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.
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!