Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy Campers

I created this layout several days ago for the Sketch to Scrapbook challenge on Shimelle's blog.  These are my daughters on a recent camping trip...being silly, as ususal!  Love these two so much! :)

Here is Shimelle's sketch:

Totally Tags...

I have been feeling uninspired.  I haven't wanted to do much of anything.  So... instead of wallowing in it, I just made myself do something creative.  I found a package of tags and a bowl full of embossed raw chipboard elements that I have had forever.  I forced myself get the paint and spray inks out. I told myself I would just mess around and see what happens.  I really figured whatever I made would end up in the trash can.  Negative, I know.  HOWEVER, it freed me in a way.  It took away the expectations to make something "good" or "pretty".  It was okay if whatever I made sucked rocks.  It didn't matter.  I was just going through the motions to see if something sparked.  Well, it did... eventually.  Inspiration struck and a day later I ended up with six tags.  I really enjoyed the process and now I am on a creative roll.  :)

During this time I was surfing the net and saw Simon Says Stamps new Kraft challenge and decided to pull out my sheet of corrugated Kraft cardstock and some kraft labels and stickers... and see if I could somehow incorporate these items.  Here is what I came up with:

So, the moral of the story is:  If you feel uninspired, sometimes just forcing yourself to DO SOMETHING creative with no expectations for the outcome, is just the thing you need to get over that hump!  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Button Love

My grand-baby's favorite thing to do when she is at Mimi's house is to play with my collection of buttons.  At first she would just keep them in my office, sorting and moving them into piles.  Then she decided it would be a lot of fun to spread them through out the house.  LOL!  I am still finding buttons in odd little corners and crevices, from her last visit.  Every time I find one it makes me smile.  I think she is a scrapbooking, crafty, artsy girl in the making. 

Speaking of buttons... there is a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp using... you guessed it... BUTTONS! :)  The winner will receive a very generous $50.00 gift voucher!   Stop by and check out all the amazing projects using buttons!  Prepare to get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout!  Now that school is out for the summer, I am hoping to be able to post a little more often! :)  Have a wonderful week!

The Great Outdoors

Hey friend! Thank you for stopping by! I just finished uploading a process video for my layout titled, The Great Outdoors. I used an Echo...