Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Getting to Know You Blog Hop with The Cut Shoppe



Hello crafty friends! The Cut Shoppe 2016 - 2017 Design Team is hosting a blog hop to introduce the current designers and let you get to know each of us a little better.

To begin, I want to share with you a recent project I created using the lovely Rosey Posey cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store (get it here) and the new Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness Collection.
 


I love anything flowery and this file is a perfect fit with my photo, the paper, and the embellishments. 


Now, a little bit about me.
1. How many times in a week do you work on something scrapbook related? 
The amount of time that I get to spend scrapbooking varies depending on the time of year. Since I am a high school teacher, I do get to craft quite a bit during the summer and various breaks from school. However, during the school year I try to get out to my craft room 3-4 times each week - sometimes not at all. This may only be for 30 minutes or less at a time, but it is still time I enjoy. 
2. What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
The majority of my layouts focus on the everyday moments in our lives, and the funnier they are the better! My kids are my favorite subjects and the dogs are a close second. Having a camera on my cell phone has completely changed my scrapbooking because it is with me and ready to go at all times! My kids will tell you they are scarred for life due to some of the layouts I have done, and there are many that I have had to pinky swear I won't put online.

3. What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
I don't know if I have a favorite color, but I can tell you that I am not a fan of pink or purple. Using either one is a struggle for me. Like seriously. My favorites would have to be bright colors, black, white, and gold. Most of my layouts begin with a piece of white cardstock and go from there.




4. Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
Using cut files on projects really gives them extra oomph and takes them to another level. Taking a piece of flat, square paper and turning it into something completely different is really what I love. Cut files give me the ability to create original, one-of-a-kind projects and I love that artistic freedom.

5. What are some of your other favorite hobbies? If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
Before I was introduced to scrapbooking, I did quite a bit of sewing but nothing much other than that. In the past few years, I have been creating mixed media canvases and I could see myself doing more of that. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without my paper. I have always had an affinity for it- the feel, texture, smell - okay, that was a bit weird, but you get the picture. 
6. Tell us five things we don’t know about you!

1) My husband and I have the same birthday and red hair
2) I love 90's grunge/alternative bands but also love to listen to big band music
3) I am a major WWII buff and watch documentaries when I am scrapbooking
4) I was the associate dean of education at a college before teaching high school
5) One of my first pets was a pot-bellied pig that rode in my car and walked on a leash.



Now, let's get hopping! Leave a comment below to be entered to win a $5 gift certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store. Each designer on the Hop will also be giving away a $5 gift certificate, so make sure you visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. A random winner will be selected from each blog and all winners will be announced on The Cut Shoppe Blog on Wednesday, July 13th! You will need to check the blog to see if you are a winner. Comments will be open until Sunday, July 10th.

Now it's time to head over and get to know more about Designer Irit Landgraf! Here's a look at the complete blog hop order for you to follow.



 
Have fun hopping your way through the blogs and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $5 gift certificate to The Cutte Shoppe Etsy Store.

Jennifer


31 comments:

  1. Nice layout Jennifer, I can't believe you had a pig as a pet (we had them in the farm back home years ago, but were not nearly as social as yours)

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  2. A pot bellied big?! You=crazy hahaha
    Love the layout! XXX

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    1. Her name was Lucy and she even rode in the car with me.

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  4. Love your 5 things Jennifer! I am a 90's grunge girl too!! I met the members of Bush and Veruca Salt and it was so awesome!! 👍 Your layout is gorgeous...I love the Yellow!!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I have to been to tons of concerts but never got to meet any of the bands. Bush is fantastic!

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  5. I teach high school as well! I was thinking we are much alike then I read you had a pet pig and that all fell apart. I also love pink and purple on layouts but I have a five year old who only wears those colors so I don't have much choice:)

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    1. My youngest only wore pink when she was little so I can totally relate. What subjects do you teach?

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  6. Beautiful layout, Jennifer! I also love how camera phones and digital photography have been such a game changer for scrapbookers. The ability to capture all those every day moments and experiment with our photos is wonderful!

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  7. Such a beautiful layout Jennifer :)
    I'm not entirely sure how I would feel about the whole birthday sharing thing.. It would be awesome to celebrate together each year, but then theres the entire year long wait to celebrate all over again! lol

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! The whole birthday sharing thing has become a big joke with the family. We tease that I get the odd years and he gets the even.

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  8. I loved reading your responses to the questions. I would love to see you walking a pot-bellied pig on a leash :)

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    1. She did get loose in the park once. I was 7-months pregnant chasing that darn pig - it was pretty embarrassing.

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  9. Your layout is so pretty! I'm imagining you walking the pig on a leash now!!

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  10. Beautiful layout and I just bought that cut file and can't wait to use it.

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    1. Thanks! Be sure to share so we see how you used it.

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  11. Absolutely love the colors on your layout! That background paper is perfect with that cut file. I have pictures that my kids won't let me share online as well.

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    1. Thank you! I figure the pictures can be used for blackmail if need be.

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  12. Great layout , I loved how you stitched the rays of the sunburst.

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  13. Such a pretty layout! Love that cut file too!

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  15. Love your creative work! You always have fun ideas and pages! Also, yay for teachers!

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    1. Thank you! That is very kind! Yes! Teachers!

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  16. This layout is so colorful & inspiring! I just bought that Simple stories collection.

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    1. Thank you! I love the collection and can't wait to make more with it.

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