The scrappy blog tour is making it's way around the internet, and I was invited by Amy Mallory to join in.
(Check out Amy's gorgeous project scrapping her adorable baby girl's first year)
If you are new here - welcome. I used to be on the side of a volcano (hence the blog title) but we moved and now we are on the side of a faultline. But still in New Zealand and still scrapping. I also design digital scrapbook kits, elements and page-and-album templates that are available at The Lilypad.
1. What am I working on right now?
Well, actually I am working on a secret Christmas-related project for someone who reads this blog, so I can't share that right now ...
But I have also been slowly working on an album for my husband, entitled "50 years in 50 photographs"
(He would like me to point out that I have a few years in hand to work on it!)
Unfortunately not many photos were taken of him before I met him, but I have had fun scrapping the ones that do exist.
2. How long does it take to create a project?
Not that long, as I am a pretty pragmatic scrapper. I tend to be working on albums and I like to just get things done - although I also love when I am challenged to create a layout and take it to the next level. I love the Saturday Scraplift challenges at Designer Digitals, and being challenged to create layouts for Masterful Scrapbook design (at Get it Scrapped) and tend to spend more time on them.
Here's a couple of my MSD layouts:
(All supplies from Lynn Grieveson, Katie Pertiet and Ali Edwards at Designer Digitals)
However, when I am working on a project - such as a travel album or this "50 years in 50 photos" album I used an album template and try to do two or three pages a day. Each one only takes about 15 or 20 minutes.
3. What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?
Here's the template album I am using at the moment:
And my favourite digital scrapbooking kit right now:
4. How does my creating process work?
Honestly, I sit down and I scrap. That's why I love having a couple of album projects on the go, and even if I am not feeling particularly inspired I have a template to follow. I take inspiration from the photos, and from the mood I want to convey. But I get a lot of inspiration from the community at Designer Digitals and at Get It Scrapped.
When I comes to designing, colour always comes first. And I design what I would love to scrap with.
5. What's my signature style?
Colourful, slightly retro and distressed. I very rarely use bold or dark colours, it's nearly always a pale background and pastel colours.
I hope you enjoyed that little insight into my scrappy corner.
And to carry on the tour I would like to nominate:
Carol: A talented Australian digi-scrapper who not only posts inspiring layouts but also inspiring posts about her fitness journey. But I am not following her up a mountain any time soon!
Esther: Another Australian digi-scrapper with awesome technical skills and a beautiful scrapping style
Melanie: The original "Britgirl" scrapbooker who combines fabulous photography with a unique and very special vintage, collage-inspired style.