Monday, October 6, 2014

The Scrapbookers Blog Tour

My fellow scrapbooker and friend, Jayne Morgan, has nominated me to participate in the Scrapbookers Blog Tour.  What an honor!  Especially coming from Jayne, who is an incredibly talented scrapbooker and card maker and whose work I have always admired!

The Scrapbookers Blog Tour is meant to provide a little insight into the creative process of a wide and varied assortment of blogging scrapbookers, by answering a few simple questions.

So here we go.

What am I working on right now?

Right now, I am working mainly on cards. As a member of the Little Red Wagon Design Team, I am required to create a new card each week. This keeps me busy, but I love doing it!

How long does it take me to create a project?

Of course, that depends on what I am working on. I can usually create a card in about an hour.  If it is a layout, usually 4-6 hours, spread out over a couple of days. I normally will have an idea of what I want to do, get the main elements done fairly quickly and then I spend lots of time adding the details. I have a hard time knowing when my layout is finished – I am always asking myself if there is enough on the layout to make it interesting without overwhelming the photos.

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

At the moment, I am having a real love affair with my Copic markers! I just love starting with a plain stamped image and then bringing that image to life with color!

I am also using my Silhouette Cameo more than ever!  And the more I use it, the more I love it!!

How does my creative process work?

A lot goes on in my head before I even start to work on a project. I normally will have the photos, paper and a sketch all set before I begin a layout. Then I just go for it!  I get the main elements in place and then I just let my creativity take over.  Sometimes, my finished design is nothing at all like I had originally envisioned it, but I like giving myself permission to let my projects go in the direction that feels right at the time.

How do I become inspired and stay inspired?

I am very inspired by the work and designs of other scrapbookers.  Some ladies are just so talented!  It might just be one small elements or idea that catches my eye and then I am totally inspired to take out my own papers and photos and create something new.  I also find that I am very inspired by layout sketches.  They seem to give me the starting point that I often need.

What is my signature style?

I would say that my scrapbooking style is very clean and organized.  Even if I am working with multimedia products, I still try to keep things from getting too messy!

That is not to say that I don't like layers, paint, ink, texture and all the other wonderful things that can be added to a page.  I just don't like when it gets out of control!  I especially love stitching and buttons - my two favorite embellies that you will often find on my designs!

Now I get to nominate another scrapbooker.  I am tagging my friend, Carolyn Wolff.  Carolyn has such a wonderful style that is very different from my own.  I always admire the layouts, cards and 3-D projects that she creates!  I am sure you will be very inspired when you visit her blog :)

Thanks for stopping by ~


  1. Nice to know a little more about you, Joanne! :-)

  2. Awesome Joanne, it's nice getting to know a little more about your creative process......always love the results!


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