Monday, September 1, 2014

The Scrapbooker's Blog Tour

Blog hops are a lot of fun. They are a great way to find inspiration and to be introduced to new reading material. So when I was asked to be a part of the Scrapbooker's Blog Tour, I was both excited and honored.

I was invited by Amy Kingsford. I have had the honor and pleasure to work with Amy on several design teams, including Get It Scrapped and  Amanda Robinson Studio. I love Amy's eclectic style. Often, when I get stuck creatively, I peruse her blog for inspiration.

Thank you, Amy, for including me in the blog tour!

Now it's time for me to answer the blog tour questions:

1. What am I working on right now?

This weekend, I played around with some of the cut files from Amanda Robinson Studio. I made  a layout abut one of my son's recent birthday gifts. I also should have my JBS Mercantile September kits in hand pretty soon. You can expect a few layouts made with those. I also have several classes in the works. You will soon be seeing them at Creative Passions Classes.

 2. How long does it take me to create a project?
The time it takes me to work on a project varies. Simple projects are often completed in about 1/2 an hour to an hour. Projects with more complex techniques take several hours. Currently, my son is back to his homeschool schedule. I am fitting in my creative time to correspond with the times my son is working on his school work independently.

 3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

Currently, I love working with bold printed patterns. I have an obsession with the camera motif. I love wood veneer and gold accents. I also love sequins and sprinkling little bits onto my layouts.

 4. How does my writing/creating process work?
I start a layout in a variety of ways, though usually, it all centers around the photo. Sometimes, I take the photo at face value and I document the event it depicts. Other times, I choose to document a photo from a more emotional perspective and the story is much richer.

  5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
I do use pinterest, but quite honestly, I use the creative energy from my scrapbooking friends and fellow design team members to inspire me. I read their blogs and watch the design team galleries to inspire my own layouts. Most of all, there are a few friends I speak with regularly. Just knowing they are creating something often makes me want to create something too. 

 6. What is my signature style? 
I don't often think of my own style. I just like to create and leave it to others to label my type of work. I do think I have an eclectic style.Some have described my work as handmade with love. I currently love bold patterned paper. I like layering embellishments, but not with a heavy hand.I always need to add something sparkly to a layout. When I really want to take a look at my own style, I compare my work against the current topic in the Get It Scrapped Membership.

Now it's time to tag three scrapbookers I love. It was hard to narrow the list down to three. The three ladies I chose today each have their own unique style of memory keeping. I hope you will find them as inspiring as I do.

Michelle Hernandez
Michelle Houghton
Devra Hunt


  1. Christy your style is so unique and fun, its been quite an honor working with you :)

  2. Love your fun layouts & creative style!