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Saturday, February 7, 2015

a smidge of inspiration

got this HUGE and totally generous and sweet package of goodies from the lovely Aimee Maddern a few weeks back, just because, and i have been picking out bits and pieces here and there.  i sat on this page for literally the last 10 days and just couldn't bring it together, and i'm sure it was just the lack of mojo, but it was really starting to get on my nerves.  i am FULL of creativity, dadgummit, and it was high time i kicked this slump in the rump.

today, i saw the sketch at Paper Issues for their Sketchy Saturday feature, and that sealed the deal.  WOOT!  mojo spotted!  i had the elements, everything was ready, but the placement just needed a push.  tweaked it, adhered away, and i am FINALLY happy with this flippin' page.

the majority of the elements are from Pretty Little Studio - all of the papers, the folder tabs, the number stickers and the year die-cuts (i just altered them with ink and mist to make them work for my page)...  the star flair is from Toni From Designs, the "hello" die is from Lawn Fawn (the "love" die is a new fave of mine, but they keep selling out!), some orange Thickers, and i believe the arrows are from Studio Calico. 

have i mentioned how much i love my Dymo label makers?  seriously.  coloured tapes.  different fonts.  subtle.  old school perfection.

one more:

and here's the awesome Paper Issues sketch that helped me bring it all together, once and for all:

WHEW.  i am so relieved - i was really beginning to wonder if it might be time to start packing up the crafties and throwing in the towel altogether.  but nope.  now i want to use the card sketch to make a commissioned card for a co-worker.  yep, i'm feeling INSPIRED.  and it's about freaking time.

how you doin'?


  1. I'd say you are over the hump and rolling right along. This is very cool!

  2. Awesome layout! I love how you did the date. So colorful and happy!

  3. I love your layout and I am so glad you are feeling inspired!!!


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