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Monday, September 29, 2014

Creative Blogger Award!

I am honored to be nominated as a Creative Blogger by fellow consultant and good friend Karen Pedersen! Karen is amazing - she is the REAL Wonder Woman! She excels at everything - daughter, wife, mom, friend, cook, consultant, artist, leader, goofball! I just love her! If you don't already follow her blog, you will want to head over there and start now!

Creative Blogger is a chain of blog hop tours where you will have the opportunity to meet new bloggers, be inspired beyond your wildest dreams, and connect with blogs that will enhance your creativity!

 So here are my 4 questions I need to answer before I pass along my nominations…

What am I currently working on?
I'm ALWAYS working on something! Right now, at this moment, I am putting together goodie bags and treats for my upcoming weekend crop! Want a sneak peek?

How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Hmmm…..kind of a tough question. We have so many CTMH consultants creating the same products, but if you look closely, you will often find obvious and even subtle differences. I've had people say to me "that looks like something you made". It surprised me! You mean, I have a "look"? Cool! Another comment I have heard is that I focus on the details. Sometimes I just can't "let go" of a project until I add that one little special thing! I try not to "plow through" a project. I really want to give each project a piece of my heart!

Why do I create what I do?
Why….well, I find having a creative outlet to be therapeutic, relaxing, and rewarding! Don't get me wrong -- there have been projects where I've been so frustrated that I've thrown sparkles across the room! (Never a piercing tool though!) But most of the time, I find it very fulfilling to complete a project that I believe will bring joy to others! Every project I make is either a gift for a family member or friend, or one that my customers will recreate for themselves, family, or friends. So bottom line, I guess I create in order to bring JOY to others!

How does my creative process work?
The "process" can be different for everyone! For me, I need a spring board or starting point. For example, when decorating a room, you should pick a piece of furniture or picture or something to build around. With scrapbooking, I like to start with my pictures, pick a focal picture and theme, then select paper in the theme and color to make my pictures shine! When creating for my club, I usually start with a paper pack or stamp set and build around that. Like any creative process - whether writing a book or forming a sculpture - it kind of develops as you go along. I have a general idea of what I want, but as I cut each piece it begins to take shape and often changes from my original idea!

So…now I'd like to nominate some inspiring bloggers of my own!
This is SO hard! Many of the bloggers I drool over have already been nominated! And there are many more…..but just 2? Here goes…..

I nominate Michelle Snyder and Pamela O'Connor - two of the sweetest, most beautiful women inside and out! AND their artwork will knock your socks off!


  1. Thanks for your EXTRA kind (and maybe not extra true) comments about me, my friend! Love ya, pet!