Today I am bringing you a really cool blog post.
Two weeks ago I got an email from Emily aka justem tagging me to participate in the ongoing “Favorite Scrappers” blog hop. Thank you so much, Emily!
So here I go:
1. What am I working on right now?
Last weekend I finish scrapping with the October Kits by Dani Peuss and today I spend the day cleaning and getting things ready to move into my new studio I am beyond happy that my room is almost ready! Here is a photo I took this afternoon:
I am moving from the attic to the first floor on our former kitchen. And where is the kitchen, you might be asking? It is now in the living room. We
have had a pretty large living area and an open kitchen building an “L”. We closed the passage to the open kitchen and build a new kitchen in the now “I”-form living room. So I am getting a new kitchen and a studio / guest room downstairs. It is 12 sqm and has two large windows. My husband just painted it all white (the former kitchen was gray). I am a very lucky girl!
2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Not very long. Usually I can finish a page in about an hour, give or take. I usually start my layouts with the photos. From there I pick the papers I want to use (mostly from one kit or one collection so it does not take forever to find matching products) and go from there. I have all my embellishments organized in clear bags, so I can quickly find something that fits to include in the project as well.
3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
White cardstock and enamel dots. Tags, labels and badges are must haves too
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I usually start with the photos I want to scrap. I them pick papers or a kit that fits to the mood of the photos and the story I want to tell. I love to color coordinate the photos and the papers.
For the page layout I love to use sketches and I have tons of inspiring layouts on my pinterest “scrapbooking” board and on my Inspiration book at Studio Calico.
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
I do not have lack of inspiration but lack of time LOL Seriously. I only need to look at the Studio Calico gallery or Pinterest and I sure get my hands iching to create something.
5. What is my signature style?
Simple, color coordinated with little colorful details. I do always use my sew machine and add some layers too. Is this a style? LOL
I should now tag my favorite scrappers but I do not “know” them so I feel I bit weird to tag them. So I’ll be linking to their work and blogs, so you can inspire yourself visiting them as well:
My absolutely favorite scrapper is Lisa Truesdell and I’ve been following her work for years. I actually started scrapping 8.5 x 11″ inspired by her.
Becky Novacek is an awesome scrapper and her gallery is the first one I check every month when the new layouts go up at Studio Calico. I specially love how she works with color and the handmade look of her layouts.
I am loving the work of Janine Langer right now. Her layouts always have lots of beautiful details.
I can’t finish a favorite scrappers blog post without mentioning the work of Jen Jockish. I am so sad that she stopped scrapping, or at least posting in the galleries and closed her blog. Love her layouts so very much!
Thank you so much for tagging my, Emily!