Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Creative Blog Hop--a bit late

Recently, one of my all time favorite crafters, Karin Åkesdotter, invited me to be part of the Creative Blog Hop.  This is a fun blog hop that works a bit like a chain letter where you share answers to some questions and then invite new friends to join in the fun.


What a I working on now?
Currently, I working on no projects.  School starting a couple of weeks ago, so I have been busy getting the year started, writing some grants for technology and supplies, and trying to not to succumb to exhaustion.  Soon I will be working on cards for the design teams I am on--Cupcake Inspirations and Poppy Sketches.  Then I hope to finish a mini-scrapbook featuring the first year of Catapult's life and begin working on clay ornaments for Christmas. 
 
How does my work differ from others in my genre?
To be honest I am not sure if my work is that different than others.  I say this mainly because I am inspired by what others are creating and I tend to use their ideas to spark my imagination.  I prefer a clean and simple style with whimsical images, but I am willing to try new techniques and styles.
 
Why do I create what I do? 
I think cards appeal to me because they are small scale, and I can get a feeling of accomplishment without having to wait a long time.  (Teaching children the last 17 years has turned me into attention deficit crafter!) I also love cards because all my relatives live out of state, so I am always in need of a card to send.  

How does my creative process work?
I learned a long time ago that I am not a visual thinker.  Unlike many people, like my hubby, I cannot visualize what the end product will look like.  Therefore, I begin with a sketch, theme challenge, or something inspiring on Pinterst to help me get started.  I pull out the supplies I think I'll be using then I jump in.  I do a lot of trial and error, and it can take me a long time to create something that I actually like. 

Now I want to introduce an amazing crafter that really inspires me with her beautiful work. 

Susie
My name is Susie Cannon Moore.  I am married to my soul mate Randall and between us we have fivegrown children - four boys and one girl.  We are also blessed to have six wonderful grandchildren. Welive in a small country town – Maypearl, Tx.I have been paper crafting all my life…but started scrapbooking seriously in 1998.  It has been full throttle ever since.  My motto is, “A day without scrapbooking?  Not if I can help it”.  And I’ve tried to live by that all these years.I have been published in Paper Crafts, Just Streampunk, Designed to Color and also have been on HGTV’s Crafter’s Coast to Coast.  What an experience!I scrapbook digitally now.  It has been a wonderful transition for me.  But I still have plenty of “real” scrapbook supplies because I make cards and also lots of home décor and party items.  I also do a Project Life type album.  This is year two for me.In May of 2011 I began a website devoted to crafting with dies.  It is the best of all worlds because I have been a die-aholic from the early Sizzix days and I can use any and all products to make my projects.  I post a new project every day.  It has been a joy to keep this challenge going.Website: www.TheDiesHaveIt.com

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed getting to know more about you and your creative process, Debbie!! I hope you post your clay ornaments when you finish them...my first crafty love was polymer clay :) Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Loved learning more about you - maybe one of the questions should have been - How did you get the nickname Indy? I hope school is going well for you and that you are feeling successful! One of these days we should meet since you are the closest blogger to me that I follow!! Have a great night!! Also, maybe you would like to stop by my blog and join my Happy Mail group! All I would really need is your birthday since I already have your address! Check into it if you want to!! :)

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