Daily Archives: September 10, 2012

back at it

The interesting thing about creating is that for the most part, creativity leads to more creativity. More is better.

That being said, now and then you need a break. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve taken more than a week away from crafting in over 5 years and that’s usually because I’ve been away on vacation. The past two weeks here have been very busy here with family and it shocked me at the end of last week when I realized how time had slid by.  It had been more than two weeks since I’d been down to my craft room.

Friday I made myself get back at it but found myself shuffling things around trying to figure out where to start. Perhaps you’ve been in the same situation so I’ll tell you want I did that often works for me. I made a card just for fun. No occasion in mind. No deadline. When I don’t know where to start, I can usually find lots of goodies already on my desk to throw together and make something. It breaks the ice and gets you going.

As I mentioned, everything on this card was on my desk, except for the pink ink. I love a pristine work space but it just seems that never happens for me. There are always bits and pieces laying around.  Now I have to admit, the paper is new and was on my desk because it had arrived and hadn’t been put away yet. From what I’ve seen of it, I’m adoring this new October Afternoon Woodland Park line. Gorgeous colors and prints! I’m hoping to get back to creating with it today.

Stamping on manilla tags is a great way to make your own accents. The Hero Arts Cling Dots background that I’ve stamped on it has to be one of my all-round favorites for versatility.

Quick Tip: Don’t be afraid to cut your chipboard accents. The chipboard party day banner was so cute in one piece but was too large to fit on my card. By cutting it the banner now works and I like how the curves draw your eye through the design.


Happy creating!