Today, I will be giving you a little peek into my creative life. (How juicy!) I was invited by Tisha at Tisha’s Scrappy Heart and Emily at Mrs. Crafty Adams to join in on this lovely blog hop, and couldn’t resist giving it a go. They shared their answers to the following questions last week, so here are mine:
1) What am I working on right now?
The above layouts (who knows when they will finally come into fruition), and a bunch of June/July Project Life pages. I have SO MANY travel photos this year, so the pocket page format is going to be pretty popular for my 2014!
2) How long does it take me to complete a project?
It usually takes a full hour for me to get a layout to completion, though I always leave the journaling for last, and sometimes that doesn’t happen til days (or months) later. If I don’t like how a layout is going, or if I’m stuck, then they just sit…and sit…and sit.
I spend longer on pocket pages because my brain doesn’t work around that format as quickly yet, and I think cards usually take me about half an hour to do, though I’ve never really paid attention to how long I spend on those!
3) What are my fave things to create with at the moment?
6×6 paper pads and ephemera packs…especially ones from Crate Paper. *Homer Simpson drool* I’m also pretty addicted to roller phrase stamps. ALL THE PRETTY THINGS, I WANT THEM.
4) How does my creating and writing process work?
I don’t really work chronologically, but I often want to use more recent happenings. Normally, it’s photos that start the project, but sometimes it’s product that gets me going! I decide on placement of the photo(s) after I’ve selected the paper I want to use, then figure out title and journaling spot placement. Embellishments come last, and they’re always pretty minimal.
There’s no real process to my writing…it tends to be an afterthought, and I hate writing long journaling. Which probably wouldn’t be an issue if I didn’t hand journal so much.
Oh, and there must be music, a podcast, or Netflix happening in the background, or I can’t function. AT ALL. Silence is not golden for me, it’s a nightmare.
5) What inspires me?
Some days, it feels like everything is inspiring, but I can always count on: blogs, my Pinterest boards, color (mint and gold especially right now), stationery shops, Instagram, craft and fashion magazines, traveling, rain, Seattle.
Annnnnnd to conclude this little Q&A session, here are three other blogs I think you should check out for more paper inspiration!
Pine and Plum – Love Carson’s bright and colorful style, and her watercolor experimenting makes me want to give it a shot too
Create Mess – Carlie makes me want to relax a bit on my clean and organized way of making, and she’s got lots of process videos on YouTube
Betwixt and Between – Aimee has such beautiful photos, layouts, and Project Life pages
Now, what about you? Do you see yourself in any of these answers, or are you a whole different kit and kaboodle? :)