Creative Blog Hop

Monday, February 9, 2015

What an honor it was to be asked by Marsha from Coffee Pot Stamping to participate in this fun hop. Marsha is on the DT with me for Christmas Card Challenges and is a talented artist.

The Creative Blog Hop works in a rather interesting way.  You are nominated to join the blog hop and the only requirements are to nominate two others to follow you on the next Monday and to answer four questions about yourself and your creative process.  Nothing to it!

Before I get to the questions and answers, here's a card I have to share with you today. A CAS card with lots of white space. Hmmm... you might see me talk about this below in question #2.  :)

There are the four questions those of us who participate are asked as part of the Creative Blog Hop.

1.  What are you working on now?  I am the DT coordinator for Christmas Card Challenges so I make Christmas cards throughout the year.  I am also on the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Design Team and am working on some cards for the next release.

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre?  I don't know that my work really differs from many of those out there. The majority of my cards tend to be on the CAS side. I love the look of layers and fun images colored with Copics but I struggle with those areas. You'll find lots of white space on my cards with simple designs.

3.  Why do you create what you do?  I sit in front of a computer all day (life as a CPA) and find that the creative outlet of making cards (and scrapbook pages in a previous life) help me to unwind and use the other part of my brain -- hence my blog sub-title. I love to create cards and send them to family and friends. I want them to know I love them and appreciate them and I know how fabulous it is to receive happy mail and I want to bring a smile to those I send my cards to.

4.  How does your creative process work? I will usually just sit down and start playing. I usually have a specific stamp set or die that I want to work with and then it just goes from there. Lately, I've been noticing that my mojo or crafty desire has been missing for several days at a time. But at other times, things are clicking right and I can make a few cards in a day that I love. I love challenges but rarely play in them anymore. I more craft when I can and then will blog my cards and spread them out over the next month or so.

And, now it's time to share with  you the two people I've nominated to participate in the Creative Blog Hop next Monday, February 16th. 

First is Jessica from All the Sparkle. Jessica is an extraordinary card maker and makes the cutest cards. I've also nominated Donna from Donna's Crafty Place who is also an amazing card maker and does amazing things with her mixed media.



Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Alanna, thanks for the nomination! I'm looking forward to participating!! :)

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

What a fun post! It was so great learning more about you! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations Alanna! Wonderful interview, nice to learn more about you! Love your pretty card!

Michelle Short said...

Beautiful card Alanna. It was so nice learning more about you too :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card made by a lovely lady, Alanna! Thanks so much for sharing a bit more about yourself with us. I'm always happy to see what you have created. Have a great week! Hugs!

Kay Miller said...

it was so fun to read more about you Alanna! I love your CAS style and your card today beautifully showcases it!

Marsha Reed said...

Love your card, Alanna! Thanks so much for continuing the Creative Blog Hop.

Sharon Underwood said...

Congratulations, Alanna! Your card is so pretty. I, too, tend to go for the CAS style, which drew me to your cards. They're always so lovely! I also enjoyed learning more about you through your answers to the four questions. Very interesting!

Jean said...

Fun to get to know more about you! Gorgeous card!

Joni Andaya said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Alanna!

Kara said...

great post! Thanks for sharing!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty and elegant :)


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