Monday, February 21, 2011

Making Room for the New (stuff, that is!)

Well, I know that all the really nice new stuff from CHA will be coming along soon, and overwhelming me in every which way....SO....for the past few weeks all the layouts that I have done, have all been with stuff that I have. YEP, you heard right......NOTHING NEW!
Using all my stash, allows me to clear out, take inventory and make room for all the goodies that I know I will want.

This layout was inspired by a sketch, and I just knew that this Girls Paperie Paper was exactly what I wanted to use. It truly is amazing to see exactly what we have hidden in terms of paper and embellishments. I was just waiting for the right time and place to use this. In fact, this is the second layout I have done with my "Girls Paperie" stash. So, I hope that for everyone who reads this, that you pull out something old and make it something new.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

INSPIRATION everywhere



The above water bottle is what sits on my desk at work, right in front of me....every single day!
I look at it, I read the little sayings on it, I fill it twice a day, and I am very inspired by it.
Not only inspired from the "wellness" aspect, but based on the above layout, from a creative aspect as well. Like I have mentioned sometime before, I am not the biggest user of stamps on layouts, BUT I really loved the idea of trying to do a stamp collage looking attempt. I have to say, I quite like the end result.
Wishing everyone a week filled with sunshine and smiles.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Just a little plain and simple....with a polaroid stamp

K. let me first begin by saying this layout is totally done on white cardstock....really hard to tell by the below picture......BUT...............look closely...........really closely.............

Yep, my favorite, the "stamping bella" polaroid stamp. I mean c'mon, how can you NOT love it?
How can you NOT want to own it?
So simple, yet so stately (is that a word?) I just have to say....I LOVE THAT STAMP!!!!
There is so little on this layout, yet, in my says so much. I have to agree with the saying "less is more". Sometimes, we feel so obligated to fill our page with so much...simply because we have so much, or because there is so much empty space which to fill. However, with this layout, I was just so satisfied with the simplicity and cleanliness of it, that I just did NOT feel the need to clutter it up and layer it with embellishments (which I usually love to do.)
I encourage you to do a layout....using less, to create more!