Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January's Guest Blogger - Tina Walker

 Hi! My name is Tina Walker and I am completely obsessed with this art, just like you. :) I would like to thank Christina for allowing me to share a peek into my creative process and for asking me to be a Guest Blogger. I am so blessed and honored to be here.
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 I am a working mom, working outside the home. My children are grown, so much of my crafty inspiration comes from my two French bulldogs, Moose & Flikka. They are getting quite the reputation in the scrapbook world. :) I live in snowy (and sometimes sunny) Salt Lake City, Utah, but am a Mid West girl by heart. I created by first scrapbook over 15 years ago, but my latest obsession with scrapbooking started about 3 years ago and I haven't stopped since.

 I often get asked what my scrapbook style is. I would define it as a 'scrapbook chameleon'. I like to try new techniques and styles, so I often mix it up. Scrapbooking also allows me to share my other obsession, photography. They go hand in hand with each other. My phone, (with camera) are always with me and I take a picture almost every day. 
The layout I created for you today shares many of my favorite crafty techniques and styles.
I love to layer! I say you can never layout too much! I love to add little bits and pieces, and little snippets and scraps to my layouts. I love how little pops of color, pattern, and dimension peek out from behind your photos and embellishments. The smallest of strips and embellishments can create visual interest and texture to any project.
Can I let you in on another secret of mine? I rarely use a paper trimmer and usually just ‘wing it’ when adhering/placing my photos, papers, and embellishments to my page. I love the random, not ‘over thought’ look, and the great angles this creates.

 Are you in love with all of the fantastic shapes that are SO trendy in paper crafting today? I am too! For my layout, I cut several sized Chevron pieces {with my Cameo (love this machine)} and stitched them in place. I just love the movement it creates to the page.

And who says your layouts need a large title? Not me….I love to use ‘ready-made’ titles that are incorporated into pre-made embellishments and paper! Why re-create what is fabulous already? For my layout, I loved the little die cut title ‘I Love Us’ – so I am using this as the title of my page! Perfect and easy!
I would like to thank Christina again for this great opportunity! Next time you are afraid of trying a new technique or design, just GO WITH IT! You might fall in love!
http://adogslife-thirteen.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

  1. I'll check back~not seeing any pictures!! Love Tina's work!!!!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I've made a few changes so they should be showing up now (unless Blogger is acting up).

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  2. Wow! That is a fantastic layout! TFS

    Visiting via 2 Peas

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  3. Love your style, Tina. Great layout!

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  4. Thank you Christina! I enjoyed sharing my layout with y'all! :)

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  5. What a fun, colorful layout! Great stitching skills too!

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  6. Love your fun bright layout, thanks for a peek into your designing :)

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  7. Great work as usual Tina! Loved your little insights into your scrappy process and design style. I'm all inspired to add more layers now!

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