Creative Blog Hop

Monday, November 10, 2014



Hi friends, my friend Mindy nominated me to participate in a Creative Blog Hop.  The idea is that artists and crafters could get to know each other. Here are my responses to the questions:

1.  What am I working on right now?  I  am working up class samples for the first half of 2015 for Roadhouse Arts.  I am also perpetually working on samples and stamp designs for Paper Wings.  Besides my personal creative endeavors I am also usually working on projects for school.  I have returned to school to pursue a master's degree in Art Therapy.  

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre? I try hard not to compare my work to others.  If I try and get inspired by looking at other's art I have found that it only stifles my own creativity.  I don't know what makes my art different, I would suppose it's different because it comes from within me.

3.  Why do I create what I do?  
I make art because it's what I want to do.  The creative process is innate and simply part of my life.  I try not to overthink things and just create, spontaneity works best for me.  I also have a deep love for art materials and techniques.  I like to create and share the ideas and techniques with others.  One of my favorite quotes that really rings true is-

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”


4.  How does my creative process work?  I touched on this above.  I'm not much of a pre-planner.  I like to just sit down and start doing things.  I often joke that my projects are based on what's near by on my desk.  I hate getting up to look for things I want to use.  I find it's a real creativity buster.   


All of my friends have already participated in the creative blog hop.  But if you're looking for inspiration, these amazing ladies are worth checking out.  Their endless creativity never ceases to amaze me.  

Dana Tatar
Norma Gomez
Erica Thompson


November Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, November 7, 2014




It's time for the Paper Wings November Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you dropped in for a visit.  If you are coming from Amanda's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just joined in, start at the beginning by clicking here

Our theme for November is the wonderfully warm shade of "sepia".  The Paper Wings' designers have all made projects this month using sepia.  We hope you will check out each designer's blog to see what we have created.  Once you have completed the hop, be sure and leave a comment on the Paper Wings blog for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • go back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings blog telling us you completed the hop
To increase your chances of winning you can like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday November 11, 2014 on the Paper Wings blog.


I bet you're ready to see my project, am I right?  Here it is!

I made a video showing how to get the sepia look using tea, coffee, walnut ink crystals, and LEMON JUICE!  Check it out...



Here's the card I made using the pieces from the video.



You have officially finished the blog hop.  Now go back to the Paper Wings blog, leave a comment telling us you finished the hop for a chance to win that gift certificate to the Paper Wings online store.  




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Carrie  ----you are here!
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