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.
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
. 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!