Monday, September 15, 2014

Creative Blogger Nomination

I am honored to be nominated as a Creative Blogger by fellow CTMH Consultant, Kelly Janes
Check out her blog, it is full of great ideas and some seriously cute stuff!

We are joining up as a chain of fun blog hop tours, where we will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity. 

This blog hop is sure to be a great inspiration. 

I hope you hop along with us.

Here are my 4 questions I need to answer before I pass along my nominations…

1)      What am I currently working on?

I have nothing in the works right now to be honest, and everything on the go.  I am a “create by the seat of my pants of whatever I’m in the mood to work on until I get interrupted” kind of papercrafter. 

I just finished creating a Christmas cards workshop, and I have since just created a few cards for challenges and for my own personal need of being creative.  I always seem to have other projects of mid-creation on one of my tables in my studio though.  Like the Picture My Life project I began in July (from my week-long visit with my sister), which I then set aside to work on other stuff.  I know I will get back to it when the mood strikes.  That’s just how I roll.  Haha.

2)      How does my work differ from others in its genre?

Um, hopefully I’m not the only one who doesn’t really understand this question.  Lol
But seriously, I mostly just wing-it and try to create something that I find appeasing to my eye, that has some sense of balance of shape and color, and that in the end it just makes me happy to look at. 

I am always open to anything new (whether it be products, styles or whatever), and I hope that I never seem like I am stuck in a creative rut.  I want to creatively inspire people, in the same way that I love to be inspired. 

3)      Why do I create what I do?

Mostly, I create out of the desperate need to be creative.  I get cranky when I can’t be creative.  Just ask my hubby.  Hehe.  I have always been the type of person who needed quiet time to do my own thing, and this whole world of papercrafting has become my outlet.  I am at my happiest when I get to play!  I don’t create often for a real purpose, to be honest.  Only when I join group blog hops, ect. 

4)      How does my creative process work?

My creative process works in many, many ways.  Lots of time I see something that catches my eye and I have to re-create it whether almost completely lifting it, or taking a color scheme or design or something from it and making it my own.  Love Pinterest for that.  I have found that the more techniques and ideas I try, the better my crafting seems to get.  I don't know about you, but I get so excited when I learn something new…

Other times, I may wake from a dream and have something in mind that I want to make.  Ya, that happens. 

More often though, when I am feeling like I want to create something like a card, I will grab a stamp set I want to use and build a card or project around a specific theme or image from the set.  

But if it is a layout I feel like creating, I usually prefer to have photos to take color ques from and then I build the layout around my photos.  And there definitely are times when I just want to make a layout and don’t have photos.  Although I find I don’t actually use those layouts often enough.  Oops.  But I sure had fun making them! 

Seriously, when it comes to my papercrafting,  I work on a whim.  It's just my "thing"!  ♥

So… now I get to nominate some inspiring bloggers.

I nominate Brenda Rose, and Karen Pedersen.  

Not only do they pump out the most inspiring, awesome artwork, but they both exude a deep loveliness that carries through their words and touch you on a personal level.  I luv these ladies! 

Check out their blogs, you will not be disappointed.  ;)


Unknown said...

I'm honored to be nominated by someone as creative and talented as you, Miss Vicki!

Brenda said...

Vicki, I love you right back and feel so honored to be nominated by YOU! You are amazing!!


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