Saturday, June 1, 2013

Get It Scrapped CT Blog Hop

Welcome to the Get It Scrapped Creative Team blog hop. I hope you enjoyed Marie-Pierre's post. If this is your first stop today and you want to hop in order, you may want to start at the Get It Scrapped Blog.

A few years ago, I became a student at Masterful Scrapbook Design. I knew I loved scrapbooking but I didn't know a whole lot about page layouts or design elements. I liked my pages, but I wanted something more. I wanted to know why certain layouts appealed to me more than others. I wanted to develop a personal style and to know how design fit in with that style.

The articles and classes at Get It Scrapped were the perfect answer for me. The seminars focused on key concepts while being open minded enough to allow me creative freedom. I participated in live interviews and learned tips and tricks from top designers. All the while, I learned that many of them experienced some of the same thoughts and doubts I had while creating. It has been ( and continues to be) a wonderful experience.

About a year ago, there was a call for Creative Team members. I applied, though I was doubtful I would be selected. When the invitation came to join the team, you can imagine how exciting it was. Today, I am just as excited. Once again, I will be joining a fabulous team of memory keepers!

Just because I am  on a creative team, doesn't mean that my development has stopped. We're all still learning and developing our skills. I  learn a lot through every assignment and blog post at Get It Scrapped.

I was  asked to pick a favorite blog article to share with you. Picking one wasn't easy, but I finally settled on one. Dina Wakely wrote a fabulous article called 6 Ideas for Using Tags on your Scrapbook Layouts . 

I don't use tags often enough. The article was a great way for me to use up supplies and break away from my normal supply choices. I love trying new things, especially when it helps me use up those supplies I tend to forget I own.

All Aboard by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Letters: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; Tags: Sizzix Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Chipboard, Ephemera, Tape: JBS Mercantile; Other: buttons, trim, staples

Many of the articles at Get It Scrapped will help you use up your supplies while you learn design.

Ready for some more Stash Busting fun? Head on over to Masterful Scrapbook Design Archives. You will learn how to use the scrapbook supplies you have in both creative and practical ways. The goal is to help you use your stash, try new things, and make scrapbook pages you love. We’ve got approaches, inspiration, interviews, and lessons that get you thinking about product and scrapbook pages in ways that get your bins, baskets, and digital folders emptier and your albums fuller.

I have a discount for you. Get 60% off through June 3rd. Just place this issue of Masterful Scrapbook Design in your cart and apply the coupon code: giscttscs60p

It's time for you to hop on. Your next stop is Heather Awsumb!

And just for reference,in case you aren't hopping in order, here is a list of the Get It Scrapped CT Blog Hop Participants.

Get It Scrapped
Amy Kingsford
Sue Althouse
Michelle Houghton and Deborah Wagner
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Christy Strickler   *You are Here
Heather Awsumb
Michelle Hernandez
Lise Mariann Alsli
Alexis Aragona
Kristy T
Stefanie Semple
Audrey Tan
Sian Fair
Brenda Becknell
Carrie Arick
Kiki Kougioumtzi
Tara McKernin
Susanne Brauer

Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. Thrilled to be working with you again this year Christy :)

  2. Thrilled to be working with you again this year Christy!

  3. Love your layout, the various layers of ephemera, including the ticket stubs and I also love the prominent title work.

  4. LOVE all the layers here -- it's so rich and yet your photos POP.Thank you for your work at GIS.

  5. AMEN. Seriously, one of the funnest things I'm excited about being on the GIS CT is that I'm hoping to really put a dent in my stash (though I am digi). That way I can really "justify" shopping more, haha! I love how you played with the tags--they add more visual interest and dimension to your layout :D

  6. Wow! So many things are happening here! I love the unity that the color scheme brings. I'm looking forward to another year on the team with you Christy. :)

  7. Christy you always amaze me with the stuff that you use on your pages. This one is no exception! Love it!

  8. Hi Christy. I'm looking forward to scrapping alongside you this year. It's going to be a pleasure!

  9. Great layout, Christy. There's so much to look at without it being overwhelming. Love the use of tags and all the other bits and pieces. My boys were also fascinated with trains when they were little :D

  10. I hardly ever use tags, so this is very inspiring. As always, love your page, Christy! I'm so excited to join you on the CT this year. :)

  11. This is a fun page Christy!! Love your use of the tags, the fun colors and the bright pop of Orange from your title!

  12. Tags are often so overlooked but they make great embellishments when properly used. Luv how you incorporated it in your page. Happy to be in the same team again this year!

  13. Wonderful layering. Such a fun layout. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year.

  14. Love your tags layout! I have a huge stash that I need to use more often. Really enjoyed being on the team and taking the Guided Study Critique classes with you. Looking forward to another great year!

  15. I love the collage style of your page, Christy - so cool!

  16. Super fun! I love tags but struggle to use them. This is great! I'm looking forward to being on the team with you this year.

  17. Oh, this is so cool! Love the layering and the colors and the fun use of tags. Looking forward to getting to spending this year with you on the creative team. :-)

  18. Love your happy colorful page - and stash busting is always a blast if it gets one out of their normal patterns. I'm looking forward to being on the team with you, and I too know the experience will keep me challenged and improving in my scrapping.