Jul 7, 2014

Creative Blog Tour!

You know what's awesome?  The scrapbooking community!  There are so so many wonderful, creative and delightful ladies out there and what's better than to get an introduction from another crafty friend?

Thank you to Kelli Panique from Use It Scrapbooking for "tagging" me in this Creative Blog Tour!  Be sure to visit her tour blog post and see what's she's up to, and who else she tagged. This is such a fun way to hop from blog to blog, meeting others and seeing what going on in their craft rooms! At the end of this post, I will tag a couple of my scrappy friends for you to visit and get to know!

Each gal on the tour was asked to answer a couple questions, so here we go!

1.  What am I working on? 

Just like Kelli, I have a LOT of irons in the fire.  Not only do I scrapbook and make cards, but I am a homeschool mom and a writer in process.  You can follow our homeschool adventures on my momma blog, Muses of a Mom.  But here is a short list of my creative projects:  
  • Filling a box of cards to send to Operation Write Home
  • Using up some of my lovely stash for my blog (and YouTube) series, Throwback Thursdays.  This series takes a look at some of those great collections from the last couple years, with ideas and inspiration to get your scrapbooking in the books!
  • Working on a non-fiction, inspirational book about a New Testament bible character.  

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

Whenhen I scrapbook, I will try some of the new trends that are out there (such as watercolor or mixed media), but I will often go back to the traditional, tried and true ways of scrapbooking too.  I will use one photo on a page, or six.  Many of my pages tell the story without a lot of journaling.  

3. Why do I write/create what I do? 

Scrapbooking became a hobby because I loved this creative way of recording the growing up of my two sons.  Once I got into card making, I saw what a blessing it was to send handmade cards to friends and loved ones, in addition to helping such great projects like Operation Write Home. Scrapbooking, cardmaking and writing are my therapy.  It is easy for me to spend an entire day in my office/craft area, turn on music or a movie and tune out everything else.  If my family didn't have to eat, they wouldn't see me for days! 

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

Previously, I would only create when I would be "in the mood."  This began to change once I was selected to be on the Design Team for The Memory Nest.  Working with someone else's deadlines means that you may need to schedule creative time.  This became a learning experience for me, and it was such a feeling of  accomplishment to sit down, "force" the process and see something evolve. It is usually at these times that new and exciting things blossom!

Ready to meet a couple of my scrappy friends?

Remember when I said that the scrapping community is awesome?  Well, I "met" Leslie on Twitter, found her blog, shopped at her store and then ended up on her Design Team!  She is just lovely, so creative, and I'm so glad I "ran into" her!  

Leslie:  Hello!  I am Leslie the owner of The Memory Nest. I am a stay at home mom turned small business owner. Raising my children for the past 11 years has been an amazing journey.  In June of 2012, I decided to combine my SAHM duties with my dream of owning a scrapbook store. That began my small business journey of opening an online craft store to share my love of scrapbooking with you.  Before kids, I taught third grade and am starting to substitute again.  Besides scrapbooking, I love reading, spinning, and spending time with my family!   

My PhotoHere is another great gal I "met" in the scrapping community. Every layout I see her post is just utterly amazing!  She has such a fantastic scrapping style -- you will want to check her out for sure!

Sindi:  I have been scrapping for 11 years. I started when I was pregnant with my little boy, who is the subject of 99.9% of all my layouts. Aside from scrapping, I love to crochet and read. I live in the mountains with my hubby, son, twelve chickens, and two spoiled basset hounds. You can find me at

Thank you so much for stopping by!  If you want to follow my crazy adventures, you can use the social links at the top right to follow the blog here by email, tweets on Twitter and process videos on YouTube!


  1. Great post, Angie! Fun to get to know you better!

  2. Hi, Angie! Nice to "meet" you! Your post reminds me that it's been some time since I donated to Operation Write Home. I should that, again. Happy creating!

  3. Aw, Angie you are too kind! Thanks for making me part of the tour! :)

  4. Thank you my sweet friend, Angie for including me in this fun hop!!! Love getting to know you better!!! :)