I received an e-mail from an extremely inspiration-ally talented designer and a Design Team Member Michelle Odriscoll, She asked me to participate in her blog hop last week! My first thought was: sounds fun. I have less going on in the summer so I get to craft more. So, here I am honored to accept that invitation. Especially, after reading more about the details and seeing how this blog hop is different from the usual blog hops. This virtual blog hop gives me the chance to show progression of my creativity and write a bit so you can get to know more behind the pages you see me create. Here are the questions I got to write about:
1. What am I working on now?
I have just finished three big orders: 50 wine glasses with vinyl on them for a 50th High School Reunion, a banner, some gift bags and food labels for a wedding and rehearsal dinner, and a banner for a baby shower. I also create at least 4 scrapbook pages a month for my Design Team posts.
How does my work differ from others?
I use my Silhouette Cameo for most of my projects and recently started adding some Mixed Media products. Mixed Media makes my paper crafting look unique or one-of-a-kind!
Why do I create what I do?
I started my blog when I was teaching scrapbooking and Cricut classes. I had so many questions about how I created projects so I started writing blog posts with step-by-step instructions included. That was 3 1/2 years ago. I not longer teach, but with DT work and blog hops, my goal is to post at least 3 times a week. This way I finish the projects that I start!! I am on three Design Teams: Frosted Designs, The Buckle Boutique and Let's Scrap. I also Guest Design on my good friend Sheila's BLOG the first Monday each month.
How does my creative process work?
I have a hard time pulling something out of the air. I can look at a picture of a project or sample and tweak it to fit my needs. I love Pinterest and scrapbook sketches. For my layouts, I start with the photos and figure out what story I want to tell - then I add pictures, a title and embellishments.
I asked a scrappy friend to play along with me!! Here is her bio and you can visit her next Monday!!
Shawn Mosch: Hi! My name is Shawn, and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, sewing was my main craft. I have made everything from doll clothes to my own wedding dress. I love the feeling of accomplishment you get when you can turn a pile of supplies into a finished project. I did not do much papercrafting until I was in my mid-30′s, and my first project was a scrapbook for a trip our family took to Walt Disney World. After that I was hooked! Now scrapbooking and cardmaking are my two main crafts.
Shawn is the mother of the family that created MyCutSearch.com,
a searchable database of images found on Cricut also has her own personal crafting blog at CraftyChicsBlog