The scrappy blog tour is making it's way around the internet, and I was invited by Amy Mallory to join in.
(Check out Amy's gorgeous project scrapping her adorable baby girl's first year)
If you are new here - welcome. I used to be on the side of a volcano (hence the blog title) but we moved and now we are on the side of a faultline. But still in New Zealand and still scrapping. I also design digital scrapbook kits, elements and page-and-album templates that are available at Designer Digitals.
1. What am I working on right now?
Well, actually I am working on a secret Christmas-related project for someone who reads this blog, so I can't share that right now ...
But I have also been slowly working on an album for my husband, entitled "50 years in 50 photographs"
(He would like me to point out that I have a few years in hand to work on it!)
Unfortunately not many photos were taken of him before I met him, but I have had fun scrapping the ones that do exist.
(All supplies from Lynn Grieveson, Katie Pertiet and Ali Edwards at Designer Digitals)
However, when I am working on a project - such as a travel album or this "50 years in 50 photos" album I used an album template and try to do two or three pages a day. Each one only takes about 15 or 20 minutes.
3. What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?
Here's the template album I am using at the moment:
And my favourite digital scrapbooking kit right now:
4. How does my creating process work?
Honestly, I sit down and I scrap. That's why I love having a couple of album projects on the go, and even if I am not feeling particularly inspired I have a template to follow. I take inspiration from the photos, and from the mood I want to convey. But I get a lot of inspiration from the community at Designer Digitals and at Get It Scrapped.
When I comes to designing, colour always comes first. And I design what I would love to scrap with.
5. What's my signature style?
Colourful, slightly retro and distressed. I very rarely use bold or dark colours, it's nearly always a pale background and pastel colours.
I hope you enjoyed that little insight into my scrappy corner.
And to carry on the tour I would like to nominate:
Carol: A talented Australian digi-scrapper who not only posts inspiring layouts but also inspiring posts about her fitness journey. But I am not following her up a mountain any time soon!
Esther: Another Australian digi-scrapper with awesome technical skills and a beautiful scrapping style
Melanie: The original "Britgirl" scrapbooker who combines fabulous photography with a unique and very special vintage, collage-inspired style.