Monday, January 26, 2009

February 2009: 3 Looks

I was asked to submit an item for the 3 Looks promotion at Eclectica this month. I did a 12x12 layout and made 2 cards with the scrap papers! I really LOVE how the Layout turned fact, i think it is one of my favorite layouts of all time!

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Goals

I refuse to call them resolutions...that is almost a guarantee that i will forget about them by January 15th! So...goals for 2009.

As far as creativity goes, I hope to create at least:

5 Layouts per month
5 Cards (non-monthly website cards that is) per month
5 Blog posts per month

Hold me to it, wouldja?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bright Ideas

Okay, i love to scrap, i love to make cards, and i love to read....especially magazines in honor of the above! Having realized that i have a ton of magazines laying around, and rarely refer to them at later dates for ideas, i decided to toss out what i've always done (read the mag, say "what a great idea! then set it on shelf rarely to be picked up again) and develop a new method.

I've taken a 1 inch binder similar to those i am storing my stamps in, and i have repurposed it to hold all the bright ideas i come across in magazines! If i see something i like (a color combo, a use for a new tool, a layout that is interesting) i tear that whole page out of the magazine. When done, i go through it one more time then toss the gutted magazine, trim the pages with ideas i like and Dotto them to notebook paper inside the binder.

I plan to further organize it by making tabs to seperate Layouts, Cards, Paper Arts and Organization.

Here is the beginning stages of the binder, i think it looks awfully cute!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Yet another Gift Pail

I made this for Chris' mothers birthday. I hope she likes it as much as i liked making it!