Five Questions for….Vicki Chrisman

So we continue the guest blogger month :) Today I’m thrilled to have Vicki Christman as a guest blogger.

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Followers of my blog already know it- I have a Vicki -Crush :) Vicki is one of those angels that you sometimes ask yourself how you deserve to have them around ! When I started Scrapbooking she has been my first hero and idol – I loved her style and all those techniques she tried and she always had a way to support the beginners (there it was me) and make you feel content with your work. Love her bunches!

Let’s see how Vicki answers the questions:

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Lots of different things can stir my creative juices, but here are a few that are my favorites.

Because I love to “alter”, going junk’n with my sis always gets me excited about creating.  Between the two of us, we usually don’t miss much J. We love finding fun unique things to alter.. and priding ourselves in finding the best deals. Lol  We both pick up things as we go, tossing out ideas, sharing thoughts, getting inspired.   Taking a drive in the country by myself with some good music is a great way for me to get my creativity flowing. (windows down of course) lol

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If I am working on a scrapbook page, usually the photo is what inspires me.  Other things that inspire me are, fun new papers or products, prints and patterns in fabric, home décor, ect..

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Hey… I thought I was the only one who did that. Lol  I’ve noticed that I seem to do that more when I’m working on a “collage” or altered layout.  It’s kind of fun to add little things, that possibly only you will notice or understand.  This layout is one that has always been close to my heart, because it’s of my niece.  It probably has more symbolism rather than hidden messages.. but so many things about it seem fitting for her. The eclectic mix of colors and patterns, funky and vintage, are “so her”.

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The way I go about “creating” I’m pretty sure it would be something really messy to eat, like corn on the cob. Lol   Really, I’m not sure exactly what it would be,… Maybe guacamole?  For me, I would wish it would be like Guacamole….. Because I love Guacamole! lol  ( with lots of fresh cilantro please)

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I have certain projects that are special to me ,for one reason or another. I’m going to break the rules and share two okay?  These two are very different from each other. The first one is a metal tray I painted with Glimmer Glam. Painting on Metal is something new I haven’t worked with that much, so it’s a new favorite.

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When it comes to layouts, I guess I would pick this one. Since “vintage” is my first love, this probably defines my style best. I love creating with small patterns, ink, hand stitching, machine stitching, and fun textures.

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I guess, any time you’re doing what you really love, it’s a success right? I love what I do!  But if I would have to pick one thing, I guess I would say… I very proud of my shadowboxs dies from AccuCut.

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I love seeing people create with them. I just get giddy when I see the different ways people have used them.

http://www.accucutcraft.com/stores/5/category.cfm?

Thank you so much Nat for having me here!  Love you girl!

  • Annette

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    Vicki, When I grow up I want to be just like you! Creative, insightful, playful and fun! 0;D

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  • Cuchy

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    One of the first blogs on my reader. Love Vicky’s work. Thanks for letting us know a bit more about her.

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  • Jane H

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    Love the tray Vic, think when you get tired of it, I will claim it! Course, I love all your work, DUH!

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  • Julie Campbell

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    Who doesn’t love Vicki?! She’s amazing! Love all the pieces you chose to go along with this today, Vicki–some of my favorites that you’ve done, too!

    Beautiful job, my friend!

    Julie

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  • Julie Higgins

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    And one of my crushes too!When she was my paraprofessional in my classroom, she sooo spoiled me! Brought me a homemade lunch every day….like homemade chicken salad!!

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  • Sherry Bullard

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    Love love love VICKI and her work. Love her vintage shabby chic style. And of couse if you follow her blog you will love her stories, she really cracks me up sometimes and just love how she writes on her blog it’s like you can hear her talking to you. I hope to some day be in the same venue as her so that I am able to meet her in person!!

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Oh Nat… thank you so much for having me guest for you. You are the dearest of friends……….I love you to pieces!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    My first introduction to Vicki and I love your creations. The LO of your ROCK niece is fun and the tray is FAB and don’t get me started about the vintage LO. Well, I’m off to get some guacamole!

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