August 29, 2014

Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello friends!!  Last week I was tagged by the amazingly talented Ashley Horton to participate in a Scrappy Blog Tour that's been making it's way through the scrapbooking world. Ashley's layouts are always full of beautiful details, and she is the queen of hand stitching! Her work always inspires me and makes me think outside the box.

As part of the scrappy blog tour, I will do a little Q&A and then tag three scrappers for you to visit.

1. What am I working on right now:
This would be my most recent layout, using some of Heidi Swapp's new Project Life goodies, with a little bit of Maggie Holmes' Styleboard collection added in. 

2. How long does it take to create a project:
I work pretty quickly, a layout is usually completed in 45 minutes or less.  If I'm adding in some hand stitching, or waiting for paint or a spray mist to dry, that can add on a bit more time.

3. What are my favorite things I love to create with at the moment:
Although I don't have it in my hands yet, I can't wait for Maggie's new Open Book collection to arrive!!  I'm also loving Heidi's new Project Life collections, Chic Tags flair buttons, anything sparkly...sequins and glitter paper, my Silhouette Cameo, and rolling date stamps. You can never have too many date stamps, I may have even started to collect them.  ha!
Crate Paper ,  Project Life,  Chic Tags Flair,  Three Birds Designs,  rolling date stamp, Silhouette Cameo

 4. How does my creative process work:
 I start with the photo, and go from there. I don't usually "plan" a layout, so I'll just gather a mix of supplies and then start cutting and pasting! I like to have supplies out where I can see them, but look cute too. It's all about the cute...right? ;)

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired: 
Sometimes it can be something as simple as a color combination in a commercial on TV or an ad in a magazine. Pinterest and scrapbooking galleries are also a big source of inspiration too.

6. What is my signature style:
After scrapbooking for over 25 years, I still don't think I have a signature style. I like pretty papers, fun embellishments and mixing them all together.  Here's some of my most recent favorites.
The blog tour continues next Friday with three more scrappers:

Danielle Higginbottom Brown  - Danielle is so good at mixing patterns and colors, she scraps her cute boys and does Project Life too! At last count, she had already made 145 layouts in 2014!!  Oh, and she posts yummy recipes on her blog too ;)

Veronica Milan - Veronica is the name behind the Chic Tags company. She and her hubby run their own business, and have now added wood veneers and flair buttons to their list of scrappy products. I remember meeting Veronica for the first time at CHA earlier this year, within a few minutes I knew she was genuine and sincere. I had no idea at that time that I would end up designing for her and Chic Tags. I'm so glad our paths crossed.

Kris Berc - Kris can layer paper and flowers like magic!  Her style is so very different from mine, I am in awe every time I see her newest layout and find myself asking how in the world does she do that?

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to stop by Danielle, Veronica and Kris's blogs next Friday!


Jac said...

LOVE your mist/twine storage! Where did you find the tiered stand?

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Hi Jac!
I found the tiered stand at Target in the kitchen section :) It works great for the mists and twine.

Kris Berc said...

Hi Mary Ann, I loved reading this and learning more about your creative process! (I love that tiered stand, too, and have to go get one now haha.) Thank you for your very sweet words and for choosing me as a next stop on the tour :)

Ashley Horton said...

Thanks for joining in the Blog Tour, Mary Ann! Love reading more about your creative process!!

Sarah said...

I really loved reading more about your scrappy style and process! Also, totally envious of that fabulous mist/twine holder! it's awesome!

Jac said...

Thanks, Mary Ann! I need to head to Target. :)