Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Hi there friends! Rachelle here excited and so honored to be a part of this blog tour. Today I will be sharing info about myself and the art passion of scrapbooking and more. In addition, you will be introduced to 2 fantastic and talented friends I have met while on this journey of scrapbooking and art.

A big thank you Brenda my scrap BFF for inviting me to be part of this Creative Blog Tour! I trust that I will inspire others in the scrap gallery world. I know the ladies that I tag will inspire you as well. With that, let me get started!

As part of the tour Brenda gave me 4 questions to answer:

1. What am I working on?
Currently I am creating design team assignments and duties. I design for:
Frosted Designs, Sketch N Scrap, Scrap It Girl, Unique Laser designs and sketches4 All.ning. I so love designing for these teams such as, layouts, cards, mixed media, altered art using wood cutouts and canvas art. On my craft table is a layout for Frosted Designs Kit team.

2. How does my work differ from others of it's genre?
I am not to different than others. I just like to detailed my work and my style is not clean and simple. for the most part my style is "shabby chic." This style gives viewers a visual of flowers, lace, resin elements and more. A girly look of cute, pretty and elegant. I love to get messy too when creating mixed media canvas.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
For me to create is "therapeutic." I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I saw a friend's work. "I have got to learn this," was my first thought. I was totally amazed and just took off. Basically being "self taught," and then joining scrap communities where I learned more each day. I then met Brenda my scrap BFF and started stepping up higher and higher. My passion turned into great therapy because I am wheelchair and house bound after having to leave my career of teaching. I never looked back! It was no longer just creating photo albums it was an art of inspiration for myself and others.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Prior to design teams I was always creating for challenges to win goodies/site badges.Who doesn't love getting happy mail. I wanted to do more and work with teams because I loved the duties and creating of inspiration. I really like commenting on entries and going to all the various blogs. Just a basic comment makes a person's day. Which is another good reason for blogging. The process now is being given a sketch or title and put my mind to work then just take off and do it. I love the organization of designer work because you know what needs to be done throughout the month and get the creative juices flowing. It can be a photo, paper collection I am given or want to use, or viewing a sketch. This is how the process works.

Here are a few of my recent projects:

As you can see "I do it all."
Alrighty, enough about me. Now it's time for you to meet 2 of my favorite and fantastic scrap friends. One of the wonderful things about scrapbooking and more is being a part of the various online communities and blogging. Friendships begin along this journey and they thrive and bloom forever more.

Be sure to visit the blogs of both of these inspiring and talented friends by
Friday, August 15th.{sooner}
They will be continuing this tour by sharing info about themselves and their creative process on their blogs. As well as introducing you to more creative
and talented bloggers they have met on their creative journey. Check out the fabulous inspiration they have to share with you.

 Brandi Matos: Lucky Flutterby Creations
My name is Brandi Matos and I am just another obsessed scrapper in the world of paper crafting! I live in Florida, also known as “The Sunshine State”, with my two beautiful girls and amazing husband. I run a small business from home selling invitations for a variety of events and thoroughly enjoy what I do!  I literally stumbled across scrapbooking a little over two years ago and completely fell in love with it! From layouts, cards, to off the page projects, I enjoy it all! I love to get messy playing with different mediums to make something truly fabulous! Although most of my work revolves around my two girls and is pretty "girly", I don't really have a set "style".  I am still very new to this hobby and enjoy trying a little bit of everything. If I see it, I like it, I try it!  It's that simple!  Please feel free to visit my work at Lucky Flutterby Creations.

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer: Cheryl Designs Create

Hi, my name is Cheryl and I've been scrapbooking since my first grandson was born almost 18 years ago. I now have a total of six grandchildren and the youngest one just turned three. I love seeing their faces on the pages that I scrap. I always say that I'll never run out of pictures.
I've been an avid photographer most of my life so that fits in quite nicely with this hobby.  I love creating scrapbook pages of all sizes and have more recently fallen in love with digital scrapbooking. I also love making cards, tags, ATCs and altered art. I don't really have a "style" and love "mixing it up". Right now, I'm loving creating canvases and working with lots of different painting and mixed media techniques. You'll see quite a bit of mixed media art even on my tiny ATC canvases. 
  I love getting in my scraproom every day and creating!
Feel free to visit my blog

1 comment:

  1. What fabulous projects, Rachelle ~ LOVE your work!!

    Thanks so much for featuring me!!


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