Challenge: What I’m known for


What are you known for, what are your signature touches when you craft? I think it’s a GREAT question (I did make a challenge of it this week over at Simon Says Stamp & Show!) and something that any creative person should know. This isn’t to say that you can’t change your ways, add, remove, or otherwise grow as a crafter. Not at all! But, knowing your own creative style and favorites can be very helpful because it can allow you to shop better (you’ll know what you actually use!), plus I find it interesting to be aware of my habits. Here are some of my current “known for” details as a crafter:

  • cardstock base for most projects
  • love to stamp as an accent
  • stitching (machine)
  • buttons, doilies, alphabet stickers are top 3 embellishments used
  • handwritten journaling
  • distress ink maniac (srsly. I can’t get enough!)
  • pen work around my titles
  • use 4×6 photos in my scrapbooking

All of these (except the distress ink) made it onto my page this week for the Simon challenge:


and speaking of a challenge, I used my February Simon Says Stamp card kit (which is SO beautiful!) and just added in letter stickers, washi, and a 12×12 sheet of grey cardstock to make this page. I *LOVE* using my card kit for layouts!! My trick is to utilize the 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (as I did here with pink), and also to use letter stickers (I have TONS! there’s another thing I’m known for!) which is great – it uses my stash while letting me play with something new.
supplies used:

I had an absolute blast working on this challenge – and we have a new team member too! Which is extra exciting because it just so happens that i got to meet her last week at CHA! Be sure to welcome Anita (aka the Artful Maven) – she’s amazing and we’re so excited to have her on the team.
 I encourage you to head over to visit Simon Says Stamp & Show to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules, and feel free to leave a comment here (just for fun) and tell me what YOU are known for as a crafter! 🙂

18 thoughts on “Challenge: What I’m known for”

  1. So excited that Anita has joined the team. I adore her work!!! This page is lovely. I really like the way you embellished the letters. Makes them pop!

  2. A really fabulous LO. The grey and pink give it a really nice girly but modern feel… A fab colour combo. The little lacy touch at the top looks perfect and the photos are so lovely. Love the close-up! Sarah. X.

  3. Very pretty layout, May. You’ve done a lot of nice techniques on this…the machine stitching, the use of the “stitched” letters, pink cardstock background, etc. Very nice way to scrap your adorable pictures. <3 Candy

  4. Lovely layout May, such pretty colours. I love that half cut doily/paper added to the top of the page with the stamped and wooden hearts added, a lovely touch. I always love to see machine stitching and I love how you have used the letters and card stock. Fabulous photo too. Tracy x x

  5. Such a fantastic challenge question – it’s going to be quite a testing one!! Love your layout – fab lettering, and wonderful how you’ve echoed the trio of rosettes in those adorable dresses with the trio of buttons – delicious. And whoop, whoop for Anita joining the team – she’s completely amazing!!
    Alison x

  6. Fabulous project, May! I love how you can identify and illustrate so many techniques you’re known for in one fabulous scrapbook page! And, I love to see SCRAPBOOK pages made from our card kit too!! It’s all good!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Great layout! Your girls are beautiful. They’r getting so big. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m off to check out the rest of the DT.

  8. Super cute photos and love the layout. Love that you shared what you are known for! The pink and gray color scheme is gorgeous!

  9. Fab layout May…and gorgeous pics…and super gorgeous girls! Love that you do lots of handwritten journaling…it’s so important for them to see your writing! I treasure letters from certain people who are now gone, just to see their writing. Love your details as well. The hanger makes me smile! Thanks for the warm welcome as well! So happy am I !

  10. Very pretty layout! Love the color combo! the pictures are so sweet! And what a challenge you gave us this week! Thank you! Hugs, Sandra

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