Monday, February 9, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

Today I'm taking part in a creative blog hop. I was asked to share some projects I'm working on, and to answer 4 questions about my stamping life!

Here are some photos of a project which is almost ready to be sent to my sister for her birthday on the 12th. I ordered the Perpectual Calendar Kit from the Occasions Mini because I thought it was a great idea, and I'm enjoying more and more of the kits SU are selling these days. Of course, once I dug into the kit, I decided I would add on a lot more from my supplies, making it a bit more unique. This is a mix of the supplies included and my own variations on them. I still think it's pretty CAS, I'm not one for too many sequins and bling. I think there's just enough on this lot ...









So, onto the questions:

1. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
Right now, I'm working on a template for a card & envelope holder. It's something I offer for free on my blog, I enjoy sharing any ideas I come up with and I think other crafters appreciate not having to pay for them!

2. HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR GENRE?
My 'genre' is definitely Clean And Simple (CAS). I sometimes try out the other styles, I am a huge fan of shabby chic and collage stamping, but I'm now awfully good at it. So CAS is my 'go to' genre. Honestly, I don't think I do differe from others in my genre, not drastically anyway.

3. WHY DO YOU CREATE WHAT YOU DO?
I usually create cards, or gifts for family and friends. Anything other than that is a bonus. If people love my stuff, then I hope they place an order with me. I'm not a pushy business stamper. I just do it because I love it. Simple as that.

4. HOW DOES YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?
One word .... CASE'ing. When you CASE, you Copy And Share Everything. I usually find something I love on Pinterest (what did we do before Pinterest????? LOL). Usually it's a combination of colours, or a sketch, or a particular style, or technique. I then reach for a set I want to use ... often quite random and start stamping. I never plan what a project is going to look like at the end of the process. Not ever. I just arrive there and it's often quite a surprise!!!

Next Monday, February 16th, you will be able to see into the world of a hugely talented stamper, and very, very, very good friend, DEBRA DAAM. I love her work (and I love her too)!

2 comments:

Chris Kolly said...

My calender kit just arrived; and after seeing how awesome yours is, I am even more excited to get to making mine!

Debra said...

Wonderful calendar pages, Emma. A true inspiration.