Creative Blog Tour

I have met so many wonderful ladies in the scrapbooking blogosphere.  I always enjoy seeing their creations and am thrilled when they stop by to say hi.  It is so nice to connect with other ladies who share the same love - scrapbooking.  

Thank you Angie from Living a Crafting Life for asking me to be a part of the Creative Blog Tour.  Stop by and visit Angie to see what she shared in her creative blog post.  This is a fun way for us crafters to introduce our scrappy friends to other scrappy friends.  Make sure to read through the end to see the other creative bloggers I tagged!

1. What am I working on?

I am always working on catching up on my scrapbooking. Lately, I have been scrapping mostly current pictures.  From time to time I reach into my stash of old pictures to create with those!  I am busy keeping the two monthly challenges on my blog going and as most of you know have been creating sketches.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My style has really changed over the last year or so.  I truly love working with sketches.  It helps jump start my creative juices.  I have learned that I can take a sketch but make the layout my own.  I LOVE mixing products from different manufacturers.  I pull colors for my layouts from the pictures I am scrapping.   And although I love trying new techniques, sometimes clean and simple is the way for me!


3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I started scrapbooking 13 years ago after I married my high school sweetheart.  And actually, today is our wedding anniversary - such a coincidence!  I wanted a special album to showcase all the extra pictures that were taken by our wedding guests.  I found that I loved creating scrapbooks and continued crafting albums for my children!  I LOVE looking back on an event and reliving it all over again.  The journaling definitely helps but even the pictures tell a story through the page design and details added.  

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I am not a huge writer, but I love to share some thoughts on my pages.  I always start scrapping by looking at my pictures and choosing a collection or color palette.  The products I choose and the various amazing sketches available help me to create!  Here is the sketch I created for the next challenge at tMN.  The sketch goes live today and is created to help quick start someone else's creativity (and my own too).  I appreciate all the amazing sketches that the scrapbook community shares!

Here are the creative blogs/blogger I have tagged.  They will be sharing more about themselves next Monday - July 21st on their blogs.  Make sure to stop by.

I met Crystal a couple of years ago through blogging and our wonderful scarpbooking hobby.  Crystal has been an amazing addition to the design team creating layouts and recently sketches.  I am always excited to see the lovely layouts Crystal creates!  Always in awe!!

Hi, I'm Crystal I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago when I made my wedding album. I'm a stay at home mom to two girls I feel so lucky to be able to stay at home with my girls. Every morning I have to start my day with a cup of coffee I also have a huge sweet tooth I need to eat candy everyday. During my free time when I'm not scrapbooking I enjoy running. If you want to learn more about me you can check out my blog:

I recently met Wendi also through blogging about scrapbooking.  Over the last few months, I have enjoyed getting to know her a lot more.  Wendi's layouts always amaze me.  I love her layering and how she puts all the products together.  Truly inspiring!!

I'm wifey to my hot hubby, Jeremy for 15 years, and mom to wonderful, 3 cute kids who keep me super busy (all 3 kids are named after cities in different countries). We live in sunny So Cali, and I am a beach lover!!! Scrapbooking has become my creative outlet which I LOVE to do in my spare time. I enjoy making layouts, cards, creating home decor items for our house, and altering!!! I LOVE it all. I LOVE my ipod and itunes, I'm a HUGE Depeche Mode fan, love to walk & do zumba, relax at the beach, and hang out in the backyard with my kids.



  1. A great insight into your scrappy world Leslie, thanks for sharing :)

  2. AH I love this...So nice to see what everyone is up to and how they work :D

  3. Happy Anniversary Leslie - lovely info about your scrapbooking - I gave that a try once - it is a lot of work for me - but I admire that other people like you are so consistent and do lovely work - enjoy your week =-

  4. Happy Anniversary to you and the Hubs :) Nice to get to know you a bit better with this

  5. Fun post! Love learning more about people and how they started their craft!

  6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!! I loved reading more about you!!!!

  7. Happy Anniversary! So glad we met while sharing this wonderful craft!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I loved checking out all the layouts and learning more about you. Have a great week :)

  9. happy anniversary Leslie!! I LOVE learning more about your process and creative self and getting to know ya through bloggy scrapbooking!!! thanks sooo much for picking me to share!!!

  10. Happy Anniversary!! I love meeting people who love to scrapbook as much as I do. It was fun learning more about you. Thanks for tagging me. :)

  11. great getting to know a bit more about you!


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