Tags or just the basic ones from office supplies section.
Wood Veneers - I have lots from Studio Calico and Chic Tags from my DT days. Lucky me.
Faber-Castell Pitt big Brush Artist Pens - love using them to color my stamps.
Mist - I have 118 colors as of now. Why do I need so many? I have no idea. I just love them!
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I'm very emotionally driven. That means I can't scrap when I'm upset. It just won't work. Trust me, I tried. If you see me scrapping, means I'm happy. Even when creating pages about 'sad' times, I need to be happy. Does that make sense?
This is not the case with my Project Life Story though. I think that's because the overall look itself is very bare. It takes very little effort to just get the journaling on the cards. No embellishment if I don't feel like it. Makes it easy, y'know?
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
People inspire me. People also annoy me a lot. I'm not really a people person. I like people watching. Talking? Not so much.
A big part of staying inspired for me is knowing when to walk away. Just leave the whole damn thing there and go for a walk. Come back later. Take some time for yourself. Do other things. Go bring the kids out for ice-cream and fitting room selfies ↓ or just read a book.
And then there's Pinterest!
6. What is my signature style?
I don't know! You tell me. I don't feel like I have a certain style, not yet. I like to play so I try to have fun while creating - that's the most important thing. If it's not fun, it's not worth doing and I might as well be folding laundry. LOL.
Next week, the 'blog tour' continues with these fun ladies. . .
Ashli Oliver a.k.a soapHOUSEmama
If you haven't already - go pay her a visit. She has a style that is like magical fairytale which I adore so so much! Her layouts are so dreamy and I always have to look at them for a lonnnnngggg time - like I need to absorb every little detail, y'know?
Jessy Jessy Jessy - kind, encouraging, sweet and such a fun scrapper! I feel like she's such an asset to our scrapbooking industry. If you're into colors and whimsical style layouts, you will definitely love her.
Such a busy girl, Suz is. I love how her layouts and PL spreads contains a lot of things to look at, but still calming to the eyes, if you know what I mean? She's also a very happy person, I can't help but smile whenever we talk, usually on facebook or instagram. This girl rocks my world.
Next Monday, I hope you will pay the beautiful ladies tagged above a visit as the 'blog hop' continues!
You're still here? I must not be as bad as I thought I would be! I wish I can send everyone a little something for reading till the end.
While that may not be the case, courtesy of Chic Tags (thanks Veronica!), I do have a little scrappy giveaway for one person. If you're interested, just leave a comment before August 9th, 2014 and I will pick a name out of the imaginary hat. Please make sure you're contactable via email or your blog :)
ps : Chic Tags is currently having a Summer Sale! Use code GO40 to get 40% off all items from Let's Go Collection!
Comments are moderated (spammers. bugger!) - I will close the comment section before the drawing so as long as you're able to leave a comment, you're in.