A different kind of blog hop...

About two weeks ago, Sasha Farina tagged me to be in this special 'blog hop' and I couldn't be more pleased to play along! How can you say 'NO' to your favourite scrapper?! Sasha has been a favourite of mine for the longest time. Her style is gorgeous and very tasteful. She is excellent with colors.  And I love her journaling. Straightforward, thoughtful and meaningful. For me, her signature style is stitching on her layouts. She can stitch so fast. When I mention stitching, we ain't talking about the simple straight line. She does the hard ones ok?! She is pretty hardcore. That's why I love her even more. Haha. Check her out and you'll know what I mean! 

So here are some questions I got to answer in the 'blog tour' series...

1. What am I working on right now?
Well, I have been working on a 'secret assignment' that it will be revealed soon! I have also started on my project life that I stopped early of the year.

A little bit on my project life... I was a little overwhelmed at the beginning of the year. I didn't want to spend too much time on embellishing my PL, simply because having a toddler growing up like a weed does not allowed me to spend a lot of time on it. PL can wait but I can't miss out on Katelynn's growth! My main focus is Katelynn (and my hubby of course) ... always!

Finally,  when I was going through my PL album last week, I decided to give it a try again. This time it will be simple & clean, easy on the embellishments. Let each photo speaks. I'm so thankful for this app called Collect. It allows me to input photos & journaling on daily basis. Will share my full PL spreads soon!

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Back then (before Katelynn), I would probably spend about 1.5 hours or more to complete my layouts. Some more than a day! Since she entered into my life, I got to scrap as fast as I can. It can be as little as thirty minutes or prob an hour + the most. I tried my best not to bring forward any of my layouts more than a day! Usually, I will get it done before the day ends. That's my personal rule!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
. White cardstock
. Gelatos
. Mist
. Chipboard shapes
. Vellum shapes
. Wood veneers
. Patterned papers (of course)

4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Let's talk about creating process. First, I have to clear my scrapping table before I start a new layout. Better focus that way. A cluttered table can't help me think sometimes! I spend a lot of my time visualising in my head, simply because I do not have vast freedom to linger around with my papers and embellishments. My time is pretty limited as a SAHM with a toddler. When I get an idea, I will try to imagine/sketch it in my head before I begin. I will gather everything and make it work. A photo helps me start too, somehow it will spark ideas to me. I like to work in advance when I have assignments. One more thing, I need to listen to music when I create. It keeps me calm.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
As far as what inspires me creatively… fashion, weather, photos, things around in the house and lots more! And of course, Pinterest! Basically, I get inspiration from lots of places! Whenever I see some interesting design/pattern, I will start to visualise it on my layouts. Paying attention on little details help me stay inspired too! And yes, Katelynn is my biggest muse too!

6. What is my signature style?
 To be honest, I am still figuring that part out after so many years. Haha. But I can tell you that my style is leaning towards modern-clean-classy-a little graphic looking kind of style. I think my style changes according to time and season in life.
This was what Sasha has to say about my style...
"Jessy Jessy Jessy - kind, encouraging, sweet and such a fun scrapper! I feel like she's such an asset to our scrapbooking industry. If you're into colors and whimsical style layouts, you will definitely love her.

Isn't she the sweetest? I'm flattered *blushing*. Love her to bits!

Next Monday (August 18th), the 'blog tour' continues with these super talented ladies. 
Trust me, they all have magic touches . . .

I have always been a BIG fan of Debee's creativity.  I started to follow her during her scrapbooking era till I found her again on Instagram last year. So grateful that she is still contributing to the paper world. I absolutely love how she thinks, in design wise. How she puts everything together, effortlessly! She is so good with mixing bright & bold colours/patterns. She is now designing paper products, stamps and beautiful packaging for her Etsy shop called 'Inspire Lovely'. You should check her Project Life spreads too. They are just so beautiful! If you are a fan of succulents, you should check her out even more!

This lady is genius. She thinks of designs in such beautiful & unique way. Always adore her scrapbooking/cardmaking ideas. Always thinks out of the box! Playing with colours is her forte too! She creates the most meticulous layout each time. She can make any themed collection look fun & pretty at the same time, easy to the eyes. Her eyes for details is out of the world! I really enjoy her tutorials.  So glad & proud to be in the same design team with her!

I only discover about this talented lady recently. I love her simple & clean, airy & soft looking layouts. Layouts like hers "less is more" are not easy to create. She understands the word 'balance' & 'classy' so well. You can see them throughout her creations. Another lady who understands colours very well. She is really good with soft, pastel and monochromatic colours.


To celebrate me starting project life again, I am doing a giveaway. You'll receive Project Life cards and some embellishments (not all are photographed here). Open to everyone around the globe!

So all you have to do is to leave a comment below by Thursday, August 14 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT +8). I'll randomly pick one winner. Be sure that I can contact you via your blog or email. All the best! 

Thank you for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy


Mel said...

I used to follow your blog and then I followed your instagram and now I've found your blog again! Such a little cuite. I do project life as I find it is all I have time for and the little stories still get told through it. xx

Courtney said...

I follow your Instagram and I love your layouts. I use them as inspiration when creating my own. I am the same as you when it comes to style - i either haven't quite found it, or it changes by season! At any route, I love your work! Congratulations on your work and balance!

Anonymous said...

I like your layouts and there is a style I would say, the difficulty is , more how to describe it. I follow you on pinterest and blogspot, and when I see a layout from you 1st on pinterest in most times I would identify it as yours. And I am surprised by your speed, 30 min for a layout. Wow.

Cheers from Germany,

June Goh said...

You have an unique style. I've been following your work since yor were teacher Jessie

Stacie said...

I have loved seeing you work with so many different companies. You always rock your pages with style. Keep on inspiring!

Vivo17 said...

Awesome pages... Love your layouts!

Vivo17 said...

Awesome pages! Love your layouts!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hi! So nice to learn some more about you!! I always enjoy your pages and your style is so appealing.
A 30 min page is something that seems totally impossible for me, almost like flying to Mars,... lol!! Well done!

Unknown said...

Love your page...I found your blog through your Instagram page...love your layouts and your feed on Instagram...thank you to for being an open and honest woman of faith...something I've been struggling with and have been needing more of in my life (that is more women who are honest with their faith). Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and to share in your life story through projects and Instragram!!!

Lisa Chin said...

Found your blog through Wilna F. and have enjoyed following your inspiring posts. I have two eight year olds so uninterrupted scrap time is scarce! Thanks for the chance to win these project life cards and embellies.

Lisa Chin said...

Found your page through Wilna F. and have enjoyed your inspiring pages and tutorials. I have two eight year olds so scrap time is limited! Thanks for the opportunity to win these project life cards and embellishments.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Yay for finding PL again! I loved reading a bit of the "behind the scenes" things, thanks for sharing!

Lynnda said...

Love reading more about you Jess!!! I'm your big fan !!!Seriously I love your style!!! Hugs x

Melinda Spinks said...

Jessy you are just the sweetest and have made me blush *big time*.
Loved reading more about your crafting processes and knowing that I'm not the only one that struggles with keeping Project Life up-to-date and that scraps with a cat on the desk.
Your work is just divine and such an inspiration to everyone.

Lucia said...

Thank you so much! Your blog post is so great and your work amazing! :)