Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Different Kind of Blog Hop

Last Monday, Elise at Feed Your Craft tagged me in an ongoing blog hop that gives me a bit to talk about my creative process and then invite other crafters that are inspiring me to go next week. I am so honored Elise invited me as I am always inspired by her projects!

What am I working on right now?
Currently, on my craft table is some funny photos of my sister and brother-in-law that I am using some Styleboard papers to scrapbook. Next up are some "thinking of you" and "birthday" cards. I also have a piece of wall art that needs to be created for a gift. After this it is a mystery what will be sitting on my craft table. :)

How long does it take me to create a project?
I am such a slow scrapper, that I can't even say how long it takes me, except quite a bit of time. I am ok with this as I play in my craft room. I don't have any obligations to anyone except me on my projects. And I love that! I do know that since the iPad and Netflex came to live with me in my craft room, I am even more slow. Ha! They do keep me company, so I will not kick them out yet.

What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I am getting a kick out of using vellum with my craft. I am enjoying the resurgence of vellum. The other night, as I was messing around in my craft room, I remembered I had a whole collection of old vellum. I found it and am digging it! I have little bits and pieces and then I have a whole stack of 12x12 pieces from the 2005-2007 period. Remember the K&Company, Making Memories, and Quick Quotes pieces. Loving it!!!  I feel so proud when I am able to use up something really old on a current project.

I am also starting to get into Thickers. I have never sought out Thickers until this year. My Cricut died and I decided to wait to before purchasing anything to replace it. So my go to title making tool was gone. Introduce Thickers! Honestly, I may not replace the Cricut, as I enjoy just playing with what I have instead of the "designing" something that will work with what I am creating. We will see, I am not deciding what to do about the absence of a die cut machine until December.

How does my creative process work?
The majority of the time, I always start my project with my photos, then paper, then embellishments. However, I do sometimes pull out a product I want to play with and then the project takes off from there. I am not a by design crafter. I am a "pull stuff out and move it around" type of gal. Just give me some pretty stuff and let me play. :)

What inspires Me?
I find inspiration in color and patterns in my various products. I can suddenly feel the need to craft when I have a old piece of cardboard, simply because I can see a mini book cover from it's shape. Or the tangled weave of my ribbon stash will give me an idea that I must play with until I see it come together. That is just how it goes in my craft room.

This is a peak at my little crafty world. I am passing these questions on to the following three crafters who I find inspiration to continue the blog hop for next Monday. :)

Vanessa @ Different or Ordinary I love her Smash art and her recent postings of her digital work! I love how she can combine different fonts in her Smashbook and I love her digital creations she designs and sells.

Niru @ Avinash and Nandini I love her scrapbook style. I love the stitching and little bits of embellishments she puts on her work. Her work makes me think of delicate and sweetness. I am always "oohing" when I see her pages.

Lisa @ Blackbird Darlin' I love her blog title! In addition, I enjoy her 6x8 project life scrapbook posts. It is exciting to see what she will do with the smaller size. She also creates spectacular cards that inspire me to use my products.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week! ~Tisha


  1. So fun getting to know you better and love the photos of your craft space, Tisha! Can't wait to see your finished layout with the Styleboard collection! :)

    1. Thanks Elise! I can't wait to see this layout finished too!

  2. Lovely tour of your scrapping process. I don't like to rush through my pages either. Highly recommend the Silhouette if you decide on a new cutter. Though, once you get hooked on Thickers...

    1. Lisa, I am tossing between the Explore and Cameo. But I am finding I love the freedom of no machine. :P I now have a good stack of Thickers that are sweet that I am loving!

  3. Enjoyed the peek into your creative mind :)
    Love your photos as well.
    I will have to check out those you tagged to see into their creative process as well.

  4. Tisha what a fun tour of how your creative process works. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog.

    Hugs diane

  5. Thanks for featuring me, Tisha :D (Love your embroidery thread storage!)