Monday, October 20, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Happy Monday friends! Hope you're Monday is off to a beautiful start! We got lots of rain last night, it was nice!

So my good friend Heather tagged me for this Creative Blog Hop. I've know Heather for a few years now, I've met her through the online demonstrator only website, Stampin' Connection. She signed up for an organized swap I had coordinated back when Stampin' Up! hosted a regional event back in Phoenix a few years ago. We now keep in touch often and she plays constantly with our challenges at Sunday Stamps and Nacho Average Challenges.  You can check out her blog and her beautiful creations here.

So let's begin this Creative Blog Hop. 

What am I working on now? Right now I am working on cleaning and organizing my craft room. It has been in such a chaotic mess, because I keep changing my mind as to how I want things organized.  I'll be putting thing away quickly so that I can work on some swaps for another organized swap I am participating in this weekend.  

How does my work defer from others on my genre? Hmm...this is a hard one, as I feel like I am still defining my own style.  My style defers each time I create something new. What would you say my style is? 

Why do I create what I do? Creating for me is a fun escape. Although lately I've been in a very creative rut, hopefully I'll get my creative mojo back. Does that ever happen to you? 

How does my creative process go? Since I've started designing for the Sunday Stamps and Nacho Average Challenges, the sketches and color combos help me get started. Depending on the stamp set that I want to use and the color scheme, my project will take a life of it's own, to convey a certain feeling. 
Tag, you're it! This has been a Tag, you're it!  This has been a fun experience!  Thanks again Heather for tagging me.  I'm tagging Barb Stencel, both she and I are part of the same downline group with Diana Gibbs. We also blog hop once a month as part of Di's Country INKers. You can check out her blog here and learn more about her. She'll be posting her responses next Monday, October 27th, 2014 so make sure to check back then. 
I'm also tagging Rhonda Morgan from INKin' All Night! Although she is too young to be like my grandmother, she is my second Upline. She does so much for all of us in her group. Check back with her next Monday, October 27th, 2014 to learn more about her!
Can't wait to see who they both tag. Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time. 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Nachos

Happy Sunday Stampers! Hope your day is going fantastic! It's been a super busy weekend for me. Worked overtime yesterday, celebrated my fiancé's birthday today.

We have an awesome color combo for you at Sunday Stamps and we hope you will create with us during the next two weeks! Lots of inspiration from my fellow Sunday Stamps designers!

I also used the current sketch from Nacho Average Challenges. You still have a few more hours to play along. 

Here is my final creation: 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Until next time. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Di's Country INKers October Blog Hop

Hello Stampers! It's October 1st and that means it's time for another blog hop with Di's Country INKers! The theme this month is anything Fall. Thanks for stopping by today, if you are just arriving, you just came from Di's blog. Welcome!

Wait...I have a confession...this month we actually decided to do something different for our blog hop. We decided to honor Di Gibbs this month. She is such an incredible leader, an amazing woman and so humble and down to earth. She does so much to encourage all of us in her group.  Above all, Di is such an inspiration, she is proof that if you set your goals, make a plan and work your plan, all things are possible, especially with Stampin' Up! It's amazing all she has accomplished with Stampin' Up!

Cheers to you Di, I hope you enjoy this special blog hop!

I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during the month of November 2010 under Di's Country INKers.  This is my second go-around as a demo. It has been such a blessing to me to be under her group. I'm looking forward to celebrating my fourth year this coming November, 2014. For today's blog post, I'm CASEing the card she created back on November 6, 2010:

You can read her entire blog post here. Thanks for the inspiration Di! So I went ahead and made an easel card. Although I didn't make it exactly like hers, lol. I kept my card simple, the DSP is so pretty that I wanted it to stand out. The sentiment is perfect as I truly am grateful for Di! Thank you Di! 

Up next is Barb and I can't wait to see her project! She alway does an outstanding job of creating our blog buttons. Love the colors she used this month. 

If you get lost, don't worry, below are all the links to everyone's blog. Please don't forget to leave some "blog love comments". 

Kathya (You are here) 
Until next time! Have a wonderful week!