Monday, July 21, 2014

Big Blog Tour Nomination!!!

I was nominated as a creative blogger by one of my very talented friends,  Sharon Martinelli. to join in on a chain of fun blog hop tours, where so many of us will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration, and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity, to new views, new techniques, and new creative experiences. This will get your mojo going for sure!!! I have the pleasure of working alongside Sharon at Lindys Stamp Gang!! You will be mega inspired by her art! Here is her original blog post on the hop CLICK HERE.

 There are four questions all the participants need to answer, before they nominate three other bloggers to continue on the tour. I will answer my four questions, and then lead you to three beautiful, and talented artists, I'm sure you'll love visiting, so make sure you read up until the end!

 1. What am I working on?
At this moment I am working on my Manufacturers Design Team assignments. In between I am working on a mini for my monitor tech at work who saves all of the chipboard that backs paper packs for me. I want to rid the world of broken down boxes one mini at a time!! lol. For this project I am using the very awesome and cute Lil Monster collection by BoBunny!!.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 
 Well. I am a do it yourself flower girl. I have been told in the past, that I will probably never be picked to join a Design Team for  manufacturers that make flowers, and I don't know if that is true, but I simply LOVE creating my own flowers. I hope it isn't true, but I probably wont let that stop me. Some of my crafty friends have dubbed me the Flower Queen. And I am honored.I think I have just about every flower and leaf die out there!! I blame it on Tim Holtz and his Tattered Florals die...My all time fave!! I even won his Tattered Floral Challenge last year.
This was my entry of some of the flowers I have created by using this 1 die. I have many flower tutorials on my side bar here. Feel free to try some yourself.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I have always had an addiction with paper.  And when you can take paper and create with it artistically, then that is therapy for me. So I can lock myself in my studio for hours and meditate with paper then come out a calm refreshed person. I use to write poetry and have always had a knack for writing creatively. So who would have thought that I am soooooooo bad with journaling and titles on my layouts!! It's true!! Someone teach me please!! 
Titleless/no journaling.  Really?? This layout deserves a title!! 

   4. How does your writing/creating process work?
My creating process can start a couple of different ways. I have soooo many talented friends in this industry. Some times it is their work alone that inspires me to create. Sometimes it is a color palette that gets my creative juices rolling, and sometimes it is just a beautiful piece of something, like a piece of paper or a gorgeous photo..Like this one....It just gets my mojo going!! First I have to find the owner of this photo..That is another story...

Now the blog tour needs to continue, so here are the three creative bloggers I want you to meet: 3 completely different crafters with unique styles. 

Lisa Novogrodski:  Lisa is one of my totally talented friends who I have had the pleasure to hang out with on a scrap retreat a few of years ago..She is the DT Coodinator for Scraps Of Darkness/Elegance kit club and a truly beautiful artist. We have many hours of creative girlie chit chat sometimes into the wee hours of the night!! I am proud to call her my sista friend!!!!  

Cathi Oneill: Cathi is another one of my very talented friends who I have seen grow into one of our leading designers. Her style is soft and lovely, and reflects her true nature. Living the green life in Ireland and wowing us with her work all around the world!!

Vicki Robertson: I met Vicki when she invited me to Guest Design for The Cropstop a couple of years ago. Vicki really knows how to work die cuts and bows!!! Her creative cards are what inspires me. 

I know you will be greatly inspired by these talented creative friends of mine. . Please have a peek and they will be up with their own nominations on the 28th. Just be aware, Lisa's own tour is up on her blog today!! oops....


  1. What a great q-n-a :). Love your flowers. I feel if you can make it, why buy it :)

    Gorgeous lo. Love the colors.


  2. Your flowers are exquisitely created ans I think look better than some bought ones! And you put the most amazing colors together. I must admit I find title of layouts difficult at times too! So nice to read a bit more about you!

  3. This is a great idea! I love learning more about my favorite artists! You are definitely my flower girl... my butterfly girl as well!! This layout is BEAUTIFUL! I always love your work. Now ... I must check out your nominations!!

  4. Thanks for the nomination my friend! You know you are one of my greatest inspirations! Don't ever stop making those gorgeous blooms. xo


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