Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Getting to Know Me Bloghop

Hi all, I'm very glad to be taking part in this 'Getting to Know me Blog hop'. I was tagged by my lovely friend and fellow blogger, Sarah George of Blessing Art Ideas. Thank you so much Sarah. Here I go with the information.

Stocking Flowers

First, a little bit about me. I am a software engineer by profession and was working in one of the big ones in Bangalore. I quit my job when we moved to the US early this year. So right now, I'm a SAHM for my 9 month old daughter :) I get to craft when she's sleeping :)
I enjoy making cards, crochet, making jewelry and making flowers. I started blogging when I discovered an Itsy Bitsy contest and wanted to take part in it. From then on, there was no turning back.

Emboss Painting
One of my first cards

1. What am I working on?

I'm currently working on a Scrapbook/Baby book for my daughter. I've been planning on this for a long, but was just scared to do it. Finally I've picked up all I can and I'm trying to jump right into it. I hate to admit that I haven't even completed 1 page :) Hopefully I'll share it pretty soon and that would be my first attempt at scrapbooking. I'm also working on a congratulations card for a couple who had a baby last week. I will share the baby card soon.

For my little princess

Bible verses give me the strength I need

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I believe everyone's work is unique in it's own way. I try to reduce the use of store-bought embellishments and enjoy making embellishments like flowers. Of late,  I love CAS more than any other style! I'm still an amateur in stamping. I am looking forward to buying a die cutting machine in the near future. So, as of now, my works are no where near the experienced, seasoned crafters. I'm still an amateur in most of the aspects.


3. Why do I write/create what I do?
A CAS card

It gives me a sense of satisfaction when I see what I have created is beautiful. And when I read the comments on my blog, I'm literally flying!! If I win sone contest, I'm on cloud nine :) It just makes me forget all my worries and tiredness.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I'm mostly inspired by some contest theme or a blog post from a fellow blogger. Sometimes I see something in Pinterest and want to do something like it. Sometimes I just get a wild idea while trying to sleep at night :) At times, when I try to create something that I had in mind, it just doesn't turn out as expected. When it does, nothing can make me more happy!! Below 2 pics are examples of that.

One of my creations that I like so much

Whew!! That was a long one!! are you still here?? I never thought I could write such a long post!! My blog posts in the initial days will have only the pictures :) 

Thanks for reading till the end :)

Now I would like to tag EsVee of Dainty Delights. She's a crafter, a cook and a new mom. Her creations are simple and elegant. Her recipes are yummy. Please do visit her.


Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

So nice to read about Berina ! Loved you crafts..very Beautiful ! looking forward to your scrapbook pages :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Pooja

SarahGeorge said...

Oh, so wonderful to know more about Berina :). Your crafts are so nice! I'm amazed that we actually share some common characteristics in blogging, like posting only pictures and making stocking flowers :)). And Itsy Bitsy being a turning point! How wonderful is that! Can't wait to see the scrap book Berina. Think it will be real special! :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you for reading Sarah!! yeah! I guess v are very similar :) will post the scrapbook once done..

Sindhu said...

so nice to know more about Berina...all your crafts are beautiful..

Berina RGA said...

thank you Sindhu :)

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wonderful to know about you. Love your craft works. I too scared of making scrapbook page. It's in my To - Do list for a quite long time.

Berina RGA said...

thank you for reading :)