I would not say I have any one thing that makes me cringe when designing. I like to use a lot of different techniques and brands. One thing that always fails for me is stamping in a scrapbook layout. It always seems to go wrong! I try and try, there's a mess on my desk now from my last attempt.
* What do you listen to or watch while your scrap and WHY?
Most of the time I listen to music. I used to scrap in front of the television and I find I get much more done with music. I listen to Sirius/XM, Pandora and old school cd's! I listen to all kinds of music it just depends on my mood! Jazz, blues, rock n roll, rockabilly, bluegrass or world music: there is not much I don't like!
* How do you jump start your creativity when you find that it is missing?
I usually just start to organize my stash. It doesn't take to long until I run across something I forgot I had and I am inspired to create!
* At what time of day are you most creative, or do you prefer to create?
I am a morning person and would love to start every day in my craft room, but that usually only happens on Saturdays when I don't have children's sporting events. So I try to catch an hour or so after work before dinner.
Embossing folders are my latest have to have! I can't get enough! I use them in scrapbooking and card making. I am also getting into more textures in general with burlap and ribbons. Wet embossing is my tried and true technique. You just can't match the combination of glitter and texture on your stamped image to really make it stand out. I usually end up playing with various inks and colors and also embossing powders. By the way all of my successful scrapbooking/stamping combo pages have used wet embossing. Although, I must say I chalk the edges of everything!!! I would say that is my number one go-to technique for EVERYTHING, it is such second nature I forgot it for a minute. I chalk photos, paper,embellishments, ribbons, everything!
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