Monday, August 04, 2014

scrapbooker's blog tour

One of my scrapbooking favourites, Jill Sprott, tagged me in this scrapbooker's blog tour, so today I'm playing along! Jill has long been one of my favourite scrapbookers -- I admire her fun, homey style; her pages are full of wonderful details, careful layers, and find a fun balance between vintage and modern that I secretly covet. She's also an amazing writer and looking at her pages always makes me strive to keep story-telling as one of the main focuses of my own pages.

1. What am I working on right now?
I have a pile of pages on my desk... some layouts for Cocoa Daisy, some pages that I started during their online crop, and some unfinished Things That Shine projects. I tend to have anywhere from 2 to 10 layouts on the go at once! I keep them in piles and just move through the piles... pick up a page, think about it, change something, try something, and then move it over. When the first pile is gone and the second pile is full, I start the process all over again!

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
I'm not sure exactly, but I am pretty sure I've never completed a page in less than two hours. I work on things a few minutes at a time during the day and in slightly longer blocks in the evenings. I often have multiple projects on the go at once, and switch between them.

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
Watercolours, Neocolour crayons, my sewing machine (currently has pink thread in it!), my Cameo.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I always start with a photo, and then figure out the story. (Or sometimes I already have the story all figured out!) Once I know the story I want to tell, the colours, style, feel of the page come from that. I almost always write the journalling last. Sometimes it takes me a very long time to get the writing part done. :)

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
I'm always trying to find a balance between spending time with my family and looking at/ making pretty stuff! Taking photos, looking at photos. Doing stuff with my kids, making pages about my kids. And a lot of looking at blogs, Instagram, and Pinterest.

6. What is my signature style?
Messy, but linear. I always try to add unexpected touches to my pages. I love details -- 1/8 of an inch to one side or another makes a big difference! I want my pages to tell a story, and part of that story is told by the way that those pages look.
Here are  a few of my recent favourite pages:

To continue this blog tour, I'm tagging:

They will have their tour blog posts up next Monday,  August 11!

For more inspiration, cool stuff, and generally just really nice stuff to look at,


Anonymous said...

Love hearing about your process! And thanks for tagging me. :) Evie

Patter Cross said...

Love those sewing drawers. Awesome. And your "Grow" layout is my fav! :)

Margie Higuchi said...

Great post! I'm with Patter - wonderful drawers! My fave is the chalk page - that pic is so precious!