Monday, August 25, 2014

A Unique Blog Hop - Getting To Know Your Creative Side

A couple weeks ago my friend Mischelle asked me to join in this unique blog hop.   Here's her post that she did last week for this fun and unique hop.

The first question I'm supposed to answer is "What Am I Working On?"  Well, since I teach at a local scrapbook store in Green Valley, AZ, I'm constantly trying to find ideas for classes.  I teach once a month and hope to get back to twice but not until our "snowbirds" come back. I also enjoy taking part in various challenges by different blogs and if you look back in my blog you can see some of them.  And I'm just finishing some card samples to help sell certain papers at the store.  They're by American Crafts and here's 2 of them.  I posted 1 last Friday.  The 4th will post soon.

I'm also preparing to have a "booth" at our local Curves (women's work out place) as a crafter.  I will bring some cards to sell, the monthly class schedule of the store where I teach and some tools of the hobby such as paper, stamps, etc.  Here's the box of cards I've been working on...

What cards don't sell do have places to go.  Some will go to the store to sell and some will become gifts for our children to use.  Occasionally they ask for the cards and I so happy to give them what they want.

The next question is "How Does My Work Differ From Others In This Genre?"   I can't really say that it does other than trying to make cards for my classes that my students will replicate.  The cards can't be too complicated or use products that the store doesn't carry, can't get, or that the students don't have in their normal stash.  I tend to use Spellbinder dies and am getting into my Cricut Expressions a bit more.

The third question is "Why Do I Create What I Do?"  Because I love it!!  I enjoy working with my hands and making items that people love.  My hubby enjoys seeing my projects and looks for the bling since I have a tendency to use my Stardust Clear Gel pen, Wink of Stella pens, sequins, or rhinestones.  But sometimes I fool him...

Question 4 is "How Does My Creative Process Work and How Do I Get and Stay Inspired?"  Well, that's a hard one.  I tend to visit MANY blogs and Pinterest is where I get inspiration!  Once in a great while I CASE a card but most of the time my cards barely resemble what inspired me.

I have 2  wonderful and awesome gals who will be sharing with you next Monday, September 2.

1.  Seliese at Amethystcat Designs who is an A|Muse Studio Designs consultant.  I knew her when we were in The Angel Company together.  I love her projects!  She is a lot of fun to be around.
2. Valentina at Kookie's Paper Kreations who is a new Stampin Up! friend.  I've met her on FB on a group I'm a member of and enjoy seeing her kreations.  She teaches classes and has the cutest projects.  She is new to blogging so please encourage her when you pop over to her blog.

I hope you enjoyed a bit of my work and I thank Mischelle for thinking of me.  I hope you pop by again!


Glittered Paws said...

You did a great job with showcasing your creativity - but I was surprised that there were no "lizards" LOL.

AmethystCat said...

Great projects, Carol!! Thanks for tagging me! I need to get my people invited. :) Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Anonymous said...

This was a nice blog post Carol, LOVE your cards!

angelak said...

So fun to read all your answers! Some of those questions were hard to answer! :)

Donna said...

Enjoyed reading this Carol.