Monday, November 8, 2010

Jessica Sprague

I just signed up for Jessica Sprague's Inspiration Everywhere class. I also ordered her book Stories in Hand to use along with her class. I'm looking forward to this class as it has you look around you and find where you get your inspiration from. And, it's not just paper, you will be using music, art, etc. in finding your inspiration.

Sitting here on break at work, and feel so inspired to create but know that this feeling will pass by the time I get home knowing that the grocery store, cooking dinner and laundry is between me and the time I can create. Also, daylight savings time is over so it will be dark by the time I get to my scrapbook room. I am never very motivated when it is dark outside. I did find however, that making a list of what I want to create helps me accomplish more. I need to take a few minutes brainstorm what I want on that list.

Christmas is fast approaching and because of the current economic climate I am looking more towards "homemade" rather than store bought. I've had the idea in my head to make cookbooks for all my girls with our "family" recipes in them. I might expand that idea and create one for my son (the cook in the house) and my niece. I need to think about what I want the final look to be (something durable, but expandable).

I am also working on that library envelope book that I plan on giving my middle daughter for her birthday. Her birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas so I better get serious about it as well.

I also love the new 7gypsies photo trays. Thinking about doing something with those for my sisters.

Geez - I better stock up on Red Bull and get busy.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I've been creating...really I have

I started this blog so I would have a place to archive my projects. Many of the things I create, I give away and I wanted a way to remember them. I have so many projects going on right now that it is hard to keep track and actually, hard to finish... I've been in a card making frenzy lately. Made several different ones for different occasions. Really getting back into embossing too. My oldest daughter recently took a job at Archiever's so I see different thinks coming down the pike.

Below are several of the cards I recently completed and mailed out.

I am also working on a new mini-scrapbook made from library envelopes. I am having trouble finding the elastic I need to bind the book but still have Joanne's to check out.

Also, my son and girlfriend became engaged and we (myself and daughters) are helping with decorating ideas, save the date cards and invitations. Thank goodness we have a year to do all of this. And, buying a lot of fall decorations now on clearance for the wedding next year.