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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Talk Time Tuesday~

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Hello my bloggy friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I saw some beautiful tributes and inspiration this past weekend to honor all the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve our country so that we may have our freedom. I don't know about all of you but I have a great deal of respect for those people and pray for them and their safety everyday.
Well last week we had a lot of nice comments regarding our very first Talk Time Tuesday with Ask Jo. I had a few emails that truly made me smile as some of you are just so kind! I really hope many more of you submit some questions. Keep in mind that this new feature cannot go on without your questions being submitted each week. I have had a few come in but I am hoping for more. =)
So with that being said, let's get on to this week's questions.
Our first question comes from Dawn aka "D" who asks, "Since I'm new here and you mentioned "machines" which machines do you own?"
Well Dawn this is a great question!
I own several machines. Gosh I think I own too many to be honest LOL.
Let's see, I own the following machines:
Original Sizzix and the Sizzix Side Kick
The Xyron Electronic Die Cutting Machine
The Old Cuttlebug and the new Anna Giffin Cuttlebug
The Cricut Expression
The Cricut Imagine
The Pazzles Inspiration
The Craftwell Ebosser
Now out of all of these machines, I must say my absolute favorite two are the Pazzles Inspiration machine and the Craftwell Ebosser machine. These are the two machines I use the most. The third machine that I use often is my cricut expression. The other machines do not get as much love and attention from me because the machines that I use can do everything that I need for them to do. Thank you so much for your question Dawn. I hope to hear from you again soon!!
Our second question comes from Kellie N. who asks, "Where do you get your inspiration?"
Excellent question if I must say so myself! I say this because I know that so many of us from time to time struggle with where to begin and where to find that motivation to start a project. I have a few things that inspire me(aside from Gia) but lately my top place to find inspiration has been Pinterest. I just LOVE this site! I can go there and find just about anything I am looking for from paper crafts to home decor.

Another place that I go to for inspiration is Split Coast Stampers. I like this site for inspiration gearing towards card making. Sometimes I feel like my cards need a little something extra or when I am struggling with how to design my card, I go to SCS and automatically am inspired by the many beautiful cards in the galleries.

Another place I often find myself going is Design Seeds. This is a great place to help when you are struggling with matching up color combinations. Have you ever had a layout design in mind but then have photos that don't have much color or colors that you normally would not work with? They could be too "busy" or "bright" or just very "dull" and plain. Design seeds is the perfect place to go to for inspiration on fixing that stump!
A few other things that inspire me and help motivate me to get crafty are Page Maps, Cardz TV With Mary, The Play Date Cafe, Jennifer Mcguire, Daily Craft TV, Youtube, Nichol Magouirk and my daughter. My daughter probably inspires me the most and she is where I get my inspiration from as she is the main subject when I do my scrapbooking. I thank you for asking your question and I hope to hear from you again soon!

Well my friends that is all I have for you today but I sure hope that I have shared something that possibly inspired you or caught your interest today. Please do not be shy or sit back and not ask a question that you may want to ask, because it can benefit others as well. Believe me,  I want to hear from you! Are there any tips or ideas that you would like to see? Any craft projects that you want to see or learn how to do? Please submit your questions by using the form under the "Ask Jo" tab at the top of my blog. Just a reminder, there are still a few days left to get your entry into our Funday Friday Challenge#1! I would love to see what you create my friends!

Until next week's Talk Time Tuesday... enjoy life's blessings and have a wonderful week!



  1. Awesome post Jo! I love it! I am gleaning much knowledge from you my friend. Will definitely check out your suggestions.

    Cardztv DT Sister

  2. Great questions and answers yet again Jo. I cant believe you have all those machines - Wow. Looking forward to next weeks questions.

  3. You do have a lot of stuff! (but then I do too!)I am enjoying getting to know a little more about you.

  4. Thanks for the crafty inspiration links. A couple of them are new to me so it was fun checking them out. :)

  5. How cool that you have all those machines...where do you keep them all? I have my Expresison and Cuttlebug. Maybe I need to add a new one!

  6. I have heard about the Pazzles...but if it requires being connected to a computer....it is out for me. Great topics, Jo!

  7. Wow, what fabulous questions and loved your answers Jo! I am learning some things so I hope to you get more questions!! I love Pinterest and blogs for my inspiration too! Now I can't wait to check out some of those links you gave that I didn't know about!!


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