Sunday, June 15, 2014

 Virtual Blog Hop

Last week I received an email from Michelle O' Driscoll asking me to participate in a virtual blog tour. I thought it sounded fun and said yes.  The idea is to explore the creative process a bit more by answer four questions. So let's get started!

1. What are you working on?

I normally have several projects going at once. My Christmas album is in a basket about half done. That is what I pull out in between other projects. I have the photos laid out on papers so I just need to adhere them and add embellies and journalling.  My daughter is getting married in September so I am making table number holders out of corks and wire. I have those half completed and am just waiting for more corks. I just finished a couple of layouts and a canvas for  the Frosted Designs design team. I have enough papers left to complete another one or two projects with those.

2.Hoe does your work differ from others?

My work is as unique as I am. My math and science brain likes things linear and symmetrical. But lately I have been adding mixed media elements to my scrapping  for a whole new look! I love using modeling paste with stencils, ink and paint! My style has changed dramatically in the past few years. The Home layout is an example of an older work.

3. Why do I create?

This is a good question! I have a twin sister who was always the artistic one. I loved math and science. When I was in high school I maintained albums filled with memorabelia. Once I had kids, it was easy to save papers, birthday cards, etc. As my daughter ventured into sports and dance, I started albums just for those events. Then it morphed into school events, vacations, etc. I think now I am trying to record as many memories for them as I can. For example, we had a wedding shower this weekend for my daughter. I made an album for all the guests to leave wedding advice.

 I am also enjoying my creative time and learning to do so many new fun techniques which I never would have thought I could do which includes drawing and painting!

4. How does my process work?

To be honest it varies from day to day and project to project. I keep a list of projects to be completed and have bags of ticket stubs, programs, etc. I do not work in chronological order. Usually I start with a photo or a challenge. I build from there. I will go through my bins looking for just the right paper. Once I have my design figured out, then I look for flowers, buttons and other embellies. There is so much inspiration on line and I will spend time looking for product usage, sketch ideas and more. The problem is, I can spend more time doing that than crafting.

So there you have it! Now I  want to introduce you to one  VERY talented lady!

Sandee Setliff is an extraordinary artist! And works wonder with alphabets! Sandee is the host of Sundays With Sandee over at Frosted Designs! Each week she shares a project with focuses on a tool or technique! I have learned so much from her. Here is a little bit about her
Sandee A

Since childhood, I am happiest when I have paint and glue on my hands! Playing with new products and getting messy is time well spent in my book. I create a variety of mix media signs, cards, and altered art, and my creative style ranges from cute and fun to clean and simple which I sell in a local gallery called the Art MoB. My latest passion is art journaling, lettering, typography and collecting quotes. My grandest achievement so far, has been my being commissioned to paint a huge fiber glass bear which will be auctioned off for charity in the end of the 2014 summer. I also will be having my very first art show debuting on August 1st. When I am not crafting I am photographing wildlife and hiking through our lovely North Carolina mountains. I am 55 years old, single and deliriously happy checking off my bucket list as I go along in life. 


  1. Love all your layouts! Isn't is amazing how your style changes the longer you scrap!! The colors in the top one are so FUN!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing more about your process! My math and science brain can relate to yours. :) Great projects!

  3. WOW! So interesting! Your layouts and other works are beautiful!

  4. Thanks Jean for participating in the hop! Always inspired by what you do! Love that you posted the progression of your scrapbooking! It is amazing how it changes over the years! ~Michelle

  5. Your pages are gorgeous! I followed the link on Michelle's blog and now I'm your newest follower. :)

  6. Always fun to learn a little bit about a fellow artist! Thanks for the shout out too!


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