I have had the best time making myself be creative everyday. Trying to use my stuff right after I buy it or within a few weeks has been a challenge but honestly it has been freeing. I have given away so much of things I have bought because I buy so much (or am given) and would only find time to create once a week or so. It was heartbreaking to give away so much of it and honestly I would end up hanging on to it for years. There as a point in time that I thought I needed at least 2 of every paper. No more.
I do still find myself, every once in a while, wanting to pick up 2 of a pp. I talk myself out of it. I just remember all the piles of paper or junk I have given away and it makes me put that extra bit right back. It has taken a good many years to get to this point but I am so happy with myself that I have made this leap. Yes I was a hoarder. Ok, ok, I am still a hoarder. Or some sort of one. LOL!
All this making myself use the things I buy has lead to MANY layouts. Creative bits. The more I create the more I want to create. Seriously. Once felt like a chore now feels like a hobby again. It makes me happy. Makes me feel free. I love making stuff. I have become passionate bout my art again. Yes art. I love finding new ways to use my paper and stuff. I try to change what I do no matter how small. Here are a few of the things I've done.
The new Scrapjacked is up. This ALWAYS gets me wanting to create. I feel like we jack the best of the best. Who wouldnt want a reason to lift the fabulous? Most of the thinking is done for you. You can jack a little of what makes them great or a lot. We scrapjacked the awesome Janna Werner. She is a fab artist and person. I got to work with her on the Hambly dt and she is not only talented but sweet as can be. Come play! Me and the man on valentines day this year. WE had a wonderful date weekend. I enjoyed every minute of it.
The next few are from the March Studio Calico kit and add ons. I must admit I got the kits in the mail and thought to myself, what was I thinking!
Then I started to play and oh man I am really inspired. Even this boyish Hook add on. LOVE it. I rarely do such boyish layouts but I like the way this one came out. This is my sweet aeden tooting the new years horn this year.
Wet feet. Me, Aeden, and Aria had played in the sprinklers and to document that I took a pic of our wet grassy feet. They really enjoyed that mom played in the sprinklers with them just like a big kid. I love memories like this. Aside from using the SC kits for this I also used some washi tape from a past kit. Made the feather with it. Not to mention that adorable foxy flair from Pandaeight. I have "known" Martha since the SIS days and she is a sweet talented lady. We should all buy handmade soo please go support. I also have been using wire on my layouts. I had a lot of it and wanted to use it instead of tossing it. I like it. Yes I have a huge grin on my face. Yes I am pleased with myself. HAHA!
Lastly a page that I love. Not because I think it looks beautiful but because of the pictures. Well actually I guess I should love every page...anyway, this one is of my daughter and I. We always go to see the Twilight movies at midnight. We stand in the cold waiting in a HUGE line for hours, laughing joking and freezing our butts off!! I love it! This page is simple, light and totally showcases these photos. The photos are the star of the page or at least I think so. Oh and I must say thank you Studio Calico because I would have NEVER used those rub-ons. They are super cute but I feel like rub-ons are more trouble then they are worth. I may have changed my mind.
Well that is all I shall share for now but believe me I have much more!
Thanks for stopping by and if you decide you would like to join me in my creative endeavor leave me a comment letting me know! I will try to leave you love and support you in whatever way I can. 15 mins a day keeps the mojoless away! *wink*