Creative Blog Tour

I have the honor this week of participating in the Creative Blog Tour! I was nominated by a fellow CTMH consultant and friend, Amie Kiger. You can click on the link to read the nomination post!! Amie is a very talented papercrafter and I am continually inspired by her artwork so I am truly honored that she chose me to participate in this blog hop!!

1. What am I currently working on?

Every month I host a monthly workshop hostess club at my home. A group of 11 ladies come to my home each month and I provide free make & takes highlighting new techniques and CTMH product. They each get to take turns earning the hostess rewards. So currently I am working on the make & takes samples for my club gals! Here’s a peek at one of the cards we will be creating. I’ll be posting the full projects soon so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on all the details!

CTMH: Brushed WOTG

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

I’m not afraid to make mistakes but I’m also a perfectionist…{sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?!?} If I try something new and I don’t like how it turns out I just start over, but I will continue to start over until I am happy with the end result!! {<—there’s the perfectionist coming out!!} I love hot new trends and love trying new techniques. I love that each person’s perspective and outcome is different. We all have different ideas pop into our heads when we look at stamp sets, embellishments, paper, etc. There is no wrong way to create!! LOVE THAT!

3. Why do I create what I do?

I started collecting papercrafting products 10+ years ago, but I really didn’t start creating until my son was born. He was born 14 weeks premature and was in the NICU was 12 weeks. I kept a journal of his day to day and also took photos of him everyday. I wanted to combine those two things so I compiled my first scrapbook of his time in the NICU after he was home. I was hooked after that and my hobby quickly turned into a passion. After scrapbooking for a few years I started cardmaking also!!

If you scroll through my blog you will notice a lot of CTMH!! I am a CTMH consultant and more recently a lot of what I create is to promote all of the great products CTMH offers. CTMH is how I was introduced into papercrafting {all those years ago} by attending a friend’s home gathering, and when my local Archiver’s closed I knew I wanted needed to have easy access to great papercrafting product. I’ve always loved CTMH’s quality and it just seemed like the right time to sign up as an independent consultant. I have NEVER regretted that decision.

4. How does my creative process work?

My creative process, like everyone else, starts with some type of inspiration. I am a mother of a 6 year old boy and I also work full time so finding the time to get crafty can be tricky! A majority of the time I will start with a sketch or a theme of some sort, for instance, a blog hop featuring a certain paper packet or stamp set. I also follow A LOT of papercrafting blogs, and find so much inspiration from the papercrafting community. I also love working with sketch, color, and word challenges. I really do enjoy working with a deadline!! ….and let’s not forget the inspiration that is found on Pinterest.


Now for the really fun part!! I get to nominate other papercrafters that inspire me to keep this hop going!

I nominate Vicki Wiznuik– She is a fellow CTMH consultant and her artwork is stunning!

I also nominate Stephanie Davis– She is one of my Damask Diva teammates and I am continually inspired by her artwork on our monthly blog hops!

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