Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Getting to Know Your Creative Side {Blog Hop}

Happy Wednesday!

First, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and thoughts and prayers last week. Everything went really well and I was back at work yesterday!

Last Monday, Tracy tagged me in this fun blog hop. I was supposed to post this Monday, but I got totally confused on my days. I was kind of out of it Saturday and Sunday and didn't have to work Monday, which just totally threw me off.

But anyway...Tracy does rock, and if you haven't checked out her blog, you should. She blogs And makes the most beautiful cards that feature her awesome Copic coloring skills.

And on to the hop...

First I talk about my blog:
I started my blog in 2010. No one I knew scrapbooked, and I wanted to share my layouts with other people who liked to scrap. And I ended up meeting the best group of ladies, I love reading their blogs and I look forward to talking to them through comments and email!

What do I create? What am I working on right now?
Right now, I'm working on lesson plans for the upcoming school year. Which isn't too fun or creative!

But mostly, I work on scrapbooking, everything from big moments and holidays...
 to the every day.
 A few years ago, I found Project Life and I love creating weekly layouts that way.

I also love creating home decor pieces, and made all of the decor for my October wedding.
Photo Credit: Ruby Star Photography
How does my work or style differ from others?
To be honest, I'm not sure! I know how my style has changed from when I started. I used to be all about the page layout, and letting my pictures do all the talking. Lately, I've been into bright colors and single page layouts.

How does my creative process work?
It really depends. Sometimes I see a paper that I love, other times I fall in love with a sticker sheet or a set of embellishments. But usually it revolves around the pictures or the things that I have from an event. This layout was all about showcasing my "Bride to Be" sash. I had my heart set on having a sash for my bachelorette party, so when my bridesmaids gave me this one, I knew I had to make a scrapbook layout around it.

Why do I write or create what I do?
Mostly I love the actual act of creating. Its fun and relaxing to play with my paper and scissors and adhesive. But I also love having all of these memories on documented for us and for our future family.

Here is where I tag others to play along...
I totally forgot to email everyone to see who wanted to play along. Seriously, those pain meds did a number on my memory (apparently as I was being wheeled out of surgery, I asked when they were going to start it!) So if you want to play along, let me know and I will tag you to play!

Well, I'm off to the second day of teacher prep...aka the day before the first day of school...where I'm going to be surrounded by lots and lots of paper, but nothing scrapbook related!

What are you up to lately?

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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I always love your layouts! How is teacher prep going?

Mary Pat Siehl said...

Love learning more about you!
I guessed I missed that you had surgery. Hope you are on the mend & feeling better!

Becky said...

This was FUN!! I didn't get to play along, what with vacation and starting my new job, it's been crazy around here!! I'm so happy you're back to work, but not happy, does that make sense? Haha!

Tracy said...

I am so happy that you were able to play along Katie :)
Loved reading your answers to these questions and the layouts you shared :)
This summer is going by WAY to fast. I can't believe you are starting your prep work for the new school year.
So so happy that you are recovering quickly :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Fun post, Katie!
Hope all is going well with the new school year!

Dawn said...

Nice layouts! It's been quite awhile since I've done one. I've been PLing the past several years. Hope the start of school is going well.


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