I was tagged by the fabulous Laura Vegas to participate in this tour. Thanks for including me! I am also tagging the following scrapbookers I stalk follow. First off, Jennifer Larson. Love her style! Also, Amy Coose. I have followed sweet Amy for years! Last but not least, the fabulous Sarah Klemish. Who doesn't love her work? Wish I could tag more than three people . . . so much talent out there.
As part of the scrappy blog tour, I will do a little Q&A.
What am I working on right now?
It's back to school time, so to be honest I'm not working on much creatively. I'm time impaired. I did work ahead for September for my deadlines. I printed out last week's pics for Project Life. It's a weekly habit, and as I finish my 3rd year I love it as much now as I did when I started. My PL is pretty simple, and some would say repetitive. That's OK, it works for me. I'm never more than a week behind! I have one more layout to do for Bella Blvd for the month, so that's up next. This month I had a layout for Elle's Studio for PageMaps. That was fun!
Some of my recent projects:
How long does it take me to create a project?
I'm stupid fast. An hour at most for a layout, an hour for completing a week of Project Life (not including the printing of pictures. That takes me an hour on its own). I finished three mini-albums for Webster's Pages in about 4 hours last weekend. The albums are sold at Archiver's, and you can download how I used the album on Archiver's. The rest of the albums will be up soon.
I am the master of keeping it simple. It works for me.
How does my writing/creating process work?
I start with the pictures. When I print out my week of PL, I duplicate those pictures that I want to document further, and I keep them in a drawer in my room. I always have 3-5 pages worth of pictures to choose from. That way when I have time to work on a deadline I go to the photo drawer and choose what matches the assignment. When I'm not feeling so creative I use a sketch as a jumping-off point. It's funny because sometimes my finished project looks NOTHING like the sketch. LOL! It's all about jumping in a getting started.
What is my signature style?
I'm pretty linear (surprise, coming from a math teacher, right?) and you will often see stripes on my pages. I hope that another thing you will see in my work is the focus on the photo. That's my goal. I don't want the other "stuff" on the page to detract from the photo. That's a really big deal for me.
That's it for my blog tour! Hop on over to the other blogs and read more about scrapbookers I follow.
UPDATED - THE WINNER of my part of the hop is Cheryl Bowman! Cheryl, please contact Elle @ Elle's Studio using this email address: Elle's Studio - Elle <email@example.com> Thanks everyone for the kind comments.
Next stop? The crazy-talented Marinette Lesne. If you want a full list of stops along the way, head back to the Hip Kit Blog. What's in for you? A GIVEAWAY: One person will win a $10 gift certificate to use at Elle’s Studio AND a $10 gift certificate to use at Hip Kit Club! Just leave a comment to win.