Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Creative Blog Tour


Thank you Rochelle Spears for inviting me to be part of the Creative Blog Tour! :)  Please stop by and visit Rochelle's BLOG to learn more about her & her craftiness. This is a great idea for us to introduce our scrappy friends to other scrappy friends.  Make sure to read through the end to see the other creative bloggers I have tagged!

1. What am I working on?
Sadly, crafty time for me has been next to none. I recently decided enough is enough is enough. I've started reorganizing my space & putting page kits together as I go. First I'll complete the 6 unfinished layouts sitting on my desk. I did take some time to make this FREEDOM banner using the Pride collection from Authentique. I love hanging my holiday banners! (sorry for the horrible photo)



2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I'm not sure. The style of my layout always varies depending on so many things. My mood, paper choice, subject, time, mojo, etc. I love creating everything from vintage to trendy. I tend to ALWAYS use polka dots & glitter! I love trying new things. Here is the last layout I actually finished. It's all boys in this family so I have no problem using flowers, feathers & bling on their pages.



3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I started scrapbooking 11 years ago just after I had my oldest. My new life as a SAHM was craving creativity. Coming out of the fashion industry, scrapbooking was a great fit! I was now working with photo shoots, patterns, colors & textures in a whole new way & LOVING it! I journal as if I'm reminiscing & hope my boys will cherish these words after I've gone. 



4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Sketch challenges make it so easy for me to get started. Next I choose photos that will fit the sketch & product that will compliment them.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Now I'm tagging 2 of my crafty pals to introduce you to. They will be sharing more about themselves Monday, August 18th on their blogs.  Make sure to stop by. :) 


Kelly Holifield 
My name is Kelly & I live in Texas with my hubby of 15 years who is thankfully very supportive of my crafting habit. We have 2 boys ages 14 & 13 as well as a 3 year old puppy who is our baby boy. I've loved crafts since I was little creating all kinds of things from cross stitching, rug making, sewing, crocheting, quilting & now playing with paper for scrapbooking, cardmaking & an occasional altered item. My paper crafting style includes distressing & creating in clean lines with an occasional flair of ink or paint. I am a huge fan of using sketches & other challenges for inspiration. Other hobbies I enjoy are watching my boys play sports, reading, gardening & fishing. I love designing for Paper Secrets & am also designing at Sketch N Scrap, Scrap Our Stash & All About Boys.

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Nicolle Kramer
My name is Nicolle Kramer (part owner of CE) and I have been scrapbooking for around 9 yrs. I am a stay at home mom of 4 children. I have 2 boy ages 20,19 and 2 girls as well ages 17 and 11. My hubby Michael (other owner . ;) ) of 21 yrs is extremely supportive of my hobby. We both love the arts.  I enjoy creating layouts using  many different styles of scrapping. The internet is where I look for inspiration through sketches, color challenges and browsing some really talented ladies blogs.  I find it  fun to learn new techniques and follow trends. I’d like to think I am an ever evolving scrapper who loves using bright bold colors, textures and lots of embellishments to enhance the story being told on my page in a unique and creative way that keeps the viewer continually discovering new details every time they see one of my pieces. I also love to alter different mediums and create tags. I also make the occasional card.  I love everything paper or paper related.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Scrappy Friends Challenges & a WINNER!


It's February 1st & that means a new Scrappy Friends Challenge!


My February Challenge is to use 1 or more of the words below in your title.

RULES (to be entered into the prize drawing):
  • You need to be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Your traditional (no digital please) layout must be NEW as of February 1st, 2014
  • Link your entry below by February 27th - 11:59 pm (PST)
One winner will win a Paper Secrets Gift from me...

BONUS CHALLENGES:
Combine my challenge with any of the following challenges and receive an entry into the BONUS PRIZE drawing for each completed or combined challenge:

Brenda - Sketch

Rochelle TicTacToe

Kelly - Color Combo


BONUS PRIZE:

and now some winners....
the winner of my January challenge is...

Congratulations Tracy! Please contact me with your email to claim your gift card.
MeKristiB@gmail.com

And our Bonus Prize winner is...

Congratulations Christy! Please email us with your mailing address to claim your prize.
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Challenge with my Scrap Friends - due 1/30

Happy New Year to YOU!
Cheers to another year of scrap worthy memories & crafty layouts!!!!

My January Challenge is to use 1 or more of the words below in your title.

RULES (to be entered into the prize drawing):
  • You need to be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Your traditional (no digital please) layout must be NEW as of January 1st, 2014
  • Link your entry below by January 30th - 11:59 pm (PST)
One winner will win a Paper Secrets Gift Card from me...

BONUS CHALLENGES:
Combine my challenge with any of the following challenges and receive an entry into the BONUS PRIZE drawing for each completed or combined challenge:

and SURPRISE....our crafty friend Kelly Holifield has joined our challenge!

BONUS PRIZE:

and now some winners....
the winner of my December challenge is...
Congratulations Amanda! Please contact me with your email to claim your gift card.
MeKristiB@gmail.com

And our Bonus Prize winner is...
Congratulations Charity! Please email us with your mailing address to claim your prize.
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com