I was hot.
I was sweaty.
It was time to go in the cool basement where my craft room resides.
I was uninspired.
But anxious to document a story. I have been doing a lot of wedding projects lately and I haven’t been keeping up with my memory keeping. “This is okay,” I tell myself.
I hauled out a 12×12 piece of paper.
I slapped some pictures on the page but didn’t feel the rush of creativity running through my veins. I was too lazy to take out a device to browse Pinterest. In fact, it’s more likely that I my bottom was stuck to the chair. We don’t have air conditioning.
Blah. Blah. Baa humbug.
But I started to flip through the All Year Long Project Life™ accessory kit by Stampin’ Up! Then, I found “the item.” A silver foiled card, which was saying exactly what I wanted to say. “Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.” The inspiration. This was it.
I placed a picture and a couple pieces of scrap paper behind it, as well as “the card.” It looked too plain so I altered the 3×4 card with the sewing machine.
… still not done. Too clean. Too easy.
I have a dish of current Stampin’ Up! “leftovers” on my crafting table. I began to just throw bits and bobs on the page. I threw a bag of sequins and die cuts from the Watercolour Wishes card kit that I showed you a couple months ago.
I stapled and glued.
Isn’t it amazing what one Project Life™ card can do?
What gets you inspired when no amount of humidity guard hairspray can help you?
See you next month! If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! catalog, contact your local demonstrator to get one or drop me a line at email@example.com. I’d love to be your demonstrator if you are living in Canada and are interested in Stampin’ Up! products.
Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
Visit Cathy’s inspirational blog to see more of her work and amazing projects. Click this link http://www.inthecatcave.com