Sunday, May 23, 2010

So Much Inspiration, So Little Time

I wish I had unlimited time to spend in my craft room when inspiration like this comes across my path:
I saw the above sketch on Crate Paper's Blog, and I had a bout 20 ideas run through my brain. Since I don't have unlimited time I'll have to settle for 2 projects based on the sketch... for now at least. The sketch is meant to be a card sketch, but I just had to make a layout from it.
Jessica is one of the best people I know, and this is one of my favorite photos of us together. We live about 8 hrs apart, but scrapping photos like this reminds me that she's always close, and isn't that why we scrap? Enough of the sappy stuff and on to the scrappy stuff! The paper and chipboard accessories here are all Crate Paper Season. This is the first time I've used Crate Paper's Chipboard pieces, and let me tell you, they don't skimp on the adhesive. They stuck on nice and tight without me having to add extra adhesive. I also got to use my American Craft Glitter Thickers: Since most of my layouts are about my boys, I don't get the chance to use these often enough!

The second brainstorm I had for this sketch, was to turn it into a notepad. I LOVE how this turned out.
To give you an idea of the size of this, the notepad measures about 5" x 8". To keep the flaps closed I used these ultra thin magnets that Basic Gray makes. I put one in the center of this chipboard flower:and I hid the other one underneath this chipboard flower:The magnets are strong enough to work through a few layers of paper. Again, all of the paper and chipboard accents here are from Crate Paper's Season Collection.
If the above sketch inspires you too, and you want to play along with Crate Paper, you can find more info here on their blog. Hoping you're all feeling a bit inspired!


Melinda Spinks said...

Gorgeous projects!

Colleen B. said...

Wow, such pretty projects!!! And I love the notepad, great idea!

Marielle said...

Wowza!! I love that note pad cover !!! It's just awesome!!!

Kelly Sas said...

That note pad cover is really neat! You are soooooo creative!!!

BDJ said...

Wow, so love the projects! Especially that notepad, it's fabulous!

Sara said...

What fun projects! Love that note pad cover, so cute!