Monday, July 28, 2014

Reigniting your passion for paper art...

CASE 132
Ever have one of those times in your life, when everything seems to consume every second of your life?  Yeah I have had that for several months now. In fact, since my car accident I have been what I feel is a disorganized mess.

Recently, I decided, mess or no, I need to get back in the groove.  Dave and I decided to move the scrapbook room to the office and the office to the scrapbook room. I lost a little real estate, I actually like the space I am in better now. It is even better organized!

I also found a great little challenge site thanks to my peep.. (Laura "Moonshine" Mooney and Adele Beck) I wanted to give CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration a little shout out for helping me get out of my very unfortunate rut!
Anyway, not too much on design today, but just a final sigh of happiness to have some layouts done and some crafty happiness again.

Here is the cool thing:  I like leaping points. I think that is truly inspiration so here is what I love about CSI,   The very talented and thoughtful owner of the blog puts together these recipe challenges every week!  You heard me every sinking week.  (so let's all have a moment of silence in awe of that achievement.) ---------- *it should be longer but time to move on*

CASE 131
Here are a few of the layouts I have finished in the last few weeks.. if you want to see the case files, simply click here and find the corresponding case file.  *Oh and let me just say.... WOW to the DT over there.. they are a group of mega talented ladies!  You will have tons of inspiration and ideas by the time you are done checking out a case file or two!

I think what I am learning is that it's okay to have the off times. It's okay to walk away for a bit and then come back to the thing you love.

CASE 129
I encourage you to all take a look at CSI.  That was the place I discovered PageDrafts (mentioned in Megan Hoeppner's new class at CreativeLive so worth every penny.  The class name is From App to Archive: Social Media Scrapbooking)                     In fact, case 131 was the sketch I was so impressed with that I sent PageDrafts to Megan for the class. I think when blogs share the love it is important. I want to give credit where it is due.  Also in my CASE 132 (the most recent one I finished. I was inspired by one of Becky Fleck's sketches.)   So please look for inspiration everywhere and when you just need something to get you off your bootey and back in the studio hop over to CSI and play along. OH did I mention she has giveaways?  Yeah so why not!  Have fun enjoy your process, and I promise to get back on to our thinking*through*design. I am working on getting more design principles together to help you better understand the WHY it works! Have a blessed week!
 xoxox e

Coming Soon...  
Cricut Explore vs. Silhouette Cameo. My findings the good the bad and the ... well paper is always pretty.. so the PRETTY.

Leave me some comments on what you are interested in!  I am thinking of branching out into YouTube and posting challenges from this blog. Give me feedback, what do YOU want?  Challenges based on Design Principles? Recipe Challenges? Do you want more info less challenge.  Please share with your friends too!  I really want this blog to grow. I am figuring out how to create a gallery for you to share your amazing work!

Here are a few more cases I have completed at CSI!  
CASE 126

CASE 128
CASE 127