Wednesday, February 4, 2015


I was nominated by Crystal Kondo to be a part of this prestigious blog hop called the CREATIVE  BLOG HOP.  I feel so honored to share with all of you and to be a part of this awesome group of crafters! I was asked to share something I created using all SU! products and then to share a little about my creative process.  If you want to see what Crystal created click her link HERE.

My project uses this brand new DSP SOMETHING BORROWED.  I love this paper.  The palette has Sahara Sand and Whisper White in it and it's perfect for any occasion.  I decided to make this a wedding card.

I decided to make this a wedding card since I have so many weddings to go to.  I used my SU! Tag Punch and some new stamps.  I punched out the butterflies and highlighted them with a SU! Sahara Sand Stampin write Markers and SU! adhesive backed pearls.  I made a coordinating envelope.

I even embossed the tag with an embossing folder.  I just love these colors together and this paper is just amazing.  I also made a coordinating envelope.

Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper 137785
Price: $10.95
Is someone in your life celebrating a wedding or anniversary? Make them the perfect card with a traditional wedding feel. 12 sheets: 4 each of 3 double-sided designs. 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Acid free, lignin free. Coordinates with Sahara Sand, Whisper White.

Now onto a little about my creative side.  I was asked to share some info about me and I really like hearing about you too, so please drop me a line or enter a comment in the comment section at the bottom of this post.
1.  What are you working on? I have my hand in a lot of different projects. While I mostly stamp cards and I use SU! products almost exclusively, I also do Project Life by Becky Higgins and SU!, My Paper Pumpkin by SU!, Digital Scrapbooking, and I also create 3D items.  Currently I'm working on my December Memories Project Life Book and I'm also working on a Planner. I'm taking a Heidi Swapp class to learn some great tips from her.  I keep my stamps and tools handy, including my Big Shot and also my ink pads.  I try to create something new every day because that's what makes me happy.  I'm also intrigued by Scripture Art and am working on learning more about that creative process on line now.

2.  How does your work differ from other’s in your genre?
I recently figured out exactly what my difference is - I hardly use my patterned paper.  I buy so many packs of SU! DSP and then I just don't use it. I'm not sure if I'm hoarding it or I just love looking at it and never get the chance to put it on a project.  Funny that today, my sample actually uses DSP. Maybe this is a start for me.

3.  Why do you create what you do?
The biggest reason I create is because it is so relaxing to create and feel accomplished.  I craft and stamp cards mostly for others.  I try to send my mother a handmade card every week.  I have been sending her something for years.  I was honored when she told me that she was going to try to make a quilt out of all of the cards I ever made.  She had this planned idea in her head until my dad told her that if she made the quilt, she'd not likely be able to open any of the cards again, and the idea is on hold for now.  I'm still touched.  When I create a card or gift for someone, I really try to focus and be mindful of who it is I'm creating for. It becomes a part of the gift for me.  As for scrapbooking, I've been doing that for years, ever since Lisa Bearnson started Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  I actually watched the first ever QVC segment with Lisa and David Venable at the coffee table with one scrapbook and kit. Over the years I watched that grow.  I have participated in so many Creating Keepsakes events and my uplines scrapbook retreats in Hanover Pa over the years and I truly get a lot done.  Crafting with SU! and their partners is so rewarding and gives me great joy.

4.  How does your creative process work?
I am so inspired by others work.  I guess the ball starts rolling for me with all of the inspiration I receive from attending SU! events, Team events and also by looking online at other's blogs and also on Pinterest and various Stamping Facebooks or websites.  Most days I make sure I'm up early to work out, get the dog fed and walked and my lunch packed.  If there's any extra time, I go into my studio and just take out some card stock and get going.  I like to participate in a lot of swaps to get ideas because there is nothing like looking at other's work up close and personal, rather than just catching samples online.  To me it's thrilling.  I also check the SU! demonstrator website each day just to see what SU! is up to and what new items are being released.

So that's it.  A little insight into how my creative mind works. 
Thanks for stopping by!!  Thanks to Crystal for nominating me.

Since the Remarkable Stampers tour is next Thursday, the following week Carolyn Serviss is going to post for you as well as Maria Matonti.  I'll link their blog posts next week so you can head on over to see their creations.

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