Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hopity Hop Hop

So my lovely friend Louise over at Southern Girls Challenge, asked me to join in on this blog hop, to be honest I'd never done one before so thought it was great chance to get to know a lot of other crafty individuals and to see what everyone was up to. Man there is talent out there people, starting with Lou of course! So there are a few questions been asked of a meet and greet, so here goes.

What am I working on?

Currently Im desperately trying to keep up with my Project Life. There doesn't seem to be a shortage of photos in my camera, but sitting down and editing them to have printed is proving a bit of a mission. Thankfully the gorgeous Manu has left our screens for another season of MKR so maybe I'll be able to pull myself together and finally get them done!

I am also working on my online Scrapbook Store The Paper Doll Company, this wee boutique shop has been born through my absolute love for the craft, a need for some great local stores, and the enjoyment I have in retail.

How does my work differ from others in it's Genre?

I don't think anything of my work really differs from anyones else. I create because I love documenting my family's life. I love design and art, and gorgeous pretty things that stick with glue!! I think we all have that problem eh..LOL!

Why do I do what I do?

Not only do I love to document our life as a family, I want to drive my boys insane when they are older by dragging these albums out when their new girlfriends come for dinner. The Crazy Old Scrap Lady they will call me. HAHA

How does your creative process work?

I would like to think that this space looked like this all the time, but alas no. I'm usually a bit messy, and do like to use all my products, I suppose I'm a user not a collector of scrapbooking things.

So thanks for stopping by. I hope you know a wee bit more about me now and hope to see you over at  The Paper Doll sometime, Love Bee xx

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

123 Get Scrappy Challenge #13

Hi girls,

Yeah I know its been a while eh, but finding time to scrap at the moment is difficult, and its been driving me insane. So today I got a chance to retreat into my craft room and immerse myself in an actual 12 x12 layout! I know! OMG! Thanks to the awesome 123 Get Scrappy, I found the inspiration I needed through their recent challenge board. I went for the line that suggested Stars/Pen or Pencil/ and Crumpled paper. A little stumped at first, but I got experimenting with my Silhouette Pens and loved the end result of journalling directly onto my card stock, I would've never gotten that text so straight! Then crumpled up some of the patterned papers used behind my photo and their edges, and finally used some co ordinating stars to match the papers from the Photo Freedom Boys Rule range.

Im really pleased with the "graphic" feel of the layout and have a feeling those Silhouette Pens are going to get quite the work out on future layouts!

thanks for stopping by, love Bee